Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is renowned world over for its popular attractions such as the Little Mermaid, Tivoli Garden, and Amalienborg Palace. These places are great favorites with the tourists visiting the city from around the world. However, apart from these attractions, Copenhagen has much more to offer to the quintessential visitors. You will be amazed to find few attractions that either remains neglected or least visited by the tourists. Here are few unfamiliar places in the city that should be visited at least once. These hidden gems of Copenhagen include Classen’s Garden, Blue Planet Aquarium, Experimentarium City, Danish Museum of Art & Design, and Dyrehavsbakken.
Classen’s Garden, also called Classens Have, is an unfamiliar and less frequented locality in Copenhagen by tourists, but mostly known to locals. It is situated in Østerbro. It is more of a private garden now, but can also be accessed by other people. The access to this garden is through the gates at Classensgade. This seemingly a romantic, fairy-tale garden can be found just behind the stunning, neoclassical block of flats. Named after Major-General Johan Frederik Classen, this former parkland came into being in 1924.
In its heydays it originally functioned as old bomb shelters concealed in the shrubs. Visiting this garden will relive the memories of the British siege of Copenhagen in 1807 with sounds of gunfire and war and death cries still reverberating. It was at this place where the British ran for cover. Today, the Classen’s Garden has become a place where one can look for peace and tranquility. This garden is really relaxing and free from crowd. You can spend your time in a family picnic. Tourists who need a peaceful environment can visit this place.
Blue Planet Aquarium
Blue Planet Aquarium has remained as one of the less visited places in the city of Copenhagen, but in recent years it has started attracting tourists in large numbers. It is northern Europe’s most modern and largest aquarium. The aquarium’s spiral design makes it unique in the world. The aquarium was established in 2013 and is presently situated in Kastrup, a suburb of the Dutch capital. When viewed from the top the aquarium initially resembles a whirlpool. The aquarium provides you an instant feel as if you are underwater.
The aquarium is home to various kinds of marine animals. A visit here will offer a glimpse into the 450 different marine animal species, 20,000 fishes and several other aquatic animals. The prominent marine animals found here include hammerhead sharks, moray eels, dwarf crocodiles, barracudas and sea lions. Plenty of colorful corals in the huge aquatic tanks are there for you to keep spellbound for a long time.
You will be amazed to know that the aquarium contains nearly 7 million liters of water. The massive Blue Planet Aquarium has five main sections showcasing 53 exhibits. These sections include The Amazon, The African Great Lakes, Evolution and Adaptation, The Warm Ocean, and Cold Water. Consider visiting the Blue Planet Aquarium whenever in Copenhagen. This must-visit place not only acquaints you with great knowledge about the marine animals, but is also an indeed wonderful experience.
The Experimentarium City is situated in Trangravsvej 12, 1436 Copenhagen. This science center attracts fewer visitors in comparison to other popular attractions in the city. This place is quite accessible and can be reached through a bus, metro or waterways. This is a perfect place in the city for families, particularly children who love learning new things, innovations and experimenting.
The Experimentarium City regularly hosts a number of exhibitions and activities for the children. The dinosaur exhibition is a center of major attraction with over 10 complete dinosaurs and several of their bones. When visiting the science center during winter, you will enjoy taking part in over 25 winter sports activities held here.
The Dyrehavsbakken is yet another place in Copenhagen which is less visited by the tourists. It is situated in Klampenborg, about 10 km north of Copenhagen. It was established in 1583 and is presently the oldest operating amusement park in the world. The Dyrehavsbakken is even older than Copenhagen’s popular attraction Tivoli Garden. The Dyrehavsbakken amusement park is located in a large forest named Jægersborg Dyrehave.
Though this amusement park is quite old, it is quite modern and well equipped with latest rides being currently offered in other modern amusement parks. The Dyrehavsbakken is home to six roller coasters, a music hall and seven different gaming halls. A number of restaurants are also present in its huge complex where you can relax and enjoy good delicious food.