The Headless Horseman in Copenhagen

 Explore Copenhagen with a city exploration game based on a classic short story

2.9 km
Start location
Rådhuspladsen square
End location
Marmorkirken metro station
1.5 hour(s)
Age rating

79 kr

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Read this in — English, Svenska

This tour is not available in Deutsch

Rådhuspladsen square

The Palace Hotel at Rådhuspladsen is one of Copenhagen’s most haunted places. Guests have complained about mysterious shapes and shadows and paintings flying off the walls.

Ichabod's home

Vandkunsten square is named after a water mill built here by King Christian III in the 14th century. It’s also where the main attack on Copenhagen by Swedish troops took place, in 1659.

Ichabod's school

A Viking village was established in this area in the 10th century. The village expanded and grew, and eventually became the city of Copenhagen.

Gråbrødretorvet square

There was an odd memorial in this square between 1663-1841. It was a so-called "shame stone", in memory of the national traitor Corfitz Ulfeldt, so that people could spit on his name.

Bo-Bi Bar

Bo-Bi bar is one of the oldest bars in Copenhagen and has long been a favourite haunt of the city’s artists and intellectuals.

Kongens Have park

The Kongens have park was built in the early 17th century and surrounds the Rosenborg castle. Rosenborg hosts a museum displaying, amongst other things, the Danish Crown Jewels.

The Gold House

This building has served as a hospital, a factory and an officer’s residence. In the 1660’s it was the laboratory of King Frederic III’s italian alchemist, and known as The Gold House.


Nyboder was established by King Christian IV in 1631 as housing for sailors in the Danish navy. Many of the streets were named after exotic spices and animals, such as Unicorn Street.

St. Paul's Church

St. Paul's Church is also known as Nyboder Church. It was one of many churches built in the 1800’s to accommodate the growing population of Copenhagen.

Olfert Fischers Gade

In the 1890s many of the small streets were combined and given new names, like this one, named after Vice admiral Olfert Fischer who commanded the Danish fleet against the British in 1801.

Frederik's Church

The construction of Frederik's Church began in 1749 but was not finalised until 1894. It’s known locally as the Marble Church and boasts the largest church dome in the Nordics.

Locations you'll visit on this tour:

  • Rådhuspladsen square and Copenhagen city hall
  • Strøget shopping street
  • Kongens have park
  • The idyllic streets of the Nyboder area
  • St Paul's church
  • Frederik's church/The Marble church
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