Our list of the best free experiences in our local Copenhagen
If you are worried about your budget for the trip to Copenhagen, fear not—some of the best ways to experience the city are completely free.
Christiania Sunday Concerts – At Nemoland
Visiting Christiania is one thing and spending time there can be completely different. If you stroll away from the Pusher Street you’ll find the funky DIY store Den Grønne Hal, a hidden beach, wonderful breakfast locations and Kvindesmedien. The very best though is Nemoland on summer Sundays. Usually starting early evening are free concerts with different national and international artists. Come early is a good idea for the best view, but you will always be able to find a place.
Fabriksområdet 52, 1440 København
Recently opened Copen Hill is a power plant with a ski hill on top. And no need for snow—you can ride all year. You can also access the top with an elevator or walk the stairs to the top. There is even an option to mix it up and take the hike trail for some extra training.
As you can imagine the view is incredible from the top!
The walk up and down is free, but using the ski lifts will cost you.
Open around 12.00 to 20.00.
Centrally located the botanical garden is always worth a visit. You’ll probably find yourself in the area anyway at some point walking around Copenhagen so why not stop by for a beautiful walk. Warm enough, just bring a cold drink and have a sit wherever you like.
Paying a small fee will also give access to the different flower-houses. The staircase and walkway at the Palm House is fantastic.
Tårnet – Tower of Christiansborg
Enter through the big Kingsgate facing the big square in front of Christiansborg. Turn right and you’ll be at the security check and elevator. Easy.
Once you climb the final stairs you have an incredible 360°-view of Copenhagen from one of the highest points in the centre. You’ll see all the beautiful towers and domes of the inner city, but on a clear day you have an endless view of the harbour, Øresund and even all the way to the bridge and Sweden.
Usually there is almost no line around 11.00-12.00 and 16.00-17.30.
The tower is open Tuesday-Saturday 11.00-21.00.
Modern architectural trip to Ørestaden
Ørestaden is a newer neighbourhood project of Copenhagen. Easy accessible via the metro line that takes you straight there.
The architect Bjarke Ingels is one of the people behind several of the different projects. Still today the most popular pieces at Ørestaden are VM-husene, Bjerget, Royal Arena and 8-tallet (indsæt links med location).
Not only are you about to visit one of the most beautiful buildings the old center of Copenhagen, but this museum also holds an unbelievable collection of art in many forms.
The first thing you see when entering is the indoor palm garden. Actually palm trees from Carl Jacobsens (founder of Carlsberg) own garden—making these more than 140 years old.
Something that many never find when visiting this museum is the rooftop terrace. Simply a must see, and also appropriate for a drink in the summer.
The old cemetery is a very popular destination for the locals on Nørrebro in the summer. People are coming there to eat lunch, tan, walk their dog or meet up with friends on the big grass areas. It’s a nice place to get a little distance from the city. Many iconic people are buried here – like H.C Andersen and Niels bohr. Take a look at the maps inside the Cemetery and find you way around the place.
Kapelvej 4, 2200 København N