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Best things to do in Copenhagen

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

Theme Park
“This is a very nice amusement park in the middle of Copenhagen. They have nice food and great ice cream.”
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Beach
“The free town is a speciel place in Copenhagen. You can experience the town and go for a walk by the lake. ”
1210local recommendations
Park
“Big public park, right next to Copenhagen Zoo. You can see the elephants from the park, for free. Ask me or anyone in the park for details.”
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Food Court
“Gourmet cuisine and streetfood. Tip: take your food and drinks to Isreals Plads across the street on a sunny day. Tip2: ask for a "real glass" rather than a plastic one - normally you pay a small deposit that you get back when you return the glass.”
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Neighbourhood
“Kødbyen has everything you need if you feel like going out for dinner, drinks and clubbing.”
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Cemetery
“It is nice to go for a walk, or cycle through this old graveyard and public space. You can also visit HC Andersen there.”
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Art Museum
“For those living in or from Denmark, Statens Museum for Kunst is a treasure, and an important component of understanding Danish culture. ”
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Monument / Landmark
“At Langelinje Pier you will find one of Copenhagen's most famous tourist attractions: The sculpture of The Little Mermaid. 23 August 2013 she turned 100 years old. Unveiled on 23 August 1913, The Little Mermaid was a gift from Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen to the City of Copenhagen. The sculpture is made of bronze and granite and was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a mermaid who gives up everything to be united with a young, handsome prince on land. Every morning and evening she swims to the surface from the bottom of the sea and, perched on her rock in the water, she stares longingly towards the shore hoping to catch a glimpse of her beloved prince.”
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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
“Fantastic for a walk, jog, swim, sun, fun, party, picnic, skating, , basketball, outdoor fitness, volleyball, minigolf ice-cream... Go to the famous outdoor bath house Helgoland and try to swim from here (only possible in summer...)”
644local recommendations
Park
“Beautiful, old park with an old castle in the city center. Take a walk, visit the castle, have a picnic etc.”
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Park
“Big park just around the corner for running, relaxing, football, barbecuing, playgrounds etc.”
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Palace
“If you want to know more about the Royal Danish Family then you can visit Amalienborg. ”
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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. ”
561local recommendations
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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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 :) ”
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