The essential free guide to your stay in Copenhagen


Although your time in Copenhagen may be limited, there might be many good reasons for you to take a trip north of Copenhagen. Northern Zealand (‘Nordsjælland’) is more than a playground for royalty and the wealthy. It’s a place where you can also experience Nature and visit world heritage locations.



Bakken, north of Copenhagen, is the world’s oldest amusement park, having been created in 1583. And according to many Danes, it’s also one of the world’s most enjoyable amusement parks.

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Other attractions in
northern Zealand

Louisiana – Humlebæk

To the north of Copenhagen, the art museum of Louisiana features among those art museums in the world that do the best job of maintaining their grip on their visitors. Louisiana is about much more than just art. Admittedly, it does possess a unique collection of modern art, but it’s mainly the atmosphere, the view and the beautiful old park that persuade its visitors to spend many hours here. 

Rungstedlund – Rungsted

This is the birth- and burial place of the world-famous author Karen Blixen. It has a beautiful old garden, and isn’t very far from Rungsted’s harbour.

Fredensborg Castle – Fredensborg

This is the queen’s summer retreat, which has a beautiful park that is partially open to the public. It stands next to Esrum Sø, one of Zealand’s biggest lakes.

Frederiksborg Castle – Hillerød

This magnificent Renaissance castle is the home of the National History Museum, and contains portraits of Danish kings from as far back as 500 years or more.