Guide Service in Copenhagen
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A guided tour is one of the best ways to see Copenhagen.
The Little Mermaid is now 100 years old and still forever young. Completed in 1913, this famous statue was made as a tribute to Hans Christian Andersen; the world-known fairytale writer.
We pass the Gefion Fountain and the Old Citadel buit in the 1600s. We visit the Royal Residence, Amalienborg Palace; a beautiful rococco complex, see the beautiful palace, Rosenborg from the outside, pass the Cathedral, and if possible; go inside and see the beautiful statue of Christ by Thorvaldsen.
The power of Denmark is concentrated on the Castle Island, which we also visit and we stroll along the canal of the colourful New Harbour, Nyhavn.
On the tour you get stories about Hans Christian Andersen, about the Danish slave trade and the Royal House of Denmark.
Walk from Rådvad Inn to Tårbæk Marina
No matter what season this is a favourite walk that always leaves you with many impressions
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
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 in Copenhagen, Lejre, Roskilde
Experience the wonderful world of the Vikings on Zealand
Colonial Denmark and the Slave Trade
Learn about Denmark's colonial history and its influence on Copenhagen
Copenhagen has many buildings that are rooted in Denmark's colonial history and international trade. That is to say, Northatlantic, Eastern Asian and Caribbean trade.
The Caribbean or West Indian trade focused mainly on slaves obtained in West Africa and employed in slave labour on the Caribbean islands.
Recently more interest has been shown for Denmark's colonial history: Especially for the country's role in the slave trade. That's the reason for two new statues in Copenhagen harbour. One of them is an official gift from a former Danish colony – The Virgin Islands – by the name of ''Freedom''. The other is an art-project named ''I am Queen Mary''.
Hear about the hidden stories held inside these old Copenhagen buildings.
This city walk can be combined in many ways, for example in combination with the permanent colonial exposition at the National Museum.
We'll meet at Christianshavn square and walk down to the former East Asian square at the harbour. From here we'll follow the harbour to Greenland's market square, crossing Inderhavnsbroen (a bridge) to Nyhavn. From there we'll continue to Toldboden where ''I Queen Mary'' stands. We'll walk up to Amalienborg, where the royal family resides, and then back to Nyhavn and Kongens Nytorv, which is central in the story about the abolishment of slavery.
If you would prefer more focus on the racism involved in the slave trade, we can include Kastellet. Once an African chief was held prisoner there for enslavement, sale and murder of other Africans; a surprising account that reveals that the history surrounding the Transatlantic slave trade isn't as black-and-white as we might think.
Copenhagen for First Time Visitors
A city walk that gives you a perfect introduction to the beautiful city of Copenhagen, Denmark's capital.
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
City Walk in the Bridge District Nørrebro
Join this tour and see how the working class used to live, combined with the new cosmopolitan city you find in the heart of Nørrebro
Beautiful Mansions in Copenhagen's Frederiksstad
King Frederik's new district outside the citygate of Copenhagen which holds the royal palace Amalienborg
Bicycle Tour in the New And Trendy Copenhagen
On a 3 hour bicycle ride I tell you about the new and trendy Copenhagen.
We ride on the new cycle route "Havneringen", the harbour ring, through the new canal towns across bicycle bridges, including the "Slangen", the snake. We look at modern urban planning and Dutch-inspired buildings, and I talk about well-known foreign and Danish architects who have made their mark here and why.
We cycle from the citizen's house on Islands Brygge, through Islands Brygge, Nokken,
over the lock at Sjællandsbroen; through Sluse- and Teglholmen, Kalvebod Brygge, Blox, Havnegade, the Royal Theatre over the "Kissing Bridge" to the North Atlantic Brygge, along the waterfront to the former B&W grounds, across the new bicycle bridges "Circle Bridge" "Spider Bridge" at Langebro and finish at Harbour Park at Islands Brygge's civic house.
Along the way there will be stops, where I tell you about the town planning of each area and why it looks the way it does. There will be an opportunity to eat at the Citizens' House or at the street food stalls at the "Kissing Bridge".
If you want to experience modern Nordic urban planning and architecture up close, come along!
Best Beer Bars Nørrebro – Copenhagen
Beer bars are numerous at Nørrebro. We will visit the best of the bars and taste the beer revolution
Copenhagen's Oldest Active Cemeteries
Beautiful and exciting walk around Copenhagen's oldest cemeteries.
Guided hike in Dyrehaven
A wonderfull hike throughnaturepark Dyrhaven, where we will pass by the Eremitage castle, outdoor scene, Ulvedalene and perhaps Bakken
An Archaeological Journey through Copenhagen
Archaeology in Copenhagen, from past to present – let man become alive
Denmark – a Design Nation
The big old masters such as Kaare Klint and Mogens Koch fosters in the 1920s and 1930s the idea of functional design and design for everybody. It fails at this point but the development continues after World War II, especially with the FDB (joined Danish cooperatives) design studio for furniture controlled by Børge Mogensen.
We look at the different elements in the design process as a collaboration between joinery, furniture designer and manufacturer as seen between the Rud Rasmussen Joinery and Kaare Klint and between Carl Hansen & Son and Hans Jørgen Wegner. This also includes the importance of the relationship between good design and good business.
We will start at Design Museum Denmark, and after that we continue to the flagship store of Carl Hansen & Son in Bredgade, Cph K.
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
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
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
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
The Best of Frederiksberg
On this two-hour walk I will tell you the history and the tales and also take you inside the beautiful Frederiksberg Gardens, former "playground" for the kings Frederik IV and Frederik VI.
The soil at Frederiksberg was not very fertile. King Christian IV destroyed the old village Solbjerg and instead he established fields to grow crops for use in the royal court. This was not a success. The Dutch were brought in as they were the experts in growing vegetables, but they had no luck either.
To turn Frederiksberg into an area of entertainment was the key to success. Of course this did not happen overnight and was not even the plan. But thanks to the royal presence it actually happened.
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
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
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
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
Nørrebro Guided Tour
This local part of central Copenhagen is an old working class area, which today is a melting pot consisting of many immigrants, trendy squares, shops, green back yards, a Michelin restaurant and the most beautiful cemetery in town.
On this tour you will get an introduction to how Nørrebro developed and on our way I will show you completely different ways of city renewal from the 1960's till today. You will learn about bike culture, burried V.I.Ps and we'll end our tour in one of the trendiest streets in town; Jægersborggade, where you will have the opportunity to spend several hours with coffee drinking, wine tasting or just to feel the cozy atmosphere after the tour.
Add another hour if you also want an introduction to "Superkilen" – a postmodern and spectacular playground for both children and adults.
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
Tour of the Neoclassic Copenhagen
A tour of Copenhagen looking at the beautiful buildings you can miss, when shop displays catch your attention
Oriental Footprints in Copenhagen
How Danish is Copenhagen? Join this guided city walk and see where a lot of inspiration has come from
Put on your hiking shoes, and join an exciting long walk through Copenhagen's green areas and secret spaces
This city walk of Copenhagen will tell the story of the Jewish community in Denmark.
Prohibited the entry to Denmark with the reformation of the Danish church in 1536, under King Christian the III the Jews were gradually allowed to settle in Denmark in 17th century during the reign of King Christian the IV.
We will see Slotsholmen, taking the time to discuss the history of Christianborg, the Danish Parliament and the Danish Monarchy. One of the main attractions of the tour is the Jewish Museum Mizva situated on the island. We will talk about the story that the museum tells its visitors and the message that holds its interior design.
From there we will proceed to Copenhagen's Synagoge, and will talk about the history and the architecture of the building as well as about the life of the Jewish community nowadays. We will visit the Jewish cemetery on Nørrebro and discuss the story of the Jewish community in Denmark during the Second World War.
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
Contrasts in Copenhagen's South Harbour
Bicycle tour where you visit and experience Copenhagen's alternative and contrasting South Harbour by the sea
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 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
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.
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
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
Søren Kierkegaard's Copenhagen
City walk focusing on the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard's Copenhagen and life in Copenhagen in the 1800s
Danish Design – Past, Present, Future
Great Danish furniture designs such as Kaare Klint, Hans Jorgen Wegner, Børge Mogensen, Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjaerholm
Parks and Former Fortifications in the Heart of Copenhagen
Langelinie – Eastern Park "Østre Anlæg" – the Botanical Gardens – Rosenborg Castle – the King's Garden – the Armed Forces Historic Housing Complex "Nyboder" – Kastellet – Langelinie
This walk starts and ends at the pier of Langelinie. We walk through some of the parks that used to be part of the ramparts that surrounded and protected the old city of Copenhagen. Today the remnants are very clearly visible on a map, and one is the Botanical Gardens with beautiful greenhouses, lakes and plants at many ground levels. Here, the most vicious fighting between Danes and Swedes took place, during the Assault on Copenhagen of 1659.
On the way back we cross Rosenborg Castle, the barracks of the Royal Guard and the King's Garden, a small but very popular park for recreational activities such as picnics and sunbathing. We walk through "Nyboder", the Armed Forces Historic Housing Complex with its charming yellow townhouses dedicated to people serving the navy or military forces. We finish with a walk around "Kastellet", – which still holds part of the military administration, and is one of the most well preserved examples of 17th-18th century fortifications in Europe. From the top of the ramparts we have a fine view over the busy harbour as well as the city, and we can enjoy the fine old red buildings.
If time allows – and the church is open – we will stop to take a look. Shortly after we are back at the cruise ships pier.
Our tour begins at the open marketplace Torvehallerne, where we'll meet for a story-filled walk through cool, multicultural Nørrebro
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 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
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!
Beer in Copenhagen
Discover a part of Central Copenhagen, hear about Danish beer culture – and try great beer!
Denmark has always been a beer country – from well-known Carlsberg to modern-day small breweries that experiment will all kinds of beers!
On this tour we will go to some of the bigger venues for beers – a brew-pub and a hip place with a huge selection of beers – to try beer and have a "hyggelig" time.
If you have a small group (max 10 people), you should also look into my other beer tour that empasizes Vesterbro.
Three Palaces in North Zealand
Guided coach tour from Copenhagen to three royal gems in North Zealand: Kronborg, Frederiksborg, and Fredensborg Palace
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
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
The Best Beer Bars in the Old City of Copenhagen
A school of beer and the story of the beer revolution – while you visit the best beer bars in Copenhagen
Experience the Golden Age of Danish Art and Culture
Join a city walk in Copenhagen and follow the footsteps of our famous fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen, the world-known philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen and the theologist Grundtvig. Get to know the history of the city while doing so.
The Golden Age of Danish Art is a specifically fascinating period. Never have so many great artists and thinkers been gathered on such little space as in Copenhagen in the first half of the 1800s. Painters, writers, sculptors and scientists – they were all there. They all influenced Denmark, our way of thinking or the way our society is today.
We pass the University of Copenhagen, we pass some of the buildings where Hans Christian Andersen lived and I'll introduce you to his Copenhagen. We visit the Cathedral of Copenhagen, Vor Frue Kirke, with the famous statue of Christ by Thorvaldsen and I show you the statues of Kierkegaard and Andersen.
On our city walk you will also see Tivoli from the outside and heare about the founder of this famous amusement garden, Georg Carstensen who created Tivoli on parts of the ramparts of Copenhagen. Famous painters from the period are Købke and Eckersberg who are connected to Charlottenborg, where the art academy used to be.
The tour includes a 1 hour guided visit to either the Museum of Thorvaldsen or to the Glyptotek, with an introduction to their collection of paintings from this period.
Mindelunden and Ryvangens Natural Park
Exciting city walk in natural park with amazing nature and rich military history
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
Copenhagen - guided tours
Copenhagen is full of some of the biggest attractions in Denmark. It's only natural being the capital, but have you heard of them all?
The palaces Christiansborg, Rosenborg and Amalienborg you have probably heard of. But how well do you know other attractions such as Frederiksstaden, Christiania, Vesterbro, Nørrebro or Østerbro, which in their own rights are also attractions.
A city tour with a guide is an obvious choice if you want to get the most out of your trip to Copenhagen and want to get to know the capital's unknown districts and surprises. Together with your guide, you can also visit the well-known sights in the city centre. Which do you want to visit, the city's in-places or the hip districts? Are you more into the historic sights such as the Marble Church or Amalienborg?
Explore it all with a guide, regardless of whether you are a small family or a larger group from a tour operator. A guided tour is always a good activity for groups, whether small or large.
Copenhagen offers many exciting themes for guided tours. How about a city tour focusing on Copenhagen's history, a delicious food tour or an architectural tour. All great subjects. Nature walks or a bicycle tour are also relevant activities in Copenhagen, with or without a guide. A coach tour is a good way to get the first general introduction as a tourist in Copenhagen. Our guides provide many good suggestions for a suitable excursion for you and your group. You can also let us at the office help organize a guided tour according to your dream or needs and we can also assist with finding the right guide in Copenhagen for you. First though take a look at all our good suggestions for guided tours yourself. Find some inspiration to find the right solution for your guests.
Guided tours in Copenhagen
Copenhagen has so many options. Something hip and modern - something quite traditional and the whir of history and royalty. If you want to discover and explore Copenhagen, a guided city tour is a really good start.
Meet a local who know the best stories and places
Today, Copenhagen's harbour is an attractive and popular place to explore. The harbour forms a recreational area with its own charming atmosphere. Whether you go on a tour from Nyhavn or perhaps end your tour there, it doesn't really matter, as long as you allow yourself plenty of time to experience the atmosphere. Once Nyhavn was a sneaky quarter, today it is fashionable. However, note that the famous pubs Shanghai and Kahyt are still located in Nyhavn - just as they were back in the days, before the area became hip and fashionable.
In this part of Copenhagen you also have a number of the museums such as the Glyptoteket and the Statens Museum for Kunst - both artmuseums and on the list of the top ten attractions in Copenhagen, for those who like museums. If you appreciate other attractions to museums Amalienborg and Tivoli are probably more up your street.
A relaxing way to experience the city is from the waterfront. A harbour tour with one of the canal boats is a good option if you want to quickly become familiar with many of the city's beautiful sights from a different angle and the harbour guides have a lot of good information for you about the city as seen from the sea and the canal.
It is a different experience to walk the Slotsholmen or in historic Copenhagen, north and east of Christiansborg. Or in Frederiksstaden with royal Amalienborg and the Marble Church. If your are short of time, a guided city tour is the best way to get to know the city and its stories.
Copenhagen - a historic city
A taste of Copenhagen's whirlwind of history: The year is 1658. Copenhagen, Denmark's capital, since the mid-15th century. A city with its royal castle on Slotsholmen, the country's political and cultural centre for centuries. The city is besieged. This last piece of Copenhagen is all that Sweden still has to conquer. The last battle was to be fought in Kastellet. The king would die in his nest - a famous Danish royal quote. Imagine how the citizens must have felt.
Kastellet – Copenhagen's famous fort
Kastellet is still there. Today it counts as a sight. If you really want to feel the history, you must allow yourself to let a guide accompany your tour.
Kastellet is located in the northern part of the city's old harbour, and from here there is a view of the most photographed Danish work of art. One of the biggest tourist attractions in Copenhagen: The Little Mermaid.
Kastellet is an attraction and worth a visit in its own right, and it holds a dramatic history.
Autumn at the time of the Gøngehøvdingen, a Danish military outlaw, and all of Denmark is occupied by the well-trained and war-accustomed soldiers of the Swedish king Karl X Gustav. Quite right, all of Denmark, because in the rest of the kingdom most resistance has ceased. Only Copenhagen is not occupied. But the city is surrounded by the superior troops of the Swedish king and it is difficult to get supplies by sea to the Copenhageners so that they can survive. Winter is near, and when the Øresund freezes over, they can no longer recieve supplies. The soldiers do what they can to strengthen the city's defenses and fortifications and to train Copenhagen's citizens how to defend themselves.
It is far from a given fact that the city's defenders will be able to withstand a heavy Swedish attack. King Frederik III is prepared to fight to the end. If it comes to that, Kastellet is set to be the site of the last battle before Denmark is finally defeated and disappears from the map.
On the morning of 11 February 1659, the attack comes and it is all or nothing for King Frederik III and for the kingdom. Since you are just now reading about Denmark's capital, not about Sweden's largest provincial city, you already know how things went on that day.
The many sights in Copenhagen
Just west of Kastellet is Østerbro, and just west of Østerbro is Nørrebro - which is probably the most multicultural, cool, trendy, alternative multi-cultural neighborhood in Copenhagen. It takes approximately 45 minutes to walk the distance. Along the way you pass sights such as Rosenborg, where the crown jewels are on show, Statens Naturhistoriske Museum, the State Museum of Natural History, the Botanical Garden with the palm house and Queen Louise's Bridge. Finally, there is the cemetary Assistens Kirkegaard, which today is a most beautiful park as well as the final resting place for a some famous Danes such as: Hans Christian Andersen, Søren Kierkegaard, Niels Bohr, the painter C. W. Eckersberg and many, many others.
There are so many stories to tell, so many different sights and routes through the city that it can seem completely unmanageable. But the guide ensures that you see all the sights and attractions en route – no matter where in Copenhagen.
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