Østerbro in Copenhagen, photo Kasper Thye

Family-friendly Østerbro

Broad boulevards, delicacies, design shops, green oases and Copenhagen's most famous statue. The neighbourhood of Østerbro in Copenhagen, also known as Copenhagen Ø, is somewhat posh and at the same time completely down to earth. Østerbro is located north of Copenhagen city centre. It is one of Copenhagen's most attractive residential areas, especially for families with kids - or dogs.

The reason is that it is one of the greenest areas in the city, home to Fælledparken – Denmark’s largest public park - with sports facilities, playgrounds, football grounds, the national stadium and dog off-leash areas. It is close to the water, with a new beach park at Svanemøllen and Copenhagen's Lakes, as well as the Citadel grounds and the very famous statue of The Little Mermaid on Copenhagen's waterfront. In Østerbro, you will also find designer shops, such as Normann Copenhagen, Rambow and Moshi Moshi as well as restaurants and cafes.

We also recommend our area guides to Hellerup, Frederiksberg and Nørrebro.