April 06, 2023
While the temperatures in spring in Denmark still might be low, Copenhagen is the perfect travel destination to witness nature bloom and see the attractions of the Danish capital without many tourists around.
Discover the city from the water
Exploring Copenhagen from the water is a great way to see the city from a different perspective. If you prefer to discover the city on your own renting a kayak is a great option. Either take a guided tour through Copenhagen’s romantic canals from Knippelsbro to Christiansborg and Frederiskholms or you can go and explore the city on your own.
A one hour long boat tour on the other hand is the perfect way to see more from Copenhagen while you sit back and relax to watch the glittering water and nature coming to life around you. The boat takes you to the city’s many canals, you’ll pass through Nyhavn, the upcoming neighborhood of Christianshavn as well as the Statue of the Little Mermaid.
Welcome the sun at Tivoli
Summer season at the Tivoli Gardens is actually kicked off in Spring on April 8th. This way, you cannot only enjoy the many rides and restaurants at the Gardens but also catch the first sun rays on the deck chairs, marvel at the first flowers of the year and celebrate with live music and theatre shows.
The second oldest amusement park in the world was established as early as 1843. No wonder Tivoli is one of the most popular attractions in Copenhagen! No matter what time of the year you visit, there’s something for everyone – be it trilling rides, the beautiful gardens or the unique program.
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Take a bike tour
Another great way to explore Copenhagen in Spring is by bike. Did you know that around 49% of the locals here commute to work and school by bike every day? The Danish capital is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world and it is even more fun when the sun is finally coming out. Since the bake lanes here have hardly any elevation, anyone can enjoy a day exploring Copenhagen by bike.
Fatbike Tours is one of the newest e-bike tours in Copenhagen. With them you'll discover Copenhagen's best sights in style and without breaking a sweat. Starting at Central Station, the Fatbike tour will take you to the Meatpacking District, Freetown Christiania, Nyhavn, Langelinie Park and the Little Mermaid statue, as well as the three lakes of Copenhagen.
If you prefer to explore the city on your own, you'll find several places to rent a bike in the city. Either make use of the public bike share, Bycyklen, with the distinct white e-bikes. The electric bikes make it easy for everyone to explore the city and they are available 24/7. Simply sign up with Bycyklen and you’re ready to pick up your bike at more than 100 stations spread across the city.
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Visit the King’s Garden
Beautifully located in the city centre lies the King’s Garden next to Rosenborg Castle. This garden is a true oasis right in the heart of Copenhagen and also the oldest royal garden in the country. It was first established in the early 1600s by King Christian IV. as a Renaissance garden. However, it has been remodelled multiple times over the years.
Nowadays, the King’s Garden is a pleasure garden for everyone. The garden amazes with rich flower beds including a rose garden, large herbaceous borders, grass lawns, multiple sculptures and a playground for children, making it the perfect getaway in the city during Spring.
Hunt down the best beer bars
Copenhagen is a haven for beer-lovers. The city is home to some world famous beer manufacturers, such as Carlsberg and Mikkeller. But really it is the micro breweries and craft beers that make Copenhagen a favourite destination of beer fans from all over the world.
A great way to explore the many beer bars in Copenhagen is with the Copenhagen Beerwalk. This self-guided pub crawl will take you to both the best beer bars and lead you to the best beers in town. Your ticket to the Beerwalk gives you five tokens to, which you can exchange for drinks at different bars around the city.
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Flowers in Bloom
This may be unexpected but Copenhagen is famous for its beautiful cherry trees – located on a Cemetery. The Bispebjerg Cemetery is actually the biggest Cemetery in the country and one of the city’s most photographed sites in Spring due to its alluring cherry trees. Then the avenues of the Cemetery are lined with cherry blossom or Sakura trees that dip the area in dreamy shades of pink.
Another great way to see the trees blossoming is the Sakura Festival, taking place at the end of April. The festival first took place in 2008 and aims at bringing together different cultures through Japan-related cultural events.
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