isn't exactly what many would consider a romantic destination. It's a happy place, sure, but romantic? Truth be told, it's far from the level of Paris, Rome, and more. But it doesn't have to be. The Danish capital is beautiful and idyllic enough to inspire romance, especially for those spending Valentine's Day in Copenhagen. Places like the port district of Nyhavn, the Rosenborg Palace, and the Tivoli Gardens are perfect for couples to visit. There are also canal cruises, museum-hopping, and a cycling date together. There's romance at every corner in Copenhagen!
Explore The Nyhavn District
Nyhavn is the quintessential neighborhood in Copenhagen
. This port district captures the idyllic magic of the Danish capital, complete with the local hustle and bustle and the stunning architecture. The colorful houses that line the canal provide such a captivating setting, perfect for a romantic Valentine's Day in Copenhagen. You and your partner can enjoy a nice stroll by the canal, perhaps eat snacks along the way, and simply the scenery. It's a great way to experience local life in the city, as well as to enjoy the tourist-friendly charms they offer.
Check Out Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is arguably the most popular museum in Copenhagen. Even if you've moved to Copenhagen and have been living here for some time now, this gallery will never fail to dazzle you every time you visit. The museum displays over 10,000 artworks and artifacts from different parts of human history, ranging from Ancient Egypt and Rome to France and, of course, Denmark. There are stone sculptures, Impressionist paintings, and most notably, the biggest collection of Paul Gaugin pieces. It's almost wild to think that this entire gallery was once the collection of one man: Danish philanthropist Carl Jacobsen.
See The Rosenborg Palace
Palaces never fail to inspire romance to those lucky enough to visit them. That's why when you spend Valentine's Day in Copenhagen, don't overlook Rosenborg Palace. Originally built as a royal summerhouse back in the 17th century, it now stands as one of the best pieces of Renaissance architecture in all of Denmark. If you could believe it, the inside will stun you more than the exterior! Every hall is painted and crafted to show off the artistic wealth of the country, making it a must-see for any art lover—or in this case, any pair of lovers—in the Danish capital.
Leave a Lock at Bryggebroen Bridge
There's no doubt that the Bryggebroen Bridge is one of the most romantic spots in Copenhagen
. It's your typical 'love bridge' covered with locks left by couples who wish to stay together for the rest of their lives. Admittedly, the concept is over and done with, especially since there are countless love-lock bridges in Europe alone. But even if it's cliche, you can't help but want to take part in it. Even the most skeptical cynic will want to leave a lock as long as it will make their special someone happy. And who knows? Perhaps doing it really will let you stay together forever!
Stroll Through The Tivoli Gardens
Don't let the winter cold stop you from spending Valentine's Day in Copenhagen outside. Though the Danish capital gets notoriously cold around February, it's still a magical place for couples. Even the Tivoli Gardens, the best-known theme park in the city, turns into a winter wonderland on Valentine's Day. Going on rides with your coats and thick sweaters might feel stressful at first, but it's just as exciting too. You and your significant other will have a ball going from one attraction to another, seeing (fake) world monuments, and just having a good time.
Hang Out at Frederiksberg Garden
Frederiksberg Garden is another great park to visit on Valentine's Day in Copenhagen. Also called “Vondelpark,” it's one of the largest and most serene green spaces in the city. The English-style garden looks straight out of a fairytale, almost as if it's the setting of your favorite Disney film
. Even in winter, when it's covered in snow, the place looks more like a Christmas card come to life than an icy desolate dystopia. It also helps that the Copenhagen Zoo is nearby. You may not see that many animals around this time of year, but it's another good spot to spend time with your beloved on the holiday.
Admittedly, Copenhagen is far from what many would consider a food capital. Danish pastries, specifically cookies, are well-known but that's it. As far as its culinary scene is concerned, Copenhagen is nowhere near the likes of London, Paris, New York, and more. With that said, however, this doesn't mean there are no good restaurants in Copenhagen
. You can still your your partner out on a romantic dinner date, especially on Valentine's Day. A few notable highlights include Alchemist by Chef Rasmus Muk, Restaurant Levi, and Le Saint Jacques, to name a few.
Cuddle Up by The Fireplace
When all else fails, you can just spend the romantic holiday in your luxury apartment in Copenhagen
. It's probably the dead of winter around this time of year anyway. Though the city looks beautiful covered in snow, if you're simply not the kind to withstand the cold to have a good time, you don't have to go outside! Cuddling up by the fire is one of the most romantic things to do on Valentine's Day, especially since the holiday is right smack in the middle of winter in most countries. It's also affordable and there's no time limit. What more would you want?
Have a great Valentine's Day in Copenhagen! You'd be surprised at how much you and your special someone can do in the Danish capital. It's enough to consider the city as a romantic destination, at par with the likes of Paris, Rome, and more!