Østerbro: A family-friendly haven inbetween the city and the beach
Meet locals from all walks of life in the skate park and the rest of Fælledparken in Østerbro.Photo:Daniel Rasmussen
On the edge of Fælledparken you’ll find Telia Parken, Denmark’s national stadium, and in the top corner of it the gourmet restaurant Geranium – Denmark’s only three-starred Michelin restauarant – majestically overlooking the canopy. This combination of the democratic leisure activity and exclusive cuisine fits well with the vibe in Østerbro. Here, you’ll see expensive cars and luxury flats along with biking students, bodegas and lowkey cafés.
When strolling or biking through Østerbro, you’ll notice that life here is good.
Naturally, the locals love their neighbourhood, and with a peaceful atmosphere combined with open, green spaces and access to both beach and all the benefits of Copenhagen’s old city centre within walking distance, it’s easy to understand why.
Danish design shopping at Normann Copenhagen in the Østerbro neighbourhood.Photo:Jeppe Sørensen
Østerbro is at the same time for everyone and you’ll find great restaurants, cafés and shopping here not matter your budget.
One thing that characterizes what could possibly be the greenest neighbourhood in Copenhagen is the variety of beautiful outside areas that make for a perfect walk, run or bike trip.
For instance by the popular lakes that curve through the capital separating the biggest neighbourhoods (City, Vesterbro, Nørrebro, Frederiksberg and Østerbro). Or the historic Citadel grounds, the Langelinie Park - home to the world-famous Little Mermaid, or at the fairly new public beach park Svanemøllen which also marks the Northeasternmost point of Østerbro.
Svanemøllen in Østerbro is one among several newer beach pakes to enjoy Copenhagen's sandy beaches.Photo:Büro Jantzen