Copenhagen City Walk

Broad squares, grand palaces, magnificent arts institutions… what do they share? They’re all nearby the water! Now add engaging stories of notable Danes and you have our Copenhagen City Walk. So what are you waiting for?

The story about the tour

Raiders and rulers and show-biz, oh my! From Viking warriors and ferocious fires to creative kings (and queens!) and title of the happiest people in the world, there are enough tales to tell about the Danes and their history to compete with Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytales (and he wrote over 156!). The reoccurring theme: Copenhageners love the water! 

For centuries, they have thrived by the seaside, first as a centre of trade and now a centre of… well… tourism, recreation, you name it! Whether sipping a chilled Carlsberg brew by the canal or taking a dip at one of the harbour swimming spots, much of the city is built along it. So it’s only natural that on our Copenhagen City Walk, we cover famous Danes, iconic sights and blasts from the past by… you guessed it, the water! 

We begin with the story of Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Parliament (and once home to royals too!). Skipping along we’ll uncover the multicoloured townhouses of Nyhavn, once home to fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen, celebrate the city’s powerhouses of performing arts (and performers too!). And pay a visit to Amalienborg Palace, hoping to receive an invitation to afternoon tea with Queen Margarethe II, Crown Prince Frederik or Crown Princess Mary. 

To top it all off, we’ll finish this tale at Kongens Nytorv (a stone’s throw from Nyhavn), where you can set sail on a canal tour in search of Ariel and her friends (almost a requirement when you’re in Copenhagen)! Or if you want to channel your inner Emperor and look for some new clothes, why not continue along the main pedestrian shopping street Strøget, which begins right here?! 

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    The day of the tour

    The day of the tour

    Where to meet

    Please be at the departure point, Højbro Plads, next to the statue of Bishop Absalon on horseback – located in the city centre, 10 minutes early to check-in for your tour.How to find the guide
    Look for our guide dressed in blue or white with the logo OURWAY. The logo can also be held as a sign. Out of respect for your fellow travellers, we kindly ask that you have looked up the meeting point before the start of the tour and that you arrive on time.  If you have trouble locating the guide or the meeting point, please give us a call a few minutes before the start of the tour. When you call before the tour begins, we have a greater chance of helping you find your way. How to get there
    Bus: 1A, 2A, 9A, 26 (Stop: Christiansborg, (Vindebrogade))Metro: M1, M2, M3 (Stop: Kongens Nytorv)Weather
    Denmark is a country with four seasons. Please dress accordingly. 

    In case you need to reach us

    head quarter: +46 8 410 773 30