One of the world’s most enchanting museums, the Louisiana will likely prove the highlight of any visit to Copenhagen. Its permanent collection comprises more than 4,000 works produced since 1945, with an emphasis on painting and sculpture. In particular, the Louisiana houses an impressive collection of works by Picasso, Giacometti and Danish masters Per Kirkeby and Asger Jorn. Equally appealing is its location. On the coast north of Copenhagen, the museum boasts photo-worthy views across the Øresund towards Sweden. Its delightful sculpture park, featuring works by Alexander Calder and Richard Serra, is unforgettable.
Copenhagen gets so many things right that it is difficult deciding where to start. The city’s culinary scene seems to redefine innovation on a daily basis, while the plethora of award-winning craft beers and creative mixologists ensure its spot on the top table of European nightlife. Flavours and fiestas are one thing, but how does the Danish capital fare on the cultural side of the ledger?
It won’t come as a great shock, but it does pretty darn well. The best museums in Copenhagen cover a lot of ground but do so with confidence and credibility, from the celebrated genius of the Louisiana to the Degas bronzes of Ny Carlsberg Gylptotek. Culture vultures, get ready to feed.