Copenhagen: World Capital of Architecture 2024-08-11



August 11, 2024


14.00 – 16.00


DKK 150.00
Adult (DAC Club)
DKK 85.00
Copenhagen. A small capital with big potential. What is that all about? The “Copenhagen: The World Capital of Architecture” tour gives you insight into why this honor has been bestowed upon Copenhagen.

The tour is repeated every Wednesday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Learn about the urban development of Copenhagen since the 19th century and explore how history and the Danish welfare society have influenced today’s architecture.

Join us for a guided tour and get to know Copenhagen: The World Capital of Architecture. On this walking tour we pass highlights such as Christiansborg (seat of the Danish parliament), the iconic Danmarks Nationalbank (designed by Arne Jacobsen) and new additions to Danish architectural history, such as the Krøyers Plads residential blocks along the harborfront designed by architectural firm Cobe. The aim of this tour is to show you some of the architecture that makes Copenhagen worthy of being designated the World Capital of Architecture.

The Copenhagen you see today is the result of thirty years of very active urban development to stop the impoverishment of Copenhagen in the 1980s.

Danish society is built on a high degree of trust, equality and solidarity. This is also reflected in Danish architecture – housing, public institutions, infrastructure and urban spaces are all influenced by this trinity.

Join us for a guided tour and get to know Copenhagen: The World Capital of Architecture

Practical info

  • The tour covers around 5 kilometers.
  • Starting point: Danish Architecture Center, Welcome desk at level -2, Bryghuspladsen 10
  • Finishing point: Danish Architecture Center
  • Please check in with your guide 10 minutes before the tour starts.
  • If you arrive prior to the start of the tour, remember that all tour tickets include free admission to DAC on the day of the tour. 
  • The tour guide is a trained DAC guide.
  • English speaking guide
  • Children under 18 are free, but must have a booked ticket. Max. 2 children per adult. 
  • Bring your umbrella or sun hat – the tour will be completed, rain or shine.
  • DAC invites everyone to experience the city. The tour is planned with accessibility in mind.

This tour can also be booked as a private group tour on a date which suits you. 

For more information about private group tours, please reach out at

Photo: Thomas Rousing