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Copenhagen Architecture Tours

Danish Architectural Guides – Exclusive City Walks tailor made for groups visiting Denmark, northern Europe.

post updated 12 February 2024

Book your Danish capital city guide: isabelle(at)

Danish Architecture Tour : Exclusive Guided Walks

e-architect have architectural tour guides in most of the key cities across Europe.

Our Copenhagen guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Copenhagen are all exclusive to each client.

Opera house building on the waterfront, opposite the royal palace:
Copenhagen Architecture Tours
Opera house architecture photo courtesy of architects practice

Copenhagen Architecture Walking Tours

Copenhagen Architecture – Introduction

Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, the smallest country in Scandinavia. Famous architects that have worked here include Arne Jacobsen, Jorn Utzon and Henning Larsen. Recently architects such as BIG, MVRDV, Zaha Hadid, Foster + Partners and Daniel Libeskind have designed buildings in the city.

8 House Copenhagen Architecture Tours
8 House photo courtesy of architects office

The Danish capital is very walkable, it has the longest pedestrian street in Europe – the Strøget – and the city is known for good contemporary design: furniture, lights, architecture, etc. The city is located by the sea on the east coast of Sealand, opposite Sweden. Copenhagen used to be a walled city and the embankments are still visible in Christianshavn.

The Royal Playhouse building on the waterfront, located close to the famous Nyhavn tourist area:
Royal Playhouse Copenhagen building
The Royal Playhouse building photo : Jens Lindhe

If you only have one day in the capital we suggest a walking tour that takes in the major historical and contemporary buildings – the Town Hall, the Round Tower, Nyhavn, the new Concert Hall building, a short waterbus trip across to the New Opera House by Henning Larsen, then back towards the city centre via the ‘Black Diamond’ Library, ‘The Crystal’, the old Police HQ and finish at the Main Train Station. This is a convenient point to either depart the city centre by train or head east to the main shoping area, or of course Tivoli (theme park)!

Some interesting recent buildings in the Danish capital city:

Nordhavn + Orientkaj Stations by Arup and Cobe:
Orientkaj Station Copenhagen building by Cobe
Orientkaj Station building photograph : Rasmus Hjortshoj

Dortheavej Apartments by Danish architects BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group:
Dortheavej Apartments in Copenhagen
Dortheavej Apartments photograph : Rasmus Hjortshoj

Royal Arena Copenhagen Building by 3XN Architects with HKS Architects:
Royal Arena Copenhagen Architecture Tours
Royal Arena building photo © Adam Mørk

If you have two days we also suggest a visit north of the city centre by train to see the Ordrupgaard Museum by Zaha Hadid and some Arne Jacobsen buildings close by, such as Bellavista and the former Texaco Garage. The well known school building by Jacobsen in Gentofte requires permission to visit.

Another option is to head south into Amager, via Islandsbrygge, taking in the new outdoor bathing areas, office blocks and apartment buildings along this quiet dock area. The twin Silo building (Gemini Housing) by Dutch architects MVRDV is in this area.

Finally, if you have three days we strongly suggest a trip up north to Louisiana Art Museum, a sumptuous building in a delightful setting on the coast, one of the most successful of 20th Century buildings in Denmark (and probably Europe).

New Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) building:
New Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) building
Danish Architecture Centre photograph © Adrian Welch

Danish Capital Walking Tours

Copenhagen Architecture Tours can focus on the latest buildings in the capital or just historic ones. The Copenhagen Architecture Tour can be an introduction to the city’s main buildings or can be tailored to your group’s interests.

Copenhagen Architecture Walking Tours by e-architect guides.

We can advise groups re Walking Tours of Copenhagen ahead of trips about types and areas of buildings. Information can be provided on geographical areas and building types ahead of your Danish architecture tour. For example a group of architects interested in innovative Danish social housing or office buildings could be provided with tailored information allowing a suitable tour programme to be agreed prior to their visit.

The ‘Blue Planet’ aquarium building by the celebrated Danish architectural office of 3XN Architects:
Blaa Planet
photo from 3XN

Copenhagen Walking Tour Guides

Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your walking tour in Denmark: email isabelle(at) / mobile +44 (0)7952 149814

Isabelle speaks fluent English and Danish.

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Copenhagen Walking Tour Recommendation

21 June 2012

Dear Isabelle,

We had a very good time with the tour guide in Copenhagen. She showed us all the new projects in Orestad and we learned a lot about the city. It was a super experience with a super guide. Thanks a lot for the organisation, and we hope to book through e-architect later on, for another city.

Best regards,

The Crystal building, an office block just south of the city centre:
The Crystal Copenhagen building
The Crystal building photo : Adam Mørk

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The Black Diamond – Royal Library building, on Islandsbrygge, inner harbour:
Black Diamond Copenhagen building
The Royal Library building photo : Ralph Richter

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