COPENHAGEN'S GREAT MUSEUMS
You can use loads of time inside these big and important museums of Copenhagen and Denmark.
1) Start at Glyptoteket, a great museum of old and modern art founded by the Carlsberg family, have a morning coffee or eat at the wellassorted museum-cafe.
2) Go across H.C Andersens Boulevard to the National Museum, a huge museum where you can get to know all about the history of Denmark, see the artifacts from way back and the special exhibition of great ethnography from all over the world.
3) Go through Slotsholmen, the Christiansborg palace area where the democratic elected politicians work and rule in the Danish parlament, and stop by Thorvaldsens Museum – an extraordinary building in itself. The museum opened in 1848 and houses nearly all of the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen’s original models for the sculptures he created for numerous European countries. They look great, check them out!
4) Now you have to bike through the busy core of Copenhagen to the other side of the inner city, but on the way you can stop by the Designmuseum Danmark (earlier named The Danish Museum of Art & Design) – Denmarks largest museum for Danish and international design and a central exhibition forum for industrial design and applied arts in Scandinavia. There's a lovely quiet garden with a café.
5) Bike through the old and rich part of Copenhagen on the the border of Østerbro, and arrive at the Kings Garden. You can visit the statue of Hans Christian Andersen in the middle of the Park.FOTO: DSC00948
6)Beside this pretty and crowded park you will find a small museum called Davids Samling - The museum of Davids Collection comprises three permanent collections whose nucleus dates back to the days of its founder, C. L. David: the Collection of Islamic Art is one of the biggest in Europe, the Collection of European 18th-Century Art and the Collection of Danish Early Modern Art will give you an impression of golden age Copenhagen.
7) On the other side of the Kings Garden you find The National Gallery, with extensive exhibitions of art and free admission to most exhibitions here.
8) Then go to Hirschprungs Samling - The Hirschsprung Collection is beautifully situated in the green parklands of the Østre Anlæg on the old ramparts of Copenhagen - good for resting and fueling the mind in peace, reading, and having lunch that you brought with you! The museum houses Heinrich and Pauline Hirschsprung's collection of Danish art and first opened its doors to the public in the summer of 1911; today some of the most important golden age Danish artists can be seen here.