As the name of this blog suggests, if you are looking to enjoy the best tour to discover Copenhagen in 2 days, start the journey in the Little Mermaid of Andersen. Since 1913, the Little Mermaid has welcomed travelers to the port of Copenhagen. The bronze statue refers to the protagonist of the famous fairy tale written in 1837 by the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen. A few meters away is the Kastellet, a star-shaped fortification.
Then take Larsens Plads street from which the Opera can be seen on the opposite bank. It was built thanks to a donation from billionaire Marsk Mc-Kinney Møller. Continue until you reach the Amalienborg Palace, the official residence of the Danish royal family during the winter. These are four palaces distributed around Amalienborg Square, presided over by the statue of its founder, King Frederick V. When the queen is in the palace, the changing of the guard takes place at 11:30 am.
The next stop is Nyhavn, a famous district lined with colourful buildings, currently full of restaurants and bars.
Continue to the Royal Library, known as the Black Diamond. It is a modern building converted into the most important seat of the Copenhagen Library. Then go to the Church of Our Savior, and climb to the top of the tower from where there are magnificent views of the city.
Finish the first day’s visit to the Christiania Free City, which was founded in 1971. It is advisable to read the posters on the regulations before accessing it.
The second day in Copenhagen starts by visiting the National Gallery of Denmark – SMK (Statens Museum for Kunst). It is the largest museum in the country, with important Danish and foreign collections from the past seven centuries.
A few minutes away is the Rosenborg Castle, built in the 17th Century as a summer residence in the middle of an impressive garden. Then continue to the Round Tower, an astronomical observatory accessible to the public that is worth visiting since it offers beautiful views of the city.
Our next stop is Strøget, the longest pedestrian street in Europe, full of shops and restaurants.
And to finish the day, enter the Tivoli Gardens. It is the second oldest theme park in the world, opened in 1843. It is located in the city center and opens between April and September, on Halloween and Christmas.