Top 10 Must-See in Copenhagen

Skrevet af TravelHunter 15. september 2016, 20:03

Green, lively and full of open-minded locals. Copenhagen is the coolest kid in Scandinavia. Join the pop-up parties on Queen Louises Bridge, bike the city, cool off in a harbour bath, and shop in the inner Nørrebro. 

Copenhagen has many cultural hot spots and unforgettable activities you would like to plotter into to your inner city map. The city has almost 400 kilometres of cycle paths, so wherever you go, get there by bike. A stroll along the royal capitals cobbled, bike-friendly streets and across bridges is simply hyggelig (cosy).

Thanks to the new “Inderhavnsbroen”, pedestrians and cyclists can easily go from Nyhavn to Christianshavn and Holmen and on to Amager. The bridge consist of three bridges which are part of the cycle route “Christianshavn Route”, passing via Arsenaløen , Christiania and Kløvermarken. guides you to ten of the most hip places right now which will give you the ultimate urban experience in Denmark.

Vibrant Vesterbro

Visit vibrant Vesterbro in the Meatpacking district, where the old slaughterhouses have been transformed into industrial-chic bars, culinary revolution restaurants and creative colourful galleries. In case you get hungry and thirsty, Warpigs has 40 different beers and Texan barbecue cuisine.

Maritime Christianshavn

Visit Christianshavn and Holmen and feel the laidback martitime atmosphere. Cruise the canals, visit Christiania, the famous freetown of Copenhagen, climb the 400 steps to the top of Vor Frelsers Kirke, Church of our Saviour’s and visit the Copenhagen Opera House, a donation from A.P. Møller.

Don’t miss Overgaden – Institute for Contemporary Art, established in 1986 by a group of local artists, and see the exhibitions on the two large floors of the 19th century building.

Nordatlantens Brygge, North Atlantic House, is another art center at Strandgade where you can encounter North Atlantic culture. At the Greenlandic Trade Square just across Inderhavsbroen (the bridge) by Nyhavn you will find Broens gadekøkken, a Street Food District.

Multinational Nørrebro

The inner Nørrebro area from Blågårds Plads to Sankt Hans Torv is one of the capital’s most colourful and vibrant areas. Here you will find a multitude of small, funny shops, cafes and restaurants along with people from all over the world. Visit Arabica at Blågårdsgade 12, relax in a plush armchair and try a arabica coffee and the homemade cheesecake with apple, Are you looking for vintage shops, then set sail for Jerome Vintage at Tullinsgade 12 and in Studio Travel at Blågårdsgade 14.

At Queen Louise’s Bridge (cover photo), the bridge across The Lakes in central Copenhagen which connects the inner city with Nørrebro, you will find lots of pedestrians and cyclists during the day and pop-up parties in the evening. The bridge is named after Queen Louise, who was married to King Christian IX.

Four times a year Nørrebro has a fleemarket in March, June and September and November from 10-16 at Sankt Hans gade, Ryesgade og Ravnsborg Tværgade. Here you will find retro and modern design, cafées, delis and many other cool finds. Find other fleamarkets in the Copenhagen area on


Bike the city

You will find docking stations all over the city. Create a user account and for 30 kroners an hour and explore Copenhagen on two wheels. The city ​​bikes are running on battery and a tablet with built-in GPS makes it easy to get around and discover the city, and you just return your bike to the nearest station, You can also go on an Urban Tour with Christian in Danish, English and German an get an insight into Danish everyday life. The tours of Cycling Copenhagen covers Copenhagens best-known attractions.

City Center Rooftop bar

If you go shopping at Strøget in the city center, then enjoy the best view of the city at the top of the shopping center ILLUM – Copenhagen’s coolest ROOFTOP with bars and restaurants,

Eat in Torvehallerne

The food market in Torvehallerne KBH, has become an essential stop on the Copenhagen foodie trail. Here you will find beautiful stalls with seasonal herbs and berries, fruit and vegetables, Scandinavian specialities, meats, seafood, smørrebrød, fresh pasta, cheese and hand-brewed coffee at Coffee Collective. Grab a duck sandwich at Ma Poule, a classic piece of smørrebrød with egg and schrimps or enjoy a sit-down meal at Tapa del Toro with tapas and a glass of Cava or Spanish wine. Frederiksborggade 21.

Cool off in the harbour

At Havnebadet Islands Brygge in the centre of Copenhagen, you can picnic or cool off in a natural swimming pool. It has three basins and a total capacity of 600 people. Don’t miss a walk on the wave formed path at Kalvebod Bølge opposite Islands Brygge.

See cool architecture

In Ørestad City, you can see an example of modern living: the VM Houses with windows from floor to ceiling designed by Bjarke Ingels (BIG), Julien de Smedt (JDS Architects) and Plot. Ørestads Blvd. 55, 2300 København S,

Enjoy Danish design

If you are interested in decorative art, crafts, and industrial designs from the Western world and Asia from the late Middle Ages and up to the present, then go to the 125-year old Desigmuseum Denmark in Copenhagen. The museum is dedicated to all aspects of Danish and international design: fashion, furniture, lamps, porcelain, posters etc.  in Some of the museum’s collections reflect the internationally acclaimed Danish designers Poul Henningsen, Kaare Klint, and Arne Jacobsen who have had a great impact on Danish design and architecture. Bredgade 58,

Refshaleøen Island

Are you up for a long bike adventure,  you can visit the old industrial area Refshaleøen Island at Refshalevej 200 where there is a small millpark which supplies around 4,000.000 KWh a year. At Refshaleøen you will also find the famous restaurant Noma at Refshalevej 96.

See more Modern Art

On a detour to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art located 40 kilometres north of Copenhagen, you can explore Denmark’s largest museum and get panoramic views across the Øresund. The museum focus on international art post 1950 and has a spacious sculpture park, Gammel Strandvej 13, Humlebæk,

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