Winter in Copenhagen

Gear up for a city of cool and culture – and rooftop skiing!

Winter is the coolest time of year in Copenhagen in more senses than one. Marvel at the illuminations of the city’s Light Festival and visit the magical winter wonderland of Tivoli Gardens. This winter, you can also experience Copenhagen’s new sports spectacle – and go rooftop skiing!

Copenhagen is the capital of winter hygge and candle-lit cosiness. But if you’d like to experience the city from entirely new heights, then the Copenhagen opens its new winter sport centre in February 2019. Copenhill is an artificial all-year ski slope that sits atop the city’s new waste-to-energy plant, which also features the world’s tallest artificial climbing range. For two trial weeks in February, a maximum of 3,000 skiers will be allowed on the range at the time. The facility also offers a sky-restaurant and café. Designed by one of Denmark’s top starchitects, Bjarke Ingels, Copenhill will open more permanently to the public later in the winter. Check our event list or for the latest updates.

February is Copenhagen’s major winter festival month. Marvel at the spectacular illuminations of the Copenhagen Light Festival and get swinging to one of Europe’s largest winter jazz festivals. Tivoli Gardens also invites visitors to a winter wonderland of open-air skating, funfair rides and family entertainment. You can also dine in the magical atmosphere of this 175-year-old amusement park in the heart of town. All festival events: 1-24 February 2019.

But don’t forget to venture out to some of Copenhagen’s creative hubs for that real sense of Copenhagen life, including the hip and happy districts of Vesterbro and Nørrebro. Liveable neighbourhoods with warm-toned restaurants, vibrant clubs and unique urban characters of their own. So, do like the Danes – hop on a bike to navigate the city and discover the freedom and adventure of pedal power!
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