Surrounded by the sea and split by the lakes, Copenhagen is one of the world’s most user-friendly and trendy capitals.
It’s a colorful, welcoming, hippy style compact city with a center largely given over to cyclists and pedestrians.
It’s easy to fall in love with Copenhagen even if you have limited time during your stay.
Copenhagen has sights and attractions to suit all tastes and interests and the best thing is that most of the attractions are within walking distance from each other.
Here is our guide on Best things to do in Copenhagen for free.
1) Discover Life Less Ordinary at Christiania
Want to try something different? Then head out to Freetown Christiania located in the district of Christianshavn. Starting as a hippy settlement over 40 years ago, this controversial and unique area was firstly used as a social experiment and is now owned by the hippy residents. This free town is one of Denmark’s most loved and visited tourist attractions. It may not be to everyone’s taste, however it is incredible in its own way. People live by their own rules. Cars are banned and bicycles are the main mode of transport. The small shops and cafés have their own Christiania currency, although they accept local currency too. It is a perfect place if you are looking for an offbeat place in the middle of the city.
2) Relax at Nyhavn
Vibrant colors and its historic tall ships make Nyhavn Copenhagen’s most famous place.
Nyhavn is the perfect place to end your day. Have dinner at one of the restaurants by the creek or buy a beer from a nearby store and relax at the quayside.
3) The Little Mermaid
Located at Langelinje Pier, the little mermaid is Copenhagen’s another most famous tourist attraction. This sculpture of the Little Mermaid is over 100 year old and is a gift from a Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen to the City of Copenhagen.
The sculpture is made of granite and bronze. It was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a mermaid who was in love with a young, handsome prince on land and gives up everything to be with him.
4) Shop at Strøget
Strøget is the central hub of Copenhagen’s lively center. It is one of the oldest and longest pedestrian streets in the world. Walking from one end to the other, you will find many squares, historical monuments, fountains and old houses. It’s a shopping paradise.
Whether you want to visit a historical museum or fancy to visit the opera, experience vibrant restaurants or you just want to relax at the docks – Christianshavn is the place for you.
6) Copenhagen Street Food Market
Copenhagen’s most popular street food market serves the food from all corners of the world. Best time is to enjoy it over charismatic sunsets by the harbour front.
7) Ride a Bike Around the City
When in Copenhagen, do what the Danes do and ride a bike around the city. Copenhagen is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world. It is not only the most economical way but also the best way to get around and it’s fun.
8) Copenhagen Free Walking Tour
There are many free walking tours you can find in Copenhagen.
Some of the walking tours that are offered are Grand Tour of Copenhagen, Tour of Christianshavn, Classical Tours of Copenhagen or a Pub Crawl Tour. Visit site http://www.copenhagenfreewalkingtours.dk/index.html to know more about the tours
This was our top picks on things to do in Copenhagen for free. What is your favorite place in Copenhagen?