Copenhagen is a beautiful city of architecture and greenery, with that European, laid-back attitude. I spent 2 days exploring this amazing city and it didn’t disappoint. There are a lot of things to see in Copenhagen for free, so here’s my 5 top things to do!
1. Freetown Christiana
Freetown is something you have to visit in Copenhagen. It was established in 1971 by hippies who took over some abandoned barracks and basically made their own rules, they even have their own flag. There is a lot to see, whether it is the avant garde, make-shift houses, art galleries, cafes, murals on the buildings, or even the cannabis stands! Cannabis isn’t legal here but it is openly sold on ‘pusher street’ with 40 different types of cannabis to buy! There is also crafts and jewellery on sale, and a garden centre!
You can’t take photos in Christiana, mainly because the marijuana stands don’t want to be photographed! It’s hard to explain it, but it is a really cool place to visit.
2. The King’s Garden
The King’s Garden is the most used park in the city and opened it’s gates in the early 1700’s. We arrived at the gardens on a Saturday afternoon and young people we’re enjoying themselves everywhere with music and drinks, it had a great atmosphere. The Rosenborg Castle is in the gardens – but costs 110KR for an adult ticket. But just enjoying the garden’s is beautiful and well worth the trip.
3. The Little Mermaid Statue
Located at Langelinje Pier this sculpture of The Little Mermaid was incredibly busy when we went to visit it. The statue was a gift from a Danish brewer back in 1913 and was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, who lived in the city.
4. Nyhavn Harbour
The harbour area of Nyhaven was bustling when we arrived in Copenhagen. There was a real mix of locals and tourists enjoying the atmosphere and sunshine. The bars are quite expensive here, but there are a lot of restaurants and bars to choose from down the harbour walkway.
5. Torvehallerne, Food Market.
We actually stumbled across this market by accident and what a pleasant accident it was! Wondering around the stalls, it is hard not to want to buy something! From delicious looking cakes, to spices, to face creams, there is all sorts here. We opted for a Green Delight juice from ‘Boost Juice’ and it was amazing.
We stayed at the Generator Hostel in Copenhagen and I couldn’t recommend it enough! It was a really cool and clean place to stay, it is also right in the city centre so close to get to everything and super easy to get the Metro to it, from the airport.