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!
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...