Skip to content

Parks and nature in Copenhagen

Top parks

Theme Park
“Tivoli is by far the most visited tourist attraction in Denmark with 4.4 million Denmark’s. visitors in 2017 against 4.6 million visitors in 2016. The park is Europe's third most visited theme park, only transferred from Disneyland Paris and Europa-Park in Germany.”
  • 1263 locals recommend
Park
“One of my favorite parks. Its great to walk all the way around along some of the small rivers. You will also pass the Zoo where you can see the elefants. In the summer you can rent a boat. ”
  • 931 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Famous Writers like H.C. Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard are buried here. Beautiful place to walk around all year”
  • 1077 locals recommend
Beach
“You can find concerts, local ice cream stands, mini golf, cafes in the area. You can also go to the beach!”
  • 644 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
Park
“This place is cool because people use it, even though it's right next to the King's castle. It has amazing views, especially when the crocuses bloom in the spring. I especially like the botanical garden running down the eastern side”
  • 497 locals recommend
Park
“Go for a long walk in Fælledparken. There are some nice playgrounds and a great little lake with a fountain, which is a good sitting spot on a sunny day. Fælledparken is 15 min-walk from here. ”
  • 608 locals recommend
Park
“This is basically just a park, but one to visit. Underneath the park is the catacombs that used to be used as the water supply for Copenhagen many years ago (you can visit, but its cold downthere). Nowadays Søndermarken is a park with tall grass, lots of buzzing bees and the best science festival in Copenhagen, called Bloom (only three days a year). Its directly opposit Copenhagen Zoo. ”
  • 244 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Playground
“Park and playground. Usually full of Chinese touristy, but if youre around go check it out, its a Real cool and artsy park”
  • 142 locals recommend
Park
“Enter via the entrance on the corner of Stockholmsgade and Sølvgade and walk straight ahead, to the lake, cross the bridge and walk with the lake on your left side, follow the path to the rear end of the lake, there will be some stairs leading up to a big road. At the top of the stairs turn right and walk to the big intersection, cross the road to the park on the opposite side of the road, this is Kastellet. If you are interested in museums and art, you have the opportunity to go to The States Museum of Art (SMK) which is located in Østre anlæg.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Playground
“The quieter boulevard in Vesterbro, dotted with brunch places and hangouts. Go find a place to chill”
  • 87 locals recommend
Plaza
“Here you can rent bikes with GPS systems so you can find your way around Copenhagen. It is the best way to see and get around the city. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Playground
“Bring your bike or other wheels if you are a kid and practice your trafic skills in a fun way”
  • 26 locals recommend
Plaza
“Bus 5C is a good bus that's drives to the airport, to Copenhagen Central Station and in to the city centrum.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Playground
“In Valbyparken you will find a 25,000 m2 large nature and sports playground with staffing during the daytime, where there is room for both play and learning. Kids love it.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Playground
“Right past "Den røde plads" is the black one which is also one of the most famous public spaces in Denmark, by BIG, Superflex and Topotek1”
  • 11 locals recommend

Beaches

Beach
“Copenhagen’s Hippie “Free Town”- a community that has its own rules and regulations completely independent of the Danish government. Christiania has been famous for many years thanks to the permanent stalls along Pusher Street—or ‘The Green Light District’, as it was once known—that sold all types of cannabis (illegal elsewhere in Denmark)”
  • 1179 locals recommend
Beach
“You can find concerts, local ice cream stands, mini golf, cafes in the area. You can also go to the beach!”
  • 644 locals recommend
Pool
“Special place with a lot of nice places for dinner or cafè.. Good atmosphere..”
  • 223 locals recommend
Beach
“In June 2010 Østerbro got the new beach Svanemøllestranden. Svanemølle beach is a 4,000 sqm. new sandy beach with a 130 meter long pier into the water. The beach itself is located in the angle between the existing promenade and pier. The beach is staffed by lifeguards during the summer, but the beach is available all year round.”
  • 149 locals recommend
Pool
“Just as our neighboor and next to the big famous mall, there are swimming pools. They are child friendly, guarded by life gards and you can jump from the tilt and make a splash :)”
  • 70 locals recommend
Beach
“Svanemøllen Beach opened in 2010. At 4,000 square metres, this triangle of fine, soft sand isn’t very big. But it has a 130-metre swimming jetty that stretches way out into the water, with a bench that runs its full length, affording visitors a beautiful view of the water and city, especially the impressive Svanemølle Power Station.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Pier
“Not really a beach, but people of Copenhagen flock here whenever there's​ a sunny day to swim.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Water Park
“Go sightseeing or swimming. Its a fun arcitechtural building out in the water. ”
  • 14 locals recommend

Trails

Field
“Sydhavnstippen, or simply Tippen, is a unique natural and cultural area in Sydhavnen. With its distinctive self-grown nature on top of the landfill, and the calf farmers' bird-habitat-protected water for three sides, the area is increasingly used as a destination for Copenhageners. At sydhavnstippen.dk you can find information about Tippen's animal and plant life, nature conservation, sheep farming, nature and cultural activities, history, links, etc.”
  • 20 locals recommend