The Renaissance Tour of Copenhagen

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on April 26, 2017

Copenhagen Free Walking Tours is a group of local tour guides who have lived in and loved Copenhagen for many years. We enjoy our work so much that we have become one of the highest-rated tours on TripAdvisor with 7000+ reviews!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Head into Renaissance Copenhagen on this cozy free tour. 
We’ll visit:

  • Stork Fountain
  • Church of the Holy Ghost
  • Gray Brother's Square
  • Copenhagen’s Cathedral
  • The Round Tower
  • Rosenborg Palace
  • Norreport Station
  • Torvehallerne

This tour focuses on the most eccentric characters in Denmark's history including; an influential but war hungry king, treasonous noble men, famed philosopher and scientists set in the  historic latin quarter of Copenhagen.
We’ll finish just in time for lunch at Torvehallerne, one of the best lunch spots in town.

We meet at the Statue of Bishop Absalon at Hojbro Plads. We are the smiliest guides with the green name tags and bright green umbrella.
Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the tour begins, to ensure that the tour can start on time.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Højbro Pl. 19, 1200 København, Denmark
    Højbro Pl. 19, 1200 København, Denmark
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    We will be at the Statue of Bishop Absalon at Hojbro Plads with green umbrellas and green name tags

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    Hojbro Plads
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  • 5
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    Church of the Holy Spirit
  • 6
    Outside visit
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    Vor Frue Kirke
  • 8
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    University of Copenhagen
  • 9
    Outside visit
  • 10
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    Hauser Plads
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Rosenborg Castle
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Nørreport Station
  • 13
    Outside visit

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Shawn 28 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
We really enjoyed this tour and highly recommend it. Fran, our tour guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, and was also very helpful after the conclusion of the tour as we picked his brain about other areas of the city we were considering visiting. My youngest daughter is interested in ceramics, and he was even able to put us in touch with someone locally who works in that field. In addition to the history we learned about the city, our family particularly appreciated the emphasis Fran put on sharing details about many of the sustainability efforts of the city/country, as this is a philosophy that's important to us and we enjoyed learning more about how another government/culture approaches it.
Leslie 27 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Had a fantastic tour with Francisco (Fran) through the Latin section of the city. He gave an excellent blend of history and modern day developments. Wished I had more time to join some of his other tours.
Elana 09 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Nice engaging tour with a friendly guide :) thanks!
Niall 09 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Fran gave a terrific tour. Nicely paced and great information.
Julia 24 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Hemos hecho el tour con Andrés y ha sido super chulo. Es super amable y responde culaquier duda que tengas. Siempre tiene una sonrisa y ganas de que aprendamos mas sobre la ciudad
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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