My Copenhagen Bucket List:

One month has already passed since I arrived in Copenhagen, and I can’t really wrap my mind around that. Time is absolutely flying by and I feel like I’m really getting to know Copenhagen more and more everyday. Considering how fast one month went, I want to make a bucket list for the next three months of everything I want to do before I leave Denmark. I have a couple of “Copenhagen guides” from past students who studied abroad here, and I’ve compiled my own list based off their recommendations! So, without further ado, let’s dive in.

Towers to climb:

  • Climb the Round Tower
  • Climb Church of Our Savior aka “Spiral Church” 
  • Climb the tower at Christiansborg Palace

Touristy things I still have to do:

  • See the Little Mermaid Statue 
  • Find the six Forgotten Giants in the woods of Copenhagen suburbs
  • Visit the Marble Dome Church 
  • Buy the sugar spiced almonds that smell so good everytime I walk by them near DIS
  • Visit Kastellet, aka the Citadel, a preserved fortress in the shape of a star 
  • Explore the Botanical Gardens

Fun things to do:

  • Have a yummy picnic with friends on a nice fall day in Frederiksberg Park 
  • See Tivoli in the Halloween season and also Christmas season
  • Amager Strand – beach area (need to go while the weather is still nice!)
  • Explore Vesterbro 
  • Explore the Meatpacking District for cool restaurants and bars
  • Explore Nørrebro 
    • Superkilen Park – futuristic urban park
    • Assistens Cemetery – Hans Christian Andersen and Kierkegaard are buried here and it’s also a beautiful green space 
    • Jægersborggade, Blågårdsgade and Elmegade – fun streets to walk down 

Places to visit:

  • Visit Glyptoteket – art museum right by Tivoli, free on Tuesdays 
  • Visit the Danish Design Museum
  • Visit BLOX – architecture and design center in a really cool building
  • The Opera House 
  • Copenhagen Zoo – they have pandas
  • The Blue Planet – northern Europe’s largest aquarium! 

Day Trips:

  • Møns Klint – gorgeous cliffs and beach 
  • Camp Adventure: tower in the forest! 
  • Odense- 3rd largest city in Denmark, home of Hans Christian Andersen
  • Aarhus – 2nd largest city in Denmark, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum 
  • Dragør – small fishing village not far from Copenhagen 
  • Dyrehaven- Deer park and beautiful grounds just a short train ride away 
  • Go back to the Louisiana Museum – SO COOL  


Alright. This is the good stuff. 


  • Sidecar – need to go for weekend brunch
  • Mad & Kaffe – tons of small plates for brunch
  • Wulff & Konstali – brunch just looks amazing, again the small plate concept
  • Laundromat Cafe – heard good things about pancakes
  • Grød – they specialize in a ton of different types of oatmeal 

General Eats

  • Torvehallerne “Glass Market” – right near DIS
  • Go back to Reffen! I couldn’t try everything there even if I went everyday of the semester
  • MUST try a hotdog stand somewhere, heard good things about one near DIS
  • Next Door Cafe – they have pancakes that people talk about 🙂 
  • Ramen To Bíiru – ramen and beer
  • Absalon – communal dinner with a different menu and fun people!
  • La Banchina – good food, and they also have saunas? 
  • Hafnia Bar – yummy sounding menu and can also do work here 
  • Gasoline Grill- gas station burgers voted some of the best in the world
  • Cocks and Cows – nicer dinner out
  • Halifax Burger – a ton of different types of burgers and make your own options
  • Illum Rooftop – couple of different restaurants on a roof! 
    • Rossopomodoro for pizza
  • Mother – pizza place in Vesterbro, heard good things
  • Barburrito – Mexican food
  • Frankie’s Pizza – in Frederiksberg, must go for pizza
  • Momo Wok Box – lunch spot near DIS, asian food 
  • Trattoria SUD – Italian; they have an appetizer board 


  • Atelier September
  • Coffee Collective – has a few locations, good coffee 
  • Ipsen & Co
  • Original Coffee – productive work spot
  • Laura’s Bakery 
  • Cafe Norden 
  • American Pie – must try the pumpkin pie for fall vibes
  • Meyers Bageri – the pastries look AMAZING
  • Democratic Coffee
  • Buzz – near DIS
  • Voulez Vous – cute french cafe, has soup
  • Conditori La Glace – Cake. Need I say more?
  • Desserthuset – giant fun milkshakes  

Bars and such

  • The Barking Dog in Nørrebro – cocktail pub
  • Bastard Cafe – board games! 
  • Visit the different Mikkeller locations and try fun new beers
  • Ølsnedkeren – craft beer place
  • Fermentoren- more craft beer
  • Bakken – Meatpacking district
  • Jolene – Meatpacking district 
  • Holm Cider –  cider bar with over 150 ciders!  
  • Broaden and Build – brewing company in a warehouse, has small plates too
  • Zefside – recommended by multiple people, plus they have a special on Thursdays 
  • Francis Pony – on multiple guides

That’s all for now! I’ll post an update at the end of the semester to see how many of these places I can check off:)

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