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Free Things To Do In Copenhagen

The capital city of Denmark has increasingly become more and more popular as a European city break in recent years.

Famed for its brightly coloured houses, lovely riverside bars and restaurants and vast open spaces of gardens; Copenhagen is an absolute delight.

If you’re currently in the process of planning a trip there, make sure to check out our guide below of the 10 best free attractions in Copenhagen.

You can also find a list of the top 10 paid attractions and activities in Copenhagen too!

Nyhavn walk

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Nyhavn walk

Arguably the most famous place in the entirety of Copenhagen, Nyhavn is a picture-perfect postcard street right next to the harbour.

It’s famed for its stunning colourful houses that sit right on the waterfront; making it a truly idyllic and photogenic place in the city.

Not only is it a popular place with tourists, but many locals also frequent Nyhavn to enjoy a refreshing beer after work on a Friday evening.


Copenhagen Card

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  • A card to get the most of Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark.
  • The tourers can save an admission in advance to many selective citry attractions and activities.
  • The card is a true value for money for the travellers looking for alot in small.
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Little Mermaid Statue

Another one of the most famous places in Copenhagen and a free attraction that attracts hundreds of people a day is the iconic bronze mermaid statue.

Constructed by Edvard Eriksen, the sculpture is supposed to represent the classic heroin from the beloved fairytale story; The Little Mermaid.

When you first see the statue, you may be a little underwhelmed at its size, but it’s still a great place to visit while in...

Skip the Line: Tivoli Gardens Admission Ticket

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  • A ticket that can save the valuable time of your vacation.
  • The travellers can just hop on to the fun and enjoyment of the park without the hassles of standing in long lines.
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Tower of Christiansborg Palace

The tallest tower in Copenhagen is the Tower of Christiansborg Palace so it’s the perfect place in the city to head up and take in some truly awesome views.

The fact that admission into the tower is free is what makes it so unique as most cities that have high observation towers usually charge an entry fee.

There is even a restaurant at the top of the Tower of Christiansborg Palace that sells quintessentially Danish...

Bus tour - Copenhagen and Christiansborg 4 hours

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  • On this tour a knowledgable local guide will take you on a bus sightseeing tour around the old city to see all the important landmarks and other places more off the beaten path and most iconic quarters making multiple stops along the way to gain an insight into the daily life, long history and rich culture of the Danish capital and an good...read more

Chnaging of the guards at the Royal Palace

The Royal Palace, more formally known as Amalienborg, consists of four houses that are centred around a statue that’s dedicated to King Frederik V.

Amalienborg is a formal residence of the royal family but even when they’re not in the Palace, you can still watch the changing of the guards ceremony every day.

It happens at noon every day and is a great way to spend 15-minutes or so in between sightseeing.


Walking tour - Copenhagen Old Town & Tivoli Park included

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  • Copenhagen contains its highlights within short walking distance, brings you up close with its rich culture. On this tour, our guide will take you on a carefully designed walking route around the old town to discover all of the highlights and the stories behind them, starting with Tivoli Gardens, full of magic and tradition, City Hall Square,...read more

Black Diamond Library

The Royal Library of Copenhagen is also often nicknamed the Black Diamond Library due to the reflection from the canal that hits the building when the sun is shining.

It’s also the national library of Denmark, as well as one of the largest libraries in the whole world and is the biggest library in the Nordic countries.

Inside Black Diamond, you will find an eclectic mix of both old and new, and technological and...

Skip the Line The Blue Planet - National Aquarium of Denmark Ticket

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  • Experience a world under the seven seas

    Enjoy a close encounter with hammerhead sharks and rays, as they swim towards you in the amazing underwater tunnel. Unleash your inner water baby in the Water Playground and give it all you’ve got with the pumps and locks. The physical activity and cooperation will give you a greater understanding...read more

Frederiksberg Gardens

The incredible 80-acres of land known as the Frederiksberg Gardens is one of the largest and most beautiful landscapes in Copenhagen.

The gardens are located adjacent to the Frederiksberg Palace and they’re definitely well worth a visit if you plan on exploring the royal side of Copenhagen.

Frederiksberg Gardens are undoubtedly one of the most naturally stunning areas in the whole of Copenhagen and they make an idyllic...

Skip the Line: Tivoli Gardens 1-Day Unlimited Rides Ticket

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  • Tivoli is the most visited theme park in Scandinavia, and the third most visited theme park in Europe. This 1-day, unlimited pass makes it easier than ever to take advantage of all the thrilling rides. Release your inner child and try Tivoli’s more than 30 roller coasters as many times as you’d...read more

King’s Garden

Kongens Have, or the King’s Garden, is another park in Copenhagen that attracts a lot of attention from both visitors and locals thanks to its unparalleled beauty.

The spectacular Rosenborg Castle is located within the King’s Garden grounds which truly makes it one of the most incredible and beautiful free attractions in Copenhagen.

The park is absolutely stunning all year round, but it arguably looks its very best...

Skip the Line: Tivoli Gardens 1-Day Unlimited Rides Ticket PLUS

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  • Tivoli Gardens 1-Day Unlimited Rides Ticket PLUS

    Get the full Tivoli-experience Unlimited ride ticket Plus is valid for all Tivoli's rides including The Demon with virtual reality.

    Besides enjoying all the rides you like, the ticket also enables you to scan Ride-photos directly down to your smartphone on four of the most popular...read more

Botanical Gardens

It’s clear to see from this list of the best free attractions in Copenhagen that the Danish city is home to a plethora of gardens and vast open spaces.

Another one of the best free expanses in Copenhagen is the Botanical Gardens.

Here, you can find a whole wealth of exotic plants from all over the world; both local and in some of the most remote geographical locations.

The gardens have different rooms that mimic the...

Combi Ticket To Christiansborg Palace

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  • Christiansborg Palace is H.M. the Queen's working palace. This is where the Queen holds audiences, signs laws, holds banquets and receptions, celebrates royal anniversaries and receives state visits. It is a working palace where old traditions and the modern Royal Family meet. You will see dazzling halls, adorned with colorful tapestries, vast...read more

Amager Beach

Amager Beach is situated next to the seaside public park in Copenhagen called Amager Strandpark.

While you don’t always think of beach vibes when you think of Copenhagen, you’d be pleasantly pleased to know that Amager Beach offers 5km of glorious white sand right in the city.

On a hot summer’s day, Amager Strandpark makes an idyllic destination for the whole family.

You can tuck into scrumptious ice...

Cargo Bikes and the Science of Happiness (Small Group, Winter Edition)

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  • The travellers get to explore the beautiful city of Copenhagen in this 3 hour guided trip on electric cargo bike.
  • The daily life of the Nordic city is best explored this way- while visiting the popular tourist attractions of the city.
  • Experienced guide-riders make up for a fun memorablecycle trip.
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Islands Brygge baths

The Havnebadet Islands Brygge baths are a great place to hang out in Copenhagen during the summer months.

Here you’ll find a beautiful harbour with a wooden deck, as well as a harbourside swimming facility complete with diving boards and a lap pool.

When the hot weather rolls around, you’ll find the locals flocking to the Islands Brygge baths with disposable barbecues and deck chairs where they’ll then spend...

Red Sightseeing Copenhagen Hop-on Hop-Off Bus with Boat Option

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  • The tourists get to enjoy the cosmopolitan city of Copenhagen on an open-air double decker bus.
  • Travellers get to hop on or off the bus anywhere they like from the various popular locations throughout the city.
  • Audio guides, along with free wi-fi are available during the bus ride.
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