What to do in Copenhagen

Activities, attractions and tours
Nyhavn showing a marina, night scenes and a city

Copenhagen Attractions

Some of the world’s best tourist attractions can be found in Copenhagen, Denmark. You can visit the numerous historical places and trendy night spots located throughout the city. Expedia regularly features specials on airfare and hotel stays so you can enjoy Copenhagen tours in style while still saving money.

One of the top things to do in Copenhagen is visit the Tivoli Gardens amusement park. This family-friendly park is home to a Ferris wheel and a series of thrilling roller coasters. You also must see the park’s performance theatres and nearby aquarium while visiting this fun area.

You can also find plenty of outdoor Copenhagen activities to enjoy during your stay. The Quay Bridge is one of the best places in the city to enjoy a peaceful bike ride or jog while being able to enjoy the views of some of the most remarkable features of the city. Take a stroll through King’s Garden to see indigenous plant life and the magnificent Rosenborg Castle. On days when the weather is pleasant, you can additionally explore the city’s scenic beaches.

If you would like to learn more about the local history, pick up a map and travel to some of the city’s most significant historical sites. Colorful buildings dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries can be seen in the coastal district known as Nyhavn. Other historical structures worth visiting around the city include the Marble Church, Christianborg Palace, and Copenhagen City Hall.

The attractions in Copenhagen offer something special for every type of visitor. You can plan your Copenhagen excursions through Expedia to experience all the splendor this city has to offer.

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What to do in Copenhagen

Free Things to Do in Copenhagen

Leave your purse in the hotel. It's possible to amuse yourself in Copenhagen without spending a penny.

City Museum - Whatever your age, this gallery will excite your imagination and grip your attention.

Overgaden - If you want to get cultured, head here and witness the creative talent on display.

Copenhagen City Hall - Amble through this historic place and find out a few secrets from times past.

City Hall Square - Amble down the streets and take in the character and charm of this popular local hangout.

Peblinge Lake - Find a nice spot to sit and appreciate the calmness that goes hand in hand with being close to the water.

Copenhagen Christmas Market - Introduce yourself to a local and find out why many tourists swing by this place.

Church of Our Lady - Get an understanding of local religious beliefs at this holy sanctuary.

Amager Beach Park - Be on the lookout for beautiful shells and other treasures washed up along the coastline here.

Oxbjerget - Kick back and let the natural surroundings here restore your mind.

H.C. Orstedsparken - Recharge your mind and body by spending a little time with Mother Nature.

Things to Do in Copenhagen with Kids

There's fun for the entire family no matter where you wander in Copenhagen. Here are a few family friendly experiences to try together that will make your trip unforgettable:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Copenhagen on a sunny day?
What to do in Copenhagen on a rainy day?
There’s no need to splish, splash and splosh your way through a rainy day when there are wonderful indoor activities like these on offer:

What is Copenhagen famous for?
Tivoli Gardens and Stroeget deserve to be at the top of your itinerary in Copenhagen.
What should I not miss in Copenhagen?
You’ll want to put these attractions high on your to-do list to get the most out of your trip:

  • Nyhavn
  • Little Mermaid
  • Rosenborg Castle
  • Amalienborg Palace

Are there cheap things to do in Copenhagen?
What can you do in Copenhagen for free?
You’ll barely have time to grab your wallet out of your backpack with so many terrific free things to do:

  • Stroeget
  • Nyhavn
  • Little Mermaid
  • City Hall Square

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