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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theme Park
“Tivoli is by far the most visited tourist attraction in Denmark with 4.4 million Denmark’s. visitors in 2017 against 4.6 million visitors in 2016. The park is Europe's third most visited theme park, only transferred from Disneyland Paris and Europa-Park in Germany.”
  • 1263 locals recommend
Beach
“Copenhagen’s Hippie “Free Town”- a community that has its own rules and regulations completely independent of the Danish government. Christiania has been famous for many years thanks to the permanent stalls along Pusher Street—or ‘The Green Light District’, as it was once known—that sold all types of cannabis (illegal elsewhere in Denmark)”
  • 1179 locals recommend
Food Court
“Are you looking for Danish delicacies, local vegetables, fresh fish, or maybe some Italian specialities? Then visit Copenhagen's popular market place Torvehallerne. Torvehallerne is situated right by Nørreport Station, and offers more than 80 shops. ”
  • 1010 locals recommend
Park
“Frederiksberg Gardens: At the main entrance, visitors are officially received by Frederik VI, a former king much beloved by his people, so one is fully aware of entering his garden. From a certain spot in the gardens you can see the elephants in the Zoo.”
  • 930 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“The Meatpacking District (Kødbyen) is one of the Copenhagen’s hot spots and there you’ll find the city’s coolest crowd. Apart from the chic restaurants, takeaways and classy and underground bars, special events take place all year round, adding an exciting note to the already vivid atmosphere. Every weekend from April to October, Kødbyens Food and Market takes place in Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District. More than 40 stalls serve dishes with recipes from all over the world, attracting a mixed crowd of Copenhageners and tourists. Especially on hot, sunny days, the place is packed with people relaxing, tasting the various delicacies and refreshing drinks while chatting with each other. It’s a great place to mingle with locals, while enjoying international specialties or the typical Danish smørrebrød.”
  • 1100 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Famous Writers like H.C. Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard are buried here. Beautiful place to walk around all year”
  • 1077 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The statue of the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen harbor is one of the top must-see sights in Denmark. Fortunately, it is relatively easy to get here, as only once a visitor has seen this rather small statue is it obvious that not having seen her at all would not really condemn any visit to the Danish capital as a failure. It tends to get very busy at the Little Mermaid but visitors arrive, see, take a photo and leave fairly quickly, although during the high season buses spew out new tour groups every few minutes.”
  • 634 locals recommend
Beach
“You can find concerts, local ice cream stands, mini golf, cafes in the area. You can also go to the beach!”
  • 643 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The National Gallery of Denmark: The National Gallery of Denmark displays the largest collection of Danish art from the 1700s to the present day, as well as impressive works from around the world. Highlights include the Danish and Nordic art exhibition, which spans 150 years, as well as paintings by the Dutch Masters, Edvard Munch, and Picasso among others. Natural light floods the upper floors giving the gallery a wonderful ambiance. Be sure to pick up a map before exploring all the collections. The café is particularly pleasant and a great place to unwind and soak up the surroundings. ”
  • 524 locals recommend
Zoo
“To the west of Copenhagen, a little more than three kilometers from the city center, lies the Zoological Garden (Zoologisk Have), founded in 1859 and one of the oldest and largest zoos in Europe. The enclosures imitate the animals' natural surroundings as closely as possible. Here, you can watch polar bears, seals, lions, and other animals being fed. At the entrance, there's an observation tower. Favorite exhibits are the bird lake with storks and pelicans, reptile house, monkey house, and lion's den among others. Of particular interest is the Norman-Foster-designed elephant enclosure. ”
  • 411 locals recommend
Palace
“Amalienborg Castle: Less than one and a half kilometers from Rosenborg in the Frederiksstaden quarter, you'll find Rosenborg's sister palace, Amalienborg, along with its serene waterfront gardens. The four palaces facing onto the square were originally built as homes for the nobility, but were taken over by the Royal Family after a fire at Christiansborg in 1794. The palace takes its name from Queen Sophie Amalie who had a sumptuous summer retreat on the site, which also burned down in 1689. The area was designed to be a model society with the King as focal point and the aristocracy (the four palaces) surrounding him. Today, Queen Margrethe II and her family occupy the upper story of Christian IX Palace, and the Moltke Palace is used for official purposes. The soldiers of the Royal Guard with their bearskins and blue (on festive occasions red, white, and blue) uniforms are a unique symbol of the city. ”
  • 458 locals recommend
Park
“This place is cool because people use it, even though it's right next to the King's castle. It has amazing views, especially when the crocuses bloom in the spring. I especially like the botanical garden running down the eastern side”
  • 497 locals recommend
Park
“Go for a long walk in Fælledparken. There are some nice playgrounds and a great little lake with a fountain, which is a good sitting spot on a sunny day. Fælledparken is 15 min-walk from here. ”
  • 608 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“The most famous shopping street in Copenhagen. You will find most shops you are looking for around this area. ”
  • 516 locals recommend
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!”
  • 550 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“One of the largest shopping centers in Denmark with a large collection of shops, including a very large supermarket (Bilka) and cinemas. Right next to a Metro station and with excellent parking. Also located next to Royal Arena - the largest venue in Copenhagen for concerts and sport events.”
  • 223 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Food Court
“Are you looking for Danish delicacies, local vegetables, fresh fish, or maybe some Italian specialities? Then visit Copenhagen's popular market place Torvehallerne. Torvehallerne is situated right by Nørreport Station, and offers more than 80 shops. ”
  • 1010 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“Laid back restaurant and winebar in Nørrebro, focusing on natural wine and food based on quality organic local produce from their own Farm of Ideas.”
  • 351 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Some of the best roasters in Copenhagen. Have a great coffee and small breakfast here!”
  • 240 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“Great restaurant, urban Spanish architecture and great menus at a reasonable price, and a lot of ambience. ”
  • 219 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“In the trendy meatpacking district “Kodbyen”, there is a purely organic Italian restaurant called Mother, which serves delicious sourdough pizzas till 11 pm and is always buzzing with life! Their Margarita pizza is our favorite.”
  • 251 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“AMAZING pizza. Has been ranked as one of the best in the world. Not great service, but it is still a 100% worth it.”
  • 225 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“Not a place for a thin wallet... this is the best of the best.. their previous location won the best restaurant in the world many many times.. book in advance and treat yourself to amazing views and some of the best food in the world ”
  • 201 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Simple, raw, great. Situated in the former meat packing district with lots of life in the weekends.”
  • 213 locals recommend

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