What to see and do in Copenhagen?

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Copenhagen is a big city and it has lots of features, areas, and points of interests. Which you should see, or what you should focus on, depends entirely on what kind of interest you have. However, to narrow it down to the things (we think) you really need to see, we made you a check-list of what the city is most known for. 

Nyhavn, the colorful line of buildings overlooking the canal. This area has been popular since day one, and you’ll totally understand why once you arrive. The cafés and restaurants lined up on the cobblestoned streets, the people strolling, seamen working on their boats…
– The public squares and streets! Kungens Nytorv, Sankt Annæ Plads, and Rådhuspladsen are all car-free squares situated in the middle of the city.
Kongens Have (the King’s Garden). The park linked to Rosenborg Castle is a fantastic place to stroll or have a picknick in during Summer.
Tivoli Gardens, because regardless the season and weather this amusement park is truly a magic wonderland.

If you want a full travel guide for Copenhagen and what to see and do in every district, go to our travel guide for Copenhagen.

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Where to stay in Copenhagen?

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Copenhagen is a big capital and there are hundreds and hundreds of hotels to choose between. Do you get tired just think about it? Narrow it down to areas to stay in, instead. We’ll help! Here’s where to stay in Copenhagen.

The Inner-City
If you only have one or two days in the city, it might be nice to be close to it ”all”, the essentials? Then its recommendable to stay in Indre By.
Budget: CABINN City
Middle: SKT. PETRI
Luxury: Hotel D’Angleterre

Do you want to be close to a range of bars and restaurants, and a hipper crowd? Vesterbro is your pick.
Budget: https://www.annexcopenhagen.dk/en/home/
Middle: Copenhagen Crown
Luxury: First Hotel Mayfair

Nørrebro is the coolest neighborhood in the city. This is the multicultural area of Copenhagen and where you’ll find new restaurants poppin’ up from day to day. Since there aren’t too many hotels in Norrebro, stay in nearby Norreport.
Budget: Sleep in Heaven
Middle: Ibsens Hotel
Luxury: Manon Les Suites

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How to get to Christiania in Copenhagen?


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The free-town of Christiania in Copenhagen is a self-proclaimed city in the middle of the city. If you’re into bohemian areas, crafts and nature, it really is a must during your visit to

Christiania is located in the city district of Christianshavn. Christianshavn is easily accessible by foot (just cross Inderhavnsbroen from Nyhavn). From there, you are about 15 minutes by foot away from Christiania. Walk along Prinsessgade with the water to the left until you come to Refshalevej. Stay on that street until you start seeing the signs.

If you want to travel to Christiania with public transport, you can (among other options) take bus 9A towards Refshaleøen and get off at Bodenhoffs Plads. From there it’s approx 10 minutes to walk. You can catch bus 9A from near the Central Station.

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A hot and cold experience in Copenhagen: CopenHot


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Are you looking for a different experience for your vacation in Copenhagen? We have a suggestion. It’s called a Sailing hot spa, is arranged by the company CopenHot, and is basically a floating spa. 

During Winter, the Scandinavian weather can be quite rough. This is a not a problem if you choose to book something with CopenHot. With their spa boat, you can cruise along the canals of Copenhagen, whilst you’re enjoying a beer or two (if you want to). Thinking its too cold for a boat tour? Nah! The spa boat actually consists of 40℃/104℉ hot clean salt water. Available in the boat, that also has a skipper, you have Bluetooth so you can pick the mood with your own music, and a safety case for your mobile phone.

CopenHot has lots of other stuff to try, like a fire-heated barrel spa, and a wooden sauna with a tremendous view over the harbor. Check out all the experiences CopenHot offer on their website.

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Frederiksberg Palace


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If you’re wandering around the Frederiksberg Gardens, you might stumble up upon a big palace in the middle of it. This is Frederiksberg Palace (Frederiksberg Slot). 

The Baroque palace’s original parts originate from 1703. Since then, it has gone through a few extensions, in 1709 and 1733 – 1738. It served as the Danish Royal Family’s summer residence from then to the 1850s. Since 1868 it houses the Army Officer School. You can still visit the Palace, the last Saturday each month (except July and December) they have public tours at 11.00 and 13.00. The tour takes approx. 1hrs and 30 minutes.

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Winter in Tivoli – First time ever!


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Copenhagen’s one and only amusement park Tivoli will, for the first time ever, open its doors to the public during February this year. In honor of their 175th birthday, they offer Winter in Tivoli for the very first time.

That Tivoli in Copenhagen often opens their doors during holidays may not come as a surprise for you. Since 1994, they open during Christmas, and since 2006 Halloween. In 2018, they open in February for the very first time, offering a Winter Wonderland. Normally they are closed from New Years to Easter. February 2nd to 25th, Tivoli will turn into a Winter Wonderland with Snowy items, an ice skating rink, a giant igloo and shows on the ice. A few rides that can handle the Danish Winter will be open, and they will be offered at a lower cost. Read more about Winter in Tivoli on Tivoli’s website. We are excited to make this a new tradition of ours!

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