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6 Most Instagrammable Places In Copenhagen

If you’re looking for the most Instagrammable places in Copenhagen to fill your feed with beauty, then look no further. Here’s our ultimate photo guide.

1. Nyhavn Houses

First stop on the Instagrammable places in Copenhagen list has to be the colourful houses of Nyhavn.

Although Nyhavn is usually more popular in summer, it’s always the most popular tourist attraction in the city due to the colourful iconic houses that back onto the canal.

This one is completely up to you where you take a photo from, there’s no set spot. However, we headed down to the concrete bollards as it was a lot less crowded there.

Amongst this famous picturesque harbour is where various canal tour excursions start, but it also makes for one of the most beautiful things to do in Copenhagen!

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2. Nyhavn Harbour

As you walk around Nyhavn Harbour, you’ll notice the many boats docked up along the side of the river.

From sailing boats, to canal cruisers, this is a Copenhagen Instagram spot that many Nyhavn tours depart from.

Originally, it was a busy commercial port where ships from all over the world would dock.

However, now it’s lined by brightly coloured 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants.

With the colourful and interesting houses and also all the different boats you have plenty of options when looking for the perfect Insta shot.

We took the opportunity to crouch down by this old sailing boat and grab another cosy photo!

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3. Magstræde

Magstraede is one of the oldest streets in the Old Town of Copenhagen.

It’s also, understandably, one of the most popular Copenhagen Instagram spots!

It’s famously known for its colourful buildings, some of which date back to the 18th century.

If you take a stroll down the cobble stone street of Magstraede, you will travel back in time and experience a relaxing walk away from the city hustle and bustle.

We got creative with our bicycles for this spot and it’s definitely one to add to your Instagrammable places in Copenhagen list!

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4. Freetown Christiania

Freetown Christiania, also known as Christiania, is an alternative community in the borough of Christianshavn.

The reason behind the name ‘Freetown’ is said to be based on the fact that the community here operate a little differently. They have their own laws, their own flag and their own way of life.

It’s what you could call an extremely ‘hippiefied’ area of the city, and although the decorated walls and huge art pieces are attractive, be careful as photos are not allowed in some places.

One of the most popular Instagrammable places in Copenhagen is this beautiful, tree artwork.

Located at the entrance to Freetown Christiania you shouldn’t struggle getting a great shot here.

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5. Fredericks Church

Frederiks Church, popularly known as The Marble Church for its Rococo architecture, makes for a beautiful addition to the Instagrammable places in Copenhagen.

We came across it by chance as we were biking towards Rosenborg Castle from the city.

We turned down a side street and the road happened to be completely blocked off from cars. This gave us the perfect opportunity to jump in and grab an eye-pleasing, symmetrical shot.

Its beautiful dome is the largest in Scandinavia, so make sure not to crop it off!

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6. Christianshavn

Christianshavn is a district east of the inner city and definitely worth adding to your Copenhagen itinerary.

It is an area of small islands known for its hip cafe culture and canal lined with colourful houseboats. These pretty and unique houseboats offer up plenty of great photo opportunities.

There are a few bridges linking the town together, despite the Wilders Canal that runs through it, and we happened to catch a boat moored up with Christianshavn painted on the side!

Not only did it make for a cute photo spot, but it was another opportunity for us to incorporate our bikes!

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Where To Stay In Copenhagen


Nimb Hotel

Nimb Hotel is located in Copenhagen’s famous Tivoli Gardens. 

This stylish boutique hotel offers on-site dining and designer rooms with flat-screen TVs and park views, not forgetting the antique furniture and four-poster beds.

Each bathroom has a double sink and shower with luxury toiletries and guest robes.

Guests can enjoy seasonal Scandinavian dishes and French cuisine along with seafood and steaks.

Cocktails and rare whiskeys are also available at Bar ‘n’ Grill. 

Nimb Hotel can help arrange private limousine service to and from Copenhagen Airport, which is 5 miles away.


AC Hotel by Marriott Bella Sky Copenhagen

AC Hotel is located next to Copenhagen’s Bella Center.

This hotel features distinctive and modern architecture with rooms that have flat-screen TVs, tea/coffee makers and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Relaxation facilities at the wellness center include hot tubs, massaging showers, saunas and steam baths.

Free WiFi internet is available throughout the hotel and the 3 on-site restaurants offer various dining options.

The city and Copenhagen Airport are just 15 minutes away.


Urban Camper Hostel

Urban Camper Hostel is located in the trendy Nørrebro district in Copenhagen.

This property offers a unique set up of 4-person dorms in form of large, indoor tents.

A few rooms are private double rooms too, along with shared bathrooms. The indoor tents include large lockers and ventilation for comfort.

All rooms include a continental breakfast, bed linen, towels and high-speed WiFi.

Guests can enjoy the large common area, with a bar, a football table and many other fun games.

Copenhagen city center is 2 miles away and the nearest metro station is 150 yards from Urban Camper Hostel.

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6 Most Instagrammable Places In Copenhagen