Copenhagen welcomes summer visitors with open-air food markets. You can also explore the city’s history and modern developments at two new exhibitions. And don’t forget to explore the city’s many leafy neighbourhoods the Danish way – on a bike!
Copenhageners love sun-kissed days. With fair weather, parks and open-air food markets spring to life. When you’ve ticket the boxes of the city’s classic tourist attractions, head to the meatpacking district’s weekend street food market. Or the Bridge Street Kitchen food market by the inner harbour bridge or the Reffen street food market in the city’s old shipyard-turned-foodie haven, Refshaleøen.
This year, you can also learn more about the city’s past and present at two new experiences within easy walking distance. The Museum of Copenhagen is set to reopen on 29 August 2019 after a hiatus of several years. With a new heritage home located behind Copenhagen City Hall, the museum features a large interactive exhibition of the history of the city. Opening on 12 June 2019, you can also visit a major exhibition at the nearby Danish Architecture Center (located at BLOX), highlighting the contemporary Danish architecture studio BIG, including several of their new and inspiring Copenhagen projects.
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 – or its 5km sandy urban beach, Amager Strand. You can also explore the Copenhagen harbourfront along a 13km cycling route, bringing you through new dockland developments and crossing six designer bicycle bridges.