Springtime in Copenhagen

Copenhagen welcomes the spring with open-air markets, flower gardens and parkland fun. Visitors to the Danish capital this year will enjoy even faster and easier access to many of the city’s liveable neighbourhoods via new metro lines. But don’t forget to explore the city the Danish way – on a bike!

Copenhageners love sun-kissed days. With fair weather, parks and open-air food markets spring to life. Tivoli Gardens opens on 2 April 2020 for the summer season with rides, restaurants, flower gardens and family entertainment. And on 3 April, the world’s oldest pleasure park, Bakken, opens for the season – a great chance to go for a ride in a horse-drawn carriage in the UNESCO heritage oak woods. And Copenhagen’s open-air street food markets (Reffen and the Bridge Street Kitchen) get sizzling in late March. If you are visiting Copenhagen on 16 April you are in for a very special treat – a royal parade through town celebrating the 80th birthday of Queen Margrethe II. Her Majesty and the Royal Family will ride through the city in splendid stagecoaches escorted by the Royal Horse Guards and bellowing trumpets. That’s if you don’t catch a glimpse of her when she makes her balcony appearance from the Royal Palace at noon. Get waving!

Copenhagen’s old city centre offers almost a square mile of pedestrian-friendly shopping as well as such heritage attractions as castles and classic museums. But the recently opened M3 metro line (and the M4 metro line opening on 27 March 2020) offer a chance to visit the city’s many leafy and liveable historic districts, such as Vesterbro, Nørrebro, Frederiksberg and Østerbro. Here, you’ll discover neighbourly restaurant scenes and enjoy a local taste of the city. The fully-automated metro system is open 24/7. But don’t forget to do as the Danes and hop on a bicycle! Pedal-power will let you explore the nooks and crannies of the city’s harbourfront along a 13km cycling route, which will bring you through new waterfront developments, nature reserves and across six designer bicycle bridges. You can even bring your bike with you when criss-crossing the harbour in the city’s new electric waterbuses launching this spring. So, get active and explore the true life of Copenhagen!
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