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6 wonderful places to experience in Copenhagen

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Copenhagen is one of the best places in our little Denmark, but what do you really have to experience? This guide will help you along the way.
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6 lovely places you must also experience in Copenhagen is written by Laura Graf.

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Beautiful Copenhagen

The city with stylish design, the crispiest pastries, stylish people on bicycles and new Nordic food culture. There is plenty to experience in it København, and the city has much more to offer than Nyhavn's colorful houses or a pleasant afternoon in Tivoli.

When the locals have to enjoy the city, it usually happens away from the crowded streets and common tourist traps. If you want to experience the city just like the locals do, then this guide to 6 things to experience in Copenhagen is just for you.

Hafnia Bar

Hafnia Bar

The first rule when you have to explore Copenhagen is, of course, that you must not start on an empty stomach.

There are lots of fantastic places to have breakfast in the city, and Hafnia Bar in Store Regnegade close to Kongens Nytorv is a perfect offer. Their colorful dishes are a both tasty and healthy and a feast for the eyes.

Most of the dishes are vegetarian or vegan, but you can also choose meat or fish for many of the dishes.

If you can not get past for breakfast, then the menu also offers poke bowls, sandwiches, soups and burgers. Bonus: the beautiful, Instagram-friendly tables are obvious as a background for your food photos.

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Sonny's Cafe


Copenhagen is literally patched up with small cafes and specialty coffee bars, and you hardly go wrong in the city on any of them.

One of the places that tops the list is Sonny in Rådhusstræde in inner Copenhagen. The simple decor and the large flower bouquets give the place a cool atmosphere that invites to hang out. In the warmer months, there is also outdoor seating.

Enjoy a piece of their delicious squash cake along with a cup of coffee and try their refreshing lemonade. They also have a breakfast and breakfast menu.

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Sønder Boulevard

As soon as the spring sun comes out, you will see Copenhageners flocking to the grass in the middle of Sønder Boulevard in Vesterbro. Here they enjoy the sun and fill up the depots with vitamin D on top of the long Danish winter.

Grab a drink at Kihoskh, which offers a large selection of cold beers and soft drinks. You can also treat yourself to a pizza from Itzi Pitzi Pizza, located right next door.

Ice ice baby

Ice, Ice Baby

Do you love ice cream? Then you have probably heard about Ismageriet on Amager, which is both famous for their ice cream and notorious for their long queue during the summer months. However, there are lots of wonderful ice cream places in Copenhagen that you must not miss!

For example, go to Østerbro and get your ice fix; within a short distance you will find Isoteket, Olufs Is, Østerberg and Gelati Martelli, which all serve delicious homemade ice cream. Therefore, it is also only fair to recommend them all.

Try them, but do not blame us for your 'brain freeze'. 

The Culture Tower

The Culture Tower

If you are looking for a special place to enjoy an evening drink, then we have the place for you. The culture tower, which is one of the old copper towers on Knippelsbro, has a 360-degree view of Copenhagen harbor.

Enjoy a glass of wine on their small terrace and watch the boats sail past in the harbor and canals while the city lights are on. It is within easy walking distance of Rådhuspladsen and Islands Brygge.

The culture tower also houses exhibitions, dinner parties, jazz concerts and even overnight stays, but check their calendar before you go there, because there are not that many seats.

Game cafe

Bastard Cafe

Last on the list of places to experience in Copenhagen is the perfect place for social evenings and rainy afternoons, and you will find it in one of the farms on Rådhusstræde.

The walls of Bastard Café are hidden behind shelves that go from floor to ceiling. They are full of board and card games - in fact over 2000 of them. Some of them are free to use, but you can also pay a small amount and choose from the entire collection, which spans classics for the most nerdy games.

If that sounds too overwhelming, just ask one of the cafe's 'game masters' for a recommendation. Sit down on one of the comfortable sofas and enjoy a drink and the company of your travel buddies.

Copenhagen has an abundance of exciting places to explore, and this list is a good place to start if you want to get to know the city with its green towers.

Have fun in Copenhagen!

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About the author

Laura Graf

Laura is from the German city of Nuremberg and educated in communication and business studies at RUC. Her joy of traveling began as a child in the family's camper van when the trip went around Europe. She later moved to Australia for her internship and lived in Sydney for a year. She then moved to Switzerland, but in 2015 chose to settle in Copenhagen.
Laura's best travel destinations are Jordan, New Zealand and Grenada, but she hopes to one day have the opportunity to experience Bhutan.

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