Beautiful, friendly Copenhagen isn’t the best city to visit for a budget-conscious holiday. The reality is, it is widely regarded as being one of the most expensive cities in Europe, with coffees costing up to Ã¢âÂ¬7 and Ã¢âÂ¬17 for sandwiches. Budget travellers will find it difficult to find affordable places to eat, drink and sleep in the city. But, happily, there are numerous good sights to find out and places to visit that wont break the bank. Here are 3 musts for budget tourism explorers in Copenhagen:
1. Danish National Gallery
The fabulous collection in the Danish National Gallery (Statens Museum for Kunst) is completely free to enter. The museum hosts operates by famous artists such as Rembrandt, Breughel, Tintoretto and Rubens, in addition to more modern artists like Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Modigliani.
In the Christianshavn area of Copenhagen lies a self-governing community called Christiania, or Freetown Christiania, with a separate if insecure status in the Danish government. The commune of Christiania is home to a group of artists and anarchists who’ve made a fantastic community that began as a squatted naval base. It’s well worth visiting Christiania to see the gorgeous murals and unusual houses; the artists, musicians and performers who live here also regularly organise shows.
3. Nørrebro Flea Market
Shopping in Copenhagen is fantastic, even though main shopping area, around Strøget, can also be fantastically expensive. In Strøget you should expect to pay high prices for high quality goods, but in order to grab a good deal it is better to head for the Nørrebro Flea Market, a long thin stretch of stalls and shops selling everything from clothes to furniture and records. Another really good flea market, the oldest in the city, lies on Israels Plads, and you’ll discover antiques, furniture and artworks.
The best month to visit when it comes to prices and fun is in spring, the April weather is quite mild.