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Romantic Guide to Copenhagen

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With cozy canals, fairytale castles and cobblestone pedestrian streets just begging for hand-in-hand strolls, Copenhagen is a city built for lovers. Rent bikes or simply spend the weekend wandering the charming streets. Be sure to take frequent stops to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, the best food and coffee spots, and the romantic balance between colourful urbanity and idyllic nature.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Like a Local

11 Places

5 City Tips

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11 Places

Granola

Restaurants

Kongens Have

Parks

Ismageriet

Restaurants

8Tallet

Restaurants

Lidkoeb

Bars & Clubs

Gorm's Nyhavn

Restaurants

Kafferiet Esplanaden

Restaurants

Assistens Cemetery

Cemeteries

Frederiksberg Have

Parks

Oesterbro

Destinations

Sticks'n'Sushi

Restaurants

Camilla C's City Tips

  • Eating out in Copenhagen is relatively expensive, but always a great experience. Note that tips are optional.
  • As Copenhagen is best explored on foot, be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
  • All taxis take credit cards.
  • Bike lanes along every street make cycling the easiest way to navigate the city. Rent for the day or take out a City Bike for shorter jaunts.
  • The metro functions on a 24/7 schedule, and buses also operate regularly, with night buses available seven days a week.
  • Granola
    Restaurants (Cafe, European, Danish)
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    Camilla C Says:

    Walk along the Lakes to charming, Parisian-style Værnedamsvej, a street lined with small specialty stores, flower shops and romantic street art. Among the treasures here, behind a minimalist grey facade, is Granola, an old-fashioned, romantic cafe where you can order up a healthy, filling breakfast featuring items like toasted rye bread, hearty egg muffins and berry smoothies.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Beyond breakfast, the exotic and relaxed Værnedamsvej is the perfect "date street," brilliant for gourmet foods (Les Trois Cochons, Le Gourmand) or wine and a bite (Falernum).
    • The skyr with granola, fresh fruit and honey is delicious.
    • Bring a sweater and sunglasses in case you are lucky enough to get one of the few benches placed outside.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 185 restaurants in Frederiksberg
    • Cozy, friendly staff but overpriced 26/10/2018
    • Excellent breakfast and wonderful service 26/10/2018
    • Granola
    Address:
    Vaernedamsvej 5
    Frederiksberg, Copenhagen 1819
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 31 31 15 36
    Price range:
    US$ 15 - US$ 20
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Mon - Fri
    7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Sat
    9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Kongens Have
    Parks
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    Camilla C Says:

    After exploring the narrow streets of the latin quarter, or navigating the cobbled streets of 400-year-old Nyboder, home of royal naval and air force officers, a stroll around the baroque Kongens Have (the King's Garden) offers a welcoming break. When it was built in 1606, this literally was the King's Garden, but it has been a public park since the late 1700s, and many couples have walked hand-in-hand along its diagonal lime-tree avenues and among its beautiful flower gardens. Other romantic details include the Hercules Pavilion, the Rosenborg Castle and various marble sculptures.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Make a visit to the Rosenborg Castle to marvel at the royal jewels on display there.
    • Kongens Have is also a lovely spot for a romantic picnic. Pick up supplies at a nearby shop and then spread out for a lazy afternoon in the grass.
    • Along flower beds on the eastern end of the park, you'll find benches hidden under the trees, a perfect nook from which to take it all in.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The Kings Garden is the oldest park in Copenhagen having been established in the early 17th century. 28/11/2018
    • A lovely park 06/11/2018
    • Kongens Have
    Address:
    Gothersgade 11
    Copenhagen 2300
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 92 63 00
    Other:
  • Ismageriet
    Restaurants (Danish)
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    Camilla C Says:

    There is something sweet and old-fashioned about going out for ice cream, and Ismageriet fits the bill on all accounts. Inside the cute 1930s building, you'll find handwritten pastel flavor cards, a server dressed in an old-fashioned ice cream parlor uniform, and some of the best ice cream you've ever tasted. The Italian gelato-style good stuff is made from scratch with skimmed milk and seasonal ingredients, and comes in a wide selection of flavors - from espresso honey to licorice. You may think it seems more romantic to share, but trust me, you'll want your own!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • In summer, the rhubarb and hawthorne sorbets are divine!
    • Make getting here part of the adventure, with a romantic stroll through Christianshavn's nautical scenery or an easy bike ride along Amager Fælled.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 2,347 restaurants in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best icecream ever 15/10/2018
    • Always be no.1 homemade icecream 12/10/2018
    • Ismageriet
    Address:
    Kongelundsvej 116
    Copenhagen 2300
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 60 60 10 40
    Price range:
    US$ 3 - US$ 9
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Fri
    10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Sat
    9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • 8Tallet
    Restaurants (European, Danish, Cafe, Scandinavian)
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    Camilla C Says:

    The building that gives its name to this bright modern cafe is a true architectural wonder - built in the shape of an eight, 8Tallet (or 8 House), it's a mixed-use development featuring housing, offices and retail spaces, all built on the end of the nature preserve Kalvebod Fælled. At Cafe 8Tallet, you can take in expansive views and feel as though you're on the edge of an infinite green landscape, while enjoying traditional Danish foods like 'højtbelagt smørrebrød' (open-faced sandwiches) with fish fillet, boiled potatoes, roast beef, fried quail eggs and curry mayo.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • If you decide to take the metro, Vestamager Station is only a short walk from the café.
    • Newly energised after lunch here? Direct your bikes towards the beautiful sand dunes of Amager Strandpark.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1,105 of 2,347 restaurants in Copenhagen
    • Horrible service and average at best food. 02/08/2018
    • Delicious dinner 15/07/2018
    • 8Tallet
    Address:
    Richard Mortensens Vej 81A
    Copenhagen 2300
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 32 62 86 28
    Price range:
    US$ 1 - US$ 5
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Mon - Fri
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sat
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Lidkoeb
    Bars & Clubs
    Camilla C Says:

    The 18th-century, timber-frame building that houses Lidkoeb is hidden away off a Vesterbro alley, making the hip cocktail lounge feel secret and cozy. Inside, you'll fined leather banquettes, shaggy fur throws, beautiful cast-iron windows, and sublime cocktails.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • For an extra touch of romance, snag the comfy leather seats by the blazing fire.
    • If you're wondering about the name, it means validating or celebrating an oral contract with a drink...
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 180 Nightlife in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best whiskey experience 08/12/2018
    • Stairway to Whisky Heaven 12/11/2018
    • Lidkoeb
    Address:
    Vesterbrogade 72B
    Copenhagen 1620
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 11 20 10
    Hours:
    Sun
    6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Mon - Sat
    4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Other:
  • Gorm's Nyhavn
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza, European)
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    Camilla C Says:

    Tucked away around the corner from lively Nyhavn, Gorm's Nyhavn provides a dose of classic Italian romance. The rustic restaurant beautifully captures the Danish word "hygge," which loosely translates to coziness but also encompasses intimacy and conviviality. Food here is "Danish/Italian fusion," including classic Italian antipasti, gourmet sourdough pizzas with Nordic-inspired toppings and desserts with a twist.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Try the meat balls!
    • After filling up on pizza, take a moonlit stroll along the harbour.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #452 of 2,347 restaurants in Copenhagen
    • Nice pizza, abysmal service 09/12/2018
    • Fabulous pizza. Very friendly place. 08/12/2018
    • Gorm's Nyhavn
    Address:
    Nyhavn 14
    Copenhagen 1051
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 12 62 92
    Price range:
    US$ 8 - US$ 46
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
    Fri - Sat
    11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Other:
  • Kafferiet Esplanaden
    Restaurants (Cafe)
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    Camilla C Says:

    A tiny doll's house of a coffee shop, Kafferiet is decorated with moving toys and plenty of colour. At least 15 different types of carefully selected and roasted coffee are available here, along with freshly baked bread and pastries.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • The building was constructed in 1760 for King Frederik V's mistress, in close proximity to the castle.
    • The café is very tiny. Huddle together at its only table or on the bench outside, or take your coffee across the street to enjoy views of the fortress Kastellet.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #357 of 2,347 restaurants in Copenhagen
    • Ruddest staff 09/08/2018
    • Excellent Coffee! 12/06/2018
    • Kafferiet Esplanaden
    Address:
    Esplanaden 44
    Copenhagen 1263
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 66 90 50
    Price range:
    US$ 5 - US$ 10
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    Sat - Sun
    9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Assistens Cemetery
    Cemeteries
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    Camilla C Says:

    The burial site of romantic figures like Hans Christian Andersen, Søren Kierkegaard, and other Danish notables, Assistens Cemetery is a favoured picnic spot among visitors and locals alike. It is one of the largest green spaces on Nørrebro, and whether decked out in blossoming cherry trees or in red autumn leaves, its hundreds of hidden corners call for a peaceful date.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Stop at Coffee Collective around the corner on Jægersborggade to pick up the city's best takeaway coffee to bring on your walk.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A green place in the middle of city center Nørrebro 10/12/2018
    • Worth a visit if you are cemetery lovers! 10/12/2018
    • Assistens Cemetery
    Address:
    Norrebrogade/Kapelvej
    Copenhagen
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 35 37 19 17
    Other:
  • Frederiksberg Have
    Parks
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    Camilla C Says:

    Surrounding a former royal palace, Frederiksberg Have's 64 hectares were laid out as a serene landscape garden a few centuries back. One of the most romantic features is a 7 metre high artificial waterfall partly created of marble blocks.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • During the summer, the park hosts several cultural events worth checking out.
    • Take your loved one on a row-boat trip around the lake and channels -- wooden bridges, swans and weeping willows add to the atmosphere.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • relaxed walk 09/12/2018
    • Great park 10/11/2018
    • Frederiksberg Have
    Address:
    Frederiksberg Runddel
    Copenhagen 2000
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 95 42 00
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Oesterbro
    Destinations
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    Camilla C Says:

    Also known as Copenhagen Ø, the neighborhood of Østerbro is at once posh and down to earth. Along bustling Nordre Frihavnsgade, you can find everything from great sushi (Letz) and gourmet chocolate (Peter Beier Chokolade) to luxury second-hand clothing (Greibe & Kumari) and a pasta pub (Fischer). Nearby Svanemøllestranden, a relatively new sand beach with a 130-meter long pier sticking out into the water, is perfect for a beach stroll.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The perfect accompaniment to a walk along Svanemøllestranden is a fresh-made italian popsicle from Olufs. They are made from good milk, quality chocolate and other delicious ingr.
    • Getting here is easy from one of the central streets of the city, Østerbrogade.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    • Oesterbro
  • Sticks'n'Sushi
    Restaurants (Japanese, Sushi, Asian)
    Camilla C Says:

    Set at the top of the the luxe Tivoli Hotel, with panoramic views and a beautiful roof terrace, Sticks 'n' Sushi boasts stunning interior design and indisputably the best sushi in the city. The incredible views including the Zoo on Frederiksberg and the Torso in Malmø are just the icing on the cake.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • The views are great from just about every table, so even if you can't get a window seat, you're fine.
    • If the weather allows, eat on the rooftop.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #123 of 2,347 restaurants in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delicious sushi, great location 03/12/2018
    • Delicious, plenty of variety but very noisy and a bit too dark 11/11/2018
    • Sticks'n'Sushi
    Address:
    Arni Magnussons Gade 2
    Copenhagen 1577
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 88 32 95 95
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
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