About Nils B
Lives in Copenhagen, Denmark
Since Dec 2008
50-64 year old male
I've been living in Copenhagen all my life, so I know the city and most of it's suburbs like the back of my hand. Likes to travel (UK, US and Mexico are my favourites), eating out, partying and bicycling. Also likes exploring the nature, especially the one you find below the surface of the sea.
Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Other Outdoor Activities
Piers & Boardwalks
Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites
Dyrehaven is the place to go if you're visiting Copenhagen and wish to experience a bit of 'rough' nature. Only 10 kilometers from central Copenhagen, it makes for a nice day out, complete with sea views (Oresound) along the coast of Nordsjælland (Northern Sealand), and the opportunity to get up close and personal with wild deer.
This beach is located two minutes from Charlottenlund S-train station, and close to the entrance to Jaegersborg Dyrehave. As this is an old military fort, there's a lot to explore in addition to the beach itself. The area also includes a smallish camping site if you feel like having a night out under the stars. The far south of the beach is a naturist area. While it's somewhat shielded behind trees and bushes, there is no strict division, so be prepared to see naked bodies if you wander too close to this area of the beach.
This is really one of Copenhagen's natural gems. Located in the city center, the small gardens are a true oasis, with a lake, several hills, lawns, flowers galore, and several secluded benches where you can just sit and enjoy the silence — even though you're only a couple of hundred meters from the busy streets of inner Copenhagen! At one end of the park there's a small café, and at the other end, on the highest hill, you'll find an observatory.
Built parallel to the coastline, where lots of new and expensive apartment buildings are being raised, this beach is one the newest beaches in the Copenhagen area. It's located less the 5 kilometers from the Town Hall Square on the Island of Amager and is very easy to get to by metro.
While construction is ongoing nearby, this moor still offers lots of open air, nature and animal life to explore, and is easy to get to by metro or bicycle.
This park is located in the Østerbro area of Copenhagen, just two kilometers from the center. Skater park, dancing area, ice skating ring, training facilities for crossfitters, playgrounds and a huge lawn for concerts — you'll find plenty of outdoor activities here to keep you entertained. Even the National Danish Soccer Stadium ('Parken') is located here.
This area is one of the most trendy places to live in and visit in Copenhagen. Since the turn of the millennium, this once working-class neighborhood has changed considerably, and now boasts a huge recreational area along its harbor — the place to be and be seen.
This old military area is located in one of the most expensive areas of Copenhagen. It houses the only yacht club in central Copenhagen, the Royal Danish Yacht Club, and is also home to many beautiful historical buildings. Close by you'll find Langelinie, The Little Mermaid, the A.P. Moeller-Marsk headquarters, Marmorkirken (Marble Church) and Amalienborg, home of the Royal Family.
This park is actually the most central of the parks in Copenhagen and open 24/7. During the day it's a paradise primarily for young people wanting to relax, children playing in the playground or for the odd jogger. At night, the story is a little bit different...
This garden is also called Rosenborg Have, because Rosenborg Castle is located here — home of the Crown Jewels. This is also the spot where the Royal Guards are located, and they can be seen performing a mini tattoo every day at 11:30 am, when they march through the inner city to Amalienborg (the home of the Royal Family) 2-3 kilometers away. Rosenborg Have is flat but pretty, and is a hugely popular picnic spot during the summer.