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Copenhagen Guide – sights, activities and food

In our Copenhagen Guide we show you the best places to eat a RAWBITE bar and how to spend your time indoors and outdoors in the capital of Denmark. Get ready for your weekend trip to Copenhagen! 

What to see and to do in Copenhagen 

Amalienborg

This palace is where one of the oldest monarchies, the Danish royal family, resides in central Copenhagen.

The outside square is not only worth seeing for the scenery, but you can also watch the changing of the guards here every two hours.

 

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Nyhavn

Nyhavn was originally a busy commercial port. Today it is a popular hotspot where you can enjoy the canal, which is a brilliant backdrop to enjoy a drink in a relaxed atmosphere. The colorful buildings house cute restaurants and also the oldest tattoo shop in the world that is still operating. You can find it in the yellow house at Nyhavn 17.  

Canal Tour 

At Nyhavn you can join two Canal Tours. Lasting 1 - 1.5 hours, they take you around the city and provide information about different sights. 

Tip: Some boats have roofs, so you can take the tour on rainy days. 

Secret Tip: You can use a Green Kayak for free if you collect trash while you use it. 

 

Royal Library Garden

This green oasis in the center of Copenhagen is characterized by flower beds and big trees – perfect for a short break. From here you can see the highest tower in the city, Christiansborg Tower.

The Christansborg Tower provides a stunning view over Copenhagen. Before moving to Amalienborg Palace in the late 1800s, the Royal Family lived here. Today, this is the house of parliament, “Folketinget” in Danish.

Fun Fact: With its 106 meters, the tower is only 40cm higher than the city hall tower. 

Tip: Admission is free – so you can enjoy the view even if you’re travelling on a budget! 

 

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The Black Diamond

Det Kgl. Bibliotek is more than a pretty library with a stunning view of the harbor. It holds exhibitions and concerts; you can use the reading rooms or enjoy a drink in the café by the water. 

The name The Black Diamond comes from the 2,500 m² absolute black granite in the front and the building’s special shape. 

 

CopenHill

Ever skied in a capital city on top of an incineration plant? No? Well, CopenHill makes it possible. No worries, if you are not a ski fan – CopenHill also offers other outdoor activities and a rooftop café with a great view.

 

Islands Brygge 

Islands Brygge is an area directly on Copenhagen’s waterfront. Especially during hot summer days, it is a real hot-spot in the city. Take a swim in the harbor bath, have a picnic on the grass, play canoe basketball or rent a GoBoat to take a paddle through the canals. 

Rosenborg Castle 

In the early 17th century, the Scandinavian King Christian IV built Rosenborg Castle. Take a tour through the castle and see the king’s interior decor and the wax figures of former royal inhabitants.

Tip: If you don’t want to visit the inside of the castle, we recommend just walking in the beautiful park around it. Also, it’s a lovely spot for a picnic. 

 

Tivoli Gardens

Are you ready for some fun? Tivoli is an amusement park for young and old – directly at the central station. It is more than 175 years old and offers a range of rollercoasters, plenty of food options and special events as an entertainment program. 

Should I visit Tivoli even though I am not a fan of rollercoasters, you ask? Absolutely! With different ticket options, it is also possible to visit the park and not go on rides. 

Fun fact: Walt Disney is supposed to have found the inspiration for his own Disney World during a visit to Tivoli Gardens. 

Tip: Especially around Halloween and Christmas the whole park is filled with amazing decorations, making it well worth a visit. 

 

Amager Strandpark 

A beach directly next to the city? Yes, you heard correctly! On Amager you will find a lovely sand beach right by the ocean. On good days, you can even see the Øresund Bridge that takes you right to Sweden! 

Definitely worth a visit, particularly if you need a deep breath and a break from the city. 

Tip: If you have some extra time, book a class at the Copenhagen Surf School! 

 

Marmorkirken (Marbel Church) 

The Marble Church is a true landmark in the city. The building with a copper green roof is open to the public every day. For the best view of this majestic building, we recommend walking towards the waterfront and turning around as soon as you pass the fountain. 

Fun fact: King Frederik V. started building the Marble Church in 1749, however, the church was only inaugurated in 1894. 

 

Where to eat in Copenhagen - (Vegan) Restaurants and Cafes in the City

Urten 

The vegan Restaurant Urten is located in the small streets of Latinerkvartet. In a cosy atmosphere you can enjoy 100% plant-based menus with either two or three courses. The lovely decorated courses go very well with the wine menu, which is individually created for the monthly changing menus. 

Tip: Downstairs you can find the associated Atlas Bar that offers vegan dishes for a lower budget.  

 

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Reffen 

Reffen is the place to be if you are looking for some chill vibes by the water and a delicious variety of food. With food booths from different countries, it offers a lot of choices for all tastes. As you eat, drink and chat you can watch the sunset or sit by the fire.

Please note: Reffen closes from October until March. 

 

Broens Gadekøkken

Same but different – directly across Nyhavn there’s another food place that is similar to Reffen, yet is a different experience. 

Fun fact: During the winter the area is transformed into an ice rink. Rent some ice-skates and enjoy the cold season! 

 

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VeVe 

Veve offers vegetarian cuisine based on the Michelin restaurant Kiin Kiin. In a stylish setting you can enjoy sophisticated gastronomy without meat. Our Online Growth Manager Mette simply loves the variety of food and the innovative kitchen. The menu is seasonal and changes regularly. 

 

Torvehallerne

Next to the train and Metro Station Nørreport you will find two long halls including a variety of restaurants and cafes as well as places selling fresh meat and fish. On warm days, a farmers’ market provides colorful fresh fruits and veggies in between the halls. 

Seks 

Orgasmic and organic is the owners’ promise. At Seks you can find vegetarian meals, delicious coffee and refreshing drinks. Get excited about daily changing surprises on the menu and enjoy authentic and homemade food. The restaurant, which opened in early 2021, is definitely worth a visit. 

 

Garbanzo 

If you are on a mission to find a fancy pita, Garbanzo is the way to go. Delicious falafel in handmade bread combined with different kinds of veggies, pomegranate and dressing? Count us in! If you are not a fan of pita, they also offer bowls. 

 

SOULS 

Souls is the restaurant where you will find Community Manager Johanna while enjoying a delicious vegan brunch with a black coffee. Also, a great place to have some lunch in Copenhagen. 

 

42 raw 

Brunch or lunch, smoothie or coffee – 42 raw is the perfect place if you’re looking for conscious dishes with great ingredients. 

 

Oli oli 

Poke bowls for all tastes. With the “Build your own poke bowl” concept you can mix your individual special bowl. 

 

POPL Burger

Brand Manager Uta can’t get enough of the POPL Burger, the burger place by the world’s best restaurant, Noma. As well as classic burgers you can order vegetarian or even vegan burgers. The vegan patty is made of fermented quinoa and tastes amazing. 

 

Eden Jaxx 

New to the city but already Best Burger 2021, Eden Jaxx is a completely vegan burger restaurant in Copenhagen. Recommendation: loaded fries covered with vegan cheese, burger sauce, onion and vegan meat! 

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Grød 

Grød translated means mash - and that’s what this place is all about. The options range from sweet porridge to risotto to lentil daal. 

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Sweet things 

Naturbageriet

Close to Nørreport in the city center you will find this small bakery, which specializes in vegan treats. The menu changes from time to time. 

 

Nice Cream 

Especially recommended for sunny days in summer: Nice Cream has a great choice of vegan ice cream! 

 

Cafe Kaf

In the mood for good coffee with oat milk and a piece of cake? Cafe Kaf is 100% vegan and offers baked goods AND delicious breakfast options. 

 

Juno the Bakery 

In the lovely district of Østerbro you can find the well-known and very delicious bakery Juno. Special recommendation: Kardamomsnegl. If there are no seats left in front of the building, ask for take away and stroll through the pretty streets in Østerbro or take a walk through the park Fælledparken which is close by. 

 

The RAWBITE Team wishes happy exploring and tasting!  

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