Advice, ideas and places in Copenhagen

We have gathered a list of tips and tours in Copenhagen (unfortunately only available in English), whether you are visiting the city as a family with young children, family with older children, as a group, as a backpacker or as a couple.

If you have any questions about the different places in Copenhagen, we are of course always available to answer them in the reception.

Tourist attractions

Amalienborg Castle

In the heart of the Frederiksstaden district lies Amalienborg Palace, which was built in the 1750s and today serves as the official main residence of the Royal Family. Amalienborg is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Denmark, and the palace complex consists of four beautiful palaces surrounding the public square, where the Royal Life Guards stand guard around the clock.
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"Bakken", also known as "Dyrehavsbakken", is the world's oldest amusement park. Located in Dyrehaven north of Copenhagen, Bakken has entertained visitors for over 400 years since 1583 and offers a unique combination of tradition, history, and modern attractions. Bakken is a popular destination for both locals and tourists, especially known for its cozy and relaxed atmosphere where visitors can enjoy a day filled with fun and entertainment. With over 33 rides and a outdoor stage featuring musical entertainment, Bakken guarantees a wonderful day out for the whole family.
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Christiania is a completely unique area in Copenhagen, which for many years has been one of Copenhagen's most visited tourist attractions. Christiania is a self-proclaimed autonomous neighborhood founded in 1971 and has since been known for the Christianites' alternative lifestyle, creative culture, colorful houses, and the open hash trade on the premises. Christiania is definitely worth a visit - not least because it has been one of the most discussed places in Copenhagen for the past 30 years.
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Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace is an impressive castle located in the heart of Copenhagen and a historical and political center that has played a central role in the country's history for centuries. Today, Christiansborg Palace houses both the Parliament, the Prime Minister's Office, and the Supreme Court, making it an important symbol of Danish political power and democracy. In addition to its political significance, Christiansborg also attracts thousands of visitors with its magnificent halls, historical exhibitions, and spectacular views from the towers.
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Canal tour

In Copenhagen, it's possible to go sightseeing around the city's canals on guided boat tours all year round. Experience Copenhagen from the waterfront with a charming canal tour and enjoy the view of some of the city's major landmarks and historic buildings. In Copenhagen, you can take canal tours with companies such as Stromma and Nettobådene, both departing from Nyhavn and Ved Stranden, and guided in both Danish and English. During the summer, the tours are conducted on open boats, while the winter season offers covered and heated boats.
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The Round Tower

With its unique architecture and historical significance, the Round Tower has become one of the city's most visited attractions. It was built in 1642 by King Christian IV as an astronomical observatory and is today Europe's oldest functioning observatory. The Round Tower is part of the Trinitatis Complex, which consists of Trinitatis Church, adjacent to the tower, the University Library on the floor above the church, and the observatory at the top of the tower.
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The Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli, an iconic amusement park, welcomes visitors to a magical universe filled with rides, colorful gardens, culinary delights, and cultural gems. With over 180 years of experience, Tivoli has created enchanting experiences for people of all ages from around the world. The beautiful garden combines nostalgic charm with modern entertainment, making it a classic amusement park with elegant garden architecture. There is an admission fee to visit Tivoli, as well as a ride pass if you also wish to experience the attractions.
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Our Saviour's Church

Visit Our Saviour's Church, a historic and impressive baroque church located in the charming Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. The church is famous for its distinctive 90-meter-high spire, which adorns the skyline of Copenhagen with its twisted shape and which you can climb all the way to the top of. If you dare...
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The Copenhagen Zoo

Visit the Zoological Garden, better known as "Zoo" in Frederiksberg! The 150-year-old zoo is an oasis in the middle of the city, where you can step into a world of wildlife and adventure and experience animals from all over the world up close in fantastic surroundings. Founded in 1859, the Zoological Garden is not just a place for entertainment, but also an important center for conservation, research, and education. With fascinating animals from around the globe, from majestic elephants to curious monkeys, our zoo offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the diversity and beauty of nature. Get ready for a day filled with excitement, learning, and unforgettable moments with friends and family.
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Get moving

Cycling Routes

Copenhagen is known for its many cyclists. The people of Copenhagen love to bike, so if you visit the city, you will surely see people of all ages getting around on two wheels. Cycling is indeed a brilliant way to experience Copenhagen. With the many bike lanes, you can quickly get from A to B while enjoying the many unique areas Copenhagen has to offer. Below, you can get inspiration for various cycling routes in Copenhagen
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Running routes

When visiting Copenhagen, chances are you'll encounter numerous runners along your way. Despite the hustle and bustle of the city streets, it's safe and easy to go for a run in Copenhagen. Copenhagen is also known for its annual Copenhagen Marathon and the CPH Half, offering opportunities to run through the streets of Copenhagen.
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Restaurants and night life


Copenhagen offers an unparalleled experience of street food and culinary adventures. Both Broens Gadekøkken and Reffen Copenhagen Street Food are two unique and popular food destinations that must be experienced in Copenhagen.
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Advice, ideas and places in Copenhagen

Our guides are created by two Copenhagen locals and cover both the major, well-known attractions in Copenhagen as well as a range of excellent insider tips for the city. They include suggestions for tours in neighborhoods, great dining spots, or active experiences for both children and adults.

Popular sightseeing spots

It is good to know that Copenhagen is divided into five major districts: Inner city/centre, Østerbro, Nørrebro, Frederiksberg and Vesterbro:

In the centre of Copenhagen where the hostel is located, you will find most of the major attractions: the free town Christiania, Tivoli Gardens, the queen's castle, museums and also Copenhagen's main shopping street "Strøget" which is about 1 km long. (see more about "shopping" in the categories below).

Nørrebro and Vesterbro are the trendy and multicultural boroughs of Copenhagen that are full of young families, students, hipsters and offer various niche shops, restaurants and cafes. It is generally cheaper to dine and go to the cafes and bars in these boroughs.

Østerbro and Frederiksberg are both known as the more "posh" boroughs of Copenhagen – lots of young people live here of course, but the areas also have many families and it is typically more expensive to go out to eat or go to a bar in these two areas.

Vacation in Copenhagen

If you're planning a vacation trip to Copenhagen and haven't booked your stay yet, check out our offers for accommodation at Danhostel Copenhagen City.


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Depending on which district you find yourself in, prices, selection, and quality of the presented gastronomy vary.

One thing is certain, though – in Copenhagen, you'll find something to suit every taste. From casual burger joints and beautiful sushi places to Michelin-starred restaurants and specialized niche cafés.

The Copenhagen café scene is always bustling, with students, families, and couples enjoying each other's company and delicious food.

In addition to a plethora of delicious restaurants and cafés, you shouldn't miss out on Copenhagen's street food culture, which has become extremely popular in recent years.

You can read more about our recommendations for good eateries above under the "restaurants" section.

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How to get around

In Copenhagen, you have plenty of options for transportation, including the metro, S-train network, or one of the many buses that operate in the city.

Many Copenhageners choose to cycle around, and as a tourist, there are also many opportunities to rent bikes – including from us.

If you're looking for an affordable vacation in Copenhagen and especially want to save money on transportation around the city, you may consider purchasing a Copenhagen Card.

A Copenhagen Card not only provides access to a wealth of attractions but also offers free public transport – regardless of zone, ticket price, or travel duration. The card is an excellent way to enjoy a holiday in the capital while saving money on both admission and transportation. Additionally, the card offers discounts at various restaurants.

You can purchase a Copenhagen Card at our reception.

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