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Posted on Sep 9, 2015

Family Travel in Copenhagen – Enjoy Cultural Festivals

Family Travel in Copenhagen – Enjoy Cultural Festivals

Copenhagen is the big gem of Denmark perched on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager. Being a coastal city, it has numerous beautiful water features right in the city itself.  Copenhagen city break can include sites such as the Little Mermaid, which is among the biggest tourist attractor in Copenhagen; Tivoli Gardens, which is an amusement park geared towards people of all age; and Copenhagen’s Zoo, which houses a variety of animals including lions, elephants, hippos, and polar bears. 

The city hosts cultural festivals throughout the year which make it a great destination for a wonderful family holiday where everyone will leave with unforgettable experiences.

  1. Culture Night 

On Culture Night, Copenhagen opens its door to tourists completely, giving them a special glimpse into places they normally don’t have access to. You get to see special parts of museums, old churches, wonderful art galleries, and government buildings. But it is not all about building-visiting. There are various activities which the entire family is bound to enjoy. To be granted access, all you need is a badge called ‘culture pass’. The pass does not only give you free access to festival events but also free public transport. Be sure to book yourself a place in advance as Culture Night is usually fully booked.

Copenhagen night

  1. Copenhagen Food Fair 

The Copenhagen food fair is the place to be if you want to experience all the delicious and colourful food Denmark has to offer. It is an armageddon where the best inns, restaurants, bars, bakeries and canteens get to display the delicacies they have to offer. If you and your family want to eat, drink and be merry in style, then the Copenhagen Food fair is your event.

  1. Roskilde Festival 

The Roskilde Festival is not just the biggest in Denmark, but it’s the boss of cultural festivals in the entire Northern Europe. As such, you can expect nothing but the best musical and dance shows that your family will never forget. This is not just your average music show. The festival pulls in massive crowds from all over the world, all enjoying camping in the beautiful city of Copenhagen as the Festival runs on for a week. The stage is magnificently lit and decorated; and the performers themselves? Well, the festival has from time in memorial been graced by some of the world’s best performers.

Roskilde Festival

  1. Aarhus Festival 

For ten straight days, attendants to the Aarhus Festival will be engulfed in the vibrant energy, and artistic expression that fills the streets of Copenhagen during this electrified festival. The event comes with a different theme each year, which gives birth to 1000 fun-packed events that you and your family cannot afford to miss.

  1. International Viking Market 

Nothing even comes close to the Viking International Market in terms of uniqueness. Your kids, and indeed the entire family, are bound to love this festival. This is where your family will be taken 1300 years back in time and experience how the mighty Vikings worked, fought and spent their lives. This beats any movie you can catch on any screen. Every year, the festival attracts more than 500 Vikings from all over the world, and thousands upon thousands of tourists. Let your family be among the delighted travellers and have the time of your lives in Viking land.

More than Just Festivals 

Copenhagen has more than just festivals to offer your family. It also has lots of captivating sights to see including The National Museum; The Round Tower; Rosenborg Castle; and the Tycho Brahe Planetarium, where you get to combine education and entertainment as you learn about the cosmos in 3D. If you want to pump some adrenaline, you and your family can visit Dyrehavsbakken, which, for your tongue’s safety, can be shortened to Bakken. It is the world’s oldest amusement park loaded with roller coasters and drop towers to give you the most thrilling time of your life.

You can easily travel across Copenhagen by road and get a good view of the city high on a double decker bus, or you can use boats and experience the city from the water.

Have some Copenhagen loving friends? Spread the fun and share this article, and most importantly, start planning your visit to the wonderful city of Copenhagen.


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Images credit (under CC) by order:   Jacob Surland (2), Henrik Ismarker



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