Moving to Denmark can be a great experience, as the country can offer great living standards, good economic opportunities, a rich cultural life and alternative lifestyle choices. Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital has also been repeatedly recognised in recent years as on of the world’s cities with the best quality of life. This month, we will give you some ideas for what to do in Copenhagen on a Sunday afternoon.
1. Go For A Bike Ride
Copenhagen is one of the world’s most bike-friendly cities, with over 35% of the city’s residents commuting to work or school by bike. Cycling in Copenhagen is very safe, as the city has an extensive network of bike paths often separated from the main traffic. It is also an affordable, green and very enjoyable way to travel around the city or to explore it. One of the best ways to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon is to get on your bike and cycle around the city, or go to the beach or one of the nearby parks for a picnic. If you don’t have a bike yet, you can easily hire one, but it is best to buy a stylish Danish bike if you are planning to stay in Copenhagen for a longer time.
2. Have a Walk in Nyhavn
Even if you’ve never been to Nyhavn, there are high chances that you have seen it on photos and in travel brochures. Nyhavn, set up in the 17th century, used to be Copenhagen’s commercial port and entertainment district. While the area has been reconstructed since, it has kept its bohemian character. The canal is lined with colourful townhouses, cafes and restaurants, and is a great place to walk around, and have a few beers or a meal.
3. Visit the Rosenborg Castle
The Rosenborg Castle is a renaissance castle built by King Christian IV, located in the centre of the city. It houses the impressive Royal Collections with objects relating to Danish monarchs from the last 400 years, including the treasury and the royal jewels. Once you’ve finished your tour of the fairytale-like castle and the collections, you can have a walk in the castle’s gardens, “The King’s Garden”, which is the country’s oldest royal garden.
4. Visit the Tivoli Gardens
The Tivoli is the second oldest amusement park in the world, and a Sunday afternoon is a great time to visit it. Try out the famous wooden roller coaster, which is one of the world’s oldest, or have a ride on the world’s tallest carousel, The Star Flyer, which offers great views of the city. You can also walk around on the tree-lined pathways, or have a coffee to rest your feet in one of Tivoli’s cafes. The Tivoli gardens also have a number of arts venues, such as the Tivoli Concert Hall or the Pantomine Theatre, so if you want to listen to some classical music or attend a modern dance performance, you’ve come to the right place.
5. Visit One of Copenhagen’s Parks or Beaches
Copenhagen is a green and environmentally friendly city with lots of open spaces, parks, lakes and beaches. Popular parks include the Botanical Gardens, the King’s Garden and the Frederiksberg Garden. Despite the occasionally strong winds, rain and snow in the winter, there are many stunningly sunny days in the spring and summer, when most residents of the city flock to the nearby parks to relax or have a picnic, go to sunbathe on one of the beaches, Amager Strandpark for example or have a swim in the sea.