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Things To Do in Copenhagen

Are you visiting – or planning to visit – Copenhagen? You’ve probably heard about top attractions such as The Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens and Strøget.

But Copenhagen has much more to offer.
Stroll through the old alleyways or cycle along the lakes and the harbour in central Copenhagen. Discover Danish design and shop in the department stores or in the city’s many boutiques. Enjoy everything from Street Food to Michelin starred restaurants. 

Find some of Copenhagen’s biggest attractions, as well as some more local spots.

Experience Copenhagen on two wheels

Experience Copenhagen on two wheels

The best way to experience Copenhagen is by bike. You can rent a bike at both First Hotel Twentyseven and First Hotel Kong Frederik. So, do as the locals: hop on the saddle and bike to attractions like the Copenhagen Lakes, Torvehallerne, Rosenborg Castle or the Little Mermaid on the Langelinje quay.

Price at First Hotel Kong Frederik:

  • DKK 130 per day,-
  • The price and bike rental apply until midnight.

Price at First Hotel Twentyseven:

  • DKK 150,- per day. The price and the rent is valid until midnight
  • DKK 80,- for 4 hours

The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen

The Little Mermaid

One of Copenhagen’s most famous attractions, The Little Mermaid has been sitting on her rock for more than a century. Here, she sits and stares longingly into the horizon, perhaps hoping to catch a glimpse of her loved one. The statue is inspired by a ballet performance of the fairy tale of the same name by famous Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.

Did you know that the little mermaid has lost her head twice? Not because of bad temper, but due to vandalism. Each time it is restored though.

Tivoli Gardens

A must-visit for all visitors to Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens is more than an amusement park. Beyond numerous rides, you’ll find beautiful gardens with music, plenty of restaurants and bars and theatre. During the summer, there’s a new concert each Friday. 

Tip: If you thought Tivoli was magical during the day, make sure to visit during the evening. Various lightening shows and fireworks make it a truly magical experience.

Open from mid-April to mid-September, with some special openings during Halloween, Christmas, and Easter.

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Strøget

You cannot go shopping in Copenhagen, without going to Strøget – the main and largest shopping area in the heart of the city. Here, you’ll find everything from large international brands like Prada, Louis Vuitton Mulberry and Hermés to High Street brands such as Zara, H&M, Weekday and &Other Stories. But there’s more to Strøget than shopping. Take a break now and then and spot some of Copenhagens beautiful sights and attractions such as The Church of Our Lady (Vor Frue Kirke) and the Stork Fountain (Storkespringvandet).

At the end of Strøget, you’ll find Kongens Nytorv square with The Royal Danish Theatre, as well as postcard-beautiful Nyhavn.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotetek

Marble statues, mummies and Mediterranean moods combined with modern art in unique and impressive surroundings is what describes the art museum Glyptoteket. Created with the intention that art should speak directly to and touch the lives of the individual visitor, the building of the museum is an architectural wonder as well.

You’ll find one of the most beautiful rooftop terraces in Copenhagen at Glyptoteket. Spot Tivoli and the buzzing city life.

Photo (C): Glyptoteket & Ole Haupt

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The Sweet Park life

On a sunny day, Copenhagen has plenty of parks to offer - and this is where the locals flock. Try heading out to Frederiksberg Have – Copenhagen’s most romantic park, The King’s Garden – also referred to as Rosenborg Gard and is the oldest royal gardens in Denmark, Assistens Cemetery – Denmark’s best-known cemetery, or Fælledparken – popular for all kinds of outdoor activities and the largest park in Copenhagen.

The Botanical Garden is also a good opportunity. Located in the centre of Copenhagen, it has 27 glasshouses, more than 13 000 species, and a Butterfly House!

Photo (C): Sebastian Himmelstrup & Daniel Rasmussen

Louises Fiskebar

In the mood for a delicious seafood platter or fish soup? Try Louises Fiskebar, located close to Rådhuspladsen and Strøget. Enjoy the best from the Scandinavian waters: fresh fish, lobster, crab, oysters, and caviar. For lunch, Louises Fiskebar also specialises in Danish Smørrebrød – the infamous, oh-so-delicious open-faced Danish sandwiches, you just have to taste when in Denmark. Try pickled herring, cured salmon or Trout rillettes. Mouth-watering good!