If there is anything traditional, it is porcelain and here, as well as buying a souvenir, you can see how it was made.
Danish porcelain is one of the most traditional gifts in Copenhagen, so if you want a souvenir of the city or even to start an exquisite porcelain collection, don't miss the Copenhagen Royal Porcelain Factory in Frederiksberg. The factory is in a 1616 renaissance palace and as well as shopping for the fine objects that are made here, you can also watch the craftsmen at work on a guided tour. This tradition dates back to 1775, when a pharmacist began to research the production and firing of porcelain, and for one century it was owned by the royal family, who used their profits. Its production continues today as one of the most sought-after examples of Nordic crafts. Among its tableware and decorative objects, the star products have the little Mermaid painted on them.