Denmark’s National Museum is located in the Prince’s Palace, an 18th century mansion in the centre of Copenhagen, built for the Crown Prince Frederik V. Today it is no longer used by the royal family, but its Great Hall is still elegant enough to evoke princes and princesses. There are exhibitions from the Stone Age, the Viking Age, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Modern Danish History. After extensive reconstruction, the Danish Antiquity exhibit has re-opened, with prominent national treasures such as the 3,000 years old Sun Chariot, the Bronze Age Egtved Girl, and an amazing collection of archaeological finds from the Viking Age, many of which have never been shown before.
Founded in 1859 Copenhagen Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Europe and it covers 27 acres Fredericksberg. The zoo is noted for its new Elephant House designed by the world-famous British architect Sir Norman Foster. Animals have good living conditions and space, with new facilities that allow you to get close to fascinating animals, both above and below the water surface. The Copenhagen Zoo has more than 3,000 animals from around the world and a total of 264 different species.
Strøget is one of Europe’s longest pedestrian streets with many shops, from lower end chains, to the world’s most expensive brands. The street is 1.1 km, long running from City Hall Square to Kongens Nytorv. This area is not just about shopping, if you look down the side streets you will see some of Copenhagen’s most beautiful sights, such as the Church of the Holy Ghost (Helligåndskirken), the Church of Our Lady (Vor Frue Kirke), the court house at Nytorv Square and the Stork Fountain (Storkespringvandet) at Amagertorv Square. Strøget is also a popular hangout for street performers with shows by acrobats, magicians and musicians.