Opened by Queen Margrethe, this 1,700-seat opera house is the luxurious home of the Royal Danish Opera. Designed by Danish architect Henning Larsen, the opera house uses precious stones and metals, including 105,000 sheets of gold leaf, and chandeliers which out-sparkle and outshine anything in Las Vegas. In addition to the international artists, the opera house showcases the works of such Danish composers as Carl Nielsen and Poul Ruders. You can dine at the on-site Bojesen restaurant before curtain time, with a five-course menu costing DKK275.

The season runs from mid-August until the beginning of June. During that period, tours of the building are offered daily on a frequently changing schedule, which usually requires a phone call as a means of hammering out the schedule. The box office is open Monday to Saturday noon to 6pm.