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Best things to do in Copenhagen

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Theme Park
“My absolute favorite attraction in Copenhagen. The romantic and iconic park. It is not only an amusement park but also a great place for dinner or a romantic walk around the lake. ”
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Beach
“A unique Danish community, as a village. Cannabis is still sold openly here. Home to carpenters, blacksmiths, a bikeshop, as well as several cafés, restaurants, jazz, blues and night clubs.”
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Food Court
“www.torvehallernekbh.dk Large food court with anything you need. Also great for shopping gourmet groceries such as fish, meat and vegetables.”
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Park
“The fantastic garden - where you can get on a rowing boat and get on a tour in the canals. Great place to sunbathe and see Frederiksberg Castle. Next to the Zoo and from the garden you can see the Elephants. ”
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Neighborhood
“The meatpacking district has a restaurant for every taste. You’ll find world class Dim Sum, burgers, pizza, hotdogs, Indian food and so much more. ”
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Monument / Landmark
“Little mermaid is within walking distance. This is likely not the most impressive statue you’ll see, but the harbor side is quite nice all in all, fountains, Kastellet and ice cream included. You may also enjoy the view from the sea side if you jump on a harbor cruise, stopping nearby and taking you through the historic canals of Nyhavn. This is a good way to start your sight seeing and get an overview of the city.”
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Cemetery
“Assistens Cemetery (Assistens Kirkegård) is the burial site of a large number of Danish notables as well as an important greenspace in the Nørrebro district. Assistens is the final resting place of famous Danes, like fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen and philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. Today the cemetery is one of the Nørrebro area's green oases, where both locals and visitors go for a stroll. ”
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Art Museum
“The National art gallery, very impressive art collection, beautiful architecture and garden. www.smk.dk”
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Zoo
“Ethical considerations regarding the concept of Zoos aside, Copenhagen Zoo comes across as one of the more conscious institutions, particularly due to their focus on animal welfare and natural stimulation of the animals. This is evident when viewing the large spaces the animals have to roam in and natural behavior exhibited by them, which is why we think it’s worth a visit.”
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Beach
“A huge area with nice beach and a Laguna, which is very children friendly for swimming. Also great place for running og go for a walk. ”
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Park
“The king's garden (Kongens have) the country's oldest royal gardens and were established in the Renaissance style by Christian IV in the early 1600's. Today the gardens are a popular retreat in the centre of Copenhagen ”
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Palace
“Amalienborg is where the queen normally lives. Use some time to visit inside the museum, as it is quick and not expensive, but gives a good impression. Nyhavn, New Harbour in English, is the historic waterfront area close to the castle, and is next to a 17th-century canal where old wooden ships are still moored. Enjoy a cold beer and lunch here – or grab a Danish hotdog from the wagons.”
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Park
“This park has everything. Green areas, football, tracks, playgrounds (5-7 of them), and is just a really nice walk.”
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Pedestrian Plaza
“The most famous shopping street in Copenhagen. You will find most shops you are looking for around this area. ”
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Flea Market
“This and intersecting Steffansgade is one of the most charming little streets in the city, with great shopping, eating, drinking, and generally being merry. Go there!”
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Beer Bar
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“Danish craft beer. Mikkeller is by now a well-established brand in Denmark. You will pay 50-70kr for 1/2 liter, but it is among the few places which even on Friday and Saturday nights will not be too crowded.”
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