We are proud to share with you our 7 secret tips for having serious fun in Copenhagen. This city offers so many different things to explore, to discover, that we could not resists to put together our top 7 fun things to do in Copenhagen to let you enjoy the Danish capital like we do.
We are not an expert of Copenhagen, BUT: our friends are!
We asked a fellow blogger, friends, expats to send us over their coolest secrets. We are proud and happy to share them with you! Here are our and your 7 fun things to do: free and unique – as always!
Wondering what is the coolest hostels in Copenhagen for solo-travelers, couples and friends?
Read: 3 Best Hostels in Copenhagen + location description.
P.S.: We also created a chic geeky travel guide for 5 Secret Tips to Hamburg!
1. Café, Tea House, and Cocktail Bar: The Living Room
How about a stylish, chic place to have a tea, coffee, and sugar-free cake?
The Living Room is a hidden secret spot for locals, and considered the best tea place in Copenhagen. For the night it turns into a industrial-chic cocktail bar. Have a seat at the cozy seats downstairs, next to the fireplace – we at Hostelgeeks love this place.
Address: Larsbjørnsstræde 17 (Studiestræde), Copenhagen
2. Brunch and Lunch: Kalaset
This small restaurant Kalaset is a local hidden gem with a fantastic food for brunch and lunch – vegan brunch is also available and highly recommended. Read the story of the owner Caroline, and the background of Kalaset at the last page of the menu.
The meals you are eating here are taken out of her grandmother’s cookbook.
The quality, vintage interior, menu design, and especially the pricing convince us to tell you: enjoy here your brunch and lunch!
Address: Vendersgade 16, Copenhagen
3. Beach and Activities: Amager Strandpark
Fancy a beach?
Just a 10 minutes ride from the city center you can find a true oasis – Amager strandpark.
There are always plenty of different events like beach soccer, festivals, and more cultural events. Check out the official website at amager-strand.dk en to see what’s on when you are in Copenhagen.
Even in winter this place is wonderful to stroll or go for a run!
Address: Amager Strandvej (Amager Strand), Copenhagen
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4. Outside the City: Sunday’s Furesoen’s Flea Market
We love to explore towns outside a big city.
Therefore we are keen to tell you about Farum, a small town north of Copenhagen, just a 40 minutes ride with the train.
Here you can explore the Furesoen’s Flea Market right at the main square in Farum, every Sunday from 9am – 2pm (from late April to late September). 140 stalls, many cafés, and parks are waiting for you to join.
Address: Farum town square, 3520 Farum, Copenhagen
5. A drink at Mikkeller Bar
Whatever you do in Copenhagen, this one is a must-do for the local traveler!
Mikkeller bar is one of our favorite bars in Copenhagen. Reasonable prices, and a cosy, local vibe. The Mikkeller Bar is super popular among locals and every draft beer lover.
Let us quote the Mikkeller’s from their website:
“20 taps from Mikkeller and other great breweries from around the world, specialized bottle selection, selected sodas and spirits, gourmet cheese and other snacks, excellent service, great music and atmosphere every day of the week. Located in the heart of Vesterbro.”
Address: Viktoriagade 5, 1620 København, Denmark
6. Go crazy on a Pub Crawl
This is a classic, and yet not to miss!
Meet local people and travelers from around the world who are looking to party.
Experience the true Copenhagen party scene, and see the many highlights this vibrant city has to offer. These pub crawls are famous across the continent – join them and find out why!
You must be over 18 years old to enjoy this night out. This pub crawl supports the responsible enjoyment of alcoholic beverages. They want everyone to have an unforgettable night, and the mission is to experience Copenhagen’s nightlife, not to get you drunk.
7. Tivoli Garden – 2nd oldest amusement park in the world
Founded in 1843 by the multi-talented and well-traveled Georg Carstensen, Tivoli is the second-oldest amusement park in the world.
Enjoy the lovely flowers and gardens, restaurants and cafés, and maybe a take a ride on one of the park’s roller coasters.
Whether you’re visiting Copenhagen on your own, as a couple or with your family, Tivoli Gardens has so much to offer. You could easily spend the entire day simply walking around, taking in the sights.
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No 5 Star Hostel in Copenhagen, … BUT
Currently there is no 5 Star Hostel in Copenhagen.
However, as always, we would love to help you to find an awesome Hostel.
We wrote up this big guide to the 3 best hostels in Copenhagen.
Here you have a quick overview of the best hostels in Copenhagen:
Read the full guide guide to the best hostels in Copenhagen to decide which one will suit your travel best.
This guide covers locations, the best things to do, pub crawls, the cheapest hostels to stay in.
All that we put on a handy map for you!
Our Booking recommendation?
We collected 11 hacks to book hostels like a pro which might be quite helpful for you.
Check out all our hostel guides to learn everything you need to know about Hostels!
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Hostel Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries