Copenhagen is filled with attractions and sights for every interest and taste. With a history that began in the eleventh century, this city offers lots of historic landmarks and museums. However, if you already familiar with all these attractions it will be boring just to walk around. That is why we are going to show you some of the unique experiences and cool things to do in Copenhaguen.
- 1. Go on a kayak guided tour
- 2. Have a drink at Nørrebro
- 3. Visit Kronborg castle
- 4. Enjoy an outside lunch at Nyhavn
- 5. Get lost in Christiania
- 6. Rent a bike and explore the city at your own pace
- 7. Admire the sunset over the city at Vor Frelsers Kirke, in Christianshavns neighborhood
- 8. Attend a concert in Tivoli
- 9. Buy a Danish designed item or piece of furniture.
- 10. Enjoy Copenhagen’s nightlife
1. Go on a kayak guided tour
There are certain things that can only happen in certain cities. Copenhagen is surrounded by a network of canals and it is one of the major attractions. If you want to enjoy properly and in a satisfactory manner, you just have to indulge yourself in kayaking through canals. You don’t have to look around for historical monuments, everything will be visible from the kayak and you will enjoy an architectural blend of houses and buildings on both sides. This is one of the most popular, and in some opinions, the best way to see Copenhagen.
2. Have a drink at Nørrebro
In the last twenty years, Nørrebro has become a hot neighborhood. You will find trendy bars next to clothing shops and kebab places. Beautiful Nørrebro has a huge range of hedonistic cafes. If you want to rest for a day and enjoy a time in the Sun, it is important you visit this particular neighborhood.
3. Visit Kronborg castle
If you have ever read Shakespeare, then visiting Kronborg castle will be one of the most amazing things you will have tomdo in Copenhagen. Hamlet house with so many mysteries has a long history and this history comes alive here. It has existed since 1420 where at one time it burned to the ground and rebuild again. By entering this castle, you will be able to behold the rich history on guided tours by experts. Each summer, there is a festival and live performances of Shakespeare’s play.
4. Enjoy an outside lunch at Nyhavn
Nyhavn is a beautiful place to end your day by having a dinner or buying beer and enjoying this particular neighborhood. At first, Nyhavn was a commercial port with ships from all around the world. Today, Nyhavn is a synonym for relaxation by the canal with jazz and tasty food filling the ambience. Danish fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen lived in Nyhavn number 20. When Christmas arrives, Nyhavn becomes a coveted destination for the celebrations, especially if you are a tourist. You will see Christmas delicacies on the street with decorating stalls. It is also one of the most common spots for accommodation in Copenhagen nowadays.
5. Get lost in Christiania
Freetown Christiania is the car-free neighborhood in Copenhagen where people live a different life. In 1971, a group of hippies occupied military barracks and made their own society, completely independent. There were too many conflicts between people of Christiania and the Danish state and after many years, Christiania got its freedom in 2011. Freetown Christiania is a combination of homemade architecture, art galleries, music venues, organic food, and nature. It has totally different and independent laws and you cannot just buy a house and start living in there.
6. Rent a bike and explore the city at your own pace
If you want to get familiar with Copenhagen, one of the best ways to do it is rent a bike. Bicycles are very popular. You get an endless ride on electric bikes that are available every day, no matter the weather conditions. Every bike has a tablet for navigation, guidance, and payment. In order to use them, you have to create your account online and there are more than hundred stations all over Copenhagen.
7. Admire the sunset over the city at Vor Frelsers Kirke, in Christianshavns neighborhood
On the top of Christiania is Our Savior’s church, one of the most popular destinations in Copenhagen. It is 90 meters high and each year, hundred thousand people climb to the top. It gives the perfect view of all Copenhagen and you will be enchanted by sunset.
8. Attend a concert in Tivoli
Tivoli gardens are an amusement park located only a few minutes from City Hall. It was founded in 1843 and since then, it has become a worldwide attraction. There is something for everyone. Beautiful, natural scenery with weird architecture and colored lights will teleport you into a fairy tale like atmosphere.
9. Buy a Danish designed item or piece of furniture.
If you understand what Danish design means, you will enjoy visiting all those shops with modern ceramics and furniture. Even though it looks like experimental furniture, it is widely known for high-quality products.
10. Enjoy Copenhagen’s nightlife
Copenhagen doesn’t sleep, ever. On weekends, it is night life at its best and businesses run till dawn in bars, clubs, and pubs. If you want to enjoy this beautiful town you have to feel its wild nightlife form.
If you find yourself in this fairytale town, don’t forget to follow our advice.
Get ready to enjoy this city filled with beautiful secrets that will guide you through little streets and shiny canals into the world of relaxation and hedonism. Enjoy!