Best Instagram Spots in Copenhagen: 17 Photo Locations You Can’t Miss

Copenhagen is one of the prettiest and most picturesque cities I have ever visited. The architecture is amazing literally everywhere and there is so much culture (you can enjoy numerous museums, churches…), botanical gardens and truly unique places (Tivoli Gardens, Superkilen…). The unique vibe of this city will make you want to take hundreds of pictures! If you are spending a few days in the city, you can check out my Ultimate 3-day Travel Guide to Copenhagen.

To stay focused and to get your Copenhagen adventure started, I will give you my top for the best photography locations that I found during my visit. Let’s get started!

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1• Nyhavn

This is THE most famous area in Copenhagen. You must have seen it so many times on your feed. Nyhavn is a gorgeous waterfront with a rich historical background. It used to be a gateway from the sea to the old inner city where most of the trade was made (and where apparently all the fun used to happen –wink wink-). The backdrop of colorful houses that surround the canal is picture-perfect!

2 • Rosenborg Castle

While strolling through the oldest and most visited park in central Copenhagen, Kongens Have (literally The King’s Garden), you will come across the wonderful Rosenborg Castle. Symbol of Dutch Renaissance style, this castle is open to the public for tours and houses a museum exhibiting the Danish Crown Jewels among other Royal Collections.

3 • Christianshavn’s waterfront

Christianshavn is a less crowded and more chill Nyhavn. You can take wonderful pictures of the picturesque buildings along the river. As a bonus, Munchies who is Copenhagen’s famous bubble waffle maker is located in the area. Instagram perfect? I think so!

4 • Church of our Saviour

The Church of our Saviour is located in Christianshavn. It is a fantastic Instagrammable baroque building due to its helix spire and external winding staircase that can be climbed to the top, allowing you to overlook the city in all directions. The views from the Church of our Saviour are some of the best in the city!

5 • Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden is a must-see if visiting Copenhagen. It is a gorgeous garden covering an area of 10 hectares. The most notable and picture-worthy place is the Old Palm House dating from 1874 that is 16 meters tall and has white and rusty spiral stairs. The garden is free to visit but not the Palm House which costs 60 DKK for adults or 40 DKK for students.

6 • Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli is an amusement park that opened in 1843. It is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world! This theme park is located in central Copenhagen and you can find a lot of restaurants, rides and even an aquarium. Fun fact: Walt Disney himself paid several visits to Tivoli and was so fascinated by the place that he was inspired by it for his own amusement park.

7 • Frederik’s Church & Amalienborg

Amalienborg is the residence of the Danish Royal Family. It comprises a palace surrounding the main square. At the end of the palace, you can find Frederik’s Church, also called Marble Church which is characterized by a gorgeous copper green dome. This place makes for a fantastic spot for Instagram and photography.

8 • Superkilen

This public park located in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen is a rare and interesting mix of architecture, urban landscape, and art. It is filled with benches, swings and showcases worldwide diversity (you can find an outdoor Thai boxing ring, exercise gear from Santa Monica beach or even swing benches from Baghdad.) Super Instagrammable!

9 • Nyboder houses & Krusemyntegade

Nyboder is a historic district of old yellow/orange houses built in 1631 by Christian IV to accommodate his Danish Navy personnel and their families. Once you are in the area, you should walk by Krusemyntegade which is a super cute, colorful and Instagrammable street. During Spring and Summer, you can find climbing roses on the walls of some of the houses in Krusemyntegade.

10 • Magstræde Street

Magstræde Street is one of the oldest streets in the Old Town of Copenhagen. This charming intricate and colorful street is among the few in the city which still feature their original cobbling. This is one of the most photogenic areas in the city!

11 • The Wave at Ofelia Plads

This triangle sculpture located at Ofelia Plads is an interactive light and sound installation. It reacts to the movement of the crowd through its forty glowing triangles to create a truly unique and cool experience. Day or night, you will get amazing geometric shots! This installation is only displayed during the annual Copenhagen Light Festival that happens every year in February. You can look up the dates in advance to make sure you don’t miss it!

12 • Landemærket Street

Here is another row of old, colorful houses in central Copenhagen. It is located right next to the King’s Garden and the Cinemateket. In the late 16th century, this street marked the border between the urban area and the last undeveloped sections within Copenhagen’s embankments. Truly Instagrammable no matter where you take the picture!

13 • Kastellet

Kastellet is one of Europe’s best-preserved city fortresses. Built by Christian IV of Denmark, it now belongs to the Danish Ministry of Defense. On its premises, you can find a beautifully preserved windmill. Built in 1847, it replaced another mill from 1718 that was destroyed in a storm.

14 • Glyptotek

The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is an art museum built around the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen, the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries. It nows comprises more than 10,000 works of art. In between the museum wings, you can find the Winter Garden. With its mosaic floors, palm trees, and copper dome, it is a perfect Instagram location.

15 • The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid is the most photographed statue in Denmark with more than 4 million snaps taken every year. As you can probably guess, it is incredibly touristy. If you want to take photos in peace, you should get there early morning.

16 • Christiansborg Palace

Located on the islet of Slotsholmen, the Christiansborg Palace used to be the Royal family’s home until the fire of 1974, after which they moved to Amalienborg Palace. Now, Christiansborg Palace serves as an official government building for the Danish Parliament, the Danish Prime Minister’s Office, and the Supreme Court of Denmark. The Palace, therefore, hosts all three supreme powers: the executive, legislative, and judicial powers. Don’t forget to visit the tower of the Palace!

17 • Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads

Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads is a public square located in front of Thorvaldsens Museum on Slotsholmen. Paved with large cobblestones and a reflecting pool, this square is an incredible spot for photography. The pool’s geometrical pattern makes for stunning and unique photos.

Have you been to Copenhagen? What are the most Instagrammable places in the city for you? Let me know in the comments below!

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