The Ultimate Guide to Copenhagen


Where to Go

  • Frederiksborg Castle: Unbelievable castle. Just a simple S-train ride outside of the city. Bring some food and picnic in the gardens on a sunny day. My person favorite castle in Denmark.
  • Christianborg Castle: Danish Parliament. You can take an elevator to the top for a nice view of the city and it’s free! Also, there’s a great lunch place at the top.
  • Black Diamond Library: An architectural marvel. Make sure to turn around while you ride the escalator up for a view of the harbor.
  • Nyhavn: Copenhagen’s port…It’s the classic picture with pretty houses.
  • Carlsberg Brewery: a fantastic way to spend a sunny afternoon. You get two free beers and are able to guide yourself around the brewery.
  • The Little Mermaid: overrated tourist attraction, but you have to go at least once. Take an afternoon to discover the kastellet right next to it. You can also go by it on a canal tour.
  • Norreboro: hipster area with lots of cool bars and restaurants. Walk/bike around the lakes!
  • Tivoli: UNREAL amusement park. They also have concerts every Friday night! Opens mid April
  • Soccer Game: try to go to an FC Copenhagen game!
  • Royal Danish Opera – An architectural marvel on the water that puts on some of the most well known operas.
  • Louisiana Museum: best museum, a train ride away but so worth it. Make sure you go when it is sunny. Includes modern art and a sculpture garden right on the water
  • Arken Museum of Modern Art: A thought provoking museum with incredible international works. The building itself is a piece of art and it is right on the beach.
  • Grundtvig’s church: Architectural marvel of a church, really famous, across from beautiful famous cemetery where you can see cherry blossoms
  • Christiania – an old hippie commune, enjoy the rule free neighborhood with amazing art, beer, and people
  • Church of our Savior: The views are the best here by far! In Spring it doesn’t open until March
  • Amager Strand: This is the beach in Amager and is manmade and beautiful! Take the metro to Amager Strand or bike! Side note: you can see Sweden from here
  • Botanical Garden: pretty and relaxing. Right near glass market so that’s where you can grab food before, wait until spring to go here
  • GOBOAT Canal Tour: HIGHLY recommend. You can pay $14 a person for 2 hours and take out a boat with 8 people, bring food/drinks/music, etc. SO much fun, easy way to see the city.
  • Amalienborg: where the royal family lives, near Nyhavn
  • Magasin: great department store at kongens nytorv
  • Malmo – take a 30-minute train ride to Sweden on the famous Øresund Bridge
  • King’s Garden: Famous garden behind Rosenborg Castle
  • Faelledparken: largest park in Copenhagen, where May 1st celebrations are
  • Bispejerg Cemetery: beautiful, has the prettiest pink flowers when you walk all the way through, called sakura and only bloom for a little while so be on the lookout.
  • Stroget: famous walking street that leads to Nyhavn. Has every store imaginable.
  • Islands Brygge Harbor: jump off the ledge! It’s freezing but fun to say you did it
  • Kronborg Slot: Hamlet’s castle, the town is Helsingor, take enough time to explore the town
  • Mons Klint: beautiful hike. I rented cars with my friends and drove and it was absolutely amazing just remember that what climbs down the cliff must come back up 900 stairs, so be in shape
  • Studenterhusset: student union


Where to Eat

  • Mad & Kaffe is brunch place in Amager where you pick multiple small dishes
  • Hot Dog: there are trucks all over the city
  • Sushi Norregade: great sushi place, all you can eat sushi, but make a reservation
  • Sticks & Sushi Tivoli hotel: best sushi, great views of the city
  • Bio Mio: in meat-packing district, really good risotto
  • Mother’s: fun atmosphere, good pizza, in the meatpacking district
  • Gorm: great pizza
  • Noma: best restaurant in the world with the highest Michelin star rating
  • Grod: unreal oatmeal in Norreboro (get the dulche de leche). Also have a location in the Glass Market.
  • La Glace: must go-to place off of Stroget. Oldest dessert makers in Europe! The cake is amazing.
  • Mikkelar and Friends: Great microbrewery in Norrebro
  • Nemoland Café: cafe in Christiania with beer
  • Smagsolet: A fantastic and hefty mean right next to Norreport
  • Donut Shop: donut and coffee for cheap
  • The glass market: Go with friends and get a bunch of stuff to try/share, it’s all delicious! Fresh produce outside is also amazing.
  • St. Peder’s bakery: discount for cinnamon rolls on Wednesday
  • Café Paludan: amazing place to eat and do work. It’s housed in an old library.
  • Bizzarro: the one amazing brunch place I found living in Amager!
  • Wulff og Konstali: You pick either 5 or 7 things depending on how hungry you are, and it’s so good.


Where to Drink

  • Hive: fun club on Skindergade, need to be on the guest list
  • Jolene’s: in meatpacking, interesting bar, go here and neighboring Bakken
  • Vega: awesome concert venue
  • Butcher’s: A bar known for free champagne of Thursdays
  • Dupong: Ping Pong bar in Norreboro
  • Culture Box, Bakken, Kassen: Some of the best night clubs right in the city center
  • Happy Pig:  probably my favorite bar! A local hangout downtown with a laid back vibe and dancing
  • Francis Pony: A sophisticated and cozy bar where you get 2 for 1 drinks until midnight
  • Mikkeler & Friends: microbrewery in Norrebro. A fantastic option for a laid back night out with friends






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