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Enjoy history, art and design at museums in Copenhagen

A large selection of first-class museums in and around Copenhagen offer visitors a great opportunity to learn about Denmark’s history and culture. You can explore Viking and royal history and centuries of art, modern design, architecture and much more. Some museums are free, while others offer free admission on certain days or selected collections.

With so many wonderful museums and many other exciting things to see and do in Copenhagen, choose an airline that will get you there on time, relaxed and ready to enjoy the city. SAS flies non-stop to Copenhagen from New York Newark, Washington, Chicago and San Francisco – and has been rated Europe’s most punctual airline several years in a row.

Museums in the city of Copenhagen

Many museums can be found right in the city center of Copenhagen or a quick walk or bus/metro ride away. Here is a sample of top-rated museums:

  • The National Museum of Denmark is Denmark's largest museum, covering 14,000 years of Danish cultural history: from the Ice Age to Vikings to the present. Free admission.
  • The National Gallery of Denmark is home to art from the past 700 years, including a supreme collection of paintings from the so-called Danish Golden Age. Free admission to some collections.
  • Rosenborg Castle, a beautiful fairytale castle complete with a moat, displays the Danish crown jewels and Danish Crown Regalia.
  • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek has an extensive collection of sculptures and paintings built around the personal collection of the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries. Free admission on Sundays. If you are interested in the history and taste of the famous Danish beer, visit the Carlsberg Visitors Center.
  • The Thorvaldsen Museum is devoted to the work of the famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. Free admission on Wednesdays.
  • The Danish Jewish Museum, housed in a unique building designed by Daniel Libeskind, tells the story of 400 years of Jewish life in Denmark.
  • Designmuseum Danmark features famous 20th-century Danish design and more.
  • The Danish Design Center hosts several Danish and international design exhibitions every year.
  • The Danish Architecture Center presents exhibitions with a focus on new architecture, urban development and innovation.

Museums near Copenhagen

A number of superb museums are located just a little outside of the city of Copenhagen and well worth the short trip. They include the Viking Ship Museum, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Karen Blixen Museum, Ordrupgaard art museum and House of Finn Juhl, the Danish designer, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, the Open Air Museum Frilandsmuseet, a living history museum, Frederiksborg Castle/National History Museum and Kronborg, also known as Hamlet's castle.
  
Find more information about these and many other Copenhagen museums at the city's tourism website visitcopenhagen.com.

Ready to enjoy the museums of Copenhagen? Book your SAS flight to Copenhagen here. 

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Copenhagen Airport – official website
Copenhagen at a glance – SAS guide
Flights to Copenhagen 
Flights to Aarhus
Flights to Aalborg
Visit Copenhagen – Copenhagen's official tourism website
Visit Denmark – Denmark’s official tourism website

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Language: Danish
Currency: Danish krone (DKK)
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