What to do in Copenhagen when it rains (Day 3)

This is an itinerary in the event of bad weather. Let's hope it doesn't rain on Monday, because in that case most of the museums in Copenhagen will be closed. All the places to visit are marked on the map in blue, while the places to see during a walk through the city in the two remaining days are marked in red (page “Day 1 - Day 2”).

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Page last updated: June, 2024.


The Aquarium (Den Blå Planet)

As you admire the blue marine waters and its inhabitants you will lose all sense of time! There are so many interesting corners here with coral reefs, piranha, sharks, moray eels, spotted manta rays, that it's impossible to list them all. Walk through the glass underwater tunnel which is 16 m long and immerse yourself in the world of the ocean. There is also a tropical forest with butterflies and birds at the Aquarium.

Opening times: from 10 am to 5 pm (Monday till 9 pm).

Price: included in the Copenhagen Card (or 170 DKK / €23 / $24).

How to get there: metro stop Kastrup or 5A bus (Den Blå Planet stop).

Duration of the visit: 1-2 hours.

Breakfast in Denmark „Morgentallerken“, bar „Café Kystens Perle“, Copenhagen, Denmark

Breakfast before visiting the Aquarium

Located close to the Aquarium is the bar “Café Kystens Perle”. It is not a touristy place, instead it's a place where you can try a real Danish breakfast called “Morgentallerken”.


The New Carlsberg Glyptoteket (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek)

Located in the city center close to the Tivoli park, this is a private museum where sculptural masterpieces of antiquity and artifacts. There are two main departments of antique and modern art, offering an exclusive combination of art in impressive architectural surroundings. It was founded by the famous beer brewer Jakobsen. His passionate love for art reigns on the walls here. If you like to contemplate the masterpieces of sculptors and world-famous artists this is the place for you!

Opening times: from 11 am to 4 pm (Thursday until 8 pm). Closed Mondays.

Price: included in the Copenhagen Card (or 100 DKK / €13 / $14). Free entry on Tuesday.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Palm garden, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Palm garden
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, hall of Roman figures, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, hall of Roman figures

The Danish National Museum (Nationalmuseet)

Impressive historic and cultural center of Copenhagen and the whole of Denmark. This is where you will find the more unusual, unique and precious works. The walls of the National Museum are a very particular time machine which will catapult you into the era of the Vikings, the Egyptian mummies, the Middle Ages and other centuries.

Opening times: from 11 am to 5 pm. Closed Mondays.

Price: included in the Copenhagen Card (or 75 DKK / €10 / $11).


Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark

The royal family's palace and its furnishings fully correspond to the peculiarities of the power of the kings: salons, paintings, banners and heraldic insignia. Judging by the facade of the Christiansborg, you wouldn't immediately guess that this is a palace. The exterior of the building has an official appearance of a gray color. Part of the Christiansborg Palace is open to the public.

Opening times: from 10 am to 5 pm.

Price: included in the Copenhagen Card (or 150 DKK / €20 / $22).


The “Torvehallerne” market for local food

Fish plate at Torvehallerne Market, Copenhagen, Denmark

The market is open until 7 pm and you can buy all kinds of local food here. Tourists visiting Torvehallerne usually buy a selection so they can try many different dishes! A mixed dish, as seen in the picture, costs 275 DKK / €37 / $40.

Walking through the center and bars

Take a walk through the center and visit the bars in the small streets in the center of town (highlighted on the map). If you like cocktail bars, the best three are marked on the map in green; the best breweries to be found in Copenhagen are also marked on the map.

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