Get introduced to Danish culture with a culture specialist while you are exploring the landmarks of central Copenhagen
This tour is a novelty, by mixing a city walk with some of the well-known and lesser known highlights of Copenhagen with an introduction to Danish history and not least Danish culture!!
Why Danish Culture? Danish culture is actually quite extreme compared to other countries'! There's currently a lot of hype around the "Happiest nation in the World", Danish "hygge" (cosiness), the Danish wellfare system ("flexicurity"), low crime rates, Scandinavian "Noir", biking, sustainable energy, food, architecture and more. And a little less about the more shadowy sides - loneliness, falling birth rates, skepticism of "Bruxelles" or immigration.
I have been teaching courses in Danish culture and Danish business culture the last ten years, and this tour is a condensed version of such a course, folded out in central Copenhagen, so it's both good for seeing the main sights as a first-time visitor to the city, and coming under the surface for a returning traveller or expat resident.
Danish Culture through some of the high-lights of Copenhagen.
The content will be adjusted to your interests but include:
Gender equality and minority's rights
History - how Denmark went from a much bigger country to end up as a small country at the outskirts of Europe
And the high-lights we will visit include:
- Vor Frue Kirke (Church of our Lady)
- Christiansborg - the Danish Parliament
- Thorvaldsens Museum
- Gråbrødre Torv
- Copenhagen Town Hall
- Rainbow Square
- The Hans Christian Andersen Statue
(Christiansborg and Thorvaldsens Museum can be visited with extra time, but otherwise are only from the outside)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can pick you up at your (central) hotel, but to get a head start, we can also meet in front of the Church of Our Lady (Vor Frue Kirke)
End location: The tour ends in front of Tivoli (close to Town Hall square and Central station). The tour can also include entering Tivoli if you like.
Duration: 3 hours
Walking - the best way to get around central Copenhagen.
Your guide's experience, knowledge of the city and effort to make this the best tour for you.
A personal printed guide to the Vesterbro district with its best cafés, restaurant and bars to be explored after your tour.
A personal guide on "suggestions on what to do after a tour with me"!
A map of the city.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 DKK - You don't really need any local cash as all things can be paid for by international credit cards (Visa, Mastercard but not always American Express), or worst case, I pay and you pay me back in your currency.
Snacks and drinks
Entrance to Tivoli at the end (if you like to enter)
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Excellent tour. Jens was a very knowledgeable and personable tour guide. We were very pleased and would recommend the tour to anyone visiting Copenhagen.