You find open air swimming right in the centre of the city at Islands Brygge Harbour Bath. This is where you meet the locals on a hot summer’s day. There is a lawn in front of the pool where you find lots of room for sun-bathing, picnics and ball games.
Copenhagen’s latest free public cultural venue. Pavilions offer a selection of snack and drinks to enjoy in the sun on the pier.
Catch a concert, performance, exhibition or maybe a sport event. Jump on the harbour bus to explore Copenhagen Harbour from the water.
Refshaleøen Island is an old industrial area, but is now home to creative office spaces, activity centres, loud music festivals and even some restaurants. Only about a 15-minute-bike ride away from city centre, this place is like a peaceful island in the middle of bustling Copenhagen. This hidden gem is even unknown to many Copenhageners.
Photo: Cees van Roeden
BEACHES AND GARDENS
Amager Beach Park
The beach area in Copenhagen consists of an artificial island just off the coast, forming a lagoon with toddlers' pools and a 1,000-metre long rowing and swimming lane. From the beach you have a spectacular view to a windmill park and the impressive bridge Øresundsbroen connecting Denmark and Sweden.
The gardens are the country's oldest royal gardens. The huge flowerbeds are a spectacular sight during the summer months. From June to August there is a puppet show for children - the lawns are crowded with sun worshipers on warm days and during Copenhagen Jazz Festival several bands can be heard playing within the area.
One of Copenhagen’s largest and most attractive green spaces. For centuries, the Frederiksberg Gardens has been a favourite outing spot for Copenhageners, where many bring their picnic baskets for lunch. From the gardens you can see the elephants in Copenhagen Zoo.
Photo: Thomas Rousing
The Harbour Circle
The Harbour Circle offers 13 km of waterside experiences. Along the Harbour Circle you’ll find landmark architecture, rickety houseboats, harbour baths and waterside living. The Harbour Circle lets you experience a port city in dynamic development – a unique waterside adventure in the heart of the city.
Explore Copenhagen from a kayak. Venture out into Copenhagen Canals or Harbour on your own or join a guided tour. Enjoy the freedom and go sightseeing without traffic lights or noisy road work.
Be your own captain and rent a solar-powered boat to explore Copenhagen through the idyllic canals. Order a picnic basket or bring your own and enjoy a different Copenhagen experience.
Photo: Giuseppe Liverino (instagram: @tourbillondelavie)
Copenhagen Jazz Festival
The city of Copenhagen becomes alive and vibrant with jazz in the streets when Copenhagen Jazz Festival takes place each summer.
Copenhagen Cooking is a food festival where you can take a bite of culinary Copenhagen and the Nordic region.
Copenhagen Cultural Harbour (Kulturhavn)
Kulturhavn is an annual harbour festival that lets you experience new and different aspects of Copenhagen’s amazing and varied harbour area and take active part in the variety of local cultural experiences.
Copenhagen Pride Week
Copenhagen celebrates diversity with a colourful parade and lots of LGBT events during Pride week.
Photo: Copenhagen Cooking / Rasmus Flindt Pedersen