Christiansborg Palace in central Copenhagen sparkles with its lustrous interiors, while the neighboring Thorvaldsen Museum stands majestic, housing the neoclassical marble and plaster sculptures of Danish master, Bertel Thorvaldsen. The photogenic gallery, full of rich color, symmetry, ornate ceilings and mosaic floors, is widely considered to be one of Denmark’s most beautiful buildings.
A train ride away and you could find yourself lost in the glass-bound corridors of modern art museum, Louisiana. The embodiment of Copenhagen’s dedication to sleek architectural simplicity, it has a spectacular view of the ocean from one side, and glimpses of Sweden on the other. In a city where form follows function and the happiness of its citizens is recorded at global highs, the secret to this Nordic paradise lies in the modernization of heritage as much as the preservation of its core principles–the importance of friends, family, history and culture.