The 5 most lovely parks near the city centre
1) Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens are a delightful convergence of outdoor science lab, city park, and adventure space. Featuring over 13.000 species of plantlife laid out over ten rambling hectares, this is a great place to wander. During your visit, make sure to visit the impressive 19th-century glass Palm House.
2) Royal Library Garden
Nestled between the Danish Parliament building and the Royal Library, and hidden by a tall stone wall, the elegant and often overlooked Royal Library Garden is an excellent place to enjoy a takeaway lunch or just to sit and read a while.
Ørstedparken’s rolling hills, massive trees, and central lake create the effect of a natural woodland but it is the dozens of monuments and classical sculptures that make this park so distinct and whimsical.
4) Rosenborg Castle Park
This popular city park has it all: a Renaissance castle, a formal rose garden, wide open lawns as well as stylish cafes along the perimeter. Commonly known as Kongen’s Have (King’s Garden), this is the spot Copenhageners flock to when the sun comes out.
5) The Citadel
At the intersection of Østerbro and central Copenhagen is the historic military citadel known locally as Kastellet. Now preserved as a public park, Kastellet’s outer ring of shady atmospheric green spaces as well as its brighter interior areas are both popular with runners and urban ramblers.
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