5 Reasons to Visit Copenhagen this Fall

5 Reasons to Visit Copenhagen this Fall

07 Oct 2017 Copenhagen Guides

Reasons why you should visit Copenhagen this fall

It’s not just the beautiful autumn leaves in the parks, the cosy candle-lit bars, happening events and halloween that take place this autumn in Copenhagen - we have a whole lot more to wet your appetite for adventure! Obviously staying at Copenhagen Downtown Hostel is awesome all year round, but we’re super excited about fall now that we’ve got our Halloween costumes sorted! Get your backpack ready and take advantage of those last minute cheap flights! You’re only young once...

Reasons why you should visit Copenhagen this fall

1. Halloween at Tivoli

If you don’t know about Tivoli - Copenhagen’s awesome attractions and amusement park, then you’re in for a surprise this Halloween. Tivoli dresses up for the harvest season with hay bails and pumpkins galore - thousands of them! The beautiful decorations embrace autumn and all it’s loveliness, and there are plenty of activities that you can get involved with.

It’s the coolest time to see all the different parts of the park before 

Check out what’s happening at Tivoli here

5 Reasons to Visit Copenhagen this Fall

2. Parks in Fall

If you’re into nature and the turning of the leaves, then don’t miss the colour explosions in Copenhagen’s urban parks and gardens. Our favourite is the beautiful Botanical Garden (free entry) which not only had a whole load of trees and gardens to enjoy, but also specialised plant houses with a fine display of cacti and tropical plants. Great to explore on a cold day!!


This big park is more like a nature park - located between Nørrebro and Østerbro, right behind the main hospital, Rigshospitalet. Our favorite feature is the lake and secret paths through the trees but there is also a skate park and the usual recreational areas.  

Østre Anlæg

This park is right above the botanical garden and just behind the National Gallery of Denmark. This park has lots of lakes and is one of our favorites for a woodland escape from the city. 

3. Food Sensation - Noma returns

So you’ve probably hear all about the Nordic food revolution, but did you know that it all began with one restaurant in Copenhagen that became the best in the world? That’s right, Noma - Copenhagen’s multi-Michelin start mecca - closed in 2016 to go to Mexico and Japan (maybe it was the weather??), but now is coming back to Copenhagen!! They are rebuilding their famous restaurant on one of the islands, and it’s going to include an ‘urban farm’ for their sustainable produce too. It’s a secret when it’s opening, and there will be a very long waiting list, but we’re happy to have them back!


If Noma is out of your budget (which is very understandable..) then why not enjoy the wave of food sensations that grew in Copenhagen from the ‘Noma’ culture? There are so many great restaurants around town that were inspired by the Nordic Food revolution that you will struggle to choose which ones, but one we love is Noma spin-off 108, with ex-Noma apprentice Kristian Baumann. This menu is all about foraging and is actually really affordable!! Check it out at 108.dk

5 Reasons to Visit Copenhagen this Fall

4. Get snuggly at the movies

Fall is a great time to get cosy with some popcorn and enjoy a movie. And what better excuse than now the evenings are getting dark earlier. There’s an impressive cinema centrally located that’s old and traditionally decorated - the Grand Teatret.

5 Reasons to Visit Copenhagen this Fall

5. Visit a Museum!

On a rainy day there’s nothing better than dipping into one of Copenhagen’s museums that are packed full of great things to see! Here are some of our favourites..

National Gallery of Denmark

Denmark’s largest art museum with pieces dating back to the 14th century.  

The National Museum of Denmark

A museum of cultural history of Denmark and just around the corner from us. 

Museum of Copenhagen, Free on Fridays

This museum is a great place to see what Copenhagen looked like in the past.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Free on Sundays

This museum has an awesome collection from around the world including ancient Egypt, with the best indoor garden to chill out in and enjoy the peace! Right by our hostel! 

We hop you enjoyed our 5 things to do in Copenhagen this fall - and we hope to see you soon!