Guide to winter break in Copenhagen 2017 | VisitCopenhagen

Winter break in Copenhagen

The winter break is a good time of the year for families with children to visit Copenhagen, just like it's traditionally a time with cool events for adults too.

The winter break 2017 in Copenhagen falls from 10 - 19 February, and during that time Copenhagen's museums and attractions offer lots of fun activities for children and their families.

48 hours in wheelchair accessible Copenhagen

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Accessible Attractions in Greater Copenhagen

From world-renowned art museums, beautiful nature, maritime history, castles and palaces to UNESCO heritage sites. Greater Copenhagen has attractions and sights to suit every taste and interest. Here is a list of some of our recommended accessible attractions in Greater Copenhagen.


Accessible Attractions in Copenhagen

From world-renowned art museums, historic museums, castles and palaces to parks, statues and adventures for kids. Copenhagen has attractions and sights to suit every taste and interest. Here is a list of our recommended attractions with good accessibility.

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Hellerup's attractions and activities

Are you visiting the Hellerup area and are wondering what is a most-do? Here are some suggestions on what to fill your day with.

Nørrebro | Shopping | Packyard | Photo: Patricia Weber

Nørrebro shopping

Walking down the streets in Nørrebro, you see many interesting shopping opportunities – especially fashion and design shops like Carrhart, Acne, Won Hundred and the small independent ones in the area between Nørrebrogade and Skt. Hans Square.

Photo: Kyoto | Abdellah Ihadian

Vesterbro shopping

With everything from creative design shops, vintage and cool streetwear stores, Vesterbro inspires even the most discerning shopper. Shop along Vesterbro’s main shopping street, Istedgade, and experience the cool yet casual Vesterbro ambiance.

Arken - photo Hanne Fuglbjerg

Autumn exhibitions

Even though a rainy autumn day calls for a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate, we suggest that you take at least one day, where you visit one of the many extraordinary museums in an around Copenhagen

Bikes, photo Kasper Thye

Copenhagen's bike culture

Copenhageners love their bikes. Cycling is fast, convenient, healthy, climate-friendly, enjoyable - and cheap, although Copenhageners honestly love their bikes no matter their financial income. Even top politicians ride their bike every day to parliament.

Photo: Christian Alsing

Bus tours

The city of Copenhagen is extremely accessible on foot, but if you want to rest your feet for a couple of hours, there are plenty of options to do so. Sightseeing bus tours around the city will take you to the major sights of classic Copenhagen. If you have a little more time to spend - perhaps an entire day - why not explore the sights beyond the capital city? The surrounding region is a smorgasbord of royal castles and palaces.

Magstræde | Photo: Robert Thomason

Experience Copenhagen by foot

Copenhagen is small enough for you to experience it by foot. But if you do not know where the good sights are and the stories they tell, then what good does it do? Luckily for you there are lots of great guided tours around the city with very different themes and objectives. The traditional walking tours will take you to the most significant sights and important places in Copenhagen city centre and show you the best of the cty in a few hours.

Bike tours

Experience Copenhagen the authentic, local way - by bike. It is fun, healthy, easy, cheap and without a doubt the best way to see Copenhagen. Either with a guide or on your own. Jump in the saddle on one of the city bikes with built-in GPS and tourist information, aslo check out our guide to Copenhagen bike rentals.

Photo: Christian Alsing

Action activities in Copenhagen

Copenhagen offers exciting and thrilling activities in the city and its surroundings, so whether you are looking for an adrenaline kick, a fun and playful day or just an experience out of the ordinary, there is plenty of opportunities here. E.g. try tandem skydiving or kayaking through the clean canals. Inside or outside, in the water or in the sky - there are many action activities that will make your Copenhagen experience unforgettable.

Tivoli Gardens | Thomas Høyrup Christensen

Christmas in Copenhagen

Christmas in Copenhagen embodies the concept of hygge where locals and visitors enjoy themselves and some delicious treats surrounded by loved ones and in intimate, cozy settings. For instance Tivoli Gardens, the Christmas markets, and the many quality restaurants serving up traditional, Danish Christmas delicacies.

Autumn in Copenhagen, photo Copenhagen Media Center

Autumn break

From the 15 October until 23 October, it's autumn break in Denmark - a Danish school holiday. True to tradition, in Copenhagen it's kicked off with the Night of Culture, on 15 October 2015. In the following week, Copenhagen offers lots of activities for the entire family. Beneath, you can find inspiration and read more about activities for children and their parents in Copenhagen.  

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Top 10 cheap things to do

There are a lot of free things to do in Copenhagen, and there are a lot of things you can do at very little cost and many cheap alternatives. Cruise the harbour on a harbour bus instead of taking a canal tour. Take a city bike instead of renting a bike. Eat for DKK 50 at Copenhagen Street Food.

The Royal Danish Playhouse, photo Signe Baadsgaard


Perhaps you have already seen many of the top attractions in Copenhagen, or maybe you are just looking for a whole different type of activity than the classical sightseeing or museum visit. Active or relaxing. Free, cheap or exclusive.

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Exclusive Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a world-class city for the discerning and sophisticated clientele. With five-star hotels, Michelin restaurants and Danish design, Copenhagen has marked itself as an exclusive destination.