Copenhagen Color: Where to Get Your Autumn On

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.

Where to find fall color in Copenhagen | Oregon Girl Around the World
Colorful red ivy crawls up the wall of The Lapidarium of Kings on Slotsholmen.

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:

The Lakes
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.

Assistens Kirkegård
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

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.

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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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Classic Copenhagen bicycle against red ivy wall in the Bibliotekshave near Christiansborg Palace.

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46 thoughts on “Copenhagen Color: Where to Get Your Autumn On

  1. So pretty. I feel like we are not getting a full show here this year. It’s just been too warm for all the trees to get really gold, yellow, orange, and red. A few have turned, but there’s still so much green. If it were coming later, I’d be thrilled; what I fear is a sudden change from green to barren! Enjoy all your autumn beauty!

    1. oregongirlaroundtheworld

      Thanks kindly Nell! Yes – this is a big thing in the States – fall color touring! I am happy to live somewhere with all 4 seasons (remind me that come January!) Cheers from Copenhagen, Erin

  2. Autumn is my favorite season, but we don’t see much of it here in Southern California, so it’s nice to see it in other places! I love that you included your route, so others can follow in your footsteps! I often read about interesting things to do in a city, but there’s no information about where the places are…

  3. Such amazing colours – we were here around this time of year (three years ago) but a bit of a greyer trip, apart from all the pumpkins at Tivoli. I do love Toverhallerne too. #farawayfiles

    1. oregongirlaroundtheworld

      Yes – Copenhagen definitely has potential for grey days – even in summer! Tivoli rocks Halloween and Torvehallerne rocks ANY time. Cheers from Denmark, Erin

  4. Clare Thomson

    You’d already convinced me that Autumn is the perfect time to visit Copenhagen – now I’m even more certain. These colours are glorious. I love the idea of combining a bike ride through the trees with stops for hot chocolate and breakfast treats. #FarawayFiles

    1. oregongirlaroundtheworld

      Thanks Clare! I don’t know when the perfect time is to visit to be honest. I adore fall and it is very nice here. But summer and christmas are also lovely here. There is something to enjoy in every season! Maybe not January. Although when it snows, it is beyond charming. It just isn’t guaranteed! Go’weekend – hej hej from Copenhagen!

  5. Autumn is a special time of year isn’t it, the way the leaves change colour and when you have a beautiful blue sky, it’s so picturesque. It’s lovely to hear people’s Autumn stories from around the world so thank you for sharing yours with us 🙂

    1. oregongirlaroundtheworld

      Hi Angie! I am a HUGE fan of fall and happy that I live somewhere with all four seasons. Cheers from Denmark, thanks for stopping by! Erin

    1. oregongirlaroundtheworld

      So many good times to visit Copenhagen. I love fall in general and this was a exceptionally lovely one here this year! Cheers from Denmark, Erin

    1. oregongirlaroundtheworld

      It was becoming a ritual there for awhile! But now as the weather turns to winter, I’m seeking out a little more candlelit hygge inside! Cheers, Erin

    1. oregongirlaroundtheworld

      Haha! It’s really simple actually – making a map on Google. Sign in and make a map getting directions from point to point. Click the “share” button and then you can get a code to embed right on your site. Message me if you want more details! Cheers, Erin

    1. oregongirlaroundtheworld

      Yes indeed – it has been SOO lovely. I’m hoping for some snow to be honest – Copenhagen in the snow is super charming! Cheers from Denmark!

    1. oregongirlaroundtheworld

      This has been an extraordinary fall, but I fear we are on the cusp of winter! First snow in Copenhagen last night! Luckily I got my fill of fall color and think I’m ready. THINK. Cheers! Erin

  6. I feel like I haven’t seen any autumn scenes yet as there’s almost no sign of it in the south of France and I’ve recently been in Vietnam which just doesn’t have the same change of colours. your post has given me a good dose of autumnal colour, thanks! Beautiful photos, I feel quite cold looking at the first lot!

    1. oregongirlaroundtheworld

      Hi Phoebe! Haha! Those autumnal pics now seem a little balmy compared to the freezing temps we’ve had here this week in Denmark – first snow down already! Cheers from up north! Erin

    1. oregongirlaroundtheworld

      I really think I do – I take so many picture and sit and soak it in every autumn. Need to – especially living in the dark winter of Denmark! Cheers from Copenhagen, Erin

  7. Copenhagen looks lovely in the fall. You definitely have me convinced that I need to visit. (Although, it wouldn’t take much to convince me ;)) #farawayfiles

    1. oregongirlaroundtheworld

      Haha! Yes, it isn’t hard to convince people of Copenhagen’s charms – it is quite easy! Thanks for stopping by, cheers, Erin

  8. This looks like a nice route to follow. Lately, I have been more inclined to explore cities by bike. It is easier to cover more ground like that. I would have no problem following your route!

    1. oregongirlaroundtheworld

      Especially with how FLAT it is here in Copenhagen and that they have ROADS for bikes – it makes it sooo easy to get around! Cheers, Erin

  9. Copenhagen is certainly pretty in the Autumn! Just makes it that much harder to decide when the best time to come visit haha! Although we talk about moving to northern Germany sometimes, then I’ll be able to go whenever I want! #CityTripping

    1. oregongirlaroundtheworld

      You must come visit Copenhagen – anytime really! It is super charming and unique from Germany! Cheers, Erin

  10. Gorgeous colors! Did you also go to the botanical garden? It really is gorgeous and the glass houses are really nice in the fall. Torvehallerne I think was my favorite place in Copenhagen!

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