Free Copenhagen (uk)

Our list of the best free experiences in our local Copenhagen

 If you are worried about your budget for the trip to Copenhagen, fear not—some of the best ways to experience the city are completely free.  

Christiania Sunday Concerts – At Nemoland  

Visiting Christiania is one thing and spending time there can be completely different. If you stroll away from the Pusher Street you’ll find the funky DIY store Den Grønne Hal, a hidden beach, wonderful breakfast locations and Kvindesmedien. The very best though is Nemoland on summer Sundays. Usually starting early evening are free concerts with different national and international artists. Come early is a good idea for the best view, but you will always be able to find a place.  
Fabriksområdet 52, 1440 København


Recently opened Copen Hill is a power plant with a ski hill on top. And no need for snow—you can ride all year. You can also access the top with an elevator or walk the stairs to the top. There is even an option to mix it up and take the hike trail for some extra training.  
As you can imagine the view is incredible from the top! 
The walk up and down is free, but using the ski lifts will cost you.  

Open around 12.00 to 20.00.  

Vindmøllevej 6, 2300 København

Botanical Garden 

Centrally located the botanical garden is always worth a visit. You’ll probably find yourself in the area anyway at some point walking around Copenhagen so why not stop by for a beautiful walk. Warm enough, just bring a cold drink and have a sit wherever you like.  

Paying a small fee will also give access to the different flower-houses. The staircase and walkway at the Palm House is fantastic.  

Gothersgade 128, 1123 København

Tårnet – Tower of Christiansborg 

Enter through the big Kingsgate facing the big square in front of Christiansborg. Turn right and you’ll be at the security check and elevator. Easy.  

Once you climb the final stairs you have an incredible 360°-view of Copenhagen from one of the highest points in the centre. You’ll see all the beautiful towers and domes of the inner city, but on a clear day you have an endless view of the harbour, Øresund and even all the way to the bridge and Sweden.  
Usually there is almost no line around 11.00-12.00 and 16.00-17.30. 

The tower is open Tuesday-Saturday 11.00-21.00.  

Prins Jørgens Gård 1, 1218 København

Modern architectural trip to Ørestaden 

Ørestaden is a newer neighbourhood project of Copenhagen. Easy accessible via the metro line that takes you straight there.  
The architect Bjarke Ingels is one of the people behind several of the different projects. Still today the most popular pieces at Ørestaden are VM-husene, Bjerget, Royal Arena and 8-tallet (indsæt links med location).  


Not only are you about to visit one of the most beautiful buildings the old center of Copenhagen, but this museum also holds an unbelievable collection of art in many forms. 
The first thing you see when entering is the indoor palm garden. Actually palm trees from Carl Jacobsens (founder of Carlsberg) own garden—making these more than 140 years old.  
Something that many never find when visiting this museum is the rooftop terrace. Simply a must see, and also appropriate for a drink in the summer.  

Dantes Plads 7, 1556 København

Assistentens Kirkegård 

The old cemetery is a very popular destination for the locals on Nørrebro in the summer. People are coming there to eat lunch, tan, walk their dog or meet up with friends on the big grass areas. It’s a nice place to get a little distance from the city. Many iconic people are buried here – like H.C Andersen and Niels bohr. Take a look at the maps inside the Cemetery and find you way around the place.  
Kapelvej 4, 2200 København N


Four memorable coffee experiences (uk)

Denmark is the fourth most coffee drinking nation in the world. We simply love that black opium. In Copenhagen many of our cafes clams that they have ‘the best coffee in town’ – and they probably do.

Denmark is the fourth most coffee drinking nation in the world. We simply love that black opium. In Copenhagen many of our cafes clams that they have ‘the best coffee in town’ – and they probably do. However, since we are all have a different taste, I think that it’s hard to say who has the best coffee in town. So many places serves delicious coffee and have studied the craft to perfection. In this little coffee guide I will not show you where to get the best coffee in town. What I will show you, is where to get the most memorable coffee experience in town

The Culture Tower – Coffee with a 360-degree view (Danish: Kulturtårnet) 

Culturetower – 360-degree view over the harbor of Copenhagen
Photo: Louise Neupert

Kulturtårnet is located in the middle of the bridge between the city center and Christians harbor. This tower once where the place where the bridge was controlled. Today it hosts concerts, exhibitions, a summer restaurant and more. From Wednesday to Sunday you can stop by in the afternoon for at cup of homebrewed coffee and the most spectacular 360-degree view over the harbor of Copenhagen. It’s fun to see some of the big sights from a different angle, and you can sit  and relax with a friend og a good book at the top floor both in- and outside. 
Knippelsbro 2, 1400 København K 

The swans – waterbikes with a urban feeling (Danish: Svanerne) 

One of the funniest ways you can drink your coffee is in one of the waterbikes on Peblinge lake. Peblinge Lake is one of four lakes located between the city center and Nørrebro and Østerbro (two lovely neighborhoods by the way). Here you can rent a swan-waterbike at Kaffesalonen (the coffee salon) and sail around in the lake. It’s at great and different way to feel the busing and urban vibe from the city. The coffee is good (the wine even better 😉 ) and the experience it romantic, fun and unique. 
Peblinge Dossering 7, København N 

Café Aurelia – Coffee, glitter and passion 

The cutest little place on Østerbro. Here you’ll feel like a princess with a crown and everything. Take a seat in the throne and enjoy a warm cup of coffee with a little glitter on top. It’s local, it’s intimate and you feel the passion from the sweet owner Katja as soon as you walk in the door. We love this place and hope you’ll too.    
Sankt Kjelds Plads 6, København Ø 

Bakkehuset – a golden age timepucket on Frederiksberg 

Bakkehuset is where H.C. Andersen and many other poets from the golden age used to drink their coffee. You can feel the romantic vibe as soon as you walk through the garden gate. Explore the beautiful green orangery and the old yellow mansion surrounded by the lovely garden.   
Closed in winter.  
Rahbeks Alle 23, Frederiksberg 

My friends and I work daily to bring some of our favorite local spot to your attention. I hope that you’ll find and enjoy some of the places that we have collected. I you are going to Copenhagen or are in Copenhagen, I hope that you have a wonderful time. Please reach out to us if you need some help or have questions about our lovely city. 

Find all of our favorite spots on our app – City Hearts.  
– you’ll love it. 

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