Autumn things to see and do in Copenhagen – a GUIDE

Anya Jensen21st October 2023

AHHHH Autumn.!

Autumn has always been a fickle time of year. You can have amazing sunny days, where the landscape thrills you with the colour explosion, or wild winds, rain, – you know – that literally goes straight through you. Both have their charm, as you can choose to do stuff indoors or outdoors – depending on the weather.

We have created a small what to do in Copenhagen in the Autumn guide for you here. This is for kids and adults alike. Hope you enjoy:


Always a destination – no matter the time of year. The world’s oldest (and prettiest might we add) amusement park welcomes you to an extravaganza of pumpkins, ghouls, witches, spiced pumpkin lattes, cotton candy and everything in between. A small note from someone who knows: Do try to come early – as the queues will be shorter, and the entertainment will still be just as good! Remember these posts.


Oh yes – a thing to do when the weather is not so great: We often frequent the Copenhagen museums and have many favourites. This is a list, we think would please kids of all ages:


Get your art fix at SMK – Denmark’s biggest art museum and national gallery. Get lost in a world of creativity and inspiration with our exhibitions, concerts, art talks, films, creative workshops, and tours. You’ll find SMK nestled in the heart of Copenhagen, showcasing stunning Golden Age art and boasting the world’s top-notch Matisse collection. 


When the chilly autumn air sweeps in, it’s time to swap pumpkin spice for a new kind of flavour. Take a break under the swaying palm trees of the Winter Garden, kick back with your loved ones on a Wondrous Sunday, or sip a steaming cup of coffee in the museum’s café. Find the wonders of mosaics, marble, and 6,000 years of jaw-dropping art from around the world!


Step into the past and discover Denmark’s first-ever public museum! Thorvaldsens Museum opened its doors on September 18, 1848, showcasing the masterpieces of legendary sculptor, Bertel Thorvaldsen. The classic museum building, with its iconic architecture, was constructed specifically to exhibit the stunning life’s work of the sculptor, and it still stands tall today, practically unchanged since its debut over 150 years ago.


For over a century, Designmuseum Denmark has served as the ultimate bridge between Denmark’s innovative designs and the rest of the world. Nestled in the heart of Copenhagen, this vibrant museum resides amidst a flurry of tourist hotspots, businesses, and galleries. It’s a must-visit destination for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the Nordic region’s design scene.


Delve into the exciting realm of Nordic contemporary art at Kunsthal Charlottenborg! With a mix of local and global artists, the venue is a feast for the senses that’ll leave art lovers beaming. But wait, there’s more! The space is a hub for a variety of events like artist interviews, live performances, concerts, and film screenings. So, come on over to explore the captivating world of contemporary art and discover the wonders of Charlottenborg Palace!


Welcome to Ordrupgaard, where art runs wild and free!  Their impressive art collection, outdoor exhibitions, and innovative architecture combine to create a fascinating and fun journey through time, bridging the gap between yesterday and today. An amazing museum in the middle of the forest – just a small drive from Copenhagen.


Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is A Dream Come True. In 1958, Knud W. Jensen had a vision of a place where Danes could experience modern art – and thus, the Louisiana Museum was born. Today, it has become a renowned global museum, housing an impressive collection of masterpieces from all corners of the world. Louisiana is defo worth visiting and the nature surrounding the museum is just as beautiful as the museum itself.

louisiana museum art party

GO for some shopping:

Naturally with teenage daughters – we do go shopping A LOT. The one-mile pedestrianised street STRØGET is great for that. We usually tend to shop from the Department stores ILLUM and MAGASIN – and then work our way up. Around ‘Pisserenden’ you’ll find many 2nd hand clothes shops, where you can be lucky to find some cheap and decent 2nd hand treasures.

There are also some rather fab indoor shopping centres in the vicinity of the city:

FIELDS – is the largest one, just on the outskirts of the city, with general high street brands, restaurants and shops.

FISKETORVET – close to the city centre, it has many shops, Cinemaxx cinema and opposite the new city IKEA

FREDERIKSBERG Centret – another high-street chain mall, with everything your shopping heart can desire – right in the middle of leafy Frederiksberg.

This is just some of the things we like to do in the Autumn. There will be some more interesting guides as to what to see and do in Copenhagen soon. Just follow along and watch this space! There will be places to eat, drink, and be more merry.

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