Welcome to the Association of Authorised Tourist Guides
We are an organisation of authorised tourist guides, educated at the University of Roskilde (RUC) and qualified to guide in Copenhagen and Denmark. We have detailed knowledge of what to do and see here and how to make the most of your trip in this part of the world.
Let us show you Rosenborg Castle, the former summer residence of the kings of Denmark, built by our famous Renaissance king, Christian IV. Another highlight in Copenhagen is Amalienborg Palace Square, where you can see the residences of Queen Margaret II and her son, Crown Prince Frederik, and his wife, Crown Princess Mary, at close quarters. The Palace Square is guarded by the Royal Life Guards and at 12 noon every day, you can watch the changing of the guards.
Other must-see sights are the Little Mermaid, Tivoli, Christiansborg Palace, the Round Tower, the Botanical Gardens and Copenhagen Cathedral, not forgetting some wonderful museums - the National Gallery, the New Carlsberg Glyptotek, the National Museum, Thorvaldsen's Museum, Hirschsprung Samling and the Jewish Museum. For children - Tivoli, the Tycho Brahe Planetarium and the Experimentarium are great places to visit. Or just relax in the King's Garden or enjoy a Danish meal at Nyhavn with its colourful rows of restaurants.
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Christmas in Copenhagen
Christmas starts 16 November in the city center when the fine Christmas lights of Strøget and surrounding streets are lit at 16:00. On Axeltorv a large gospel choir will sing Christmas songs.
This year guests of Tivoli Gardens will be welcomed by a new Nordic setting with Father Christmas residing in the Pantomine Theatre. The stalls and decorations take inspiration from danish and Scandinavian tradition and live reindeer add to the Christmas feel.
From 26 - 30 December you can experience the annual Fireworks Festival and Tivoli Gardens will also be open on New Year's Eve.
Several places in town you can visit the Christmas markets and maybe find that special Christmas present, enjoy a hot drink or the scent of sugar roasted almonds.
Why not combine such experiences with a guided city tour and get to know more about Copenhagen then and now, old castles and modern architecture, Nordic Cuisine, or perhaps walk in the footsteps of The Killing or Borgen.
The latest attraction in Copenhagen
Whether you arrive at Copenhagen by land, sea or air, you will not fail to see the Blue Planet – Denmark’s new aquarium. It opened in March 2013 and is located at Kastrup Yacht Harbour, next to Copenhagen Airport.
Containing around 7 million litres of water, the Blue Planet is the largest aquarium in Europe and houses 53 aquariums and displays, with over 450 different species of fish and creatures found in rivers, lakes and oceans.
The facade is clad with small diamond-shaped aluminium plates, known as shingles, that adapt to the building's organic form. Just like water, aluminium mirrors the colours and light of the sky and gives the building a changeable expression - as nature itself. Like the flow of water, the building is flexible and dynamic, so the lines of this whirlpool-shaped building can be used in future expansions.
Why not combine a visit to the Blue Planet with a tour of Copenhagen's newest suburb, Ørestad. Your guide will show you all the exciting buildings, a showroom for the best of new Danish architecture.
Updated November 2013