48 hours in wheelchair accessible Copenhagen

Nyhavn
Photo: Jacob Schjørring & Simon Lau

PROGRAM

DAY 1

MORNING - EXPLORE COPENHAGEN  
Start the day with a guided tour of Copenhagen. Book one of the many guided walking tours offered by local guides in Copenhagen. Copenhagen is an old city with cobbled stones and narrow streets, but it is possible for wheelchair users to join a wheelchair-friendly guided tour in the city centre. Book in advance and let the guide know that it has to be accessible for wheelchair users. Some tour companies also specialise in wheelchair-friendly guided tours both in and outside Copenhagen. Find more information here

CHANGE OF THE GUARDS AT AMALIENBORG PALACE
Head towards Amalienborg Palace, the official residence of the Danish Royal Family. The changing of the Royal guards takes place in front of Amalienborg Palace every day at 12 noon. 

LUNCH – THE TRADITIONAL DANISH WAY
Have your lunch in Nyhavn, the city’s iconic heritage harbour with quaint townhouses and old schooners. Nyhavn is the perfect place to find traditional Danish Restaurants. Most of the traditional lunch places in Nyhavn have outdoor seating. However, being an old neighbourhood in the city, many of the restaurants have 1 or 2 stairs entrances. Restaurant Fyrtøjet, a lunch restaurant in Nyhavn serving smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches) and other local Danish specialities, has a lift and good accessibility

Smørrebrød
Photo: Copenhagen Street Food

AFTERNOON – EXPLORE A PART OF THE DANISH HISTORY
Visit Christiansborg Palace - the seat of the Danish parliament. Experience the Royal Reception Rooms and visit the ruins of Bishop Absalon's Castle of 1167. Read more about the accessibility at Christiansborg Palace and the museums here. From The Tower at Christiansborg, you get to see Copenhagen from above and on a clear day, you can even see all the way to Sweden.

SHOP FOR DANISH DESIGN
Spend part of the afternoon on Strøget, one of Europe's longest pedestrian shopping streets, and visit the Magasin, as well as Danish flagship stores such as LegoRoyal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen. The surface of Strøget is smooth and wheelchair accessible. 

Nimb Tivoli Evening
Photo: Nimb hotel, Tivoli Gardens

DINNER – AND THRILLS IN TIVOLI GARDENS
Make your way down Strøget via the City Hall Square to Tivoli Gardens, the park that inspired Walt Disney, and one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. At night, thousands of coloured lights create a fairy tale atmosphere that is completely unique. Have your dinner in one of the many restaurants in Tivoli.

EVENING – DANISH BEER AND LIVE JAZZ
If you have the energy for more Copenhagen, check out one of the local beer bars in the Meatpacking District or visit one of the many other bars in that area. The access to the different restaurants and bars in the Meatpacking District is good. Some of the restaurants have accessible toilets, and you'll also find a wheelchair accessible public toilet in the area at Halmtorvet.

DAY 2

MORNING - ALTERNATIVE SIGHTSEEING
Start the day with either some alternative sightseeing, join a food tour or a design tour. To see Copenhagen from the water, take the yellow harbour bus from the stop in front of the Black Diamond, the Royal Danish Library to tour around the harbour. From the boat, you can see all the new bike- and pedestrian bridges crossing Copenhagen harbour.

The Circle Bridge
Photo: Thomas Rousing

CHRISTIANSHAVN – COLOURED HOUSES, CANALS AND DIVERSITY
Find your way to the colourful and diverse neighbourhood of Christianshavn. Don’t miss out on a visit to the Freetown Christiania. Here you’ll experience a completely different part of Copenhagen with interesting architecture, organic restaurants and relaxed atmosphere.

LUNCH – COPENHAGEN’S FOOD MARKETS
Enjoy your lunch in Christiania or check out one of Copenhagen’s Food Markets: head for Copenhagen Street Food, close to Christiania, the city's first and only genuine street food market, or visit Copenhagen’s exclusive food market Torvehallerne

AFTERNOON – MUSEUM HOPPING
An afternoon is easily spent in the National Gallery in the company of great Danish artists or by visiting the largest aquarium in Northern Europe, the Blue Planet, from where you can also enjoy the beautiful view of the Øresund Strait and the Øresund Bridge. Need some fresh air? Check out our top 10 gardens and parks guide.

The Blue Planet 
Photo: Adam Mørk 

DINNER – NEW NORDIC KITCHEN
The New Nordic kitchen in Copenhagen is characterised by its uniquely Nordic identity among the world’s greatest cuisines and by its commitment to organic, sustainable and local products. The food scene in Copenhagen is varied and has a lot to offer. Be inspired by our list of restaurants in Copenhagen with good accessibility

EVENING – LIVE SHOWS AND CONCERTS
Are you interested in ballet, opera, live concerts with international stars or local artists? Or are you more into dinner and a show? Check out our live music venues guide and the event guide Kultunaut.


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