Sometimes we all need a breather…
Life can be pretty non-stop and taking some time out to appreciate the slower, calmer aspects of life can really improve people’s mental health. However, it’s not always easy when you live in a city to find a quiet place, to read a book, or take a stroll. Copenhagen is not your average city, though, and there are little oases everywhere, green spaces hidden amidst the concrete and cars. Here are our favourites.
1. Det Kongelige Biblioteks Have (The Royal Library’s Garden)
📍Rigsdagsgården 9-13, 1218
Indre By has is full of relaxing, leafy spots and Det Kongelige Biblioteks Have is one of the best. In the Summer, we like to sit on the lush grass with a book and listen to the water pour from the central water fountain with every hour that passes by. There’s plenty of shade here, under the beautiful trees and the garden is open until 10pm every day. Plus, right now it is wisteria season, so look out for beautiful purple flowers on the walls.
2. Landbohøjskolens Have (Agricultural University’s Garden)
📍Bülowsvej 17, 1870 Frederiksberg
If you’re looking for somewhere with plenty of greenery, Landbohøjskolens Have is just that. With over 6000 plants in these university gardens, it’s an absolute oasis of green. Check out the Facebook page to learn more about this amazing place, and make sure to look out for more beautiful wisteria plants here.
3. Botanisk Have
📍Gothersgade 128, 1123 København K
The Botanical Gardens are absolutely picturesque, and perfect for a day sat relaxing on the grass. Plus, if rain starts falling there’s always the Palm House with its beautiful foliage in which to seek shelter and explore. You can read about Botanisk Have on the website.
4. Østre Anlæg Park
📍Stockholmsgade 20, 2100
Surrounding the Statens Museum for Kunst is this stunning park, with three gorgeous lakes and loads of lovely paths to wander down. If your legs get tired, you can enjoy refreshments at the art museum’s cafe, and even visit the book shop for a browse or something to read whilst you’re relaxing.
5. Kongens Have (The King’s Garden)
📍Øster Voldgade 4A, 1350
This place really is spectacular, and plenty of tourists visit every year just to see Rosenborgs Slot and its gardens. However, there aren’t many tourists around at the moment so the gardens are quiet and peaceful – perfect for some you-time.
6. Assistens Kirkegård
📍Kapelvej 2, 2200 København N, Denmark
Assistens Kirkegård is a cemetery, which doesn’t make it sound all that leafy or relaxing, but it is one of the greenest parts of the city. Plus, it’s so peaceful that it’s the perfect place for some quiet introspection. Here you’ll find the graves of many famous figures in Danish history, like Hans Christian Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard.
7. Frederiksberg Gardens
Frederiksberg Gardens is well-known by locals and tourists alike, and there’s plenty of space here so people can spread out and each have a bit of peace and quiet. You can spend the whole day relaxing here, easily, and feel so refreshed afterward.