I must have googled this question 100 times before I visited Copenhagen.

I rarely purchase city card’s and when I do, it’s only when I know they’ll save me money. And in this case, having been to Copenhagen before, I knew there was a good chance the card would be worth it.

Why? Because Copenhagen has a treasure trove of fabulous galleries, buildings, museums and castles that are just too good not to visit (or revisit in my case). 

After doing some serious planning on what attractions we'd visit, I decided it would be worth it. As we were there for almost 4 days in total we purchased the 120 hour card for €121 per person (annoyingly there is a 72 hour card but there isn’t a 96 hour one, which would have been perfect for us).

After the trip I added up what I would have spent with and without the card. The Copenhagen Card site has a calculator that does this for you, but I wanted to do it myself in case they were inflating the prices. So I carefully recoded the costs of each place we visited, which you can see below. It ended up saving us about €113 per person after converting from DKK.


Round Tower


Rosenborg Castle


Canal Tour


Church of Our Saviour


National Museum


Tivoli Park


Cistern Exhibition




Christianborg Palace


Amalienborg Palace


Design Museum


Kronborg Castle


Louisiana Museum




Total without card


Total with card


Total saving


The Copenhagen Card is worth it, if you plan to be a tourist

In my opinion, the Copenhagen Card is 100% worth it if it’s your first time to the city and you plan to visit as many of its top tourist destinations as you can. It also means you can quickly pop into any attractions you may have otherwise skipped, like we did with the Bakkehuset when we realised we were in the area. It also covers all travel, including up north to two of my favourite places in Denmark – Kronborg Castle and the Louisiana Modern Art Museum (which a city travel card wouldn’t cover). So particularly if you plan to head to either of those, or to Frederiksborg Castle which I also recommend, the card is a great option.

A few tips on how to use the card

  • I suggest buying the card as soon as you arrive at Copenhagen airport so it will cover the cost of your train into the city. The spot in the airport is a little hard to find as it’s on the border between Terminals 2 and 3. But as you walk toward where the trains leave, you’ll need to turn left as if you were heading to Terminal 2. Their site has a good infographic that explains, which you can find here: Copenhagen Card Collection
  • Many of Copenhagen’s attractions are closed on Mondays, so make sure you plan for this. One of the days we were there was a Monday, which wasn’t an issue, we just planned ahead by checking what was open on Monday and waiting until then to visit those attractions.

The ultimate Copenhagen travel guide

If you want to find out more about what to do while you're in Copenhagen, head over to my Ultimate Copenhagen travel guide