Copenhagen is such a beautiful city. One that deserves to be appreciated from all angles.

Luckily, there are so many great viewpoints located around Copenhagen – you just need to know where to find them.

So in this guide, we’ve gathered a list over some of the best places to find extraordinary views of Copenhagen. The list includes 8 viewpoints, which are located at old historical buildings, new modern buildings, and bridges – some are free to visit and some require you to pay an entry fee.

At each viewpoint, we’ll include location, entry fee, opening hours, and we’ll also let you know what you can actually spot from here. Hopefully, you’ll know exactly where to take in the beautiful cityscapes of Copenhagen when you’re done reading this guide.

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Best viewpoints in Copenhagen

1. Round Tower

One of the most popular viewpoints in Copenhagen is without a doubt the one you find at the top of the Round Tower.

The Round Tower (in Danish: Rundetårn) is an observatory, which dates back to the 17th century. To get to the observatory and viewpoint platform, you have to follow a spiral ramp up to the top. When you reach the top, you’re granted 360 views of the entire city of Copenhagen.

What can you see? The spires of Copenhagen’s most iconic buildings, Rides from Tivoli Gardens, the Zoo Tower at Frederiksberg, Refshaleøen, and even all the way to Øresundsbroen that connects Denmark and Sweden!

Opening hours and prices 2023: From April to September (10 AM – 8 PM) and from October to March (10 AM – 6 PM). The entrance fee is 40 DKK for adults and 10 DKK for children up to 15 years old. It’s free to visit the Round Tower if you hold a Copenhagen Card.

Location: Købmagergade 52A

Related blog post: How to Visit the Round Tower in Copenhagen

View from Round Tower, Copenhagen

2. Our Saviour’s Church Tower

This church tower is undoubtedly our favorite place to go see the views of Copenhagen!

It’s one of the most iconic buildings in Copenhagen due to its beautiful golden-looking staircase that surrounds the top of the spire. It’s just so unique! To get to this beautiful staircase on the top of the tower, you need to walk a lot of stairs inside of the tower. It can get pretty cramped, and you might have to queue to go up and down – but trust us on this – it’s worth it!

What can you see? Christiansborg Palace, the canals of Copenhagen, Christiania, and many places in Amager neighbourhood.

Opening hours and prices 2023: Every day from 9 AM – 8 PM with last admission at 7:30 PM. The entrance fee is 69 DKK for adults and 20 DKK for children up to 14 years old. It’s free to visit the Round Tower if you have a Copenhagen Card.

Location: Sankt Annæ Gade 29 in Christianshavn

Related blog post: Visit Our Saviour’s Church Tower in Copenhagen

Our Saviour's Church viewpoint, Copenhagen

3. Copenhill

One of the newer buildings that offer great views of Copenhagen is Amager Bakke – also known as Copenhill.

Copenhill is a unique project that won the World Building of the Year Award in 2021. The building is basically Copenhagen’s waste plant, which burns waste and creates energy like heating and electricity. But the unique thing about the building is the rooftop ski slope, hiking trails, and viewpoints! It’s exactly as cool as it sounds.

You can either take the elevator to the top or walk up the hiking trail on the roof. From the rooftop, you’ll see a beautiful view over Copenhagen.

What can you see? The spires of the city, the ocean, and the green surroundings of Christianshavn’s Vold.

Opening hours and prices 2023: Opening hours differ depending on the season. But during summer it’s open from 12 AM to 7 PM. It’s free to visit the hill and rooftop – you only have to pay for activities such as skiing or climbing.

Location: Vindmøllevej 6, 2300 København

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View from Copenhill also known as Amager Bakke

4. City Hall Tower

Copenhagen’s City Hall is a beautiful, historical building situated in the very heart of Copenhagen. Attached to the building, you’ll find a 105,6 meter tall tower.

In fact, in 1905 when the tower was finished, it used to be the Copenhagen’s highest point. So there is no doubt that you can get some incredible views over the city from here! Unfortunately, we haven’t made it up into the tower yet. But we can’t wait for it to happen in 2024.

What can you see? Central Copenhagen at its best!

Opening hours and prices 2023: Unfortunately, you won’t be able to visit the City Hall Tower in 2023 because it’s closed due to renovations.

Location: Rådhuspladsen 1, 1550 København

5. Christiansborg Tower

Undoubtedly, this is one of the most interesting viewpoints in Copenhagen.

Christiansborg Palace is a building boasting of history! It’s where the Danish monarchs used to reside for many years (in-between the fires that burnt the palace down). However, today it’s home to the Danish Parliament. So it’s safe to say that this is one of Denmark’s most important buildings.

And better yet, you have the most incredible view of Copenhagen from the Christiansborg Palace Tower.

What can you see? All corners of Copenhagen. You can see all the big landmarks scattered around the city, but you also see small bits and pieces of the many different neighbourhoods in Copenhagen.

Opening hours and prices 2023: It’s free to visit Christiansborg Tower, and you’ll find the entrance in the gate underneath the tower. It’s closed on Mondays, but apart from that, the tower is open every day from 11 AM – 9 PM (except for Sunday when it closes at 5:30 PM).

Location: Christiansborg Slotsplads, 1218 København

View from Christiansborg Tower

6. The Zoo Tower

Another place to find great views of Copenhagen is at the zoo. Yes, you heard that right!

In Copenhagen Zoo, you’ll find the “Zoo Tower”, which is a wooden observation tower built in 1905. The observation point is at 43,5 meters height, so you can be sure to see some incredible views from up here!

What can you see? From the top of the tower, you can see a lot of animals. It’s actually quite funny to see the zoo from above. Apart from spotting animals, you can also see all the way into the city center of Copenhagen.

Opening hours and prices 2023: The opening hours for the zoo differ depending on the month and whether it’s a week day or a weekend. But it’s open all year round except for a few holidays. It costs 20 DKK to visit the Zoo Tower. However, the tower is located within Copenhagen Zoo, so you also need to buy entrance tickets, which cost 209 DKK for adults and 119 DKK for children.

Location: Roskildevej 32, 2000 Frederiksberg

View of Copenhagen Zoo Tower

7. Knippelsbro

Two of the easiest accessible viewpoints of Copenhagen are located at the two bridges that connects the city center to the Christianshavn neighbourhood.

Knippelsbro is the bridge that connects Christianshavn and the city center. It’s located super close to Christiansborg Castle, and it’s the best way to go if you want to head to the viewpoint at Our Saviour’s Church Tower in Christianshavn.

What can you see? By walking across this bridge you can see a lot of new modern buildings like the Royal Danish Library, the Royal Danish Playhouse, and the Opera House. You can also see the spire of old buildings and (of course) the canal.

Opening hours and prices 2023: None. This is a public bridge that people use to cross the canal all day and night.

Location: Knippelsbro, 1409 København K

Walk on Knippelsbro, Copenhagen

8. Langebro

The other bridge that you can walk across in Copenhagen is Langebro. This is the bridge that connects the city center with Islands Brygge, and you can actually see it from the former mentioned Knippelsbro.

Walk across Langebro to get a view of some more modern buildings and see one of the most popular harbour baths in Copenhagen.

What can you see? The Royal Danish Library, the Danish Architecture Center, and Islands Brygge Harbour Bath (especially great to go by during summer).

Opening hours and prices 2023: None. This is a public bridge that people use to cross the canal all day and night.

Location: Langebro, 1409 København K

View over Copenhagen's canal from Langebro

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