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.
Latest News and upcoming Events
The Association of Authorised Tourist Guides is pleased to welcome 18 new members who graduated this year from the University of Roskilde (RUC). The new guides are qualified to guide in Danish, English, Spanish, German, Russian, Swedish and Japanese. In all, the Association has expertise in 27 different languages. To find a guide, go to the buttons above - f.ex. Tourist Guides and use 'find your guide' in the left column.
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.
Did you visit The Association of Tourist Guides’ stand at Kursuslex in Forum, Copenhagen on 7-8 March, 2013?
Here we promoted guided tours in all forms and fashions.
We are happy to fill in a break for your visitors for meetings, events and congresses. It could be a shorter or longer break focussing on the surroundings of your event, e.g. Copenhagen itself.
We are very well versed in meeting people from different cultures and with different interests and we can offer 26 languages and many special interests to draw from in our stories of the city and of Denmark. So we can make your meeting a memorable one. When your meeting participants get back home, they will have seen something of the surroundings as well, if you decide to book us!
Updated May 2013