Three things to do for free in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is well known as being quite an expensive city but there is a lot out there to do for free. Of course the summer months offer more opportunities with all the wonderful parks, beaches and open spaces but there is still plenty around all year. Here are my five picks of things to do for free.

Number One Special glass houses at the Botanical Gardens

The glass houses at the Botanical Gardens are wonderful places to wander around but did you know that on selected days of the week they open some of the more specialist greenhouses home to cacti, succulents and orchids – and they are all free! For details visit here.

Number Two Magasin du Nord Museum

Last of my indoor ideas and it is a place I find quite intriguing. Now I will be honest and say at present I have not visited this museum but as a new addition to the museum scene here plus with free entry, it must be worth a visit. Magasin is one of the oldest department stores in the world and no other business of its kind has kept such a collection of archive materials. For more information click here (Danish).

Number Three Podwalks with Danish Architecture Centre

This one gets you out and about in the city. DAC have put together a series of pod walks you can download to your smart phones and help you explore areas of the city at your own speed and in your own time with a guide in your ear. A great way to discover more about Copenhagen. if its too cold for you, you can always listen on your sofa! For the pod walks click here.

{Originally posted May 19 2015} When I first wrote this there were five things on the list but sadly since the beginning of June the National Museum and SMK have started charging admission. They are still brilliant places to visit but can’t be included on this list anymore.


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