A Tourist in Copenhagen should not miss these Top 10 attractions.
- Sightseeing the top attractions in Copenhagen and geocaching at the same time - what could be better :)
- At every location there is a task to be done in order to collect all the digits for the final cache location - also placed in central Copenhagen (daytime visit, please).
- Some of the places like The Rosenborg Castle will only be open in the daytime. Please check info with opening hours.
- You will not have to pay any fee in order to do this cache, but if you for example would like go to go the top of The Round Tower there will be an entrance fee.
- You can do this on foot (eventually combine it with a Copenhagen Habour Bus,- see map & The Little Mermaid) in one day, but it would probably be better to do a slower sightseeing over a few days, so you have better time to enjoy the attractions and find all the nearby geocaches. Alternative you can do it on bicycle.
- We think that it could be helpfull to print this cachepage & the map.
- You can visit the locations in any order you like, but a suggested order could be:
2 - 3 - 7 - 6 - 8 - 5 -1 (take habour bus to Nyhavn or walk) - 4 - 10 - 9
2 - 3 - 7 - 6 - 4 - 5 - 8 - 1 (take habour bus to Knippelsbro) - 9 - 10
Enjoy our beautiful hometown Copenhagen :)
1. The Little Mermaid
From a fairy tale of H.C. Andersen, this statue is now famous all over the world. It is a must-see attraction.
(NB. You can take the harbour bus to/from at N55 41.288 E12 35.978)
(Go to N55 41.570 E12 35.950)
Find the nearby statue of a man who have just taken a bath.
The first year on the plate is xx(AB)
The second oldest amusement park in the world. Expensive, but beautiful and fun.
(Go to N55 40.483 E12 33.937)
On the wall at the left entrance you find a dark round (circular) award-plate.
The year on the plate is xx(CD)
The main shopping street in Copenhagen.
(Go to N55 40.675 E12 34.350)
Go to the fountain (The Caritas Well is the oldest (1608) fountain in Copenhagen)
On the lower part of the fountain there are monograms of different danish kings & queens with a year,- like C 4 1634 (King Christian 4th).
Find the most northern monogram. (hint: there is a lamppost in front of it)
The year is xx(EF)
Waterfront from the 17th century. Here are ships to see, places to eat or just enjoy a cold beer or an icecream on a hot summerday
(Go to N55 40.850 E12 35.250)
Start at the coordinates and take a walk along the waterfront with the restaurantes.
Locate the oldest house in Nyhavn,- it is blue and from 1681.
Stand in front of the house and look at the red tile roof.
How many windows are there in the roof to the right? (G)
How many windows are there in the roof to the left? (H)
5. Amalienborg Palace
The home of the Danish royal family. Every day at noon you can see the changing of the guards of The Danish Royal Life Guard.
(Go to N55 41.055 E12 35.547)
Within 50 meter (164 feet) of the coordinates there is a stone relief with a 'drawing' of the area (Frederiksstaden).
On the right side of the relief (when you are standing in front looking at it) are 2 letters.
The first letter is a C.
Convert(A=1, B=2 etc.) the second letter to digits (IJ)
6. Rosenborg Castle & Kings Garden
This renaissance castle (1606) now holds an exhibition of the royal collections, like the crown juvels.
The surrounding garden is very beautiful and you should visit it. Opening hours.
(Go to N55 41.130 E12 34.670)
On one of the sides of the castle there is head statues hanging at about 2 m. up.
Find the head statue with a helmet.
Count how many of the other head statues he can see (K)
Find the head statue, which has a beard that would make the three musketeers envy.
Count how many of the other head statues he can see (L)
7. The Round Tower
Build in the 17th century as an astronomical observatory. We recommend a walk upstairs.
(Go to N55 40.875 E12 34.550)
On both sides of the entrance there is a square plate with latin inscriptions.
Find the words SIT PIETATI and read the following two letters.
Convert (A=1, B=2 etc) the two letters to digits (MN)
8. The Marble Church (Frederick's Church)
This beautiful church (build 1740) has the largest church dome in Scandinavia.
Open mon-thurs & saturday 10-17. Friday & sunday 12-17.
(Go to N55 41.090 E12 35.400)
Go inside. All the benches have numbers, on the side, painted in gold.
Find the bench with the highest number (OP). (hint: the number is even)
Welcome to the world-famous 'hippie-town'. We only recommend to visit Christania in daytime and not to take photo's where there is 'no-photo signs'.
Suggested Entrances for Christania is N55 40.453 E12 35.852 (main entrance) or N55 40.404 E12 35.770 or N55 40.497 E12 35.964.
(Go to N55 40.418 E12 36.063)
At the coordinates, near the cafe & concert house 'Månefiskeren'(The Moon Fisher), you will see a low wall with mosaics.
Look at the right mosaic with several small paintings.
Number of huskies(dogs) on one of the paintings (Q).
On how many of the paintings are there (clearly visible) angels wings (R).
October 2013. Alternative way to get (QR):
At 55 40.445 12 35.992 you will find a handcrafted wooden bench with trolls on. Engraved is a large two-digit number (yy). QR = ((yy *2) + 15)
10. Slotsholmen (The Castle Islet)
This area is actually an island. Here is Christiansborg (the danish parliament) and other historical buildings. Take a walk around here.
(Go to N55 40.586 E12 34.843, N55 40.532 E12 34.880, N55 40.480 E12 35.149 or some of the other places in the area with similar maps)
Here is a map over 'Slotsholmen'.
Look at the map - 'The Royal Stables' is located at (S)
Locate 'Ridebanen' and 'Bibliotekshaven' on the map. At both places there are fountains.
At one of these fountains there is a small birdhouse in the water.
Find the birdhouse.
Count the windows in the birdhouse (T)
If the numbers to one of the attractions should be inaccessible, then send us an email and explain. As we are very friendly people , we will possibly give you the numbers, so you can complete the multi.
You can insert your digits here:
Check your digits. Digital root of ABCD=1, EFGH=5, IJKL=8, MNOP=9 and QRST=6
Calculate the location of the cache:
ABC + DEFG + HIJ - 4134 = abc
(hint: digital root of abc = 6)
KLM + NOPQ + RST + 263 = defg
(hint: digital root of defg = 4)
You will find the cache at:
N55 40.abc E12 3d.efg
Check the coordinates:
We would love if you take photo's from your tour around Copenhagen, and upload them with your log - but please, no spoiler-photo's or photo's at/near the cache location.
NB. For danes: En dansk 'oversættelse' vil blive tilføjet på et tidspunkt.