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Free Walking Tour of Renaissance Copenhagen

Castles, towers and churches... Discover the golden age of Danish culture on this walking tour of Renaissance Copenhagen.

Castles, towers and churches... Discover the golden age of Danish culture on this walking tour of Renaissance Copenhagen.

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.

Important information

  • It is not possible to reserve this free walking tour of Renaissance Copenhagen for groups of more than 9 people.
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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.

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1 hour 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Copenhagen Renaissance history.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.


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No printing of documentation required.


Not permitted.

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.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Hojbro Plads, next to the equestrian statue of Absalon.

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