Hidden Gems And Unusual Sights In Copenhagen, Denmark maj 24, 2022 – Posted in: Denmark, Travel – Tags: , , , ,

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Amazing sights in Copenhagen that tourists never find

There are lots of sights in Copenhagen that most tourists never find. Are you on holiday in Copenhagen, and have you already seen Tivoli, The Little Mermaid and The Botanical Garden then you can embark on an alternative sightseeing right here!

In this guide you can learn about some of the other interesting attractions in Copenhagen. You’ll get lots of tips for hidden and unknown sights – all popular with the locals. So join us for the tour with plenty to see and so much new to experience!

8 hidden sights in Copenhagen

See Copenhagen by boat

Instead of an expensive trip with the canal boats, you can also buy a bus ticket and hop aboard the yellow Harbor Buses. On a regular bus ticket you can see Copenhagen from the sea side, all the way from Refshaleøen to Teglholmen. There are 9 stops in total, including at the Black Diamond, the Opera and Nyhavn. If you get off at Nordre Toldbod, there are only a few meters to the next attraction:

Kastellet / The Citadel

With The Little Mermaid already checked off the list, go for a walk up to Kastellet, which is right next to the Mermaid. The historic fortification is still in use as a workplace and barracks for the Armed Forces, and here you can see both old and new military history at the same time. Kastellet is also a nice and quiet place to go for a walk, when you get tired of the city rumble.

The Royal Guards

Let the other tourists stretch their necks to see the changing of the Royal Guards at Amalienborg. There is another place where you can get an even better look at the guards. The Royal Guards marches at 11.30 from Livgardens Kaserne in Gothersgade 100 at Rosenborg Castle through the streets of Copenhagen, where they end at Amalienborg for the change of guards at 12:00. So start at Rosenborg Castle and walk with the guards and the marching band all the way through town.

Assistens Kirkegård / Assistens Churchyard

Assistens Churchyard is the resting place of many famous Danes, like Hans Christian Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard. Since the establishent of the churchyard in the 18th century, it has also been one of the popular green spaces in Copenhagen, where the locals meet up for a picnic (!) or go for a stoll. To find the gravestones of the famous Danes, you can go on a guided tour or download the brochure here.

Vor Frelsers Kirke / The Church of Our Saviour

Instead of enjoying the view from Rundetårn, the Round Tower – then head up to the Church of Our Saviour. You find the church with beautiful, golden tower at Christianshavn. The 400 narrow steps that wind around the tower are not for the faint of heart, but the view over Copenhagen’s beautiful roofs is a nice reward in itself.


Right around the corner from the church lies the freetown, Christiania, which is always worth a visit. After visiting the village continue towards Refshaleøen. The historic area stretches along the old ramparts, past the Opera and out to Holmen – all the way to the street food market Reffen and the beach bar at Halvandet.

The old military barracks on Christiania, the beautiful naval buildings on Holmen and the industrial area Refshaleøen, where the shipyard B&W once stood, is a beautiful and raw area, with lots of history. Click on the various links above to read more about the individual sites.


At the end of Amager Landevej lies Flyvergrillen, right next to Copenhagen Airport. Along with the other aircraft spotters, you can see the planes that take off and land. It’s quite fascinating, and in Flyvergrillen you can get burgers and sausages, also making it very hard to leave again.

Amager Strandpark / Amager Beach Park

On hot summer days, young and old meet to swim, play beach volley or go rollerblading in Amager Strandpark. The long beach is also a popular destination for picnics, outdoor movies and concerts. The rebuilt bathhouse Helgoland has gender-segregated wards. It is a great place to swim, partly because you do not get sand between your toes, and partly because you won’t get stared at, even if you choose to go swimming in the nude.

Find a great hotel in Copenhagen

Are you looking for a great hotel in Copenhagen, we have collected a list of lovely hotels for you, all of which can be booked through Booking.com. We have stayed at all of them and would like to give our best recommendations! See more hotels by doing your own search here:


Tivoli Hotel – how cool is that!

At the Tivoli Hotel, a 15-minute walk from the Tivoli Gardens, you can stay in the themed Tivoli rooms. The Tivoli Hotel is the closest thing you get to being in Tivoli without actually being there. The rooms are all inspired by the garden, and you can choose to stay in the Garder room, which is inspired by The Tivoli Youth Gard. Drums have been transformed into tables and trumpets into bedside lamps. The Columbine Room is every princess’ dream with motifs from the Pantomine Theater on the walls. Read more about the hotel here: Tivoli Hotel

Luxury hotel with an impressive view

Close to the airport, Fields Shoppingcenter and the highway to Sweden, AC Hotel by Marriott Bella Sky Copenhagen in Ørestaden is a good choice, if you want to explore the area by car. However, you can quickly get to the center of Copenhagen. Opposite Bella Sky is Bella Center Metro Station, which takes you to Rådhuspladsen and Nyhavn in under 10 minutes. Bella Sky is a modern design hotel for guests who would like just a little bit extra. The hotel is spread over 23 floors, and there is an impressive view of Copenhagen from the large panoramic windows.

Hip hostel with indoor pool

Steel House Copenhagen, a luxury New Yorker-style hostel, is located in Vesterbro, a five-minute walk from Rådhuspladsen and Tivoli Gardens. The hip hostel has a unique metropolitan vibe and is decorated with equal parts of cool factor and raw elegance. As we don’t usually sleep in dorms, we chose the slightly more expensive solution and booked a double room on the top floor with its own terrace.

It is quite clear that Steel House attracts both families and also young people who are going around the world on a tight budget. The communal kitchen was full from morning to evening, and people had fun getting to know each other in the large common areas. Read more here: Steel House Copenhagen

See more great hotels in Copenhagen here: Hotels in Copenhagen on Booking.com

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