NO. 1 SWIMMING CITY IN THE WORLD
As a city surrounded by water, Copenhagen is perfect for a refreshing dip in the clear harbour water with the city's skyline in free view. The many habour baths embrace families and children, exercise swimmers and sunbathers. Actually, Copenhagen is named as the best city for swimming in the world, which you can read more about here.
KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM: APRIL 25 - AUGUST 26
April 25, two new exhibitions open at Karen Blixen Museum north of Copenhagen. BLIXEN'S FEAST is a new permanent exhibition, which opens Karen Blixen’s kitchen up to the public for the first time. Meanwhile, the new temporary exhibition BABETTE – PARIS 1871 tells the story about Karen Blixen’s fascinating female chef from the novel Babette’s Feast.
COPENHAGEN COOKING: AUGUST 25 - SEPTEMBER 2
Take a bite of culinary Copenhagen and the Nordic region, when Copenhagen Cooking hits the city. Copenhagen Cooking is one of the biggest food festivals in Northern Europe and is an open-source festival that profiles Danish gastronomy by paying homage to the food culture, Nordic cuisine and the players on the gastronomic stage.
SAND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL AT COPENHAGEN ZOO: JUNE 30 - SEPTEMBER 16
This summer’s new festival at ZOO combines family fun and learning. A visit to Copenhagen ZOO is much more than visiting the many exotic animals. From June 30 through September 16, a new guest area with 25 giants sand sculptures, a play area and food trucks make up the Sand Sculpture Festival which raises awareness of ZOO’s many important conservation projects around the world.
FRIDAY ROCK IN TIVOLI GARDENS: APRIL 13 - SEPTEMBER 21
Friday Rock in Tivoli Gardens is among Denmark’s most popular venues for open-air concerts. Every year, Friday Rock attracts around half a million pop and rock fans in all ages. Year after year, Tivoli presents a diverse program, covering both international stars, new talents and artists that will bring nostalgia to the grey-haired guests. The concerts are free once the entrance to Tivoli has been paid.
GOLDEN DAYS FESTIVAL: SEPTEMBER 7 - 23
Each year, several cultural institutions work together to create a festival programme that invite locals and visitors to experience everything from Christian the 4’s Copenhagen to the industrial revolution and the interwar period. With the festival, Golden Days want to make young people interested in history, persuade men to go to museums and the elder to try new things.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN IN TIVOLI GARDENS: OCTOBER 12 - NOVEMBER 4
Between October 12 and November 4, Tivoli will be filled with pumpkins, scary decorations and adventurous activities on the occasion of Halloween. All the rides in Tivoli are open, and new special Halloween rides are added to the list of activities including cozy stalls, a beautiful light show and scary adventures, that lure around the corner for those, who are brave enough.