Top Attractions In Copenhagen For Free

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

Free Attractions in Copenhagen

Top Rated Copenhagen Attractions

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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.

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

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • 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...
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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...

2 Hour Copenhagen Segway Tour

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  • The most fun way to zoom through the streets and alleyways of Copenhagen- the 2 hour Segway tour is for those tourists who prefer a quirky and fun ride over the norms.
  • The initiation startup is done at the beginnning itself.
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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...

See the Unknown Copenhagen by Bike

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • Travellers can explore the other side of Copenhagen city in the greenest and most effective way possible- bicycle.
  • Dedicated guides will be leading through the city streets that are often neglected by the average tourists for a...
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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.

This...

Copenhagen 3-hour City Highlights Bike Tour

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  • Travellers can go for sightseeing the picturesque city of Copenhagen and its many highlights riiding on bicycles.
  • The entire city of Copenhagen is perfect for biking.
  • The whole trip will be led by a friendly local guide....
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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...

Copenhagen Private Bike Tour

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • A private Bike tour around the city of Cpenhagen.
  • Tourists get to explore the various attractions in and around the city.
  • Travellers get to gain knowledge regarding the history of Copenhagen.
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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...

Castles Tour from Copenhagen: North Zealand and Hamlet Castle

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  • This trip takes the tourists through a fairytale adventure in many Denmark's dungeons and castles.
  • Guided tours to help the tourist have a better knowledge about the historical significance of the castle at North Zealand.
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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...

Malmo Independent Day Trip from Copenhagen with Canal Cruise

clock Duration: 6 hours
  • This across-the-country trip sees tourists travel to the city of Malmo- Sweden's 3rd largest city.
  • The 6 hour guided tour will have tourists crossing through the Oreson Bridge. Stops can be made at Lilla Torget.
  • Fans of...
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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...

In the Footsteps of the Vikings - daytrip from Copenhagen to Roskilde

clock Duration: 5 hours 30 m
  • The tourists get a glimpse in the lifestyles and customs of the fascinating Vikings and their warships at the Viking Ship Museum.
  • The UNESCO listed world heritage site Roskilde Cathedral is a popular attraction place of attraction....
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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...

Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen

clock Duration: 8 hours 30 m
  • It is one of the grandest packagaes on offer around the city of Copenhagen.
  • Tourists can expect a thrilling adventurous trip through history and modern times of the Danish Kingdom, alongwith the saga of the legendary Vikings....
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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...

The Art of Baking Danish Pastry

clock Duration: 3 hours 30 m
  • Participants get to learn the art of baking Danish Pastry from an experienced and professional pastry chef with multiple years of experience.
  • The participants also get to sample different types of cakes and can bring back their own...
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There are many things you can do for free in Copenhagen like booking free entry into some Copenhagen museums, joining locals to do some free activities and others. This allows you to have fun and relax on a budget or save for further experiences on your trip.

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