Traveling to Denmark can be quite expensive, but don’t let all the pricey plane fares, accommodations, and the high cost of living keep you paralyzed from truly enjoying your visit. Copenhagen, in particular, has a lot of worthwhile offerings and sights that can truly hook you without you having to spend money. If you’re a budget backpacker, fret not as there are still ways to explore Copenhagen without going bankrupt.
- Explore the city on two wheels – If you’re going to stay in a hostel, find one that offers free bike rentals. The ultimate mode of transportation (and the most stylish way to get around) in the city is by bike. More than half of the people here ride a bike, as the city is the most bike-friendly place in the world and bike lanes are aplenty. It’s a cheap way to get around that’ll also help you get some exercise and save the environment while you’re at it.
- Visit the fascinating Superkilen Park – Parks are always a good idea when traveling on a tight budget as these places offer the simple things in life and a dose of nature. However, at Superkilen Park, your jaw will drop as it houses not only grass, some plants, and park benches, but also interesting objects sourced from 50 different nations, as well as sections dedicated to healthy living and sports, cultural activities, and meeting hubs. This park doubles as an outdoor art museum that’ll surely keep you occupied for a good hour. The best thing is that this experience is absolutely free of cost.
- Admire the Little Mermaid – This bronze statue designed by Edvard Eriksen depicts the famous character. It’s one of Copenhagen’s most iconic landmarks, and is nearby Copenhagen’s other main tourist attractions.
- Visit museums on free museum days – You can visit world class museums such as the Danish Resistance Museum, Hirschsprung Collection, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, National Museum and the National gallery. These places house big names in classic and contemporary art, and must not be missed if you’re a culture and art lover.
- Visit the strange town of Christiania – This town is a quirky little place, a “free town” that has become home to small theatres, cafes, and other small stores that are run by bohemians. It’s a haven for the counterculture, alternative lifestyle, and it’s totally free to enter. However, if you want to learn more about the place and its history, you can pay for a guided tour.
Simply walking around Copenhagen is a splendor in itself, especially if you love architecture and Scandinavian design. Just observing the Danes go about their business in their beautiful city, and cycling around the neighborhoods will surely keep your eyes peeled for interesting corners, hidden gems, and lively people to meet.