The Top Fun Things To Do (& Eat) In Copenhagen
Copenhagen, a city that somehow encompasses the very best of Europe all in one, is a relatively small, capital city – but don’t let its size throw you! Copenhagen is one of the most fun European cities to visit. The city itself is situated on the east coast of Zealand… one of the most populous of the Danish Islands. Around 1.1 Million call Copenhagen home… and its easy to see why!
Copenhagen has a strong cultural and historical heritage that dates back over one thousand years, which nourishes those seeking a blissful city break right in the heart of Europe! Day and night, there are many things to do in this wonderful city that will leave you wanting more!
I have listed my top fun things to see and do in Copenhagen this year. Have a great time and enjoy the excitement that is Copenhagen!
Tivoli Gardens is a must-see place while in Copenhagen. It’s not only one of the oldest theme parks in the world, but also a truly great day out! The park itself boasts some spectacular rides, such as the 101 year-old “Rutschebanen”, which is themed around the most impressive mountain… right in the centre of the city! It’s such a great experience! It’s no wonder why Walt Disney fell in love with this place!
A Foodies Delight
There is no doubt, over the last few years, Copenhagen has firmly placed itself on the culinary map in Europe. It is home to some of the most delicious food, cuisine and wines that you can ever experience. One really fun place to eat at is Palæo – which strictly follows a “Stone-Age” menu. This super cool eatery offers some of the most mouth-watering foods from the Stone Age! Yes, you heard me right… feast on lots of fresh fish, meats and as many seasonal vegetables to get your hands on! Just leave room for some of the delicious berries for dessert!
Become A Food Connoisseur
For a less strict diet… why not let the scrumptiousness of Torvehallerne whet your appetite. A delicious food market based in the beating heart of this wonderful city! Browse the independent stalls, have a dabble at wine tasting or become a food connoisseur! Torvehallerne has the perfect mix of fresh local produce and affordable prices to fill any stomach!
Lumberjacks and Cocktails
One of the hottest places in Copenhagen right now is Lidkoeb. A cocktail bar, that boasts an array of cocktails that will make your head spin… all expertly mixed by über trendy bearded men in lumberjacks!
Fish, Fish Everywhere!
For one of the best aquatic experiences in Northern Europe, why not head to Den Blå Planet. A short 20 minute transfer from the city centre (or a 15 minute walk from the airport) – it is a perfect venue to spend a few hours admiring the beauty of our seas! One of the main aims of Den Blå Planet is to share the wealth of knowledge we learn from our seas and how best we can all respectfully protect our oceans and wildlife!
The Little Mermaid
Talking of fish…No visit to Copenhagen would be complete without a visit to The Little Mermaid, created by Edvard Eriksen! Why not take a city tour by boat (which includes a stop at The Little Mermaid)? It’s a perfect way to chill-out and explore the city, as well as seeing The Little Mermaid in all her statuesque glory!
Rundetårn (The Round Tower)
This 17th century tower and observatory is one of the oldest observatories in Europe. Pack some great walking shoes, as there are no steps! The top tower is reached by one continuous, amazing, spiraled walkway! There are also some great opportunities to explore local artists in their galleries as you make the ascent and your reward is a beautiful view over Copenhagen at the top!
Dance The Night Away
The Meatpacking District is a neighbourhood unlike any other in Copenhagen! With hipster clubs and trendy nightlife venues such as Jolene, Mesteren & Lærlingen and Bakken, Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District need be your only stop on any fun night out!