Copenhagen neighbourhoods you should explore

Photo: Martin Heiberg - Copenhagen Media Center

Get to know one of the world's cosiest capital cities, where top sights and attractions are within walking or cycling distance. Explore parts of the city less traveled by visitors. It's easy to find a little part of the city all to your own in Copenhagen - the world's most liveable city.


Copenhagen’s edgiest quarter is now the hippest place to be in Copenhagen. Sample Vesterbro's ecclectic shops, diverse restaurants and funky bars. Formerly the Red Light District, up-and-coming Vesterbro boast its own Meatpacking District, with gritty bars and fine dining side-by-side.

Abdellah's Vesterbro

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Sara's Nørrebro

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Copenhagen’s multi-cultural heart is packed with things to do, day and night. Walk to Hans Christian Andersen's grave in tranquil Assistens Cemetery. Some of Copenhagen’s coolest streets are to be found in Nørrebro, a short walk past the Lakes from Nørreport station.


Østerbro is a laid-back and trendy area, dotted with green spaces and great shopping. Say hello to The Little Mermaid on her rock in the sea nearby. Home to Copenhagen’s largest park, Fælledparken, and the national stadium, Østerbro still manages to ooze a cosy, neighborhood feel.

Mette's Østerbro

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Anders' Frederiksberg

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Classic Frederiksberg is a pocket of calm and chic close to the city center. Take a coffee to go and stroll in the grand royal park, Frederiksberg Gardens. From Copenhagen Central Station, it’s easy to walk into Frederiksberg along Gammel Kongevej; a fantastic shopping street with grand old buildings and trendy cafés and restaurants.

City Centre

The city centre contains Copenhagen’s unmissable bits in one beautiful and manageable knot of streets and alleys. Enjoy royal palaces, Tivoli and world-class shopping, as well as top sights such as colorful Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid. Copenhagen’s most-famous sights are all within walking or cycling distance in the historical city centre.


Head across the harbour to Amager and explore the beaches and harbors of this lesser-known gem and a green oasis in the city. Everything from outdoor swimming to opera! Take your own architectural tour of Ørestad; one of Copenhagen’s newest areas and a hub of inspirational buildings, such as the Mountain Dwellings, Number 8 building and Bella Sky. Or head to Refshaleøen and try the scrumptious food at Reffen Street Food and ski down an artificial ski slope on top of a waste energy plant at CopenHill.

Come say hi!

By now, we hope you're on sitting on the edge of your seat, and are just waiting to know how you can get to Copenhagen as fast as possible, so you can start exploring our cool neighbourhoods immediately. (We don't want to sound so urgent, but you should definitely come say hi before everyone else does.) 

Get here faster with SAS

SAS flies direct from the UK to Copenhagen 10 times a day, giving you plenty of choice for you to visit our hoods whenever it suits you.

Tour the city with our public transport

The fastest way to get from Copenhagen Airport into the city is definitely by hopping on our urban roller coaster, the driver-less Metro. Insider tip: If you want to make your hunt for our neighbourhoods' hidden gems even more convenient, you should get hold of a City Pass.