Discover Copenhagen on a Budget

October 4, 2017

Denmark’s capital is famously friendly, and you can experience everything this fantastic city has to offer on a budget by taking advantage of affordable or free attractions and activities.

The first thing you should do is get hold of a Copenhagen Card, which gives you free access to 72 different museums and attractions around the city, as well as free public transport and discounts at restaurants and cafes. You can choose a time period for your card from 24 hours up to 120 hours, and it’ll give you some great daily savings, especially for families.

  1. Walking Tours

There are many different free walking tours on offer around Copenhagen, guiding you around some of the city’s most famous places as well as some of the less well-known spots. Exploring Copenhagen will always lead you to interesting sights, but nothing beats a bit of local knowledge for finding those hidden gems.

  1. Boat Rides

Another great way to see the city without spending a fortune is to hop onto a boat. There are lots of beautiful and historic buildings lining Copenhagen’s waterways, and plenty of boat tours with guides to explain the roots of the architecture as you sail past.

  1. Bycyklen

Copenhagen is well-known as a city of cyclists, and the Bycyklen (City Bike) allows you to jump on two wheels and explore at your leisure. You can find Bycylklen stations all over the city, and they’re very easy to use. They even include in-built tablets for navigation and pointing out local attractions.

  1. Christianborg Palace

Once home to Danish royalty, the Christiansborg Palace is an impressive building on the Slotsholmen Island in the middle of the city. Though they no longer live there, the palace is still used for royal functions, and you can visit the state rooms for around £11 for an adult. You can also go up the soaring tower for free, and get some stunning views of the city.

  1. Hans Christian Andersen Fairy-Tale House

A great one for kids, this delightful experience takes you through some of the iconic writer’s most famous tales, from ‘The Little Mermaid’ to ‘The Little Match Girl’, brought to life with dioramas and life-size models. There’s also a collection of the great writer’s personal items, including hand-written manuscripts.

  1. National Museum of Denmark

Many of Copenhagen’s museums are free to enter, including the National Museum, the largest and most significant in Denmark. This fantastic museum features exhibits from many different periods in human history, from Ancient Egypt to Vikings, with some unique and incredible objects such as the ancient Sun Chariot.

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