For what it's worth.. my suggestions
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We spent 2 full days here, which is more than we spent at any place throughout this crazy fjord-chasing trip! We tried to see as much as possible as we had the super-expensive Copenhagen Card. My advice would be to visit the following:
Rosenborg Castle which is located at the far end of Amalienborg Park. They have this insanely beautiful collection of jewelry, fine china sculptures, and a BIG JEWELED CROWN =)
Nyhavn - probably my favorite area in all of Copenhagen. Amazing food, beautiful cafe atmosphere, and the freshest fish! off to the side there are also places that make fresh waffle cones to hold ice cream! I will never go back to pre-made packaged waffle cones again, it was such a spoiling experience!! =( At the end of Nyhavn you will be able to catch a public boat ferry that will take you over to the Opera house or Christianiatown.
Bakeries - wowza there are bakeries on every single corner full of the most amazing pastries ever! My favorite is a flattish roll filled with apple and marzipan that just hit the spot every morning.
Christianiatown - so I almost got beat up here. NO JOKE. I didn't know you weren't allowed to take pictures because people deal drugs or whatnot, probably just pot. We saw a police raid while there. Lots of people were drinking beer and smoking at 9am. Lots of beautiful graffiti everywhere but a decidedly run-down feel. Around the corner there was a nice vegetarian place which is unheard of in Copenhagen proper.
Ruins of Absalon's Castle - Surprisingly, we spent a lot more time here than we expected due to the nice history lesson that goes along with this visit.
Christiansborg - lovely Parliament building with some really interesting art in the main hall. More interesting than your normal castle because this one is in use!
Last, but definitely not least is the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek - this is probably the most GORGEOUS museum I have ever visited. It's just the right size, much bigger than most museums in Europe, but not overwhelmingly so like the Louvre. I'm not great connaisseur but I saw a few pieces here that I most definitely recognized from my younger art-appreciation days, such as Degas' bronze statue of the Little Ballerina (who knew she was life-size?!), some Van Gogh, and most importantly, one of my favorite artists, the iconic classical painter Bouguereau. A lot of museums, including the MET, can really take a page out of Glyptotek's book. Their collection, and their curation is absolutely STUNNING.