Best time to visit Copenhagen

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Best time of year to visit Copenhagen

Late spring and summer is the best time to visit Copenhagen. Sunny, breezy spring is about fewer crowds and lower rates. Warm season from June through September is full of popular events and festivals, such as Roskilde and Strøm. This also perfect time for exploring the Tivoli Gardens or watching deer in Dyrehaven. Autumn in Copen can be a pleasant time to cycle, but most of the attractions have reduced opening hours.
Although freezy winter is the period of city's hibernation, December is all about Danish festively decorated hygge streets, and hotels are full of tourists.

18 THINGS TO DO IN COPENHAGEN (JULY 01 - JULY 10)

Freetown Christiania

Freetown Christiania

May–September (all year round) • activity

One of Copenhagen's most famous attractions, a town inside a town

Roskilde Festival

Roskilde Festival

June 29–July 06, 2019 • event

The largest music event in Northern Europe was inspired by Woodstock

Smørrebrød

Smørrebrød

May–September • food

Don't mistake smørrebrød for a plain sandwich, because it isn't

Dyrehaven (Deerpark)

Dyrehaven (Deerpark)

May–September | September–February • nature

An ex-royal hunting ground is now a great place for deer watching

Flea Markets

Flea Markets

mid-April–late October • activity

Both interesting to those who are looking for bargains or local culture and lifestyle

Cycling

Cycling

April–October • activity

A way to really feel like a local is to ride across the city along with thousands of other Copenhageners

Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Copenhagen Jazz Festival

July 05–14, 2019 • event

Catch local and international jazz stars at the premier destination for music lovers

Kayaking

Kayaking

May–September • activity

Join one of the kayaking tours and see Copenhagen from a new angle

Tivoli Gardens (Summer Season)

Tivoli Gardens (Summer Season)

April 04–September 22, 2019 • activity

The oldest amusement park in the world invites for some of the most magical and nostalgic rides of all times, and lots of other exciting adventures

Tower of Our Saviour's Church

Tower of Our Saviour's Church

March–mid-December • activity

Copenhagens themselves voted for the view from the top as the best panorama of the city

Baby Swans

Baby Swans

May–July • nature

Little fuzzy and grey cygnets that inspired Andersen's famous "The Ugly Duckling"

Craft Beer on the Waterfront

Craft Beer on the Waterfront

May–September • activity

Of course, there's Tuborg and Carlsberg. But there's also something much more interesting

Studenterkørsel

Studenterkørsel

late June • event

A two-week long party for the fresh graduates

Copenhagen's Parks

Copenhagen's Parks

mid-April–mid-October • activity

Drops of green, perfect for a break from the city's buzz

Botanisk Have (Botanical Garden)

Botanisk Have (Botanical Garden)

April–July | late November–February • activity

A great place to hide from the cold in winter and to observe unique plants in summer

Picnic in the Kongens Have

Picnic in the Kongens Have

May–September • activity

A perfect plan for a warm summer evening

Superkilen Park

Superkilen Park

April–October • activity

A very unusual and colorful park in Copenhagen's most modern neighborhood

Beach Season

Beach Season

June–August • activity

Locals have learned not to take summer for granted, sun and warmth is cherished and enjoyed to its fullest

18 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Copenhagen Pride Week

Copenhagen Pride Week

August 13–18, 2019 • event

Once a year the world's LGBT community gathers in the most gay-friendly place on the planet to celebrate themselves

Saint Lucia Day

Saint Lucia Day

December 13 • event

The festival is celebrated through numerous candle walks, but the best of them must be the lighted kayaks procession along the Nyhavn canal

Hubertusjagt

Hubertusjagt

November 04, 2018 • event

Tens of thousands come to see annual fox hunt and ride, an amusing long-established tradition from 1900, and don't worry—not a single animal is going to suffer

Distortion

Distortion

May 29–June 02, 2019 • event

A week of massive daytime street parties and nightclub events

Strøm Festival

Strøm Festival

August 07–10, 2019 • event

The top electronic music festival in Scandinavia invades the city of Copenhagen for an entire week

Copenhagen Mooning Week

Copenhagen Mooning Week

December 01–08, 2018 • event

Join and bare your bum for charity

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

November 16–December 31, 2018 • event

The best way to get into the festive spirit is to visit a Christmas market—the vendors seem to be aware of the deepest desires of your Christmas heart

World Santa Claus Congress

World Santa Claus Congress

July 23–26, 2018 • event

True Christmas spirit...in the middle of summer

Sankt Hans Aften (Midsummer)

Sankt Hans Aften (Midsummer)

June 23 • event

A Nordic tradition, celebrated on the night before the Midsummer's Day

Copenhagen Marathon

Copenhagen Marathon

May 19, 2019 • event

You'll be surprised how much of a running nation the Danes are

Gløgg

Gløgg

late November–early January • food

Essentially gløgg is like mulled wine, but with some additional treats

Fastelavn

Fastelavn

March 03, 2019 • event

Come and try the old Danish tradition of 'tilting at the cat in the barrel'

Crocus Blooming at Rosenborg Castle

Crocus Blooming at Rosenborg Castle

mid-March–early April • nature

A combination of the beauty of nature and Danish design

Christmas Food

Christmas Food

late November–early January • food

Danes are creative when it comes to celebrating Christmas

Ice Skating

Ice Skating

December–February • activity

Every other outing in winter leads to a skating rink and Copenhagen also has a few nice places for this winter joy

Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx)

Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx)

April 04–14, 2019 • event

The world's largest architecture festival embraces 3 cities, around 40 venues, 150 events, over 10 days, and thousands of visitors

TrygFonden Christiansborg Rundt Copenhagen Swim

TrygFonden Christiansborg Rundt Copenhagen Swim

August 31, 2019 • event

This must be the only capital city where you can swim in clean canals in the very downtown overlooked by state's parliament buildings

Pickled Herring

Pickled Herring

All year • food

Pickled Herring as almost anything in Denmark, is a part of the Viking heritage