Experience the best Danish architecture

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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 Art
Gl 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 Centre
Bryghusgade 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 Kunst
Skovvej 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 Museum
Ny 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 House
Ekvipagemestervej 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: VisitCopenhagen)

(VisitDenMark: Daniel Rasmussen)

Det Kgl. Bibliotek
Black 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)

(VisitDenMark: David Borland)'

Royal Danish Ballet school
Sankt Annæ Pl. 36, 1250 København, Denmark

Utzon Center

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 Center
Slotspladsen 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 Vejle
Bølgen, 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)

Mariane 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 Museum
Proviantpassagen 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 Museum
Aros 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)

Moesgaard 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.

(VisitDenMark: VisitAalborg)

House of Music
Musikkens 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.

8 House
Richard Mortensens Vej, 2300 København S, Denmark

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