Bring the family and enjoy a lovely Danish Summer night by the bonfire as Midsummer Night unfolds. You will find several locations in Copenhagen where the evening is celebrated.
Midsummer night or Saint Hans' Evening as 23 June is called in Danish, is an old tradition. On this evening people gather across the country at bonfires to sing, listen to speeches, and not least to send the witches off to Bloksbjerg in Germany. Traditionally there will be placed a wooden figure on the fire resembling a witch.
Saint Hans is the Danish name for John the Baptist who was allegedly born on June 24. In Denmark he is celebrated on the evening before, just like we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve the 24th instead of on Christmas Day.
Places to celebrate:
Tivoli Gardens by Plænen at 21:30 and Tivoli Lake at 21:30
Frederiksberg Have from 18:45
Fælledparken by Pavillonen from 18:00
Nyhavn from 21:45
Knippelsbro by Kayak Republic from 18:00
Islands Brygge by KIB from 18:00
Blågårds Plads in Nørrebro from 16:30
Docken in Nordhavn from 18:00
Amager Strandpark (several different bonfires, among others an LGBT one)
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City / Area
- København (indre by)
- København N
- København S
- København Ø
Types of events
- For children
- Maritime event