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Free places to see in Copenhagen

  • National Museum and the out-lying places, like Frilandsmuseet, Liselund on Møn [www.nationalmuseet.dk]  Plan to visit many times – these places are enormous. Inquire about free English language tours.
  • City Museum on Fridays [www.bymuseum.dk]
  • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek on Sundays [www.glyptoteket.dk] – a treasure!
  • Danish Design Center on Wednesdays after 5:00pm [www.ddc.dk]
  • The Danish Resistance Museum (Frihedsmuseet) [www.natmus.dk]
  • Thorvaldsen Sculpture Museum on Wednesdays [www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk] Free audio guide.
  • Statens Museum for Kunst [www.smk.dk] (enormous permanent collection free, entrance fee for the special exhibitions). Also, visit The Royal Cast Collection, at a separate location.
  • Botanical Gardens [botanik.snm.ku.dk]
  • Frederiksberg Have and Søndermarken Park, slot, art exhibition, view of zoo elephant house, special small gardens.
  • Danish Parliament (Christiansborg Palace) – inquire about free English language tours [www.folketinget.dk]
  • While strolling the Strøget, pop into the Royal Copenhagen Museum and watch hand painting
  • An easy bike, train or bus ride north of the city, in Klampenborg, the Deer Park (Dyrehaven) where thousands of free-ranging deer can be viewed.
  • Tip: buy a Kultur Nat (Culture Night) button in October and see all the other museums in town that normally charge admission fees.

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