10 Best Experiences To Relish In Copenhagen

Updated on 12 Aug 2023

Hey there! It’s Lizzy, your fave wanderluster! I’ve been all over, but it’s Copenhagen, the amazing capital of Denmark, that seriously caught my fancy! The way this place mixes its super efficient metro, bike paths, and a maze of canals is just captivating – I was hooked in a jiffy!

My time in this gem of a city was extraordinary – so much to do, so much to see. Standing next to the iconic Little Mermaid statue was something else, let me tell you! And Nyhavn? Just wow! Picture this – sipping a hot cuppa, surrounded by the vibrantly colored houses – that’s an image I’ll keep with me forever. The feel of biking around the Harbor Circle and sailing through the city’s magical canals was exhilarating.

And if that wasn’t enough, there were the royal palaces, the artsy galleries, cool museums, and the adrenaline-pumping rides at Tivoli Gardens. It was like being a kid in a candy shop – spoilt for choice and just not knowing which goody to grab next!

But don’t sweat it, I’ve got your back! Here’s my handpicked guide of the must-do things in Copenhagen. Trust me, these experiences are top-notch and will give you a one-of-a-kind Danish adventure you won’t forget.

Copenhagen Gems To Keep On Your Radar

I’m super excited to share with you my top 10 unmissable Copenhagen highlights:

Discover the Quirky Freetown Christiania

Christiania Copenhagen
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Start off in Christiania, a self-proclaimed semi-autonomous area located across the river in Christianshavn. This hippie haven, once a military barracks, now draws artists, bohemians, musicians, and free thinkers from all walks of life. The rules here are their own, so take a guided tour to understand the fascinating dynamics.

Join the Locals and Cycle the Harbor Circle

Harbor Circle Copenhagen
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Jump on a bike and soak in the local vibe as you pedal through the city’s stunning 8-mile Harbor Circle route. Along the way, take a breather at the public Harbor Baths or at a cozy waterside café.

Chill at Nyhavn

Nyhavn Copenhagen
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Post-cycling, Nyhavn is the perfect place to recharge. Walk around this historic, colorfully charming district, feel the city’s café culture, and try the yummy local food. The northern side of Nyhavn is the best spot for eateries.

Feast Your Senses at Torvehallerne Food Market

Torvehallerne Food Market Copenhagen
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Don’t leave Copenhagen without a stop at Torvehallerne, the city’s top food market. The spread here is impressive – fresh fruits, fish, meats, cheeses, you name it. Enjoy a traditional sandwich at one of the quaint cafes.

Dive into the Past at the National Museum

National Museum Copenhagen
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The National Museum is a history lover’s paradise. It takes you through Denmark’s journey from Ice Age beginnings to the Vikings and onto the present day.

Get Artsy at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and the Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK)

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
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Art buffs, rejoice! Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and SMK are a feast for the eyes. Glyptotek, founded by the son of the Carlsberg Breweries founder, has an outstanding collection of sculptures and paintings, while SMK boasts a treasure trove of European art.

Stroll Through the Rosenborg Castle Gardens

Rosenborg Castle Gardens Copenhagen
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The Rosenborg Castle and its lush gardens are a peaceful retreat from the city’s buzz. Don’t miss the Royal Collection tour, showcasing the family’s Crown Jewels and Danish Crown Regalia.

Go Wild at Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens
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Get your adrenaline pumping at Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest amusement parks globally. Whether it’s rides, concerts, or open-air music festivals, there’s something for everyone here.

Take a Canal Cruise

Canal Cruise Copenhagen
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For an authentic Copenhagen experience, hop on a canal cruise. You’ll pass by the iconic Little Mermaid statue, royal palaces, and the modern National Library of Denmark. For a DIY adventure, consider renting a GoBoat.

Unwind at Amager Beach Park

Amager Beach Park
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Finally, kick back at Amager Beach Park, where the serene beaches meet breathtaking views. The waterfront near Amalienborg, Ofelia Beach, is another awesome spot to chill.

I bet these places have piqued your curiosity! Get set for an unforgettable journey in the beautiful city of Copenhagen!

Reflecting on My Copenhagen Adventure

Sitting back and reminiscing about my Copenhagen trip, I can’t help but marvel at the city’s vibe. Majestic palaces, historical sites, cutting-edge art galleries, scrumptious food, and vibrant neighborhoods – each day was an eye-opening adventure. I loved everything – from pedaling around the Harbor Circle, appreciating art, savoring local flavors, to chilling at the serene beaches, and soaking up the city’s lively spirit.

Each Copenhagen day was a peek into the city’s deep-rooted history, its diverse culture, and its love for life. I’m leaving a bit of my heart here, knowing full well I’ll be back for more.

For all of you planning a Copenhagen trip, buckle up! It’s going to be an epic ride. Savor each moment, soak up the city’s charm, be fascinated, and dive into its culture. Copenhagen isn’t just a destination; it’s an unforgettable experience. Until my next adventure, keep that curiosity alive and keep exploring!

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