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Guide to Copenhagen’s hidden gems

Even though all secrets should be kept, we're breaking the golden rule and guiding you through the city's best kept secrets

Copenhagen is a wonderful little city and you can easily see the most important sights within a few days; however, this guide will be a chance for you to explore a different side of Copenhagen with some alternatives to the traditional tourist spots.

The Royal Library Garden

Right between the The Royal Library and The Parliament there is an exquisite little garden. Not many people know of this, but it enchants all visitors who do stumble upon it with its beautiful flowers, tranquil water fountain and secrecy.

Flowers in the Royal Library Garden

It’s a great alternative if you are a garden lover but feel like you’ve seen it all. Conveniently located near the city center, it makes for a fantastic spot if you are in need of a break.

Den Grønne Sti

If you feel in need of a change of scenery on your way to work or university or simply need a new running route, you should try Den Grønne Sti. It is an 8 kilometer long route stretching from Lyngbyvej near Ryparken st. to Valby in Frederiksberg.

By taking this route, you will escape the hustle and bustle of the city as well as get to know the different neighbourhoods, gardens and parks of Copenhagen.

Rumour has it, even a born and raised Copenhagener will be in for a surprise when taking this route.

The David Collection

The David Collection is housed in the building occupied by the founder himself. It houses a collection of European art, Danish early modern art and, most importantly, Islamic art, with pieces dating back to the 7th century.

The Islamic collection is the biggest of its kind in Scandinavia and has been placed among the top ten most important in the world. Currently there is an exhibition recounting stories from the famous Iranian epic Shahnama – one of the most voluminous epics of world literature.

The David Collection is open every day except for Mondays, and it is free to the public.

House of Constanze Mozart

Few people know that Constanze Mozart, Mozart’s wife, actually lived in Copenhagen after her husband’s death.

She married a Danish diplomat and together they moved to the inner city on the corner of Hestemøllestræde and Lavendelstræde. If you are near city hall you can go by and have a look.

The house of Constanze Mozart

It is not possible to actually go inside the apartment; nonetheless, it is a secret few people know.

The University Gardens at Frederiksberg

The University Gardens include various gardens at the Frederiksberg Campus, with the most prominent being Lanbohøjskolens Have.

It was founded in 1855 and has lots of great spots with different ‘themes’, for example, a garden with summer flowers, a garden with sculptures and, in the very center, ‘The Romantic Garden’.

It is open to the public all year, and when the weather is good, Café Væksthuset opens its doors and you can enjoy a drink in the very middle of it all.

Do you know about a secret spot in Copenhagen that is not mentioned? Please share!

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