Places to see Copenhagen in its spring coat
Copenhagen comes alive in spring, and all the green urban spaces will be filled with people waking up from their winter lair. Here, we've picked out our favourite spots to see the city in bloom.
The Copenhagen canals are a sight for sore eyes in the spring. Take a walk along the water, jump in a kayak or go all in with a GoBoat, where you can enjoy a floating picnic. The canal in the old neighbourhood Christianshavn is especially charming.
In April, this place is packed with people trying to get just the right shot of the beautiful Sakura trees. If you’re really dedicated, you’ll get up before everyone else to have a moment alone in the pink wonderland. While you’re there, make sure to go by Grundtvig’s Church – its gothic architecture is just stunning
Lots of people head to Copenhagen’s cemeteries during spring and summer. Just as you would in a park, people jog, bike and chill out in the flush, green gardens. Vestre Cemetery is one of the largest in Scandinavia and perfect for a good, long stroll.
Superkilen is a modern urban space on Nørrebro consisting of three areas: The Red Square, The Black Market and The Green Park. These spaces are bustling with kids playing, kickflipping skaters and people enjoying the sun in the spring. Especially The Black Market is beautiful in spring, with the sakura trees contrasting the lines on the tarmac.
Sønder Boulevard is a vivid urban space in Vesterbro that stretches through the district. A walk down the strip will take you past gardens, playgrounds, ping pong tables and basketball courts that attract lots of people from the area. It’s a great place to just sit, relax and observe life around you.
As soon as the sun comes out, Islands Brygge comes alive and turns into one of the most popular public spaces in Copenhagen. Join the people sunbathing on the green spots, barbequing and jumping into the harbour bath.
King’s Garden is a real oasis right in the middle of Copenhagen. Located next to Rosenborg Castle, this royal garden is very popular for outings and picnics. There’s also a playground to keep the kids amused while you rest your feet for a minute.