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Our tour begins at the open market place Torvehallerne near Nørreport station, where we'll enjoy a refreshment to get ready for our walk. This tour is best for small groups who desire a friendly, personal experience with their guide.
A short distance away, we'll cross Queen Louise's Bridge and the Copenhagen lakes, which formed part of the medieval city's old defensive walls and now provide city dwellers a highly valued recreational area.
On the other side, we'll explore the cool and multicultural Nørrebro district. You'll discover the colourful past of this working-class neighbourhood and also experience its hip and young culture.
After stopping at two attractive and beloved squares, each with its own character, we'll walk through a beautiful park-like cemetery to visit the resting places of world-famous philosophers, musicians, and authors.
There will be ample time to take photographs and we'll end at Queen Louise's Bridge.
Experience the Golden Age of Danish Art and Culture
Explore the aera of the sculptor Thorvaldsen, the fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen and the philosopher Søren Kierkegaard
Royal Copenhagen Tour – City Walk and Rosenborg Castle
Experience the beautiful Rosenborg Castle and visit the Danish Crown Jewels – combined with a city walk to Amalienborg Palace
In the Name of Love
City tour in old Copenhagen – in the name of love. You will be moved and amazed by the beautiful city and the great love stories!
Copenhagen and the Wars Against Britain
A different walk through Copenhagen: Learn about the wars with Britain and how they left the city of Copenhagen in ruins
The Castle of Hamlet: Kronborg – Danish World Heritage
The story of Kronborg in Elsinore – the Castle of Shakespeare's Hamlet, a special place in Danish history.
Northern Europe's largest Renaissance Castle stores some of the most amazing and disturbing stories.
Kronborg Castle was built to replace the old and outdated fortress Krogen, which had existed since Erik of Pomerania made Elsinore Denmark's second largest city in the 15th century. Kronborg is one of Northern Europe's most important Renaissance castles.
Kronborg holds a love story beyond all limits, as Frederik II build a whole wing for his beloved Sophie, so she could walk with dry shoes from her chamber to the church.
For centuries, the castle's location, next to the Entrance of Øresund, gave Danish kings the power to control the shipping in Øresund and to collect the much hated "Øresundstold" a special tax for sailing through Øreund.
Fire, wars and shipwrecks are also part of Kronborg's history and stories worth listening to.
Kronborg is now on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Streets and Squares in Copenhagen; Names Reveal Stories
Come and get to know the hidden squares of the Danish capital by a guided tour in special streets in Copenhagen
Beer in Copenhagen
Beer, Copenhagen and hygge! Beerwalk focusing on the delicious beverage which Denmark export all over the world – have a taste
The Fredensborg Palace and Gardens
Experience the splendor of Fredensborg Castle throug wonderful views from the park. Recidens for the Danish Queen fall and springtime
Tour of the Sound (Øresund) by Coach. Copenhagen and Southern Sweden
In this tour around the Sound (Øresund), we'll experience the streets of Copenhagen, Malmoe and Lund
Copenhagen for First Time Visitors
Copenhagen is rightly famous for its most renowned inhabitant the Little Mermaid but there is so much more to the city than her. On this tour I will take you around the classic Copenhagen sights and show you the heart of this fascinating city.
The tour will start at The Little Mermaid. We then pass the biggest sculpture in the city, the Gefion fountain. On to the residence of the royal family, Amalienborg. Now it is time for photos at Nyhavn, the most photographed place in Denmark. The Baltic Sea is all around us, and we sense the maritime past. We continue by passing the beautiful Royal Theatre, then the famous walking street Strøget with all the shops, after which we stroll by Parliament, the royal horse stables and National Museum and finish by passing the oldest street in Copenhagen and the oldest square on our way to City Hall and Tivoli. You will get a fun and fast-paced introduction to Danish history and culture during the tour by a guide who has done more than 1500 tours.
Go back in time as we talk about monks and their monastery, boarding schools, a previous king and easy-going women
Roskilde, the First Capital of Denmark
Explore Viking Age Roskilde with Viking skips, a beautiful cathedral and tempting landscapes off the border of the city
The Little Mermaid, Amalienborg Palace, the Cathedral, the New Harbour integrated in one walk; the best way to experience Copenhagen
City Tour in Roskilde
Roskilde – a trip back to the middle ages and much more. Explore churches, royal burials and not least the beautiful city
Trelleborg, Harald Bluetooth and the Viking Age
Hear about the creation of Denmark by king Harald Bluetooth and the importance of the Viking fortification Trelleborg near the town of Slagelse.
I will tell you about the Danish Viking age, the food of the Vikings, their stories and how they fought in battles.Were the Vikings really as fierce and terrifying as their reputation lead us to imagine.
I will also talk about the role that Trelleborg might have played in the creation of Denmark while I take you round what remains of the fortification.
You will also be able to see and hear the fantastic story of how Denmark's only Viking shield was found here.
Trelleborg was not the only Viking fortification in what is now Denmark. We know of 5 Viking fortifications in Denmark and two in Skåne in Sweden. The remaining Viking fortifications in Denmark are: Borrering by Køge also on Zealand, Nonnebakken in Odense on Funen, Fyrkat in Jutland by Hobro og Aggersborg by Limfjorden also in Jutland.
Copenhagen, a city with lots of towers
Meet the citizens during a city walk around Copenhagen and experience the past of the city. A tour which gives an allround impression
Christian the 4th and his many buildings
King Christian the 4th, the biggest contractor in Danish history. See his buildings on a city walk in Copenhagen and be impressed
Horror in the Old City of Copenhagen
Welcome on this city tour that gives you insight to the horror and darkness that once ruled the beautiful city of Copenhagen
Colonial Denmark and the Slave Trade
See and hear Copenhagen's colonial history, with focus on the slave trade.
The Best Beer Bars in the Old City of Copenhagen
A tasty school of beer and the story of the beer revolution – while you visit the best beer bars in the old city of Copenhagen.
After the walk you will know the beer types and flavours, and you can tell your friends, what the beer revolution and craft beer are about.
The beer revolution startet in the USA 40 years ago, and reached Denmark 20 years ago as the first country in Europe. An effect of the great beer movement has been around 100 beer styles, thousands of breweries and x-number of different beers.
We shall taste the revolution at Amager Bryghus Taproom Nørreport, Taphouse and Skaal, but we will pass by other interesting watering holes.
A beer expert, blogger and author will be your guide on this thirst quencing walk.
City Walk Copenhagen, History of Denmark Through the History of Its Capital
This guided tour of Copenhagen will give you the history of Denmark through some of Copenhagen's historical sights
Beer Walk in Historic Copenhagen – Tastings at Three Beer Bars
Taste the best Danish beers – and listen to the fascinating story about beer in historic Copenhagen and the Danish beer revolution
Parks and Former Fortifications in the Heart of Copenhagen
We walk through the historical fortifications of Copenhagen, among them Rosenborg and Kastellet. Lovely urban nature as well
The Legacy of Carlsberg
Explore the vibrant streets and discover the fairytale charm of this thriving city and its residents. All in the footsteps of Carlsberg
Haveselskabets Garden – a small oasis on Frederiksberg
Do you want to know what a plant hunter is, do you want to use your senses and do you want to hear about "Dead Man's Finger"? Then join me on a guided tour of Haveselskabets Garden in Frederiksberg.
On the tour, I talk about the garden, its history and connection to Frederiksberg Castle. We meet at Frederiksberg Runddel, at the entrance to the garden, where I briefly tell about the garden's beginnings.
Then I take you around the garden, past its buildings and various garden spaces, while I talk about the ideas behind and highlight different plantings. We pass by the garden's parade house and get an insight into the cultural history of various plants.
If you want to expand the experience further, I can also guide you in Frederiksberg Garden.
Bicycle Tour in the New And Trendy Copenhagen
Experience architecture on a bicycle tour in Copenhagen. See where and get to know why the architects have chosen their buildings
Three Palaces in North Zealand
Guided coach tour from Copenhagen to three royal gems in North Zealand: Kronborg, Frederiksborg, and Fredensborg Palace
Denmark – a Design Nation
Here is your chance to get a unique insight into the Danish top quality furniture design and designers of furniture
Oriental Footprints in Copenhagen
How Danish is Copenhagen? Join this guided city walk and see where a lot of inspiration has come from
Søren Kierkegaard's Copenhagen
Søren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher living in Copenhagen in the 19th century.
Kierkegaard has been very important for developing of the existential thinking and even some of Freuds ideas have roots in Kierkegaard's thinking.
2013 was the 200 year anniversary for Kierkegaard's birth. On this city walk you'll learn more about Kierkegaard and Copenhagen.
Join this city walk around Copenhagen, where we will follow the footstep of Søren Kierkegaard.
Danish Design – Past, Present, Future
Great Danish furniture designs such as Kaare Klint, Hans Jorgen Wegner, Børge Mogensen, Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjaerholm
The medieval town Copenhagen where bishop Absalon built his city
City walk in the footsteps of Bishop Absalon. Hear about the transformation of Copenhagen from villlage into a town with influence
Viking Walking Experience
Come and enjoy a unique experience within Danish landscape and get close to the history of Vikings
Lovely Gilleleje – Fishing Village with WWII History
Gilleleje at the top of Zealand was centre for the escape of Danish Jewry during WWII. I show you where. Enjoy a lunch at the harbour
Explore Korsør on Guided Walk
Guided walk in Korsør, the small fishing village that became an important city for the King and his men.
Korsør has a lot of stories to reveal. We'll walk around the charming city at the edge of Storebælt, visit the old Fortress, the modern Navy centre and several historical sites, including the worlds oldest cinema!
The tour can be extended to one of our beautifull white beaches where you can go for a swim in Storebælt, or to the bridge that connects Zealand with Funen. We could also visit one of the Vikings' largest forts; Trelleborg for an extended tour.
It takes about 20 minutes to drive to Trelleborg, and a guided tour there lasts about one hour.
Walk from Rådvad Inn to Tårbæk Marina
No matter what season this is a favourite walk that always leaves you with many impressions
Foraging along Roskilde Fiord – Guided Hike
Go foraging at Roskilde Fiord and hear about Danish gastronomy and the New Nordic Kitchen accompanied by a knowledgeable nature guide
The Palaces and Castles of North Zealand – Royal North Zealand
Experience the unique castles on a coach tour around the king's North Zealand. Beautiful nature and a lovely day out of Copenhagen
Experience Frederiksborg Castle
Experience 500 years of Danish history told through the castles magnificent art works
Viking Ships and Royal Tombs – UNESCO World Heritage Site in Roskilde
Visit the magnificent cathedral and the thousand-year-old Viking ships on this guided tour around Roskilde's cultural world heritage.
Roskilde Cathedral and the Viking Ship Museum – two places that are both recognized as unique world cultural heritage. The cathedral is the church in the world that has the most kings and queens buried: 21 kings and 18 queens. At the same time, it is a unique architectural testimony to the changing art and architectural styles of the past as well as a display of the changing views on monarchy in Denmark.
Highlights of the trip are Margrethe the 1st's distinguished tomb and Christian the 4th's beautifully decorated chapel, which displays the king's legacy as a colorful warrior king.
The Viking Ship Museum houses the original 5 Skuldelev ships, Museumsøen houses the large collection of reconstructed Viking ships and Nordic wooden boats that showcase what the original ships looked like a thousand years ago. The boatyard on the Museum Island next to the museum is open from May to mid-October, it imparts vivid Viking Age craftsmanship and boat building culture.
We will visit both places to explore a milleneum of Danish history – from the Vikings' ravages and adventurous spirit to the kings' uniting and pacifying of the country. We will consider the question of who the Vikings really were and get closer to the center of power and the cheerful, touching, and sad stories that surround the Danish kings and queens.
If time allows, we will make a small city walk around the old Roskilde city center, or enjoy new Nordic food at the Viking Ship Museum's Café Knarr.
The Castle of Copenhagen, Center of Power – a Journey Through 900 Years
An exciting city walk through 900 years of history. Christiansborg, royal residence and parliament
Mindelunden and Ryvangens Natural Park
Exciting city walk in natural park with amazing nature and rich military history
Nørrebro Guided Tour
Join me on a visit to the melting pot of Nørrebro a fascinating quarter of Copenhagen – working class to a trendy culture melting pot
Holmen – Former Naval Area with a New Life
A beautiful walk in the old naval area filled with military history and old architecture transformed for new purposes
City Walk in the Bridge District Nørrebro
Nørrebro is a wonderful multicultural area of Copenhagen.
Here you will find the famous cemetery for many famous Danish persons, such as Hans Christian Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard. This city walk will also show you the differencies within the many people living in Nørrebro.
Nørrebro is an old "hyggeligt" working class area, twisted with people from other countries such as the Middel East, Latin America and Africa.
The tour will show you nice places on the way to the cemetery, but the places also have dramatic stories with youth rebellion in 1970's and 1980's and recistance during WW2.
This city walk of Copenhagen will tell the story of the Jewish community in Denmark – from the 1500s till today
Roskilde Cathedral – Denmark's Cradle
Roskilde Cathedral – More Than a Thousand Years of History. A guided tour is an experience that will follow you for some time after
Guided hike in Dyrehaven
A wonderfull hike throughnaturepark Dyrhaven, where we will pass by the Eremitage castle, outdoor scene, Ulvedalene and perhaps Bakken
Contrasts in Copenhagen's South Harbour
Bicycle tour where you visit and experience Copenhagen's alternative and contrasting South Harbour by the sea
Copenhagen's Oldest Active Cemeteries
Holmen's and Garnison's Cemeteries in Østerbro
Holmen's and Garnison's cemeteries are located close to Østerport Station and they're the oldest active cemeteries in Copenhagen – respectively from 1666 and 1671. Originally they were dedicated to the military and navy, serving as place of rest many an admiral and general. Even regular soldiers are buried here – and it might be a bit overwhelming, but these cemeteries are also home to several mass graves from the Battle at Reden (1801) and the war of 1864.
But there isn't just war here. Many known politicians, musicians and actors lie peacefully in these flower-covered cemeteries.
The chapels also boast of a lot history. The somewhat humble chapel at Garnison's contains a dark history related Nazi Germany. Holmen's chapel was originally a Norwegian stave church!
The cemeteries can be visited individually or in combination, since they're located at very short distance from eachother. The walk is amazingly beautiful, since these cemeteries are park-like areas with large trees and ample benches.
Beautiful Mansions in Copenhagen's Frederiksstad
King Frederik's new district outside the citygate of Copenhagen which holds the royal palace Amalienborg
Best Beer Bars Nørrebro – Copenhagen
Beer bars are numerous at Nørrebro. We will visit the best of the bars and taste the beer revolution
The Best of Frederiksberg
Frederiksberg attracted royals and celebrities since the 1600's. Learn why on a stroll in and around the lovely Frederiksberg Gardens
The Story of Danish Jewry. By Bus from Copenhagen to Gilleleje
A guided tour dedicated Danish Jewry. Immigration from the Netherlands in the 1600s to modern life living with terrorism as a fact
Vikings and Kings in South Zealand
Would you like a guided tour to an area of utmost importance in medieval Denmark?
A tour to the castle ruins of Vordingborg…
Take a trip with me to Vordingborg and visit the Vordingborg Castle Grounds where you can still see parts of the outer walls and ascend the remaining "Goose Tower". I give you the story of both Viking Age Vordingborg and the three Valdemarian kings of the Danish Middle Ages, who built the castles from where they ruled the area and the country. Perhaps you would like to see the splendid old church too?
If you wish, I would be happy to meet you and your coach in Copenhagen or elsewhere and be your guide on the way to Vordingborg. This give me an opportunity to tell you more about the things we are going to see. We can make a stop at the newly recovered Ring Fort Vikingeborgen at Køge, this being the fifth known to this day. Or, if you prefer, we can make a detour to the town of Næstved and take a stroll through its lovely old centre.
October 1943 – Danish Jews were Rescued Via Gilleleje
A unique account of how Danish Jews survived. Explore Gilleleje at the tip of Zealand: a 3 hour tour from Copenhagen
Vikings in Copenhagen, Lejre, Roskilde
Experience the wonderful world of the Vikings on Zealand
Copenhagen Through the Eyes of Hans Christian Andersen
The Danish capital Copenhagen and the world famous fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen. A story for you to explore
Time Travel in Køge
A guided walk in the charming town Køge. You will see the old houses, hear stories about the people who lived there and a ghost story
An Archaeological Journey through Copenhagen
Embark on an archaeological journey in the Viking Age and the Middle Ages.
On this city walk we will move in the oldest part of Copenhagen, towards Rådhuspladsen. I will tell you about the city's appearance and structure, its trade and the dominant Catholic religion.
We'll meet the humble peasant and merchant from Sct. Clemens Cemetery and hear stories about disease, health and everyday life in the Medieval Copenhagen.
We'll stop at Gråbrødre square where the oldest of the city's monasteries was situated and we'll finish at Kultorvet, where archaeological findings of surgical objects can tell us more about death and medical treatment in the past.
Tour of the Neoclassic Copenhagen
A tour of Copenhagen looking at the beautiful buildings you can miss, when shop displays catch your attention
A Tale of Two Cathedrals – from Copenhagen to Roskilde and Lund
Explore the two fantastic cathedrals of Roskilde and Lund on a coach tour from Copenhagen
Beer and other stories in Copenhagen. Diversity of the Vesterbro district
Experience Danish beer culture while seeing one of the most diverse districts of Copenhagen
A Journey Through the History of Copenhagen
Join me on a journey through Copenhagen's history, starting where it was established as a fishing and trading village
Hike in the Beautiful Nature Surrounding Korsør
Our meeting point is central in Korsør city, at the bus station, with good parking areas.
From here, we hike out in the nature. We walk by the lake, through the meadow and wetland, through a beech forest, out to the windy "troll forest", to sandy beaches and steep cliffs by Storebælt. I will stop here and there and tell about the areas we pass, and what we see along the way.
Near the salty beach, we meet a picnic table, where we make a short stop, and enjoy whatever you have brought with you to drink or snack.
We walk on good paths. However, there will be areas with mud in wet periods, so good hiking boots are recommended
If wished, we can include a visit in a private garden, where the owner gladly serves specialities from Sicily, at an ekstra cost.
Walk the West Rampart around Greater Copenhagen
Join a relaxed and peaceful walk along the old western fortifications, once built as the biggest building project in Denmark
Edible Plants along Copenhagen Harbour
Foraging along Copenhagen Harbour. Guided bicycle tour and I guide you to find herbs and berries and explain the New Nordic Kitchen
Viking Biking Tour
Come with me on a wonderfull bike tour and enjoy the Viking landscape with lots of stories along the way from Roskilde to Lejre
Visit Reersø – a Peninsula on Zealand in the Great Belt Strait
Experience the idyllic peninsula and village, Reersø
Zealand and Islands - guided tours
Zealand is surrounded by islands. All are wonderful areas to visit especially on a guided tour as there is so much history and many wonderful gems. Lots of variety from the pulsating life in Copenhagen to all the many beautiful places scattered across South and West Zealand, the nature park Royal North Zealand and the islands Lolland-Falster. Furthermore, all the small and charming islands along the Zealand coast. There are so many places with each their good stories, beautiful nature and not least genuine Zealand warmth.
Zealand has many cities and places to choose from when planning your tour. If you don't find exactly the focus you want, contact us as we are always happy to assist and help you find the right solution. Good, guided tours in Copenhagen have a separate page to facilitate the overview.
Guided tours Zealand & nearby islands
For those who love a city break Copenhagen is an obvious choice, but there are also beautiful and lovely places in e.g. Roskilde, Helsingør, Korsør and Kalundborg to name just a few of the beautiful Zealand towns.
Where does the province actually begin? It's a bit difficult to completely create a boundary, so we'll let you decide when you feel you have left the capital.
The national park Royal North Zealand
Kongernes Nordsjælland, Royal North Zealand, might very well be best known for the royal castles and palaces Fredensborg Slot, Kronborg and Frederiksborg Slot. Fredensborg Palace is the residence of the royal family for part of the year, so of course you cannot go inside, but you can enjoy the palace from the outside and the beautiful park.
Kronborg Castle, Hamlet's castle is quite different. Here you can go inside and experience the atmosphere in the old halls. Perhaps, like so many others, you initially think of Shakespeare and the play Hamlet, but Kronborg has much more history to reveal. There is a story of Holger Danske, Holger the Dane, which is best understood when your guide explains his significance.
South Zealand's beautiful nature
Although Denmark is a flat country, Zealand's nature offers lots of variety. When you head down to the south you can explore two beautiful clints, Stevns Klint and Møns Klint. Steep and impressive clints that consist mostly of chalk. Among other things you can search for interesting fossils and if you have an inner geologist, you will certainly find more interesting stones on the coast.
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