Fundado en 1958, Louisiana es el museo de arte moderno más grande de Dinamarca. El museo es un anexo de una vieja villa, ubicada en medio de un magnífico parque que se expande hasta resund. En el parque encontrarás esculturas de Henry Moore, Calder, Max Ernst, Arp y Debuffet. Dentro se encuentra una magnífica colección de esculturas de Giacometti. Disfruta las exhibiciones de Van Gogh, Monet, Magritte, Chagall, Matisse, Warhol y Hopper. El museo contiene una sala de conciertos y un excelente restaurante que posee hermosas vistas de resund.
Esta grandiosa construcción fue levantada en 1889-96 en base a los planos trazados por Wilhelm Dahlerup y G.E.W. Mller, al estilo Renacimiento Italiano. En otoño de 1998, fue inaugurada una extensión que dio al Museo Estatal de Arte la renovación que necesitaba. Los arquitectos fueron Anna Maria Indrio y Mads Mller. Esta construcción sumamente original fue construida en el parque detrás de la construcción original y está conectada a ésta por un pasillo cubierto de vidrio, "la calle de las esculturas". La 'calle' se extiende por todo lo largo del museo, y en su interior se llevan a cabo conciertos y espectáculos de baile. El museo contiene colecciones de arte que datan del siglo XII. Entre las más viejas colecciones Europeas y Danesas, deleita tu vista con las pinturas de Titian, Tintoretto, Breugel, Rubens, Frans Hals y Rembrandt. La colección moderna comprende obras de Picasso, Braque, Leger, Modigliani y Emil Nolde. También los pintores daneses están muy bien representados, y puedes disfrutar los estilos de Oluf Hst, Edward Weihe, Olaf Rude y Harald Giersing.
The regal Rosenberg Castle can be seen from a far distance, much like the far-reaching impact of Danish royalty. Built by Danish monarch Christian IV in characteristic Dutch Renaissance style, the castle has an almost fairy-tale like architecture in Kongens Have. Rosenborg was originally a summer mansion outside the walls of the city, and was used as the royal residence sometime during the early eighteenth century. The castle is well-renowned for its decorated rooms and copper roof, although the main attraction is the Great Hall. It is known to feature stunning stucco ceilings, royal insignia, delicate frescoes and twelve tapestries that detail the victories of the throne in the Scanian War. The castle is surrounded by moats, and just outside the castle, a rose garden makes its way along the landscape. Rosenborg has been the home of the royal crown jewels and also serves as a museum of the royal family.
Established in 1819, the National Museum of Denmark is housed within the remarkable grandeur of The Prince's Palace. This comprehensive museum features a varied collection that spans numerous continents and significant periods in history. From ancient Stone Age relics and sacred exhibits such as the pre-historic Sun Chariot, to exhibits procured from the Renaissance and beyond, the museum's collection is truly awe-inspiring. There are also collections of ancient treasures from Egypt and the Viking Age, as well as ethnographic collections about natives. Through a spellbinding collection that showcases varying events in time, the National Museum of Denmark lets one relive glorious moments of a long lost past.
Arken Museum of Modern Art, located in Ishøj, south of Copenhagen, houses a large museum for modern art. This building has a character of its own, given to it by architect Søren Robert Lund. The museum fits beautifully into the low-lying landscape of beach, lakes, lagoons, and dykes. From a distance, the building resembles a huge ship. The interior of the museum has been criticized for not being very suitable for exhibiting paintings. Arken Museum of Modern Art hosts exhibitions of work by world-famous modern artists, such as Dalí and Rauschenberg, as well as works by relatively unknown artists. It also contains a concert hall and a cinema.
Built by Frederik V to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the House of Oldenborg, Amalienborg consists of four palaces built around a square. These are Moltkes Palace (Christian VII's palace), Schackske Palace, Levetzau Palace and Brockdorfske Palace. Architect Niels Eigtved was heavily influenced by the Rococo style. Of the four palaces, Moltkes Palace is considered the most outstanding. When Christiansborg burned down in 1794, the royal family moved to Amalienborg, and since then it has been their official residence. The square is dominated by Saly's equestrian statue of Frederik V (1723-1766) which, together with the palace buildings, forms a breathtaking architectural ensemble. Fans of the royal family flock to the square once a year to celebrate Queen Margrethe's birthday. Two of the four palaces are open to the public on weekends from July to October.
If you are in Copenhagen, Hans Christian Andersen's Fairytale House is not to be missed. Displaying his life history and timeline from Odense to Copenhagen, the house is a window into Andersen's lifework. A number of tableaux depicting Andersen's fairytales as well his personal life form the collection here. The light and sound effects are well-acclaimed and the audio tour is in Danish, English and German. A must-visit, the museum makes for a great family outing.