Copenhagen is stunning and not too big, so the best way to experience the city without a doubt is to partake in a free walking tour. What could be more evocative than wandering down a beautiful cobbled street, taking in the stunning architecture, perhaps stopping off in a 7-11 for a hotdog or baked treat. Finding a good local operator that offers tours for the many can be difficult. For an informative and entertaining free walking tour, we recommend checking out Copenhagen Free Walking Tours.
By far and away the company’s most popular free walking tour is the Grand Tour of Copenhagen. Walking you (literally!) through the history of Copenhagen – from its origins as a small fishing town to the capital of Denmark, the tour elucidates how the city became the hub of design and experimentation, paradise for foodies and land of fairytales that it is today. The tour lasts 3 hours, and stops off at most of the most impressive locations in the city, including The City Hall, Christiansborg palace, the old city center, Nyhavn harbour, the Royal Palace of the Amalienborg and lots more. On the tour you’ll also learn about the city’s founding father, the best place to get Danish smorrebrod, and why the Danes are called the happiest people in the world. Check out their website to find out more about a great free walking tour!