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Weekend in Copenhagen. What to do and see. Best places & monuments

Weekend in Copenhagen

Charming and charming city, modern and efficient, tolerant and cosmopolitan. An ideal place not just for a simple vacation. A place that you can discover slowly, walking through the beautiful streets. Or, crossing the waters of its placid river, during a fascinating river cruise. Or, again, by renting a bike; after all, the Danes are very fond of the ecological two-wheeler solution and, throughout the city, you will be able to indulge in the many cycle paths.

During the Weekend in Copenhagen, you will be able to touch the main points of interest, monuments and attractions. For a vacation absolutely not of meters,


Are you ready? Kanoa recommends renting a bike; in Copenhagen, the bike is sacred! At each corner, you will find agencies and rental points; costs vary from 40 to over 200DKK depending on the duration.

A walk along the picturesque Nyhavn canal. There is nothing better to start your weekend in Copenhagen. From here, it is possible to admire sailing ships and galleons moored at the quay.

Vor Frelsers Kirke, church of Our Redeemer, is a must see. Once you reach the top you can enjoy a unique show; the view stretches to 360 ° over the whole city! The climb is quite challenging; you will have to climb 400 steps well, some of them positioned along extremely steep levels. Fatigue is compensated by the panorama. The Campanile is really impressive. You will feel like touching the sky with a finger!

Prices: 35.00DKK (4.70 Euro) – 45.00DKK (6 Euro)
Timetable: Spring / Summer 9.30-19.00 Winter 10.30-15.30
In December the baroque church and its bell tower are open only 1-6-8-12-15 (instead closed in January and February). Vor Frelsers Kirke is located in Christianshavn, one of the fifteen districts of the city. Here is also the homonymous underground station.


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As soon as you leave the church, you will be very close to the district of Christiania, also known as the Free City (Fristaden). Christiania has obtained a sort of free community status, despite the Danish executive’s pressing for his removal for years. Inside you will find a bit of everything: your nursery, the cinema, bakery, sauna and more.

Above all, you will find the Pusher Street, the main and most famous way of the community; here, hashish is sold inside small kiosks. Entry is free; remember to respect the laws and the rules of the community: it is recommended, above all, NOT TO RUN AND DO PHOTOGRAPHS! Kanoa recommends a quick visit.

Now it’s time for a nice ride up to Kongens Nytrov where the stoget begins, the longest shopping street in Europe. Walking, you will cross the round tower (Rundetaarn); Once you reach the top, you can enjoy a wonderful view from the top, and you can see the Oresund bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden. Prices are 25dkk- 3.60€; times: 10.00 / 18.00.

Maybe you could feel a bit hungry: Kanoa recommends stopping at a bistro along the stroget: just choose from one of the many in the area. We advise them smorrebrod, national dish for which the Danes are admirers; it is slices of bread stuffed with anything you prefer. At Kanoa we tried them with salmon: absolutely delicious.

Kanoa recommends to warm up, a nice coffee or cappuccino from “Baresso”; it is an Italian / Danish chain present in various parts of the city. At the end of stroget, you can admire the town hall square.


Weekend in Copenhagen Rosenborg castle

Grab your bike and head to the coffee collective, a must in Copenhagen for coffee, and great cakes. Afterwards, head to Rosenborg Castle, which houses the Danish Crown Jewels. From here, a short walk leads to the National Gallery of Denmark, where you can admire a fascinating and always new selection of Danish art and international art.
Rosenborg Castle, Prices: 90 dkk-12€. closed on: 22-23-24-25-26-31 December, 1 January. times: 10.00-16.00; closed on Mondays.

Just some pedaling, and you can reach the beautiful Botanisk Have, that is, the botanical garden whose visit is recommended (it opens every day from 08:30 to 18, in winter to 16, free admission). The park is fantastic, and the amount of plants and flowers is truly impressive. There are five greenhouses that exhibit all sorts of exotic and non-exotic plants.

Now it’s time to head for the Kastellet and Little Mermaid area. Kastellett is a well-preserved citadel, complete with bastions and moat, dating back to more than 300 years ago. Walking, you arrive at the famous mermaid, one of the symbols of Copenhagen, whose figure is inspired by Andersen’s fable.

Kanoa now advises you to take one of the water taxis for the cost of 35dkk; be accompanied to the “Copenhagen Street Food” near the Experimentarium City. The structure is a former factory transformed into an unprecedented culinary experience, able to satisfy all tastes: Danish, Swedish, American, Brazilian, Turkish, Chinese, Italian, Indian cuisine. Everything is well prepared, with fair prices, and, above all, with the possibility of enjoying excellent beers made in Copenhagen. We recommend it because it is still far from the big tourist flows and, above all, because of the goodness of the cuisine.

For the late afternoon, it is impossible to miss a visit to the legendary Tivoli Gardens, the amusement park located right in the center. The park, beautiful, is one of the oldest in the world, still in operation. Fascinating and suggestive, it is an unmissable stop on the weekend in Copenhagen, whether you are with your family or not. Lots of rides, dining options and shows that will make your day truly unforgettable. More info from this link.


Your weekend in Copenhagen cannot be concluded without having set foot in the legendary Torvehallerne. This is the central market in Copenhagen, famous for its excellent quality and lower than average prices. You could arrive in the morning to enjoy an excellent breakfast. For lunch or dinner, to savor delicacies smørrebrand e meatballs. Then, get ready to relax with a Nyhavn cruise. A very suggestive way to admire the beauties of the city, from a particularly suggestive point of view.

And if you still have enough time available to you, do not worry: you could always go to the Kronborg Castle; it’s about the house of Hamlet, unmissable destination, but hardly practicable, given the distance. It could take a whole day (it can be reached by train with the DBS line for Helsingor, 45 minutes from Copenhagen Central Station).
If you are interested, you can buy the tour package of the Royal castles, which also includes the visit of Kronborg. The package allows you to visit both Castles on the same day.

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