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Guided Tour about Copenhagen’s Architecture

Go on a private guided tour that unfolds Copenhagen’s urban development and diverse architecture and unveils why the Danish capital by the sea is such a liveable city.

Copenhagen City (and the Greater Copenhagen area) was UNESCO-UIA World Capital of Architecture 2023 – and Copenhagen will retain the World Capital of Architecture title until it is taken over by Spanish Barcelona in 2026. The Danish capital received the title for its fine mix of old and new architecture, which lies side by side and complements each other.

Experience the diverse Danish capital on this private architectural city walk where we will look at modern and old landmarks. Some of them are BLOX, designed by the Dutch design studio OMA – and home to Danish Architecture Center (DAC) – and the Black Diamond, the 1999 extension to The Danish National Library. But also, Børsen, the 400-year-old stock-exchange, built by order of the Danish King Christian 4th, who’s architectural fingerprint is all over old Copenhagen.

Reused warehouses, work by Arne Jacobsen and hidden gems

On our walk along the harbour front, you will see old warehouses from the time when Copenhagen was a bustling port city. Today the warehouses are reused as e.g. office buildings. You will also experience the Danish Central Bank, designed by architect Arne Jacobsen in the 70s, and some of the city’s hidden gems and various new housing areas.

Photos from the tour – click at the photos to view a bigger version

Copenhagen, a liveable city, with room for people and bicycles

More than once, Copenhagen has been named one of the world’s best cities to live in, a liveable city. A city with room for people and for the world-famous Danish cycling culture. You will hear more about that when we pass the swim zone at Kalvebod Bølge, the bicycle bridge Lille Langebro and the street Vester Voldgade, which has been redesigned from a street to a promenade and welcoming urban spaces.

The diversity of buildings and urban planning shows the history imprint on Copenhagen. The architecture talks about the past of Copenhagen and what the city has developed into – and will become in the future.

Your guide is neither an architect nor an urban planner, but a guide and communicator who is passionate about communicating the architecture of Copenhagen and its urban development to both professionals and laymen. My goal is to give you insight into the development of Copenhagen from a run-down dull city to an accommodating, liveable modern city.

This is a private tour, so you and your group have plenty of time to ask questions and get the insight about Copenhagen’s architecture and urban development that suits your interests best.

Important to know

  • Meeting location: Postbyen, Bernstorffsgade *
  • End point: Broens Gadekøkken (street food market) *
    * Start and end locations are suggestions. The city walk about Copenhagen’s architecture can be adapted to suit your interests, wishes and any other plans.
  • Time: Flexible (ask for availability at booking@slowtourscopenhagen.dk – private tours only)
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Tour length: 3.5 km/2.3 miles
  • Guided Tour about Copenhagen’s Architecture is guided in English. Find the tour in Danish here

Do you want to experience the guided tour Guided Tour about Copenhagen’s Architecture? Book your private tour here

NOTE: The itinerary of this private guided tour can be changed due to your wishes. Please contact Slow Tours Copenhagen and together we will make the itinerary that suits your group.

What’s included

  • Guiding and planning
  • My services as your personal tour guide
  • Recommendations for more experiences.

Do you want to experience the guided tour Guided Tour about Copenhagen’s Architecture? Book your private tour here


Slow Tours Copenhagen has conducted guided tours about architecture and urban development since 2020 and was an official partner of World Capital of Architecture in 2023. I have guided both Danes and foreigners, private individuals, companies, journalists, pension funds, students etc. Should I (perhaps together with one of my skilled collaborators) also take you on a city walk about Copenhagen’s architecture?

Slow Tours Copenhagen’s Architecture tour is mentioned in this article on Matador Network, the world’s largest independent travel publisher.

You are always welcome to contact Slow Tours Copenhagen if you have questions about the possibilities for guided tours about architecture.

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