Week 25: 5 things to do in Copenhagen this weekend

It’s Friday, and that means it’s weekend! Here’s my weekly roundup of things to do in Copenhagen this weekend - hope you have a great one!


Swedish Midsommar

What - This is slightly short-notice, I realize - sorry! - but if you have nothing planned for tonight, get on a train as fast as you can and head over to Malmö to experience one of the most important Swedish holidays: midsommar, the longest day of the year. It’s a whole-day celebration, but there will be parties going on all night!

Why - If you can’t make it, at least look at these beautiful pictures from It’s Raining Flamingos and Foxes to get an impression. And put it on the list for next year!

Where - Folkets Park, Malmö

When - 20th June, 10-20h

How much - free

More information - Homepage

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Week 22: 5 things to do in Copenhagen this weekend

Wow, these last couple of days have gone by fast, and a lot has happened!

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Top left: I went to an amazing rosé wine and chocolate tasting on Tuesday - longer review coming up!

Top right: Amazing dinner at LêLê Street Kitchen in Østerbro - elected Copenhagen’s best takeout in 2013

Bottom left: Wednesday’s soccer match between Denmark and Sweden - I wrote about it on Denmark.dk

Bottom right: Yesterday I ventured into Christiania for the first time ever and I had a blast with wine in the sun and a crazy concert at Loppen. Great burgers, too!


But now, the weekend is approaching fast, so here’s my list of things to do if you’re in Copenhagen!

It’s Lagersalg season!

What - Shopping, shopping, shopping! Lots of brands have clearance sales going on right now - for example Samsøe & Samsøe, Acne or Dryberg/Kern

Why - Because you can definitely get a bargain!

Where - all around Copenhagen

When - different days for different brands

How much - strongly depends on what you take home with you!

More information - AOK’s big lagersalg roundup


Øresundsfestival in Malmö

What - A music festival, mostly featuring lesser-known artists from Denmark and Sweden, but also e.g. Nabiha and Mads Langer

Why - Because it’s a great reason to take a trip over the bridge to Malmö and listen to some cool tunes

Where - different venues across Malmö

When - 30.+31. May, 17h - open end

How much - 1 day ticket 290 DKK, 2 day ticket 500 DKK (includes train tickets and admission to clubs after the festival)

More information - oresundsfestival.com/


More music: All-day house festival “Free Your Mind”

Source: Festival page

What - An all-day event with house music of all sorts, on Refshaløen

Why - Go there, grab a drink and chill in the sun! The music will be more chill during the day and pick up the pace towards the night

Where - Halvandet on Refshaløen

When - 31. May, 12h - midnight

How much - free admission

More information - on the festival’s Facebook page


A different city walking tour - Lucifertour

What - An open city walking tour focusing on the spooky and occult, “following the devil’s footsteps”. The tour only takes place when there’s a full moon, or on other significant dates. Attention: the tours are in Danish unless otherwise stated, but English tours can be requested.

Why - Because it’s a different way of seeing the city - guaranteed!

Where - meeting point is at the Absalon statue on Højbroplads, tour ends at Vor Frue Kirke

When - 31. May, 20h

How much - 100 DKK, registration online

More information - weirdwalks.dk


More shopping - Flea market at Nørrebrohallen

What - A large flea market

Why - Because browsing is always fun, and you might find hidden treasures! Afterwards, take a stroll through sunny Nørrebro

Where - Nørrebrohallen

When - 1. June, 10-16h

How much - entrance fee is 30 DKK

More information - event’s Facebook page