Ripleys Believe It Or Not Copenhagen Review

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Last Updated on June 8, 2023 by Suzy

Ripleys Believe it or Not has around 29 museums worldwide where you can marvel at hundreds of unusual artefacts. My son has been wanting to visit one for ages. Luckily for him, Ripleys Believe it or Not is included in the Copenhagen Card that we had bought for our stay in Denmark. We managed to fit so much into our stay there using our Copenhagen Card and worked out that it saved us over £150 on entrance fees.

Ripleys Believe it or Not in Copenhagen is located on the main square near the main town hall and Tivoli Gardens. It was around a 15-minute walk from our hotel Marriott Copenhagen. As mentioned above our visit was included with our Copenhagen Card but you can book tickets separately. More information on prices is at the bottom of this post.

Ripleys Believe It Or Not Copenhagen Things to Do

Ripleys in Copenhagen has now been open for 30 years. It also has a Hans Christian Andersen walk-through exhibition. He was one of the world’s most famous and best children’s story writers with one of his most famous books being The Little Mermaid. He spent most of his life in Copenhagen.

This is a great attraction for all ages. We were visiting with three generations and we all found the exhibitions to be fascinating. In fact, I’d go as far as to say it’s one of the best museums we’ve ever been to. There was so much to see and there were many interactive elements to enjoy as well. Plus of course many opportunities for photos and selfies.

Ripleys Believe It Or Not Copenhagen Review

It is not like any regular museum and has to be seen to be believed. Our visit lasted just over an hour. You have to take your time to walk around and absorb everything you are seeing.

Ripleys Believe It Or Not Copenhagen Things to Do

The museum has 12 galleries and there are more than 500 exhibits across two floors. In Ripley’s Attic, you can explore an extensive collection of oddities. Another gallery has items of torture and there are many weird and wonderful items. We especially loved the vortex tunnel.

Ripleys Believe It Or Not Copenhagen Review

There is also a section of displays relating to Guinness World Records such as the world’s tallest man and what was at the time the World’s fattest man.

Ripleys Believe It Or Not Copenhagen Review

There is a genuine shrunken head, a 2 headed calf and so much more.

Ripleys Believe It Or Not Copenhagen Review

It was great fun creating different balancing illusions in their upside-down room.

Ripleys Believe It Or Not Copenhagen Things to Do

After exploring the galleries we could then use our token to visit the Hans Christian Andersen exhibition. If you aren’t visiting with a Copenhagen Card this exhibition has an additional charge. You will step into an enchanting world and hear different stories which will come alive with light, sound and scent.

Ripleys Believe It Or Not Copenhagen Review

You will learn more about life in Denmark during the time of Hans Christian Andersen and his story from humble beginnings to becoming a world-renowned author. They also bring many of his stories such as The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina and the Emeror’s New Clothes to life.

Ripleys Believe It Or Not Copenhagen Review

Don’t miss your chance to pose for selfies with the man himself.

Ripleys Believe It Or Not Copenhagen Things to Do

Cost of Entrance

  • A visit to Ripleys Believe it or Not Copenhagen and the Hans Christian Andersen Experience is included with a Copenhagen Card
  • Or you can pay to visit separately. Entrance to Ripleys Copenhagen costs 145 DKK per adult (approx £17) and 96 DKK per child (approx £11). The Hans Christian Andersen Experience is an additional cost of 75 DKK per adult (approx £8.70) and 55 DKK per child (approx £6.40).

Important Information

  • Ripleys Believe it or Not is open almost all year round
  • They are centrally located in the city centre of Copenhagen
  • Duration: approximately 1 hour
  • The attraction is housed in old buildings with two floors and no lifts. Visits with wheelchairs are not recommended.
  • Address – Rådhuspladsen 57, 1550 København V, Denmark
  • Entry does not have to be pre-booked
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