9 best streets to explore in Copenhagen
The Jægersborggade is perpendicular to Jagtvej, one of Copenhagen's busiest streets, but once you enter the pedestrian zone, you will forget about yourself in the middle of the city. With many cozy cafes, restaurants, and snacks, Jgersborggade is also known as the favorite street of hipster lovers.
Istedgade is the main road of Vesterbro and is one of the best hipper roads in Copenhagen. In the past, Istedgade was also called a Red Light District, a road where prostitutes and drug dealers often gathered. Today it has been completely changed, luxurious sushi restaurants, cool guesthouses, and stylish cafes have replaced cheap bars, however, some strip clubs still open, reminding us of what Istedgade used to be.
Good bidders will surely find some hidden treasures in the vibrant neighborhood of Nørrebro. Ravnsborggade is not a big street, but somehow it manages to combine the old and the modern. It is the perfect destination for morning walks or to check out second-hand stores and designer shops.
It's great to enjoy an early drink in one of the elegant bars and restaurants. On selected days throughout the year, Ravnsborggade is transformed into a large flea market, where many stalls sell everything from Danish antiques and porcelain to jewelry and accessories. Last but not least, one of the best inns in town is here, so this area attracts a crowd of locals and tourists.
Stretching from Sankt Hans Torv to Nørrebrogade, the Elmegade is one of the favorite streets of the locals for many reasons. It has the Laundromat Cafe, where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast while your clothes are washed in a café's washing machine, a store with Acne designs from previous collections sold at lower prices. Elmegade is also home to some great restaurants and cocktail bars. So, if you walk around Nørrebro in the evening, it's an ideal destination for an early drink.
Another picturesque road located in Nørrebro is Blågårdsgade. Art galleries, yoga rooms, cafes, and bars create a lively atmosphere that locals love so much. When the sun shines, wooden tables are set outside and the pedestrian alley is crowded. At the end of the road is Blågårdsplads, a public square, where various events take place. If you visit the city in June, don't miss Saint John's Eve, when locals gather around a big fire to celebrate in the middle of summer.
This is the city's main shopping street and one of the longest in Europe. However, its stores are not the only reason Strøget is special. Sure, if you want to buy some souvenirs then there is no better place to go - but it's more than that. These are street musicians filling the air with their tunes and the aroma of different foods along the pedestrian zone, creating a charming and relaxed atmosphere.
Parallel to Strøget is Studiestræde, another busy street with lots of shops, restaurants, and bars. This vibrant street is part of the old Latin Quarter and it is known for the city's best gay bars. Its beautiful buildings and youthful atmosphere make it an ideal destination for a stroll, a morning coffee or a lively night out. Also, if Strøget is good for your shopping preferences, you can find what you are looking for in one of Studiestræde's fashion stores.
Magstræde and Snaregade
Magstræde and Snaregade are two of the oldest and most beautiful streets in Copenhagen. Walking in colorful buildings (some of them dating back to the 18th century) will bring you back to time and give you relaxing moments away from the noise of the city. Don't expect to find stylish cafés and bars here, but you can enjoy a slice of delicious pizza at Gorm.
By: Jonath Martin