Where is the best place to stay in Copenhagen ? Before you go to Denmark, explore online some of the best areas to stay in Copenhagen!
Denmark’s largest city and capital, Copenhagen is one of the most important urban centres in the European Union. Do not expect cheap accommodation when staying in Copenhagen, the cost of living and GDP per capita is one of the highest in the world. But you will be seduced by the art of living and the relaxing atmosphere of this city with many charms.
With a population of 602,481 inhabitants (2017) over 88 km², the city was founded by the Vikings in the 10th century, and was originally a small fishing village. A green and relaxed capital, the city lives on two wheels and thoroughly embraces its “bike” culture. Bridges, parks and seafronts contribute to the charm of the city, which is characterised by enormous cultural wealth. If you’re looking for a cheap place to stay in Copenhagen, target the heart of the city: here are the best districts to stay in Copenhagen.
Indre by: Strøget, Nyhavn and the Latin Quarter
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In the city centre, you will enjoy all the bustling activity of Copenhagen: the main tourist attractions are concentrated here, such as the round tower – Rundetårn -, Tivoli park, the Ny Carlsberg Glypotek museum (to enjoy contemplating Greek, Roman, Egyptian antiques and Impressionist paintings). From Kongens Nytorv, wander along Strøget to H.C. Andersens Boulevard, the longest pedestrian street in Europe for a stroll or a little shopping trip. It is also the area of the Latin Quarter, by reference to the Latin language that was once used there, where you can sit in French restaurants – if you are feeling homesick… Continue along to the botanical garden and Rosenborg Castle, and finally relax on the terrace at the old port “Nyhavn”. This is the district where you should book your accommodation if you like entertainment, restaurants, bars and cultural places.
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Located north of the historic centre of Indre by, Østerbro has the unique and relaxed atmosphere of small neighbourhood. Located in the north on the edge of the sea and not far from the lakes, it is a place adored by Danish families, who like to come for shopping or walks in the Fælledparken, the largest park in the city. Sportspeople come to watch the matches in the FCKobenhavn national stadium. There are few attractions here, but if you want to stay close to real Danish life, it’s a good place to stay.
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With its many bars, Nørrebro is the cosmopolitan district of Copenhagen. It used to have a reputation as a “craignos” district, which adjoins the Copenhagen suburbs. Today, Nørrebro is home to some of the busiest streets in the city, including starred restaurants, cool cafes and bars, wine bars and vintage shops. This is the best place to stay in Copenhagen if you are looking to escape from the tourist groups that congregate in the city centre.
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Do you like beer? So come visit the Carlsberg brewery – the fourth brewer in the world, just that! -, close to Frederiksberg Have Park. The Vesterbro district, south-west of the city centre, used to be a “red-light” district in the past. Today, it is mostly visited for its shops that sell typical Danish products, and to roam the terraces with cafes and restaurants that dot the alleys in the area. For visitors wishing to get off the beaten track, this is a great place to stay in Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen’s “free and self-managed” district is famous in the minds of thousands of libertarians in Europe. Here, freedom is lived not as a desire, but as the transformation of a political philosophy into a true philosophy of life. Since its proclamation in 1971, the “Free Municipality of Christiania” attracts more and more tourists every year, and for good reason: private property does not exist because the housing belongs to the community, cannabis is sold, the spirit of freedom and hippie culture is promoted.
Anarchism cannot be reduced to this: this city within a city of 900 inhabitants, has its own citizen assemblies, its own flag, its own currency, its own bakery, street-cleaning service, school, printing press, cinema and a free radio station. In addition, decisions are made collectively, with the aim of promoting the common interest. Bars, restaurants, unusual places to stay, a district open to everybody, which is worth seeing if you appreciate examples of an alternative way of life.