Gay Guide • COPENHAGEN | What to See, Where to Stay, Best Gay Bars and Restaurants | LGBT Guide
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What to See, Best Places to Sleep, Where to Eat and to Have Fun in COPENHAGEN?
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WHAT TO SEE in COPENHAGEN?
10 THINGS TO SEE in COPENHAGEN
Known as the "New Harbour", it is the most famous and important canal in Copenhagen. In the past inhabited by prostitutes and sailors, today it has become a destination for many tourists. There is always a great atmosphere on the terraces of the city's cafés and restaurants. We recommend the experience on one of the cruises that travels along the canals from which you can admire part of the historic center.
The sculpture of the Little Mermaid, 1 meter high and located near the port and made famous by Disney, is the symbol of the city and another of the important places. But be careful, it is always full of tourists!
A fortress in Copenhagen, founded in 1626, and one of the best preserved in Europe. Nowadays the buildings within this fortification are used as military barracks and offices. Despite this, this space is open to the public and offers beautiful walks to admire how much greenery there is in this wonderful citadel.
A small world apart. It is a city that is self-managed by its approximately 1000 inhabitants and is considered independent from Denmark. Christiania is an interesting place to visit and we recommend taking a walk in the afternoon, especially to admire its very original handicrafts.
It is the longest pedestrian street in Europe which runs from Radhuspladsen square to Kongens Nytorv square. Along this route you will find many shops, some municipalities and others specific to the place, as well as some of the best restaurants serving all local and non-local specialities.
An ancient 17th century palace and summer residence with a very large garden. It is one of the most visited places in the city and is absolutely worth a visit.
Church of St. Saviour
A Baroque-style church, known for its spiral-shaped external staircase that can be climbed, it is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the city. Here's a curiosity: a carillon has been inserted outside that plays every Saturday at 4 pm and is the largest in northern Europe.
Amalienborg Palace & Marble Church
Once the winter residence of a royal family, today this rococo-style palace consisting of four large buildings bordering a large square is one of Copenhagen's must-sees. The Marble Church, on the other hand, is in Baroque style and its peculiarity is the large green dome, inspired by that of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.
One of the oldest amusement parks in the world. In addition to having tons of attractions, it has a wide variety of restaurants, an open-air theater and a Chinese pagoda.
It is a small island surrounded by a beautiful canal and located very close to the historic centre, in the port of Copenhagen. Important are its three buildings: Christiansborg Palace, the Royal Danish Library and the historic Stock Exchange building. The building is currently the seat of Parliament; the old Copenhagen Stock Exchange building, perhaps the most beautiful in the city, is built in red brick and in the Renaissance style and its eye-catching feature is the 55-meter-high spire, built with several dragon tails that come together in a shape of a spiral and finally don't miss the Royal Danish Library, which is the largest among all the Nordic countries.
Visiting this city at its best depends essentially on how long you have to fully enjoy it. Here is a solution based on the number of days available to you:
Day 1 - Complete Copenhagen - Google Maps
Extra - Frederiksborg (from Train Station) - Google Maps
(By opening the Maps with Google, you can easily follow our path)
10 BEST EXCURSIONS from COPENHAGEN
We advise you to book the best excursions here: Viator - Musement - Get Your Guide
Frederiksborg Castle & Kronborg Castle
Helsingborg, Lund & Malmö
Island of Fyn
Odensee (Birthplace of Andersen)
The Cliffs of Møn (Møns Klint)
Roskilde (City of Kings & Vikings)
Danish Riviera Villages
Camp Adventure Treetop Experience
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WHERE TO SLEEP in COPENHAGEN?
10 BEST GAY FRIENDLY HOTELS in COPENHAGEN
Hotel Skt Petri *****
Manon Les Suites Guldsmeden *****
Andersen Boutique Hotel **** ® Tested by World Mappers
Hotel SP34 by Brøchner Hotels ****
Axel Guldsmeden Hotels ****
Absalon Hotel ****
Urban House Copenhagen By MEININGER ***
Steel House Copenhagen ***
Wakeup Copenhagen – Borgergade **
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel ® Tested by World Mappers
Map'Hotel • ANDERSEN BOUTIQUE HOTEL
The magic of our stay in Copenhagen is undoubtedly also thanks to the Andersen Boutique Hotel, a design hotel a few steps from the Central Station and well connected to the main attractions of the city. The staff is really great, super LGBT Friendly and gave us a lot of information about the city. Then the view from the room over the roofs of Copenhagen is something magnificent. It is also possible to rent bicycles to get around the city at the hotel under the same management, Absalon Hotel - opposite.
For more information, click here: https://andersen-hotel.dk/
WHERE TO EAT in COPENHAGEN?
10 BEST RESTAURANTS in COPEHAGEN Quality / Price
€€€€ - Amass Restaurant
€€€€ - Noma
€€€ - Restaurant Palægade (excellent Smørrebrød typical of Copenhagen) ® Tested by World Mappers
€€€ - Restaurant Koefoed
€€ - POPL Burger (the best burger in all of Copenhagen) ® Tested by World Mappers
€€ - Nyhavns Færgekro ® Tested by World Mappers
€€ - Ancestrale
€€ - H15
€€ - Gaarden & Gaden
€ - GRØD Restaurant - Torvehallerne
GAY NIGHTLIFE in COPENHAGEN
10 BEST GAY PLACES, BARS & CLUBS in COPENHAGEN
Oscar (Gay Bar) ® Tested by World Mappers
Kiss Kiss (Gay Bar)
Centralhjørnet (Gay Bar)
Masken Bar (Gay Bar) ® Tested by World Mappers
Jailhouse CPH (Gay Bar) ® Tested by World Mappers
Cosy Bar (Gay Bar & Club)
Ruby (Gay Bar)
Vela Club (Lesbian Bar)
G.A.Y Copenhagen (Gay Club)
Never Mind (Gay Club)
TRAVEL TIPS about COPENHAGEN by World Mappers
Per visitare al meglio Copenhagen è indispensabile la Copenhagen Card. Con questa si possono visitare oltre 87 attrazioni e utilizzare i mezzi pubblici gratuiti in tutta la regione. E' possibile acquistarla sia per adulti che per bambini in queste diverse opzioni: 24h - 48h - 72h - 96h - 120h. Inoltre in questa carta troverete ingressi gratuiti ad alcune principali attrazioni della città. Questa Card offre corse illimitate su metropolitane, treni e autobus compresi quelli da e per l'aeroporto. La Copenhagen Card è la decisione migliore e conveniente per risparmiare e per godere a pieno di un viaggio a Copenhagen. Noi non ne potevamo fare a meno perché include davvero tutto!
Unusual and Particular Places to See in Copenhagen
Outside the classic places to visit of the city, there is a "Secret Copenhagen" that has simply bewitched us. Here are the 10 Things and Places to See in Secret Copenhagen (and Surroundings):
CopenHill - It is the first power plant that today is reused as a ski slope and from which there is a spectacular panorama of the city.
The Genetically Modified Little Mermaid by Bjørn Nørgaard - Bjørn Nørgaard's little mermaid makes us think about genetic engineering and the body and makes us understand that not everything is perfect but instead it also has problems. There is no lack of allusion to the siren of classical origin, but it gives the impression of a monstrous little mermaid characterized by her seductive call.
Cisterne a Søndermarken - They are a very important contemporary art exhibition space in the city.
Porta dell'Elefante - Located at the entrance to the Carlsberg museum, this is a four-elephant full-size granite gate with pre-Nazi swastika details.
Refshaleøen - A place where in the summer you can sit on the pier and relax, while in the winter you can enjoy a warm sauna at Copenhot.
Superkilen - It is a park, a place of artistic experimentation and mixing of different cultures and also aims to celebrate diversity by exhibiting objects descending from all over the world.
Brumleby & Kartoffelrækkerne - These are residential areas characterized by their particular terraced houses from the mid-19th century.
Giardino della Biblioteca Reale - It is located in Christiansborg Palace, seat of the Danish Parliament. In addition to the colorful flowers and huge trees, there is also a swimming pool that serves as a fountain.
Christianshavn - An area characterized by houses with fantastic colorful facades and luxurious houseboats.
Copenaghen from the Water - By renting a kayak or a GoBoat (it can accommodate up to 8 people) you can admire the city in a different but particular way.
Botanical Garden - The Botanical Garden is a green oasis located in the center of the city.
The 6 Forgotten Giants by Thomas Dambo - In the forests outside the city you will find six giants made of recycled wood with the aim of bringing the inhabitants of the city to immerse themselves in nature and discover new magical places.
Assistens Cemetery in Nørrebro - There are beautiful gardens here where you can take long walks.
Amagerbanen - It was one of the ancient railways of the city and today only 1.5 km of tracks remain and what remains have made it special since there is the possibility of traveling this section on a bike on a track through a magical tunnel of leaves.
Chiesa di Grundtvig - It is a rare example of a Gothic-style expressionist church and for this reason it looks unlike any other church in the world.
If you love Street Food, then Reffen in Copenhagen is the one for you! It is the largest street food area in Refshaleøen in all the Nordic countries and an organic street food market in an urban area cradle of start-ups, innovation and creativity. All stalls must follow sustainable “reduce and reuse” tenets, with compostable food service, reduce food waste, use organic, free-range and local ingredients wherever possible.
One of the things to do in Copenhagen is the Hey Captain Tour "Hidden Gems". Through this tour you will get to know the city not only for its classical part but above all for its hidden gems. During the tour you will also see how former industrial buildings have been transformed into new spaces, where new and old merge into new architectural structures. The skippers are a hoot, super nice! Click here for more info & prices
One of the experiences we will never forget in Copenhagen? the CopenhagenHot! Clean sea water is used and heated with firewood. The outdoor hot tubs and panoramic sauna offer an indescribable view of the harbor skyline - click here for more info and prices
Next to the CopenHot for the bravest there is also the possibility of doing Bungy Jumping directly on the sea - click here for all info
Don't miss a super instagrammable place in Copenhagen, the colorful Magstræde, pictured above, one of the oldest and most beautiful streets in the city, with buildings dating back to the 18th century.
A good way to end a tour in the historic center is to enjoy the view of the city from the Rundetårn / Round Tower, another of the places to visit in Copenhagen. This building is distinguished by the fact that the ascent consists of a huge spiral-shaped internal ramp, without steps.
Don't miss the experience of eating in a real library. This is Paludan Bogcafe, whose aim is to combine the traditional bookshop with a functioning and really delicious restaurant.
GAY FRIENDLY TOURS
Do you want to discover the city more deeply through Copenhagen's Best Gay Tours? We recommend the following local operators:
Gaily Tour - Tour Operator offering tours and excursions dedicated to the LGBT + community throughout Europe. Special Tours and Gay & Lesbian Friendly Guides ready to make you discover the beauties of this destination. Info & Booking: info@GailyTour.com
Copenhagen • Classic Tour
Explore together with our LGBT Friendly Tour Guide the spectacular city of Copenhagen, a little fishing town which turned into being the capital of Denmark. The city is known as a cultural capital, a hub of design and experimentation and a land of fairy tales. Start this walking tour from the worldwide famous Nyhavn, "new harbour", which is still popular among the locals, who as soon as weather permits occupy numerous outdoors bars and restaurants by the canal. It was here that the famous Danish writer Andersen wrote his first fairy tale in the house number 20 in 1835 and where he spent and ended his life. Afterwards reach the Royal Opera and the Royal Palace of Amalienborg. Finally arrive to the famous Little Mermaid Statue, close to Kastellet. After our amazing tour, you will finally learn why the Danes are considered the happiest people in the world!
* Gay or Lesbian Friendly Tour Guide for City Tour (3 hours)
* Entrance Fee – Palace of Amalienborg
Copenhagen • Gay Tour & Andersen's Secrets
Be ready to live a very special LGBT tour of Copenhagen. Learn more about its LGBT history and society. Explore Copenhagen City Court, Knabostræde, the seat of The National League for Gays, and continue to Christiansborg palace. Then stroll around the old city reaching Ørstedsparken, which is also known as the most popular outdoor cruising place of the city. Continue the tour to Hans Christian Andersen Fairytale House to discover the secrets behind his most famous fairy tale, "The Story of the Little Mermaid". In fact in some letters written to his beloved young friend Edvard Collin in 1835, let many critics suspect that Andersen was gay. Discover the fantastic world of Andersen, see how his childhood in Odense unfolded, his moving to Copenhagen where he spent much of his adolescence, and of course his many journeys which served as inspiration for his many fairy tales. Afterwards continue to the pedestrianized main shopping street of Copenhagen, the Strøget, where the gay scene is mainly concentrated. Included: * Gay or Lesbian Friendly Tour Guide for City Tour (3 hours) * Entrance Fee – Hans Christian Andersen Experience in Copenhagen
Copenhagen by Night • Gay Tour
Enjoy an enlightened Copenhagen and an amazing walking tour through Copenhagen's gay & lesbian bars and clubs to live on your skin the magic atmosphere and LGBT scene of the city. Enjoy your included drink (also alcohol free drink available) and own the night ! Included: * Gay or Lesbian Tour Guide for Night Tour (2 hours) * Drink in Gay Bar (1 Drink)
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