Castles, towers and churches... Discover the golden age of Danish culture on this walking tour of Renaissance Copenhagen. What's more, it's FREE!
Free Walking Tour of Renaissance Copenhagen
Begin your journey back in time meeting your professional English-speaking guide in Hojbro Plads, next to the equestrian statue of Absalon. Learn the history of this warrior-bishop, considered to be the founder of Copenhagen.
Wander through the surrounding streets until you reach the Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen's cathedral. On the site of many previous churches destroyed by fires and bombing over the years, the current temple, finished in 1825, boasts a striking Neoclassical-style façade that will remind you of classical Greek temples.
Continue your free walking tour route to the Rundetaarn. This round tower was originally constructed as an astronomical observatory in the 17th century; inside, instead of stairs, a spiral ramp was built to allow horse and carriage access to the top. Discover the secrets and legends housed by this intriguing monument thanks to your expert guide.
A short ten minute walk from the tower, you'll find the Rosenborg Castle, the next stop on your route. Delve deep into the history of Copenhagen as you admire this Dutch Renaissance-style palace, built in the early 1600s as a summer residence for the Danish royal family. The building is located within the "Kongens Have" or King's Garden, the city's oldest and most visited park.
Your walking tour will come to an end at Torvehallerne market. Amongst the many food stalls offering all manner of delicacies, a highlight are the selections of Danish pastries popular in the country since the Renaissance era.
- It is not possible to reserve this free walking tour of Renaissance Copenhagen for groups of more than 9 people.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a maximum of three children allowed per adult.
- This tour does not enter any monument, just visiting them from outside.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
1 hour 30 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Copenhagen Renaissance history.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Copenhagen).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Hojbro Plads, next to the equestrian statue of Absalon.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.