Copenhagen is the new buzz-word for European travellers’, but why has this city become big news? What is so special?
Having just been named ‘the best city to visit’ in 2019 by Lonely Planet, Copenhagen is surely a place not to miss. Although flight tickets to this Scandinavian capital can be cheap, the city itself sure isn’t, especially when you’re a student. Here are 5 places to go to when you’re on a budget, but still want to properly experience what Copenhagen has to offer.
The Round Tower
Købmagergade 52A, 1150 Copenhagen
If you wish to get a great view of the skyline of Copenhagen, The Round Tower, or Rundetårn as it’s called in Danish, is a great place to start. Situated in the middle of Copenhagen, on one of Copenhagen’s busy shopping streets and surrounded by shops and cafés, it is an attraction you cannot overlook. For only 25 DKK (approximately £3), you can get a great view from up high and learn a lot about King Christian IV at the same time.
Frederiksborggade 43, 1360 Copenhagen
Sometimes, all you need is a great cup of coffee to get you through the day. As a student, this can be an essential part of one’s day. But in Denmark, the price for a coffee can easily be more than £5, which can be difficult for any student to afford. In the middle of Copenhagen however, at Zaggi Coffee, you can find coffee, tea, and sandwiches for just 15 DKK – that is under £2! The coffee shop is situated just 5 minutes from Nørreport station and is also very close to The Lakes, wher
e you can go for a stroll with your newly bought, cheap coffee.
Gothersgade 128, 1123 Copenhagen
Copenhagen is full of lovely parks that you can have a wander around. A park that stands out are the Botanical Gardens. Here, you can get away from the busy city and instead immerse yourself in nature. The Botanical Gardens is a research-based garden, so it is important to follow the specific regulations of the place. The entrance for The Palm House and The Butterfly House as a student is only 40 DKK (around £4-5).
Various locations around central Copenhagen
Up until recently, the entry for a lot of the museums in Copenhagen were free, but because of government cuts, most of these now have an entry fee. A few of the bigger museums in Copenhagen do have days where the entry is temporarily free though. On Tuesdays, Glyptoteket opens its doors to everyone, and on Wednesdays you can get free entry into Thorvaldsen’s Museum and Nikolaj Kunsthal. If you plan your trip well, you can see a lot of amazing artworks for £0.
Rådhusstræde 13, 1466 Copenhagen K
If you’re looking for a place with cheap drinks and events, Huset København is the place to go. Here, you can find film screenings, gigs, and poetry nights. A lot of the events are free, but most of them are in between £6-8. Huset, or simply ‘The House’, also serves food, and you can borrow several board games for you and your friends.
With all these exciting and affordable things to see, Denmark should be at the top of everyone’s go-to list
…So what are you waiting for? Nab up the cheap tickets on skyscanner, and go see what everyone is talking about! Maybe you will make your own mind up on what the essential things to see would be!