Experience the best Danish architecture
Danish architecture is world-renowned, the perfect infusion of cutting-edge design and practical functionality. We've picked some of Denmark's most famous and iconic buildings that are definitely worth seeing!
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
It's worth taking a trip to Humlebæk, north of Copenhagen, to see the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The museum is world-famous for exhibitions as well as its exquisite location and beautiful buildings. Louisiana comprises several wings and a series of exhibition pavilions connected by a picturesque glass corridor. At Lousiana, the buildings and surroundings are as much a work of art as the exhibitions themselves.
(VisitDenmark: Ulrik Jantzen)
(VisitDenMark: Kim Hansen)
Louisiana Museum of Modern ArtGl Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk, Denmark
BLOX - The Danish Architecture Centre
BLOX is a massive building housing a range of creative and cultural institution on Copenhagen’s harbour front where new creative and cultural offerings will unfold, including the exhibitions of Danish Architecture Centre.
(VisitDenMark: Rasmus Hjortshøj)
(VisitDenMark: Abdellah Ihadian)
Danish Architecture CentreBryghusgade 10, 1473 København, Denmark
ARKEN Museum of Modern Art
Take a trip south of Copenhagen to the seaside art museum, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art. Designed by Danish architect Søren Robert Lund, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art opened in 1996. You can enjoy collections by Danish, Scandinavian and international artists at ARKEN.
ARKEN Museum for Moderne KunstSkovvej 100, 2635 Ishøj, Denmark
(VisitDenMark: Henrik Jauert)
M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark
Combine a visit to Kronborg Castle in Helsingør with an underwater adventure at the Danish Maritime Museum. The Danish Maritime Museum is a one-of-a-kind submerged building designed by Bjarke Ingels and it's won a host of awards!
(VisitDenMark: M/S Museet for Søfart)
M/S Maritime MuseumNy Kronborgvej 1, 3000 Helsingør, Denmark
Copenhagen Opera House
Copenhagen's opera house has become one of the city's most iconic buildings. The Royal Danish Opera was given as a donation to Denmark by the A.P. Møller and Chastine McKinney Møller Foundation and was designed by Henning Larsen Architects.
(VisitDenMark: Christian Geisnæs)
(VisitDenMark: Københavns Kommune)
Copenhagen Opera HouseEkvipagemestervej 10, 1438 København, Denmark
The Black Diamond - The Royal Library
The Black Diamond is a dramatic modern extension to Denmark's Royal Library. You can walk in and around this unique building on Copenhagen harbour and also see it from the water on canal tours of by the harbour taxi boat.
(VisitDenMark: Daniel Rasmussen)
Det Kgl. BibliotekBlack Diamond, Søren Kierkegaards Pl. 1, 1221 København K, Denmark
The Royal Danish Playhouse
The Royal Danish Playhouse sits dramatically on Copenhagen harbour. You can walk around its oak-boarded promenade on the water, or enjoy views of the water from its glass-fronted cafe. The Royal Danish Playhouse will soon be joined by an exciting open-air entertainment area right next door, Ofelia Beach.
(VisitDenMark: Kim Wyon)
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Royal Danish Ballet schoolSankt Annæ Pl. 36, 1250 København, Denmark
One of the world’s most famous buildings, the Sydney Opera House, was designed by a Dane but not located in Denmark... Now we’re not bitter or anything, but we have built an entire centre with the sole purpose of telling everyone who’ll listen that the opera house in Sydney was designed by Danish Jørn Utzon. So, why travel all the way to Australia when you can easily pop by the vibrant city of Aalborg?
(VisitDenMark: Bang Clemme Film & Openhouse)
(VisitDenMark: Utzon Center)
Utzon CenterSlotspladsen 4, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
The Wave (Bølgen)
Drive across Vejle Fjord and you'll see The Wave (Bølgen) resting on the shoreline. The Wave is a stunning residential building by Danish architectural powerhouse, Henning Larsen Architects. The building has won numerous awards.
(VisitDenMark: Kenneth Stjernegaard – VisitVejle)
(VisitDenMark: Mads Fjeldsø Christensen)
The Wave in VejleBølgen, Ved Bølgen, 7100 Vejle, Denmark
The Iceberg (Isbjerget)
Easily recognisable, the dramatic Iceberg (Isbjerget) building on Aarhus' waterfront is part of a wave of interest in and development of exciting architecture in Aarhus. Visit the harbour area of Denmark's second city to see many new developments and cultural attractions taking shape.
(VisitDenMark: Mikkel Frost)
(VisitDenMark: Dennis Borup Jakobsen)
IsbjergetMariane Thomsens Gade 43, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
The Danish Jewish Museum
Designed by world-renowned Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind, the Danish Jewish Museum was opened in 2004 and is housed within the Royal Danish Library's Galley House. Inside the Danish Jewish Museum, you can explore the history of the Danish Jews that were saved from the Nazi's during WWII.
(VisitDenMark: Wonderful Copenhagen)
Danish Jewish MuseumProviantpassagen 6, 1218 København, Denmark
ARoS Art Museum
ARoS Art Museum is a cultural hub in the dynamic city of Aarhus. You can easily recognise ARoS on Aarhus' skyline, thanks to the stunning installation on its roof, Your Rainbow Panorama, created by the artist Olafur Eliasson. Take a walk through Your Rainbow Panorama for unique views of Aarhus.
(VisitDenMark: Robin Skjoldborg)
ARoS Aarhus Art MuseumAros Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
MOMU Moesgaard Museum
The past is brought to fascinating life at the Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus. Prehistory presented innovatively in a breathtaking architectural setting makes for a world-class museum experience.
(VisitDenMark: Kim Wyon)
(Photo/Media Department - Moesgaard Museum)
MOMUMoesgaard Museum Moesgård Allé15, 8270 Højbjerg, Denmark
House of Music
Aalborg's eye-catching House of Music (Musikkens Hus) was built in 2014 and is a buzzing cultural centre in the heart of Aalborg. You can visit Musikkens Hus, home of the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and The Royal Academy of Music, on Aalborg's Music Square.
House of MusicMusikkens Pl. 1, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
8 House (8 Tallet)
One of Bjarke Ingel's most recognisable projects in Denmark, the 8 House (8 Tallet) is a residential building in one of Copenhagen's newest districts, Ørestad. The 8 House was the largest private development in Scandinavia when it was finished in 2010.