Top 5 Free Things To See And Do In Copenhagen

Guest Post by Journeys From Jessica

I've just returned back from the delightful Danish capital of Copenhagen and had the most amazing time!! Copenhagen is the perfect place for a winter city break, and with so much to see and do you'll be spoilt for choice. Although it's often referred to as one of the most expensive cities in Europe, there are so many free things to see in Copenhagen that'll leave you with more money to spend on yourself! Here's my guide to the top free attractions on offer in the city...

1) Find the Little Mermaid

The length of time it takes you to visit this beautiful landmark depends on where you start from, but you'll be walking for longer if you're coming from further away from the waterfront. Despite the distance, the walk along the water front is really pretty and will pass the time whilst you're en route to one of the most famous landmarks in the world. I promise it'll be worth the wait (and the walking) when you see the little mermaid perched on her rocks in the middle of the water - she might be small but I thought she was totally breathtaking!

2) See the Changing of the Guard at Amalienborg Palace

This occurrence happens daily at noon on the cobbled courtyard of the Queen's winter residence. The spectacle attracts hundreds of tourists each day and is really quite special! An absolute must see for history lovers and fans of all things royal.

3) Wander around the Kastallet fortress

Spend an hour wandering around one of the best preserved star fortresses in Northern Europe and get some spectacular views across to the waterfront too. Kastallet Fortress is constructed in the form of a pentagram with bastions at its corners and is pretty impressive to look at! You'll also catch a glimpse of the Royal soliders on duty in their uniforms too.

4) See the view from the tower at Christansborg Palace

There aren't many places where you can get a panoramic view of Copenhagen at a cost of absolutely nothing, so take advantage of The View at Christiansborg Palace. It'll take you no time at all to shoot up the elevator and enjoy spectacular views across the city, and you'll then be back down to earth with a bump in just a few seconds- you don't even have to climb any winding staircases!

5) Stroll around the Nyhavn harbour

There's no better place in Copenhagen than the beautiful Nyhavn harbour that looks amazing at any time of day. The brightly coloured houses border either side of the pretty canal making this picturesque harbour the perfect place to sit and people watch and take endless photos from every single angle!

So there we have it, these 5 things will enable you to explore lots of this beautiful at no cost at all! Who says Copenhagen has to be expensive?! Until next time, Denmark!


  • Danish capital
  • Tourism Copenhagen
  • Journeys From Jessica
  • Copenhagen
  • Visit Copenhagen
Posted 6 March 2017

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