Copenhagen in English or Kopenhagen auf Deutsch: Have fun, be informed, get inspired and meet Danish lifestyle with me as your local guide.
I am a Danish tourist guide with a background in journalism, so I can tell stories and guide private tours in Copenhagen.
If you want to know where to go or what to do in Copenhagen, come along and meet the everyday local life me and my friends live. Avoid the mainstream tourist tracks. Get your guide here for sight seeing in Copenhagen.
Happiest people in the world!
Join me to explore why Danes are among the top three happiest people in the world. One explanation is that we just have to have good laughs to cope with our high level of taxes!
Enjoy some happy Danish lifestyle on a walking tour, riding a bicycle, sailing on the beautiful canals or tasting a Danish pastry.
Safe, green, and sustainable
Copenhagen is a very green city and peaceful compared to most cities. You can cycle along the harbour front and reach beaches and nature in just 30 minutes. And more and more people choose Copenhagen because it offers a sustainable vacation and is a safe place for a holiday.
Meet the local life in Copenhagen
As a local tourist guide I want you to have a great time and introduce you to our authentic, Danish lifestyle. And of course give you unforgettable memories from your holiday in Denmark. Meet cool Copenhagen.
Member of the official Danish „Tourist Guide Association“ and the international FEG – the mark of excellence in tourist guiding around world.
I am certified to guide in all museums, castles, and attractions.
Best regards, Gitte Merrild
PS: I think it helps, that I have worked 30 years as a journalist, grew up in Toronto, studied in Washington State, and spent seven years in Germany (click here for German/Deutsch). If you think so too, have a look at my guided tours and send me an email or a text message.
We had an amazing afternoon with Gitte in her neighbourhood Nørrebro. We were entertained and informed and had a lot of laughs. We learned so much new about modern life in Denmark.
Brenda Whisker, Walking Women, UK.
Gitte guided us through the Christiansborg Castle and unfolded the 1000 year history of the Royals. And then put it all into a modern day context. We had a wonderful afternoon and got tips for what else to see in Copenhagen.
Harvey Johnson, Toronto
Choose a tour
Copenhagen harbour is seven kilometers long and full of life and great sights. We can go by bikes or by the local harbour ferry.
A day trip to explore Hamlet´s magnificent castle Kronborg and the renaissance jewel Frederiksborg Castle north of Copenhagen.
Go anywhere on bicycle – just like us. The bike is an amazing means of transport and we can explore the entire city on two weels.
My own neighbourhood, with its secrets and authentic spots.
Twelve generations of royal Danes have lived in The Amalienborg Palaces. They are an amazing icon in our history – and our Queen Margrethe and the Crown Prince and his family live there today.
In June-July the daylight lasts forever. Come along for a midnight walk or bike tour along the vivid harbour front, the cosy streets, or the beaches of Copenhagen. We serve a local drink and a Danish gourmet snack.
Only one of Copenhagen´s mermaids is world famous. Meet the other three Maidens, that only we Danes know about.
A fun and exciting quiz can be added to all guided tours.