8 perfect, green getaways in Copenhagen

More than a metropolis, Copenhagen is also home to lots of green oases and getaways. Here are 8 of our favourites spots to go unwind or get a taste of nature.

#1 Vestre Cemetery

Vestre Cemetery

The largest cemetery in Denmark, Vestre Cemetery covers a total of 54 hectares and is also a cherished public park where people take walks to look at the old graves and monuments. It is especially enjoyable during spring (pictured above) and autumn, when the colours are at their most vibrant. 

#2 Frederiksberg Gardens

Frederiksberg Garden

Frederiksberg Gardens is located just next to Copenhagen's Zoo, and you can even peek over the fence to the elephant house. Besides the beautiful garden itself, you can admire Frederiksborg Castle and the Chinese Pavillion while walking around the lush surroundings.  

#3 Hareskoven

Hareskoven

If parks and gardens aren't your thing, Hareskoven might be a great alternative. Danish for 'The Hare Forest', this large forested area just over 30 minutes north of Copenhagen is perfect for a day trip. 

#4 The Citadel

The Citadel

The Citadel (or Kastellet, in Danish) is actually the best-preserved fortress in Northern Europe and was originally a part of the ramparts protecting Copenhagen. Today, it's turned into a favourite place for taking walks among both locals and visitors, and still features heavy nods towards its military history.

#5 Rosenborg Castle Gardens

King's Garden

Located in the heart of Copenhagen, and perhaps known better as King's Garden, this public park - etablished as a Renaissance-style garden in the early 17th century - is a safe bet all year-round. 

#6 The Deer Park

The Deer Park | Photo: Roberto Fortuna

A short trip north from Copenhagen will take you this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Deer Park is part of the par force landscape that was once used for hunting by the Danish royalty, and strolling through the woodlands, you'll surely come across some of the more than 2000 free range deer that still inhabit the park.

#7 Valbyparken

Valbyparken in Copenhagen

Valbyparken is the largest park in Copenhagen, and you can spend hours exploring the different areas of wild forest, cultivated park and theme gardens such as H. C. Andersen's Oriental Garden.

#8 Kalvebod Fælled

Kalvebod Fælles

Located just 8 kilometres from Copenhagen's City Hall Square, this completely preserved nature reserve is especially spectacular during the early hours of the day, when the rays of the sun first meet the dawn mists. 

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