Start the day off by running a few laps and without worrying about wasting any time from discovering Copenhagen’s attractions with these running routes. Follow these paths and instructions and get the chance to see some of the city’s most beautiful parts, historic buildings, and where the locals hang out.
One of the largest and most scenic parks in Copenhagen is Frederiksberg Gardens. The English-style park consists of an area of 31.7 hectares (379,128.8 square yards) but in combination with the Søndermarken Park (The Southern Field), just a stone’s throw away, the total green area is 64 hectares (765,434 square yards). Frederiksberg Garden is a special park not only due to its beautiful gardens but also because it displays part of the Danish history through the baroque-style Frederiksberg Palace and other houses that date back in 18th and 19th century.
This running route is a bit outside the city, but the outstanding landscape will reward those who don’t mind going the extra mile. Jægersborg Dyrehave translates to Deer Park and as the name implies, it is a forest where more than 2,000 deer inhabit. It was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015 and somewhere among the trees stands the world’s amusement park, Bakken. The whole area has walking paths ideal for a running workout and even though it’s one of locals favorite places for a walk or a run, it never feels crowded. Jægersborg Dyrehave covers 11 square kilometres (4.2 square miles) so it’s a good idea to check out the map in the entrance before planning a running route.
This running route goes through some of the city’s most significant and historic buildings. Start from the picturesque neighborhood of Nyhavn and see the city’s renowned old harbor, run across Toldbodgade and pass by the Amalienborg Palace. Soon after, enter the magnificent star fortress, Kastellet. For those who want to keep running can do so on the running paths along the perimeter. It’s a great chance to visit the Little Mermaid that stands by the waterfront.
The King’s Garden, the Botanical Garden, and the Østre Anlæg Park are located in the city center and right by Nørreport Station. This makes it the ideal running route for those who want to combine sightseeing with jogging especially since these parks should be added to a traveller’s bucket list whether they jog or not. It’s also great for those who don’t wish to run for long. Start at the Østerport or Nørreport Station and choose the best route.
Running may be the last thing to come to mind when hearing about Freetown Christiania, but this is a great place for jogging. Even though it’s in the heart of the city center, it feels like it’s miles away. The hippie district stands in a total of 34 hectares (84 acres), and it is a great part of this area covered with trees and a great lake. After passing the district’s restaurants and cafés, there’s very different scenery ideal for a relaxed jog. It’s important to keep in mind that running isn’t allowed along the Pusher Street so be patient and wait until reaching Christiania’s lake. Moreover, Copenhagen’s Opera house is approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) from the autonomous district. Follow the streets along Christianshavn canals (Refshalevej-Prinsessegade- Proviantbroen-Orlogsværftvej) and discover one of the most beautiful parts of the city while at the same time strengthening leg muscles.