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Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Tours

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Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Originally the private collection of Carl Jacobsen, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (Glyptoteket) is now one of Denmark’s best-known art museums and houses over 10,000 works within its Renaissance-inspired halls. The Glyptotek is most famous for its ancient Egyptian and Greek sculpture, although it also holds an extensive painting collection. 

The Basics
The Glyptotek’s ancient art department features Greek, Egyptian, Etruscan, and Roman antiquities, while its modern art section contains a vast collection of 19th- and 20th-century French and Danish art. The modern collection features a complete series of Edgar Degas bronzes, 35 Auguste Rodin sculptures (the largest collection outside of France), Vincent van Gogh's Landscape from Saint-Rémy, and an impressive collection of French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings including Paul Cézanne's iconic Portrait of the Artist and more than 40 Paul Gauguin works. The museum itself is equally impressive and features a subtropical winter garden and café, a glass-domed conservatory, and a concert hall.

Most Copenhagen city tours stop at the Glyptotek and also visit city highlights such as Christiansborg Palace, Tivoli Gardens, and Amalienborg Palace. It’s also possible to visit on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour to explore the museum at your own pace. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is a must-see for art lovers and first-time visitors to Copenhagen. 
  • Visitor facilities include a café with lunch and brunch options, free storage lockers, and eating areas for travelers who opt to bring their own lunch. 
  • The Glyptotek is free for disabled travelers, although some areas of the building are inaccessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Wheelchairs, walking sticks, and crutches are available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • Private strollers are not allowed for security reasons, but it’s possible to store your personal stroller and borrow one from the museum. 

How to Get There
The Glyptotek is located adjacent to Tivoli Gardens, a short walk from Copenhagen Central Station. It’s possible to arrive by metro or public bus, and hop-on, hop-off bus tours stop nearby at Tivoli Gardens. 

When to Get There
The Glyptotek is open Tuesday through Sunday. It’s possible to visit the museum year-round, although it tends to be most crowded during summer and on weekends. 

Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid
One of the most famous landmarks in Copenhagen is the statue of the Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), located near the Nyhavn District on the city waterfront. Carl Jacobsen, founder of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, sponsored the original Little Mermaid statue and paid for it to be made by Edvard Eriksen and installed at Langelinie Pier.
Address: Dantes Plads 7, Koebenhavn 1556, Denmark
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Withlocals The 10 Tastings™: Copenhagen PRIVATE Food Tour

Withlocals The 10 Tastings™: Copenhagen PRIVATE Food Tour

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The perfect introduction to both Copenhagen and Danish cuisine, this half-day private food tour is ideal for travelers with limited time in the city. Pass by top Copenhagen attractions while sampling several traditional foods, such as Flæskesteg and fish meatballs, that you might otherwise have overlooked. Don’t worry about wasting time getting lost either, as your local foodie guide will accompany you throughout.
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Private Copenhagen City Tour by Car

Private Copenhagen City Tour by Car

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Some group tours can feel impersonal and inflexible. Enjoy a more personal experience, and the flexibility to adapt the itinerary to your interests, on this private guided tour of Copenhagen. Traveling by private car, your guide will take you to see the city's top sites, including the Little Mermaid and Tivoli.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Shore Excursion: 2-Hour Copenhagen Segway Cruise

Shore Excursion: 2-Hour Copenhagen Segway Cruise

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Travel across the city in ease, and see many of Copenhagen’s key highlights, on this small-group Segway tour. Meet your guide at the Langelinie Pier, grab a helmet, and get acquainted with the proper Segway techniques. Once you feel comfortable, set off across town: you’ll see The Little Mermaid, Christiansborg Palace, and more, and will even stop for refreshments (own expense) at a cozy café. As you go, your guide will share stories about the sights; headsets are included so you can hear their every word.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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Monstour: Discover Danish folk legends on an audio walking tour

Monstour: Discover Danish folk legends on an audio walking tour

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The legendary creatures of Danish folklore are more than just the Little Mermaid immortalised by H. C. Andersen. The Danish bestiary also includes such monsters as man-eating trolls, dragons who hoard treasures and fight against bulls, the heraldic wild men depicted on the royal coat of arms and the strange creature known as the ”Sea Bishop”. Even the centre of Copenhagen that draws the most tourists and traffic is haunted by mythical beasts who are seen in statues, reliefs and artwork on buildings. Yet many of these monsters remain unknown to most visitors. You can, however, now fill this gap in your folkloric knowledge with this self-guided GPS audio tour. Download the HidDenmark Monstour VoiceMap unto your Smartphone. It will guide you on a journey from the Tivoli amusement park over the Copenhagen Stock Exchange to the canals, while narrating how weird tales of strange and terrible beings have shaped the capitol of the country.
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Danish Design: Classic modern style in Neo-Classicism and Art Nouveau Audio Tour

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Travel from Arne Jacobsen's SAS Royal Hotel, one of the first masterpieces of postwar Danish design, past the city's environmentally-conscious modern architecture to its Art Nouveau city hall on this self-guided GPS audio tour. Pass by the famous old townhouses at Nyhavn - a scene you may recognize from postcards of Copenhagen - and the auction houses where great vintage Danish design is for sale. End at the Danish Design Museum. For the shopper: Illums Bolighus for Danish design products; Royal Copenhagen porcelain and dishware; HAY modern home design; Magasin for Danish fashion brands; Bredgade for vintage pieces from the 1950s and 1960s. For the museum goer: Glyptoteket for classical sculpture and French impressionist art, the Danish National Museum for Viking artifacts, the Danish Design Museum for modern Danish design. The audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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The Politically Incorrect Tour

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On this 90-minute inner city walk of Copenhagen we discover why the Danes are the happiest country in the world (mostly because of antidepressants and beer). We'll talk non-corrupt politicians (an oxymoron) and why Michael Jackson was banned from buying an amusement park in the city (though that should be obvious).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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