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7 Things to Do in Copenhagen in April


Our best tips of what to do in the city in April

Copenhagen is a beautiful city to visit any time of the year, but especially in April, when the weather is milder, the days are longer, and the city is less crowded than in the summer. Whether you're looking for culture, nature, or adventure, there's something for everyone in Copenhagen in April. Here are seven things to do in Copenhagen in April that will make your trip unforgettable.

1. Experience Hygge on an Electric Boat

A boat tour through the narrow canals is one of the top things to do in Copenhagen in April! On board Stromma’s electric boat ‘Hygge’ you’ll get to see iconic sights and hidden gems. With room for only 12 people, this cozy boat tour is the perfect way to experience the Copenhagen canals.

The tour is live guided and with plenty of room to ask your captain questions about the sights you pass and about Copenhagen in general. As ‘Hygge’ is an electric boat, there’s no noise from the engine, allowing you to sit back, relax, and truly enjoy Copenhagen’s coziest boat tour.

The tour takes 65 minutes and departs from Ved Stranden 26.

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2. Explore with Weirdwalks

April’s clear skies and longer days make it an ideal time to explore Copenhagen’s quirky side with ‘Weirdwalks’, offering guided tours with a unique blend of history, culture, and legends.

Step into Copenhagen’s twilight zone with the ‘Twilight Tour’ and learn about the city’s most haunted house, most occult tower and much more. On the ‘Twisted Tour’ your guide will share the wildest stories and show you things you won’t find in the guidebook. Both tours will give you a very different perspective of Copenhagen’s past.

3. Swim in the Harbor Bath

Copenhagen is famous for its clean and safe harbor, where you can swim all year round. In April, the water temperature might be a bit chilly, but that's part of the fun. There are several harbor baths in the city, where you can enjoy a dip in the water, or relax on the wooden decks. Among the most popular are Islands Brygge and Fisketorvet. The harbor baths are free to use and have changing rooms and showers. Just remember to bring a towel and a swimsuit.

For the harbor bath at Islands Brygge you can take Stromma’s Colorful Copenhagen route to stop 35 – Islands Brygge.

For the harbor bath at Fisketorvet, you can take Stromma’s Classic Copenhagen route to stop 13 – Fisketorvet Shopping Mall / Tivoli Hotel.

4. An April Visit to the Copenhagen Zoo

Explore the wonders of the animal kingdom at Copenhagen Zoo, home to a large variety of animals from all continents. Visit the majestic polar bears in the Arctic Ring, take a closer look at snakes, spiders, chameleons, and other exotic animals in the Tropical Zoo or take a walk through the Savannah where you can see the mighty giraffe, zebras, okapis, and many more.

If you are travelling with kids, be sure to visit the super fun playground, pet the friendly goats, and say hi to the farm animals in the Children’s Zoo. Stop by the Zoolab and check out the activities of the day, there’s always something fun for the kids to see and do.

Bring your own food or indulge in delicious food from the many food stalls or restaurants. There’s a lot to choose from, such as burgers and fries, paninis, pita bread, and much more.

Before you leave, we suggest you visit the Zoo Tower to get an amazing panoramic view of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg. The tower is 43.5 meters tall and on clear days, the view stretches all the way to Sweden! The entrance fee to the tower is DKK 20 per person, and this contribution goes directly to the Zoo’s important work of saving endangered animals, for example to support the Pilanesberg National Park who helps protect both the black and the white rhinos from poaching.

The zoo is open every day and you can take Stromma’s Urban Green route to stop 27 – Copenhagen ZOO / Cisternerne.

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Photo credit: Copenhagen Zoo

5. Stroll in the Frederiksberg Gardens

Frederiksberg Garden is one of the most beautiful and romantic parks in Copenhagen, and a perfect place to enjoy the spring flowers and greenery. The park was originally the royal garden of Frederiksberg Palace, and still has a classical and elegant style. You can walk along the paths, admire the fountains and statues, or rent a rowboat and explore the lake.

Pay a visit to the Chinese pavilion, built in 1799, or the Apis Temple, built in 1802. Both landmarks offer a unique glimpse into the garden’s history and architectural beauty.
With fun playgrounds and the possibility to see the elephants in their zoo enclosure from the park, this is also a perfect place to go with kids.

Jump off Stromma’s Urban Green route at stop 29 – Frederiksberg Garden / Frederiksberg Allé.

6. Outdoor Activities on CopenHill

CopenHill is a unique attraction in Copenhagen that offers several outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and rapelling. You can also challenge yourself by climbing the 85-meter-high climbing wall or hike to the top of the slope for a stunning view of the city and harbor.

CopenHill is a one-of-a-kind artificial slope that covers a waste-to-energy plant and is a great example of how Copenhagen combines sustainability and fun.

The slope is open all year round and has different levels of difficulty for skiers and snowboarders. You can rent equipment for all activities, so there’s no need to bring your own. And if you’re not a skiing or snowboarding enthusiast opt for the sleds instead, they are great fun for everyone.

Photo credit: Press/CopenHill

7. Cherry Blossoms and Where to See Them

One of the most spectacular sights in Copenhagen in April is the cherry blossoms that bloom in various places around the city. The most famous spot is Bispebjerg Cemetery, where you can walk under a sky of pink flowers that create a magical atmosphere.

Another great place to see the cherry blossoms is Langelinie Park, where you can also visit the iconic Little Mermaid statue. If you are in Copenhagen on April 20th and 21st, don’t miss the Sakura Festival 2024, which takes place in Langelinie Park. If you want to learn more about the festival, check out our blog post about the Sakura Festival.

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Cherry blossoms at Bispebjerg Cemetery

With these top things to do in Copenhagen in April, you’re all set for an adventure-filled visit. Discover more tips and guides for spring in Copenhagen with our blog ‘Spring in Copenhagen’ to make the most of your springtime travels in the Danish capital.

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