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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theme Park
“Walking from Town Hall Square and crossing H.C. Andersens Boulevard brings you to the inspiration behind the Disney theme parks, the famous Tivoli amusement park and pleasure gardens dating from 1843 (main entrance Vesterbrogade). Here, you'll find more than 20 attractions including a roller coaster; roundabouts; halls of mirrors.”
  • 1258 locals recommend
Beach
“Starting out as a hippy settlement more than 40 years ago, this unique and controversial area was firstly designated as a social experiment and is now owned by the residents. Christiania is one of Denmark's most loved tourist attractions, and each year, this "freetown" lures up to a million visitors. Admittedly, it may not be to everyone's taste, however, it is a functioning alternative society, a place where many accepted norms simply don't apply, and people live by their own rules. Cars are banned, bicycles are the main mode of transport, and horses roam free. Highlights are the handmade houses and buildings and the large lake where children splash around with each other on hot summer days. The small shops and cafés use a special Christiania currency. ”
  • 1173 locals recommend
Food Court
“Are you looking for Danish delicacies, local vegetables, fresh fish, or maybe some Italian specialities? Then visit Copenhagen's popular market place Torvehallerne. Torvehallerne is situated right by Nørreport Station, and offers more than 80 shops. ”
  • 1008 locals recommend
Park
“Frederiksberg Gardens: At the main entrance, visitors are officially received by Frederik VI, a former king much beloved by his people, so one is fully aware of entering his garden. From a certain spot in the gardens you can see the elephants in the Zoo.”
  • 930 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Old meatpacking district- now lovely restaurants, bars, clubs, galleries and more”
  • 1096 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The National Gallery of Denmark: The National Gallery of Denmark displays the largest collection of Danish art from the 1700s to the present day, as well as impressive works from around the world. Highlights include the Danish and Nordic art exhibition, which spans 150 years, as well as paintings by the Dutch Masters, Edvard Munch, and Picasso among others. Natural light floods the upper floors giving the gallery a wonderful ambiance. Be sure to pick up a map before exploring all the collections. The café is particularly pleasant and a great place to unwind and soak up the surroundings. ”
  • 523 locals recommend
Zoo
“To the west of Copenhagen, a little more than three kilometers from the city center, lies the Zoological Garden (Zoologisk Have), founded in 1859 and one of the oldest and largest zoos in Europe. The enclosures imitate the animals' natural surroundings as closely as possible. Here, you can watch polar bears, seals, lions, and other animals being fed. At the entrance, there's an observation tower. Favorite exhibits are the bird lake with storks and pelicans, reptile house, monkey house, and lion's den among others. Of particular interest is the Norman-Foster-designed elephant enclosure. ”
  • 411 locals recommend
Beach
“The nearby beach is super nice and clean. It is also possible to join various activities, e.g. paddleboarding here. ”
  • 639 locals recommend
Park
“King's Garden: The King's Garden in Copenhagen - sometimes referred to as Rosenborg Garden - was laid out during the reign of King Christian IV in connection to his pleasure Palace. The huge flowerbeds are is a spectacular sight during the summer months. The gardens are the country's oldest royal gardens and were established in the Renaissance style by Christian IV in the early 1600's. ”
  • 494 locals recommend
Palace
“Amalienborg Castle: Less than one and a half kilometers from Rosenborg in the Frederiksstaden quarter, you'll find Rosenborg's sister palace, Amalienborg, along with its serene waterfront gardens. The four palaces facing onto the square were originally built as homes for the nobility, but were taken over by the Royal Family after a fire at Christiansborg in 1794. The palace takes its name from Queen Sophie Amalie who had a sumptuous summer retreat on the site, which also burned down in 1689. The area was designed to be a model society with the King as focal point and the aristocracy (the four palaces) surrounding him. Today, Queen Margrethe II and her family occupy the upper story of Christian IX Palace, and the Moltke Palace is used for official purposes. The soldiers of the Royal Guard with their bearskins and blue (on festive occasions red, white, and blue) uniforms are a unique symbol of the city. ”
  • 458 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“The most famous shopping street in Copenhagen. You will find most shops you are looking for around this area. ”
  • 516 locals recommend
Bay
“Stroll down the canals of Nyhavn surrounded by beautiful and colorful buildings and a nice atmosphere. Ps. don't eat here if you're traveling on a budget :) ”
  • 371 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Hosting around 250 concerts a year, VEGA ranks among the nation's most popular and respected music and party venues. Focus is on rhythmical music, but nearly all genres are covered from electronic to hiphop.”
  • 279 locals recommend
History Museum
“National Museum of Denmark: An easy ten-minute walk from Tivoli along Vestergade brings you to the National Museum (Nationalmuseet), a must-see attraction for anyone with an interest in Danish history and culture. Some impressive runic stones are on display, and the Danish history collection includes a sun chariot (cult object in the form of a cart) that is more than 2,000 years old, Romanesque and Gothic church fittings, Danish porcelain and silver, and collections of antiquities and coins. The ethnographical collection, including items from Greenland, gives an excellent impression of life among the Eskimos. Other areas covered include Asia, Africa and Oceania as well as the culture of the Indians. Here, you'll also find the Prince's Palace (1744), a Rococo building influenced by the French style of the period. Around five-minutes' stroll from the National Museum, Thorvaldsen's Museum is also worth a visit to view spectacular works from this famous Danish sculptor. ”
  • 200 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“One of the largest shopping centers in Denmark with a large collection of shops, including a very large supermarket (Bilka) and cinemas. Right next to a Metro station and with excellent parking. Also located next to Royal Arena - the largest venue in Copenhagen for concerts and sport events.”
  • 222 locals recommend
Department Store
“This is a really nice department store, where they have various departments - everything from accessories, clothing, home decor etc. They also offer 10% tourist discount on some items. Just remember ID, to show that you live in another country. Opening hours: 10:00 - 20:00”
  • 204 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Food Court
“Are you looking for Danish delicacies, local vegetables, fresh fish, or maybe some Italian specialities? Then visit Copenhagen's popular market place Torvehallerne. Torvehallerne is situated right by Nørreport Station, and offers more than 80 shops. ”
  • 1008 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“Madklubben Vesterbro is decorated in contemporary style with Børge Mogensen- and Eames chairs and round tables. Although the large windows are right next to the busy Vesterbrogade street, the subdued light makes the restaurant cozy and intimate. You will also find a cocktail bar where you can enjoy a drink with or without reservations. The cuisine is classic Danish and international bestsellers, and you put together your own menu, by selecting one, two, three or four courses.”
  • 218 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“In the trendy meatpacking district “Kodbyen”, there is a purely organic Italian restaurant called Mother, which serves delicious sourdough pizzas till 11 pm and is always buzzing with life! Their Margarita pizza is our favorite.”
  • 251 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Simple, raw, great. Situated in the former meat packing district with lots of life in the weekends.”
  • 213 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“Not a place for a thin wallet... this is the best of the best.. their previous location won the best restaurant in the world many many times.. book in advance and treat yourself to amazing views and some of the best food in the world ”
  • 201 locals recommend
Café
“Mad & Kaffe took Copenhagen by storm in 2015 and has shining its light on Vesterbro ever since. Now they also opened at Amager and Frederiksberg. Most Copenhageners have Mad & Kaffe on their brunch”
  • 163 locals recommend
Café
“A decorative sign posted on Værnedamsvej leads the way to a lovely backyard, housing the Granola coffee lounge.”
  • 188 locals recommend
Café
“At Café Bang & Jensen, the atmosphere is cosy and relaxed, and you will feel instantly at home among the quaint lamps and odd unmatched chairs. On sunny days, it can be tricky to find a table outside, but inside the café there are plenty of old sofas and armchairs to choose from. Between 08:00 and 10:00 you can tuck into a delicious breakfast buffet. After 10:00 you can make individual brunch orders: hard- or soft-boiled eggs, organic coffee or green rhubarb tea. The café has a wireless hotspot if you need to get your laptop online.”
  • 224 locals recommend

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