Tours & activities in Copenhagen

Must-See Copenhagen Tour: The Untold Stories

Venture out of the city centre to see some of Copenhagen's most famous attractions


Due to the unusual tourism situation currently developing, we have temporarily suspended this tour.

ABOUT THE Must-See Copenhagen Tour: The Untold Stories

While you’ve seen major sites such as the Amalienborg Palace and the Nyhavn Harbor on the FREE Tour, and Vesterbro and Christiania on the Alternative Tour, you’ll need to venture a little further to see Copenhagen’s other major landmarks! Join us on this 2.5-hour walking tour as we head North to see all the must-see sites you just can’t miss in Copenhagen, like The Little Mermaid, the Rosenborg Castle and Kastellet.


Your Must-See Copenhagen Tour: The Untold Stories meets at Espresso House - Østerport Station and finishes at Kastellet.


Hear Copenhagen's forgotten stories

Copenhagen might be known as the home of fairy tales, but some of the most incredible stories from the City of Spires are in fact true. Hear about battles that raged over the frozen sea between Sweden and Denmark, learn about the Danish sailors who lost their lives when the Nazis forced them to lay mines in the water, wrap your mind around philosopher Søren Kirkegaard’s phrase the leap of faith and find out what it really means when you see statues of dogs in the windows of Danish homes!

Visit some of Copenhagen’s best-loved sites

We’ll take you to see the statue of The Little Mermaid, who people come from all around the world to visit. However, this tour is about much more than Hans Christian Andersen’s ill-fated amphibian: see Rosenborg Castle, home to Denmark’s Crown Jewels, stop by the Round Tower, Europe’s oldest functioning observatory, marvel at the Copenhagen Cathedral that has survived wars and fires and visit Kastellet, one of the world’s best-preserved citadels (and a wonderful park to take a stroll through).

Complete your trip to Copenhagen

We've designed the FREE Tour, Alternative Tour and Must-See Copenhagen Tour to give you a full and complete overview of the best sites Copenhagen has on offer. These tours are all scheduled at different points throughout the day so that you can pack the most into your trip to the city.

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The Must-See Copenhagen Tour: The Untold Stories starts at Espresso House - Østerport Station (Oslo Pl. 8)

  • Visit The Little Mermaid, one of the world’s most famous statues
  • See Rosenborg Castle, a major Danish landmark
  • Stop by the Round Tower, the oldest functioning observatory in Europe
  • Stroll through the park at the impressive Kastellet (citadel)
  • Hear the stories of the battles with the Danes’ old enemies, the Swedes
  • Learn about local heroine Karen Blixen and the tales of her life in Africa
  • Find out why so many Danish homes have statues of dogs in their windows
  • Remember Denmark’s fallen WWI sailors at the Maritime Monument



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What’s included
  • Local English-speaking guide
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  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Our business is connecting great guides and smart travelers, and we're proud that so many local guides employ us to welcome travelers like you on their journey through some of the world's best cities. No two tours are alike, and the sites, stories, and length of the tour will vary depending on what your freelance guide decides is best. That's why the tours we promote never get stale or feel scripted, and why both independent guides and savvy travelers prefer SANDEMANs
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What is a Select Tour?


Select Tours focus on a particular area or district of a city, a certain aspect of its history or culture, or take you outside the city on a day trip. Select Tours are perfect for those who have enjoyed an introduction to the city and wish to delve deeper into the stories the city has to offer. These tours often venture further afield and make use of local public transport.

As with the Free Tour, Select Tours are provided by local freelance guides in partnership with SANDEMANs NEW Europe, who bring their personal flair and expert knowledge to these specifically themed tours. Select tours have a fixed ticket price - we recommend purchasing your ticket in advance, either during a Free Tour or online.

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