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Low budget Copenhagen

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Copenhagen is one of Europe's most expensive capitals. But don't let it scare you off. I'm a student traveling on a budget and I will tell you how to enjoy your time in Copenhagen without going bankrupt.

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  • Couples
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker

10 Places

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10 Places

Day 1

Copenhagen City Hall

Architectural Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Government Buildings

Copenhagen Free Walking Tours

City Tours, Cultural Tours, Walking Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Private Tours

Changing of her Majesty's guard at Amalienborg Castle

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Frederiks Kirke (The Marble Church)

Sacred & Religious Sites

The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues

Nyhavn

Neighbourhoods, Piers & Boardwalks, Historic Walking Areas

Day 2

Christiansborg Palace

Castles, Government Buildings, Historic Sites

Church of Our Saviour

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals, Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites

Christiania

Neighbourhoods

Day 3

Copenhagen Central Station

Architectural Buildings, Scenic Railroads, Rail Tours, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Beatriz M's City Tips

  • If your accomodation is in the center, for instance close to the train station, don't even waste your money buying a public transportation pass. You can do everything on foot.
    Day 1
  • Copenhagen City Hall
    Architectural Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Government Buildings
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    Beatriz M Says:

    Start your day at the city hall. There is no entrance fee -> saving money! Probably, there is an interesting small exhibition in the city hall. For isntance, when I was there, the exhibition was about Jens Olsens' World Clock. Don't know what it is? Go to the city hall and find out!

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Free and clean toilets can be found there too.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #33 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful 15/01/2019
    • Beautiful red brick building 15/01/2019
    • Copenhagen City Hall
    Address:
    Raadhuspladsen 1
    Copenhagen 1599
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 66 25 85
    Other:
  • Copenhagen Free Walking Tours
    City Tours, Cultural Tours, Walking Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Private Tours
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    Beatriz M Says:

    Done with the City Hall? Great. Now get out of it. If it's 11 o'clock or 15 o'clock, the awesome 3-hour free walking tour of Copenhagen Free Walking Tours will start soon! It starts in front of the City Hall, just look for the people with yellow umbrellas! Hope you have comfortable shoes. Prepare to have fun and absorb a lot of information about Copenhagen's History and actual situation during this tour.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Don't forget to have some change to give your guide in the end of the tour. It is not compulsory but they deserve some recognition!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 248 Tours in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice Free Walking Tour! 16/01/2019
    • Fantastic tour 15/01/2019
    • Copenhagen Free Walking Tours
    Address:
    Raadhuspladsen
    Copenhagen 1599
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 93 89 11 67
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
  • Changing of her Majesty's guard at Amalienborg Castle
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Beatriz M Says:

    If you are with the Copenhagen free walking tour, you will most likely watch the changing of the guards, it is usually part of the tour. Yes, it is just some young guys and sometimes girls defending the Palace, but hey, at least it is not as crowded as the changing of guards in London! When I went there, we were all alone.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    Tips
    • If there is a member of the royal family in the city, you might witness the marching band of the guards playing around the castle, as we did. It was fun! But a matter of luck.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #52 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
    • Must see if you are in copenhagen 11/01/2019
    • Worth a watch if you're in the area 31/12/2018
    • Changing of her Majesty's guard at Amalienborg Castle
    Address:
    Amalienborg Castle
    Copenhagen
    Denmark
    Other:
  • Frederiks Kirke (The Marble Church)
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    Beatriz M Says:

    The free walking tour ends in front of the Marble Church. Your feet must be tired. Go inside the church and take a rest, because it is free! And take some pictures too. And maybe pray a bit, if you are religious!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • beautiful church 15/01/2019
    • Absolutely breathtaking 15/01/2019
    • Frederiks Kirke (The Marble Church)
    Address:
    Frederiksgade 4
    Copenhagen 1265
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 15 01 44
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Fri - Sun
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues
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    Beatriz M Says:

    I know, the guides from Copenhagen Free Tours will disencourage you to go to the Little Mermaid, it is on the top 10 most disappointing touristic attractions of the world, but are you going to miss it? The answer is: No, because it is free! About 15 minute walk from the Marble Church, just go along the coast, after passing through a beautiful park, you will see it. Now take a selfie but without the selfie stick, please.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
    • A must 16/01/2019
    • Not really worth seeing 16/01/2019
    • The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)
    Address:
    Langelinie
    Copenhagen 2100
    Denmark
    Other:
  • Nyhavn
    Neighbourhoods, Piers & Boardwalks, Historic Walking Areas
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    Beatriz M Says:

    Now, when going back to the center, you will inevitably pass through Nyvavn. The colorful houses look lovely and it is one of the symbols of Copenhagen. Take some pictures there, enjoy the view and relax. But hope you took some sandwiches in your pocket, don't eat here, everything is expensive because it is a very famous touristic place!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Don't buy anything here. Because you are travelling on a budget! Pictures are free.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Vibrant Place 16/01/2019
    • Colourful! 16/01/2019
    • Nyhavn
    Address:
    Nyhavn 1-71
    Kobenhavn K
    Copenhagen 1051
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 15 15 66
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Christiansborg Palace
    Castles, Government Buildings, Historic Sites
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    Beatriz M Says:

    A new day has begun! Hope it is a sunny day! If yes, go to the Christiansborg Palace, from there you can take a lift to the top of the tower and have a panoramic view of Copenhagen. The cost: 0,00, IT IS FREE! They will only check your bags, like an airport security, so no crazy stuff in your bags, please.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • VERY PROPER! 15/01/2019
    • A Must Visit to this Beautiful Palace 14/01/2019
    • Christiansborg Palace
    Address:
    Prins Joergens Gaard 1
    Copenhagen 1218
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 92 70 85
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$4
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Church of Our Saviour
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals, Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites
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    Beatriz M Says:

    I can't add an attraction twice to my guide, but before going to this Church, after leaving the Christiansborg palace, go to Bishop Absalon's Equestrian Statue (Højbro Plads). It is close to the big shopping street, well, about 5 minutes on foot from the palace. At 4 PM the Free Walking tour to Christiania will start! You will pass by this nice church, for example. You can climb to the top too, BUT there is a small fee and there is no lift, as you see! I preferd taking the lift on Christiansborg, you have the choice.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If you are afraid of heights, you pass on the panoramic view from the tower of the Church of Our Saviour.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fasinatic Church 15/01/2019
    • A THOUSAND PHOTOS! 15/01/2019
    • Church of Our Saviour
    Address:
    Skt. Annae Gade 29
    Copenhagen 1416
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 32 54 68 83
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
  • Christiania
    Neighbourhoods
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    Beatriz M Says:

    Awesome, the tour will end in Christiania! And guess what? Entrance to Christiania is free! During the tour, you will discover everything about this unique place. The guide even might go inside with the group and explain a bit more about certain locations inside this 'city'. Yes, there are people selling illegal stuff there, but this is a guide for budget travellers, so you won't be buying any of this, will you?!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Keep in mind, it may look like drugs are legal in Denmark because you will see so many people selling it in Christiania but they are NOT! So don't get in trouble!
    • Just check the cool parts of Christiania, like food and graffitti!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #76 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
    • Smokers paradise 16/01/2019
    • Nice contrast to the city 11/01/2019
    • Christiania
    Address:
    Prinsesseg. and Badsmandsstr.
    Copenhagen
    Denmark
    Other:
  • Day 3
  • Copenhagen Central Station
    Architectural Buildings, Scenic Railroads, Rail Tours, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Beatriz M Says:

    That was the end of my 2 day trip to Copenhagen! In 2 days, I saw many interesting places, discovered a lot about the city and the best part of it: I saved a lot of money! You don't need a private guide, nor the super expensive Copenhagen Card for taking metro or bus, the main turistic attractions are close to each other, didn't have to walk longer than 20 minutes to reach any of them. Hope you had fun!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #28 of 194 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful train station with ease from airport. 15/01/2019
    • Lots of amenities 31/12/2018
    • Copenhagen Central Station
    Address:
    Bernstorffsgade
    Copenhagen 2004
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 14 04 00
    Other:
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