The 10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Copenhagen

The fantastic urban space Superkilen
The fantastic urban space Superkilen | © Giuseppe Milo / Flickr
Photo of Aliki Seferou
22 May 2018

If you’re traveling to Copenhagen and want to discover the best places to take photos that will remind you of the city’s vibe while boosting your Instagram feed, look no further because this article has you covered. From the most touristic places to local neighborhoods, these are the 10 most Instagrammable spots in the capital of Denmark.


Archaeological site, Natural Feature, Building
Magstræde street Copenhagen
Magstræde | © Niller56 / Pixabay

With its colorful houses that date back to the 17th and 18th century, Magstræde is considered one of the most picturesque alleys in Copenhagen. As there are not many bars or restaurants around the narrow, cobblestoned street, it rarely gets packed despite being one of the most famous places in Copenhagen. That makes it an ideal place for an urbanscape photo that will portray Copenhagen’s architectural style.

Queens Louise's Bridge (Dronning Louises Bro)

Bridge, Natural Feature
Dronning Louises Bro | © Aliki Seferou
Dronning Louises Bro, the bridge between The Lakes (Søerne) in Nørrebro, is one of the hippest hangout places in Copenhagen, so it’s no wonder that it’s also one of the most Instagrammable spots in the city. The 19th-century bridge with its antique-style lampposts is so beautiful I that it’s worth visiting during any time of day or even season.

Bispebjerg Cemetery

Cemetery, Park
bispebjerg cemetery cherry blossom copenhagen
Bispebjerg cemetery | © Karen Mardahl / Flickr
Bispebjerg cemetery has its 15 minutes of fame every April when the cherry blossoms flourish. Although there are more places in Copenhagen where locals and tourists can admire the famous sakura trees, Bispebjerg cemetery in Nordvest is everyone’s favorite and the most visited. During springtime, this place gets packed with locals and tourists who cycle north-west of Copenhagen’s city center in order to take a walk under the pink Japanese trees. We definitely recommend doing the same if you’re ever visiting Copenhagen during this time of year.

Palads Teatret

Palads Teatret | © Palads Teatret
Palads Teatret, one of the largest and oldest cinemas in Denmark on Axeltorv street in Vesterbro, is certainly one of the most beautiful buildings in Copenhagen. Its pastel-colored facade of pink, purple, green and blue lines is the reason it draws the attention of bypassers, and it has already become a favorite spot amongst Instagrammers, bloggers and photography enthusiasts.

ILLUM Rooftop

Shopping Mall
rooftop illum Bar Jacobsen Copenhagen
Looking over Copenhagen's old city part at Bar Jacobsen at ILLUM Rooftop | © Bar Jacobsen

Copenhagen has several places where visitors can gaze upon the city and look at the colorful buildings from above. But one view worth posting on Instagram is the one from ILLUM rooftop. On the top floor of the famous department store, lies many cafés, bars, and restaurants that offer a great view over Strøget and the city’s old part. Grab a coffee or cocktail and watch Copenhageners taking a stroll through the city’s famous shopping street.


Building, Market, Natural Feature
Nyhavn | © Michael Apel / Wikimedia Commons
Copenhagen’s most touristic street couldn’t be missing from a list with the city’s most Instagrammable spots. After all, it has become one of the country’s most famous attractions due to being located in one of the most beautiful parts of Copenhagen. So, taking a photo in the old port with the colorful houses where H.C. Andersen lived for over 20 years and where the oldest tattoo shop in the world is located is undoubtedly a must.

La Banchina

Cafe, Restaurant, Danish, European, $$$
la banchina refshaleøen copenhagen
Courtesy of La Banchina
Refshaleøen became a hip district quite recently, so photos of the former industrial area now appear frequently in Copenhageners’ Instagram feeds. The upcoming area annexed to Amager Island brims with cool cafés, bars, and restaurants, all of which offer a great view over the harbor. For the ultimate Instagram photo, make sure to capture La Banchina’s wooden platform on a sunny day. A photo of stylish Copenhageners sunbathing by the waterfront while enjoying delicious cocktails is prone to add a taste of Copenhagen in your Instagram feed.

Tivoli Gardens

Amusement Park, Park
With so many flourished gardens, the Nimb water fountains and the special areas that are inspired from exotic places, such as the Bamboo Forest or The Orient area with palm trees, Tivoli Gardens is the place to go if you want to add a fairytale touch to your Instagram. Thrill-seekers should definitely try one of the numerous rides while those who want to take a photo of Copenhagen from above should hop on the 80-meter-tall carousel Star Flyer.

Superkilen Park

superkilen park Copenhagen urban space
Superkilen Park | © Aliki Seferou
Superkilen is an urban space in Nørrebro, Copenhagen’s multicultural neighborhood, that is divided into three different areas: The Red Square, The Black Market, and The Green Park. Each one of these areas is decorated with items collected from countries all over the world. Snap a picture in front of the Moroccan fountain or at the swings from Iraq and let your followers guess in which part of the world you’re “in”. Hint: the black ground with the white stripes at The Black Market is a great background for stunning images.

Christianshavn Canal

Building, Natural Feature
Christianshavn canal Copenhagen
Christianshavn Canal in sunset | © Aliki Seferou

Despite numerous canals that can be found throughout Copenhagen, Christianshavns Kanal is the one you have to include in your photo album. The scenic canal in the homonymous neighborhood lies between cobblestone streets and old houses, away from the city’s noise.

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