Spring is Springing in the Danish Capital
Daffodils, tulips and cherry blossoms are Blooming again
Get your cameras ready. Spring in Copenhagen is truly beautiful. Especially on a sunny bluebird day like today. And if you live here, you’ve earned it. While winter may be dark and full of hygge, spring in Denmark is worth the wait. And it is definitely springing. Right now. Get outside and soak up some sun and see the blossoms and buds bursting open all over town. And while we get ready for the pretty in pink popularity of the coming pop of cherry trees, the daffodils, tulips and hyacinth are here and happy to help with your fix of flowerful color.
Here are my favorites places to while away the hours smelling all the flowers when here in Copenhagen.
1 | BISPEBJERG CEMETARY | KIRSEBÆRALLÉEN I BISBEBJERG KIRKEGÅRD
Probably the most popular place in the greater Copenhagen area to see spring blooms is the cherry tree alley in Bisbebjerg Cemetary. A canopy of pink pastel blooms creates a flower-festooned tunnel that beckons to thousands and thousands of visitors every year. And for good reason. It is really pretty. But be warned. It is packed with people when the blossoms are at peak. Close to 100,000 visitors are expected to visit this year. Stay on the path and respect that this is still a cemetery.
Frederiksborgvej 125, 2400 København
Open | 07:00 – 22:00 in April
2 | LANGELINIE PARK | SAKURA FESTIVAL
Another popular spot to spy the pretty pink kirsebærtræer, cherry trees, is along the Copenhagen waterfront in Langelinie Park. Near the iconic Little Mermaid statue sits a tree-lined pip of a park that hosts the annual Sakura Festival in Copenhagen each year. The 200 Japanese Sakura trees that you see here now were a gift from Mr. Seiichi Takaki, Honorary Consul to Denmark in Hiroshima¹ to celebrate the 200th birthday of Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen in 2005.
Now the Japanese Embassy of Denmark organizes two days of celebrating the pink blooms and Japanese culture in the park every year. Come see martial arts demonstrations, kimono fashion shows and tea ceremonies.
April 28th – 29th 2018
Events from 11:00 – 17:00 both days, see website for up to date schedule
Nordre Toldbod, 1259 København
3 | KING’S GARDEN | KONGENS HAVE
Don’t care to cure your spring fever shoulder to shoulder with the throngs and masses? No worries. Head to the King’s Garden or Kongens Have in Danish. Here spring begins with a royal purple carpet that rolls out right to the front gates of the Rosenborg Castle. Catch it mid-April. Missed it this season? The blooms continue once the crocuses have come and gone, soon the garden will swell with swoon-worthy flowering trees.
The King’s Garden | Kongens Have
Øster Voldgade 4A, 1350 København
4 | TIVOLI GARDENS AMUSEMENT PARK
To many in the Danish capital, the epitome of a spring fling flocked with flowers can be found in the iconic Tivoli Gardens Amusement Park. 2018 is the 175th anniversary of the 2nd oldest amusement park in the world. If you haven’t seen Tivoli Gardens, spring is the perfect time to visit.
Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København V
Spring/Summer Season | 24 Mar 23 Sep 2018
Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11 – 23, Friday – Saturday 11 – 24
Entrance: 110 DKK for all over 8, 50 DKK for children 3-7 (extra price for rides).
READ MORE: ALWAYS TIME FOR TIVOLI
5 | Copenhagen Botanical Garden | Botanisk Have
Step into the Botanical Garden and stop for a coffee in the sun.
Øster Farimagsgade 2C, 1353 København
OPEN: 08:30 – 18:00
Free to the Public
6 | ISLANDS BRYGGE
Not quite time for a dip in the harbor bath at Islands Brygge, spring is the season for flowers and flea markets on this side of the Copenhagen canal.
6 | ØRSTEDSPARKEN
When the sun shines, you are sure to find people flocking to Torvehallerne market to snag some snacks and drinks and one of the limited outdoor picnic tables. Step across the street and head past Israel Plads to the serene setting of Ørstedsparken. Set below the street, this little urban oasis is just starting to sing its sweet spring colors. Daffodils and some flowering buds on the trees line the paths. Pick a bench, any bench and enjoy the scene. A small café at the corner of
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