A prince’s palace holds a powerhouse collection highlighting Danish history, 15,000 years of it—from the Ice Age to Modern times.
Expect a month’s worth of history-tripping as you explore halls devoted to Prehistoric Denmark, the Viking Age, Denmark in the Middle Ages and Renaissance 1050-1650, Denmark in the 1700s, Egyptian artifacts, and the Middle East. Highlights include the Bronze Age Trundholm Sun Chariot, the first sculpted horse in Denmark (which comes complete with spoked wheels, dating from 1400BC), the world’s largest collection of Middle Age clothing, and extravagantly furnished Victorian home right inside the museum.
How to get there
By bus: 1A, 2A, 6A, 12, 15, 26, 29, 33, 650S, 901, 902. By train: Central Station