50 things to do before you leave Copenhagen
The University Post asked Danish and international students to give their tips for unforgettable Copenhagen experiences. Check out this bucket list, a long list of their best recommendations.
1. Buy a bike
The city’s hidden cafés, perfect picnic spots and other treasures can be best found on two wheels. Not only it is the most common form of transportation, but it is also the cheapest and often the fastest way to get around. Bikes can be purchased in shops across the city, police auctions or in the Facebook group 'Buy a Bike Copenhagen'
2. Attend the Stella Polaris Music Festival
At the end of July and beginning of August, thousands of music fans flock to these free concerts throughout Denmark that host artists such as Moby and Trentemøller. Purchasing beer and cider at the event helps support the free event , but many also bring their own beverages.
3. Stay out past the sunrise
Take advantage of the long, Nordic summer sun and end the evening with a kebab (or falafel): a staple in student drinking culture.
4. Visit the markets in Copenhagen
The food market at Israel Plads, Torvehallerne , can be visited throughout the year, but some flea markets (called ''loppemarkeder'' in Danish) close as the weather gets cold. Studenterhuset houses a year-round indoor student market on the first Sunday of the month.