Happy Halloween from Denmark! Will you be out calling “Slik eller Ballade” tonight? “Trick or Treat!”
Whether you celebrate or not – you can’t help but FALL for the colors around Copenhagen right now. It has been a beautiful autumn here in the Danish capital.
Yesterday we went on a little color collecting expedition around the city. By bike – naturally. As you do in Copenhagen. And collect we did. With the fallback of the daylight savings hours this past weekend, I am a bit like a squirrel hoarding away little snippets of color for the dark Danish days of winter coming.
So – while it lasts – here are my favorite places to see the Fall colors in Copenhagen, in no particular order:
Sortedams Sø, Peblinge Sø, Copenhagen
Ride along the lakes and you are sure to be treated to a leafy fall color show. Stop at any of the cafes along the way for a warm up and enjoy the view. We love Original Coffee mid-lakes near the Dronning Louises Bridge. Enjoy your cappucino, cortado or varme chokolade (with marshmallows) and a morgen komplet breakfast – two pieces of rugbrød, two steamed eggs, cheese, preserves and a little pot of skyr, rhubarb and muesli – perfect to share. My daughter loves the hindbær snitter here – like an excellent raspberry poptart of sorts. She thinks it is the best one in the city. She’s tried a lot.
Kapelvej 4, 2200 København N
Make your way north from the lakes along Nørrebrogade. You will find a long stretch of gold walls, turn in and discover this beautiful and historic cemetary in the Nørrebro neighborhood. Assistens offers brilliant fall foliage and a serene place to take a stroll. If you’re interested in tracking down the final resting places of Danish legends like Hans Christian Andersen or Søren Kierkegaard – you can do that too.
Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 København K
Turn around and head back down Nørrebrogade towards the lakes again, but this time cross over famous Dronning Louises Bro. You’re headed for Torvehallerne. The glass market. I love this place. I’ve spoken about it before. You can find brilliant fall decor and bushels of Dansk græskar – pumpkins.
Kongens Have, Rosenborg Slot
Øster Voldgade 4A, 1350 København
Now we’re headed to the Kings Garden. Only a few blocks from Torvehallerne – enter off Gothersgade for a beautiful stroll down the tree promenade fancy in fall’s wardrobe. Rosenborg Slot holds court in autumn colors mid garden and there are so many places for a photo op here. Walk your bike through the garden and head towards the exit opposite the Statens Museum for Kunst.
Øster Anlæg Park
Behind the large art museum SMK, there is a charming wind of trails along little ponds. Enjoy the colors here as you make your way back to Østerport at the opposite end.
Want to roll along the same route – here you go! Let me know if you do!
I know there are others spots around town to see the colors, I shared some others like the classic Dyrehaven futher afield near Klampenborg last year. See here for more fall color and why to do Denmark in the Fall!
Cheers from Copenhagen, Erin
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