The blazing colours of the leafy parklands and the fresh sea breeze of the waterfront mark the arrival of autumn in Copenhagen. This fall, the city also sees the opening of CopenHill, one of the world’s tallest all-year ski slopes. And nowhere is the autumn spirit as colourful and kiddie-friendly than in Tivoli Gardens during Halloween.
City of design
Copenhagen is a city of modern design with museums, showrooms and galleries dedicated to sleek, functional and friendly Nordic design. This autumn, you can visit a major exhibition at the Danish Architecture Center highlighting Danish architecture studio BIG, including several of their new and inspiring urban projects in Copenhagen. The waterfront architecture centre, called BLOX, can now also be reached by a new combined footbridge and bicycle bridge from Christianshavn.
Winter sports at CopenHill
Autumn may not be the traditional months of winter sports. But on 4 October 2019, Copenhagen is set to inaugurate CopenHill, one of the world’s tallest all-year dry ski slopes sitting atop the city’s new waste-to-energy plant. CopenHill will also feature other urban mountain sports, such as the world’s tallest artificial climbing range, a hiking trail up to the pinnacle of the building, a ski rental shop and – naturally – an after-ski bar and restaurant with panoramic views.
Halloween in Tivoli Gardens
Halloween is a season of spooky family fun. Tivoli Gardens in the heart of Copenhagen reopens its gates to their three-week-long Halloween celebrations with more than 20,000 Jack-o’-lanterns. From 11 October to 3 November 2019, all rides will be open and the restaurants in the Gardens beckon with seasonal culinary delights.
With almost a square mile of pedestrian-friendly shopping and heritage attractions, Copenhagen has plenty to offer its visitors. But don’t forget to do as the Danes and hop on a bicycle and discover some of the city’s leafy and liveable neighbourhoods