If you had to visit only one museum in Copenhagen, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum would be it. Located within walking distance of Tivoli Gardens, it was inaugurated in 1897 by the patron of the arts, Carl Jacobsen, son of the founder of the Carlsberg breweries empire.
A good place to start is the luminous and captivating subtropical winter garden where, seated next to a palm tree, you can enjoy an organic snack perhaps the chocolate cake, reputed to be the best in of all Copenhagen. Fortified, you may then start in on the different museum collections, all of which are of the highest quality. There are Danish works, of course, but also ancient pieces (including the recreation of a Roman temple) and a sublime collection of French works of the Impressionist and Post Impressionist period.
Visit paintings by Degas (his famous Danseuse), Cézanne, Renoir and on through to Manet, Van Gogh and Gauguin… especially Gauguin! An entire room is dedicated to him (he married a Dane), tracing his artistic journey through his various trips, from Brittany to Tahiti.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum
Dantes Plads 7
1556 Copenhagen V
+45 33 41 81 41