Best time to visit Copenhagen

Copenhagen's Parks

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

Best time: mid-April–mid-October

Copenhagen's Parks
Copenhagen's Parks
Copenhagen's Parks
Copenhagen's Parks
Copenhagen's Parks
Copenhagen's Parks

Although Copenhagen is generally a quite and peaceful city, it's still a city. But it offers lots of hiding places during the warm season. There are lots of beautiful lush parks in Copenhagen. Some of the best are Kastellet, Frederiksberg Have, and Ørsteds Park.

Kastellet looks like a star-shaped little island surrounded by a moat. It's a perfect spot for a morning (or evening) run because of the path along the rampart. There are also some cosy benches and lawns where you can rest and enjoy the sea breeze. It's very close to the famous Little Mermaid statue. The houses inside Kastellet are used as military barracks and offices.

Frederiksberg Have covers quite a vast area with Frederiksberg Palace towering on a hill. Here you'll find a couple of cute bridges, a Royal teahouse which is essentially a Chinese Pavilion. During summer boat tours are available around the park. Frederiksberg Have is also a great sport for recreational activities and picnics.

Copenhagen's first playground was erected in Ørstedsparken. The park covers 6,5 acres and since it was created after Copenhagen's old fortification structures were decommissioned, part of them remained in the park's landscape. For example, the old moat that now forms the lake which is crossed by a bridge.

Note that some parks in Copenhagen close at night.

Practical info

When is the best time to visit Copenhagen's parks?

To best enjoy Copenhagen's parks, it's recommended to visit from mid-April to mid-October when the greenery is lush and weather is warm. Picnics or boat tours are perfect activities while in the park. A morning or evening run is also suggested along the rampart path in Kastellet because of the sea breeze. Show more

Where are Kastellet, Frederiksberg Have, and Ørsteds Park located?

Kastellet, Frederiksberg Have, and Ørsteds Park are found among the top parks in Copenhagen, Denmark. Kastellet is located close to the renowned Little Mermaid Statue. Frederiksberg Have can be visited on the hill with the Frederiksberg Palace towering above it. Ørsteds Park can be found in the central part of Copenhagen, built from the city's old fortifications. Show more

What is the history of the old fortification structures in Ørstedsparken?

Ørstedsparken originated after Copenhagen ended its use of the old fortifications. Features such as the old moat now serve as the park's lake, crossed by a bridge. In addition, the playground located within the park is the oldest created in Copenhagen. Show more

Are there any recreational activities available in Frederiksberg Have?

Frederiksberg Have has various recreational activities available to visitors such as boat tours during summertime. Cycling, walking, and jogging are also available in the park, perfect for picnics. A stunning Chinese pavilion called the Royal Teahouse can likewise be explored within the park. Show more

What is the unique feature of Kastellet compared to other parks in Copenhagen?

Kastellet, situated in the middle of a moat and shaped like a star, is one of Copenhagen's most exceptional parks, known for its views of the sea and city walls. The rampart path is also perfect for morning or evening runs. Unlike other parks, Kastellet's houses serve as military barracks and offices. Show more

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