Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and like all big cities, the cost of exploring and having fun here can be a bit high. However, your weekend breaks in Copenhagen does not have to translate to needing to break the bank as there are plenty of things to do for people of all budgets who are looking forward to a trip here.
Here are a few things to do in Copenhagen for free.
Immerse yourself in Danish Culture at the National Museum
This interesting and very informative museum is open to the public free of charge. The museum can be found in The Prince’s Palace and presents the rich history of Copenhagen and includes a number of exhibits such as the Stone Age, the Renaissance and Modern Danish History. The onsite Children’s Museum has been especially designed for young visitors to enjoy and includes a large number of interactive exhibits that really make history come to life.
Take a Picturesque Walk through the Botanical Garden
People who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of Copenhagen can have fun exploring this enchanting green zone. This picturesque area covers 10 hectares and was established in 1600. Visitors will be able to spend several hours exploring the various different areas here, which include sections dedicated to rock gardens, mountainous plants and a series of 27 impressive glasshouses that contain plants from around the world.
Marvel at the Artwork Collection at The National Gallery of Denmark
Art lovers will not want to leave Copenhagen without taking the time to admire this art gallery. Known locally as Statens Museum for Kunst, this is the largest art museum in the whole of Denmark and contains an eclectic collection of artwork including contributions created by Picasso and Bob Dylan. Special activities for children are organised here on weekends and the onsite café is the perfect place for parents to relax while the kids play and discover art in a fun new way.
Hang Out at The Open Air Museum
This interesting museum is one of the oldest in the world and is spread out over an area of 86 acres. The Open Air Museum transports visitors back in time to the 17th century and includes period farms, mills and houses. City slickers are sure to gain a new love and respect for the countryside after spending a few hours here and exploring this museum is a real treat that the whole family is sure to love.
Pay a Visit to the Little Mermaid Statue
This is one of the most iconic attractions (not only in Denmark mind you!) and can be found at the old harbour of Nyhavn. Visitors can take a short stroll from the main cruise pier to visit this remarkable statue, which rests on a granite platform and was created in tribute to the popular children’s story by Hans Christian Anderson which has been told and retold around the world for hundreds of years.
These are just a few of the things that can be enjoyed for free in the city of Copenhagen. People who have plenty of time to spare can also enjoy pleasant days by simply roaming the city streets and taking in the numerous impressive buildings. Follow the itinerary of one of the many walking tours and you are sure to uncover plenty of hidden gems along the way.