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Our guide to some of Copenhagen’s pleasant spots

Beautiful spots in Copenhagen

On one of summer’s sunny days, nothing could be better than to take in some of Copenhagen’s green and pleasant areas, taking a coffee to go with you from the SALT restaurant. When staying at the Copenhagen Admiral Hotel, you are really close to the city’s top attractions and many of its cosy spots. If you take a walk from the hotel along the harbour promenade, you can enjoy views across the harbour to the Opera House, stroll through Amaliehaven and see the Royal Palace, Amalienborg. At the end of the promenade, you reach the impressive Gefion Fountain, the English Church of St. Alban and the Churchill Park, which will lead you to the Citadel. The Citadel, established in 1626 by King Christian IV, is a unique fortification with its grass-covered ramparts. You can stroll the ramparts at your leisure or just sit on one of the benches and enjoy the view or, again, wander up to the Citadel Mill, beautifully located in the green surroundings.

 

THE BOTANICAL GARDENS
You find one of Copenhagen’s colourful and luxuriant spots at the Botanical Gardens on Øster Farimagsgade.
The gardens date back to August 2nd 1600 and include an arboretum with centuries old trees, rockeries, rose varieties, perennials and Danish plants. 5,000 m2 of the gardens are under glass and of these, some 2,000 m2 is open to the public. On each Tuesday and Wednesday, at 16:30 hrs, there are guided tours through Denmark’s largest collection of living plants.

The botanical gardens

 

KONGENS HAVE (THE KING’S GARDEN)
From the Botanical Gardens, it is a very short walk to Kongens Have, which is one of the city’s most popular parks. Commissioned by King Christian IV in the early 17th century, the garden had a characteristic renaissance style lay-out. On one side of the park, you find Rosenborg Palace, where the Danish Royal Regalia and Crown Jewels are on display and the park boasts a large rose garden and numerous sculptures. During the summer, it is also the venue for a variety of open-air concerts and theatre performances, including a puppet theatre for smaller children.

 

SEE COPENHAGEN ON TWO WHEELS
If you would like to see the city on two wheels instead of on foot, you can hire bicycles from our reception desk. We can offer ordinary bicycles or family bicycles, which can carry an adult
and two children. With a bicycle at your disposal, you will increase your range and all of Copenhagen is then on your doorstep.

Copenhagen on two wheels