Copenhagen neighbourhoods you should explore
Get to know one of the world's cosiest capital cities, where top sights and attractions are within walking or cycling distance. Take your time exploring parts of the city less travelled by visitors. It’s easy to find your very own little part of Copenhagen – the world’s most liveable city.
Copenhagen’s edgiest quarter is now the hippest place to be in Copenhagen. Sample Vesterbro's ecclectic shops, diverse restaurants and funky bars. Formerly the Red Light District, up-and-coming Vesterbro boasts its own Meatpacking District, with gritty bars and fine dining side-by-side.
Copenhagen’s multi-cultural heart is packed with things to do, day and night. Visit Hans Christian Andersen's grave in the tranquil Assistens Cemetery, and join the locals for a drink on the grass. Some of Copenhagen’s coolest bakeries and bars are found in Nørrebro, a short walk past the Lakes from Nørreport station.
Østerbro is a laid-back and trendy area, dotted with green spaces and great shopping. Say hello to The Little Mermaid on her rock in the sea nearby. Home to Copenhagen’s largest park, Fælledparken, and the national stadium, Østerbro still manages to ooze a cosy, neighbourhood feel.
Sophisticated and chic, Frederiksberg is a pocket of calm close to the city centre. Grab a coffee to go and stroll in the grand royal park, Frederiksberg Gardens. From Copenhagen Central Station, it’s easy to walk into Frederiksberg along Gammel Kongevej – a fantastic shopping street with grand old buildings and popular cafés and restaurants.
The city centre holds all of Copenhagen’s unmissable bits in one beautiful and manageable knot of streets and alleys. Enjoy royal palaces, Tivoli and world-class shopping, as well as top sights such as colourful Nyhavn and the King's Garden. Copenhagen’s most-famous sights are all within walking or cycling distance in the historical city centre.
Head across the harbour to Amager and explore the beaches of this lesser-known gem and green oasis of the city. It truly has it all, from delightfully chilly outdoor swimming to the sophistication of the opera. Take your own architectural tour of Ørestad, one of Copenhagen’s newest areas and a hub of inspirational buildings, such as the Mountain Dwellings, Number 8 building and Bella Sky. Or head to Refshaleøen and take your time tasting all the stands at Reffen Street Food. Burn it off with some light exercise as you swoop down an artificial ski slope on top of a waste energy plant at CopenHill. As you do.
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