Kongens Have – the King’s Garden (Palaces and Properties Agency)
Where everybody goes. This park was originally the kitchen garden for Rosenborg Castle. You won’t find any carrots or potatoes these days, but a multitude of flowers, trees and bushes. The park is quite varied, there is something for everyone here, and it’s all very well maintained. Which is why it remains the most popular park in Copenhagen.
The place is always full of life. Live, free jazz here during the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. At 14 and 15 Tuesday-Sunday there’s a puppet show for the kids (the pavilion in Kronprinsessegade 21).
Free entrance. Public toilets. Playground. Note: No BBQ or other open fire, no cycling.
Gothersgade, 1123 København K. Entrances from Gothersgade, Kronprinsessegade and Øster Voldgade.
March 7 -19,
1 May – 14 June 7-22,
15 June – 14 August 7-23,
15 August - 31 August 7-22,
1 September - 14 September 7-21,
15 September – 30 September 7-20,
1 October – 14 October 7 -19,
15 October - 31 October 6-18,
1 November – 31 December 6-17
|Marionet Teatret (puppet show)|
A bite to eat in/near Kongens Have
Pretty much everything is within reach of Kongens Have, so there is a multitude of options when it comes to takeaway. There are also some very good restaurants close by.
Orangeriet is a beautiful restaurant on the edge of the park that serves delicious French-inspired food and Danish smørrebrød. Book a table in advance – since they received a 'Bib Gourmand' mention in the Michelin guide, they are even more busy.
Main dinner course from DKK 175. Lunch from DKK 65.
13 Kronprinsessegade, 1306 København K
Tel.: 3111 1307
Online booking available - parties of 8 or more, please call the restaurant
Open Mon-Sat 11:30-15 and 18-22, Sun 12-16
Il Senso wine bar offers simple Italian snacks and dishes. Alternatively you can buy a picnic basket to bring with you to the park. Everything is homemade or specially imported, and extremely delicious. (Same team as Magstræde 16.)
Baskets cost DKK 299-399 for 2 people (plus a DKK 200 deposit that you will get back when you return the basket) and contains everything the heart desires – but you’re of course welcome to order extra charcuterie and cheese if you’re feeling very hungry. The experts behind the counter will help you pick the perfect bottle of wine for your picnic. Order your basket in advance.
87 Gothersgade (the corner of Landemærket), 1123 København K
Tel.: 3312 8719
Open: Mon-Thur 16-23, Fri 16-24, Sat 13-24