Copenhagen is definitely not in need of superb locations to get a espresso or drink, take a break or meet pals – there are a whole lot of locations to select from!
However given that the majority of them have already been described in a vacationer information, they are typically fairly crowded.
Typically all we need to do, locals and vacationers alike, is escape the hustle and bustle of the town.
Let’s go undercover
With that in thoughts, we’re taking you to 11 particular places in and round Copenhagen, whose unique charms haven’t been affected by the large crowds – but.
Included are some locations which are virtually secrets and techniques – even from those that’ve been dwelling right here for years.
Whether or not it’s exploration, recreation or refuge you’re after, this record has obtained you coated – in an undercover sort of method.
Lapping it up by the lakes
Do you want to identify squirrels and take heed to woodpeckers in a pure inexperienced surrounding? Then take a half-hour bus experience from Nørreport to the character space of Utterslev Mose!
The park incorporates three lakes (Vestermosen, Midtmosen and Østmosen) surrounded by a few soccer fields, playgrounds, a lot of shrubbery and many various sorts of timber.
Whereas the park shelters fish, birds, frogs, sheep and hawks, it’s principally dominated by geese. All yr lengthy, they are often watched at totally different levels of their lives relying on the season – from the fluffy, smooth ones that develop into awkwardly wed-ding kids, to the self-confident adults chilling out all day lengthy.
Solely locals stroll right here, so for these within the comprehend it provides a nice alternative to take a break from the busy streets of Copenhagen as soon as in a whereas.
GETTING THERE: From Nørreport, take Bus 6A and get off at Emdrup Torv. From the sq., stroll down Grønnemose Allé for about 10-15 minutes and also you’ll see the lakes and inexperienced areas. OR take Bus A2 and get off on the cease Husumvold Kirke/Åkandevej. You´ll see the lake instantly.
Bonding with birds
All yr lengthy, the Danish Ontological Society organises nature walks within the Danish forests and you may be a part of them! Relying on the season, an enthusiastic and skilled birdwatcher will present you a lot of totally different sorts of birds, telling you all about them, how and the place they reside, and far more.
MORE INFO: go to dof.dk and comply with the hyperlinks ’Oplev fuglene’ and ’Ture og Aktiviteter’. Contact guides to debate your most popular time and day of the tour.
Fancy a cuppa?
When icy winds flip your nostril pink and make your eyes water whereas biking to and from work, it’s time to heat up with a good cup of tea. Open since 1835, the cosy AC Perch’s Tea Store at Kronprinsensgade 5 welcomes everybody – that’s if yow will discover a place! – serving tea of quite a few flavours.
Hidden on a aspect street off busy Købmagergade, this store serves greater than 150 totally different high quality teas from everywhere in the world, muffins and scones, sandwiches, lunch dishes, and a vary of glowing white wines.
Their specialty, nevertheless, is – what else might it’s – the 5 O’ Clock Tea.
Household enjoyable on the farm
You’re keen on spending time round animals and benefit from the peace that comes with it, however usually are not allowed to personal pets for no matter purpose. Don’t fear, there’s hope for you!
At a place about 15 minutes from Rådhuspladsen, referred to as Børnenes Dyremark, youngsters and adults volunteer to deal with one another’s animals – massive and small. This secret place hosts rabbits, alpacas, horses, hens and sheep.
Take your lunch from residence and sit on a bench to observe vigorous antics within the metropolis centre. Although it isn’t permitted to enter the animal cages, there are many petting alternatives. And should you fancy kicking a ball round for a change, there’s a garden (Karensminde) very shut by.
GETTING THERE: Take the ‘A’ or ‘E’ S-train to Sjælør Station, stroll down Sjælør Boulevard and one can find Wagnersvej 19 in your left.
At residence with the artists
When you’d wish to have an intimate museum expertise with out having to endure screaming youngsters and fixed flashes and noises from cell phones, the Hirschsprung Assortment is a good various to greater museums in Copenhagen. Hidden behind SMK, most individuals wouldn’t suspect there’s a museum contained in the constructing as a result of its fairly neutral-looking facade, so for those who didn’t know what it’s, you’d stroll proper by it.
The museum’s big artwork assortment of Danish artists together with works from, for example, symbolist painters like Vilhelm Hammershøi, LA Ring and Ejnar Nielsen; Golden Age painters CW Eckersberg, JT Lundbye, PS Krøyer and Anna Ancher; and the Funen Painters. All of the works have been initially donated by artwork lover and tobacco producer Heinrich Hirschsprung and his spouse Pauline.
Along with the work, the place can also be furnished with gadgets from the Danish artists’ personal houses.
The Danish ‘Oxford’
At Fiolstræde 1, there’s a place, so hid-den, so secret, that you simply’d need to be a scholar on the College of Copenhagen to know that it even exists, to not point out, learn how to get in.
Within the library’s studying corridor (Bogsalen), these in search of a calm place to review aren’t disturbed by different individuals in search of books or asking the librarian for assist, and youngsters enjoying. The odor of previous books, the excessive ceiling and basic inexperienced lamps take the customer to again in time to when studying books nonetheless was a common factor to do to cross the time.
If studying has made you hungry, Paludans Ebook Cafe is ready for you simply throughout the road. It has second-hand books on supply, however you can even learn those on the cafe’s cabinets.
MORE INFO: Bogsalen is open from Monday to Thursday 09:00-19:00 and Fri 09:00-18:00.
Esrum Abbey has a mixture of actions to expertise. Traditionally, pilgrims got here from Sweden to start their pilgrimage within the north of Zealand close to Helsingør, the place the Danish Monastery Route begins in Græsted. The monks from Esrum Abbey organised and sponsored pilgrimages all through Europe and within the Center East.
The route goes via 49 medieval monasteries. From Helsingør Harbour, the route passes by St Mariæ Church, Teglstrup Hegn, Gurre Church, St Jacob’s Chapel and Gurre Lake, Klosterris Hegn to finish at Esrum Abbey. While on the street, it’s attainable to guide lodges alongside the trail, which you’ll be able to both stroll or bike to. The entire pilgrim path is over 2,300 km lengthy.
Inside Esrum Abbey, you possibly can see how the monks lived and discover an exhibition concerning the Reformation. Outdoors, then again, you’ll be able to admire the panorama across the abbey in addition to the gorgeous Abbey Backyard.
However Esrum isn’t solely a place for adults. Youngsters, too, can go to an exhibition about 5 youngsters from the Center Ages and study concerning the clothes they wore, their day by day routines and what toys they performed with in 1335. There’s additionally a nature playground for teenagers and people adults nonetheless younger at coronary heart (each are free).
GETTING THERE: Take Kystbanen (the coastal practice) from Copenhagen to Helsingør. Take Bus 390R and get off at Den Gamle Kro (the previous tavern) in Esrum By. OR take the S-train to Hillerød. From right here take the native practice 940R to Gilleleje and get off at Mårum Station. From right here take Bus 362 and get off at Den Gamle Kro (the previous tavern) in Esrum By.
Cradle of business
Few guests to Dyrehaven find yourself discovering the Millstream (Mølleå in Danish), probably as a result of it’s hidden within the north finish of the park.
The Millstream helped drive the Danish industrial age as massive corporations used its energy to supply textiles, metallic merchandise, paper and armaments.
Manufacturing slowed and began to fizzle out within the 1950s, however most of the buildings from the economic age nonetheless stay.
GETTING THERE: From Klampenborg Station, stroll to Eremittagen after which across the golf course till you see the river and the previous mill
The misplaced city
Simply ten minutes on foot from the Fisketorvet shopping center at Dybbølsbro Station, nestled in between Vesterbro and Kalvebod Brygge, lies a hidden Chinese language city – the ‘Yellow Town’ as it’s also referred to as.
Inbuilt 1909, the world was a DSB centre to restore trains, however now it has been become housing.
Don’t rush by means of once you go to. Take your time strolling by means of the graffiti-decorated tunnels and benefit from the misplaced city’s particular environment!
The secret backyard
After a lengthy day of buying on Strøget, you possibly can take a break within the hidden Royal Library Backyard proper in the midst of Parliament (Christiansborg) and the previous Børsen.
Between 1898 and 1906, the Royal Library was established close to the harbour, and the backyard quickly adopted in 1920. The backyard nonetheless incorporates some relics from the previous, similar to moorings on the wall it shares with Tøjhusmuseet (Dan-ish Conflict Museum).
Situated in the midst of the backyard are a water sculpture by Mogens Møller, which belches out a cascade each hour, and a 1918 bronze statue of the world-famous thinker Søren Kierkegaard.
Benefit from the gardens’ constantly-changing vegetation with a scorching cup of cocoa, tea or espresso whereas sitting on one of many many benches underneath the timber alongside the primary wall. The backyard additionally combines each the yard of the Danish Nationwide Archives and the doorway to the Royal Library.
GETTING THERE: From Copenhagen Central Station, take Bus 2A or 9A to Børsen (Børsgade). Stroll down Børsgade till you attain Slotsholmsgade in your proper. After a brief stroll on this road, you will see Rigsdagsgården, additionally in your proper. Stroll down this road till you get to Proviantpassagen, once more in your proper. After a small stroll, you will notice the primary entrance and exit of the backyard.
A soldier’s life at sea
Flakfortet is a man-made island constructed between 1910 and 1914 as a Danish defence publish and used as such till 1968. Unattended between 1969 and 1975, the fort turned topic to looting by fishermen and pirates, who stole the whole lot that had not been bolted down.
The island’s fortifications stand 23 metres excessive and it covers an space 30,000 sqm in measurement. Its two-floor complicated consists of an armoury, restore outlets and barracks that would maintain 550 troopers. Friends are welcome to stay the lifetime of a soldier by staying in a single day on the fort. Toilet amenities, pillows, duvets and linen are included within the worth.
Because of donations from crusing golf equipment, foundations, Copenhagen Municipality and personal people, the fort was saved from monetary break, three,600 wildflowers have been planted and the piers rebuilt.
The fort presents a wide selection of actions, together with guided excursions, mini-golf, rappelling, carry shaft-climbing, kayak-polo, staff constructing workouts, ghost hunts and scavenger hunts. Deliver colleagues, household or pals and go wild. And it even has a restaurant.
GETTING THERE: From 10:00 it’s attainable to sail to the island from Nyhavn, however tickets need to be ordered previous to the journey. For later or earlier departures, a minimal variety of 20 passengers is required to rearrange a service.
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