Ibsens Hotel is right in the middle of the famous Nansensgade neighborhood: the trendy home of the urban Copenhagener.
We are so fond of our neighborhood – of its peculiar and inventive characteristics, the restaurants, the galleries, the vintage boutiques. When staying at Ibsens Hotel, you are in the middle of Copenhagen and have the city lakes, the shopping streets and Nørreport Station close by. You will quickly get to Tivoli, Nyhavn, The City Square and the rest of Copenhagen by bike or public transport. Maybe you are visiting Copenhagen for the first time while you are staying with us. Or perhaps you have been here many times before. Either way, below we have listed a few sights in Copenhagen we think are always worth visiting.
Our best recommendations
We often recommend our guests to visit our favorite places in the city, and we love doing it. To share the stories and the best places we know with even more people, we have created a guidebook. It’s an insider’s guide to Copenhagen, and we hope you will find it helpful.
The guide doesn’t replace the stories from our hosts: They are still more than open to recommend, talk, and share their preferences and advice. But we hope that this guide will take you off the beaten path and give you an experience of Our Copenhagen.
The Swan Water Bikes
On the other side of Dronning Louise’s Bro by the Pavillon Bar, you can rent one of the white Swan Water Bikes during the summer months. Take the time for a relaxed experience on the lake where you get a great view of the gorgeous Copenhagen buildings.
It’s not possible to reserve a Swan Water Bike in advance, so you will need to ask in the pavillion by the boats, when you feel like taking a boat ride.
Unique urban neighborhoods
Besides Nansensgade, we have two favorite areas in Copenhagen that we just can’t help but adore. The Latin Quarter is a lovely oasis of shops, cafés, churches, restaurants, and everything else that gives a big city its charm. However, in the Latin Quarter, there is not much big city about it, as the streets are narrow and surrounded by beautiful old buildings. The other area we love is Jægersborggade at Nørrebro. Jægersborggade is one of the hippest places in Copenhagen and is a unique spot in the most multicultural part of the city. From organic bakeries to Michelin-starred restaurants to unique art shops.
The food markets (Torvehallerne)
Only a stone’s throw away from the hotel, Torvehallerne is located. The food markets specialize in Danish delicacies and specialties. Stop by to explore veggie stands, delicious little restaurants, local specialty shops and beer bars. Torvehallerne is worth paying a visit, even if just for the scents of the Danish quality produce, or to relax in the sun outside. This is something we love to do ourselves.
We must not forget to mention the Danish free town Christiania at Christianshavn. Christiania is an oasis of creativity, reflected in the many interesting art houses and workshops. Christiania is also exceptionally trendsetting when it comes to new music and music genres. We love this creativity and how it challenges our normal way of thinking, and we will not hesitate to recommend Christiania to our guests.
The park nearby (Ørstedsparken)
The cozy park, Ørstedsparken, is as central as can be and right around the corner of Ibsens Hotel. Visit for a stroll or a jog – or to experience the peaceful surroundings in the middle of the city buzz.
Dronning Louises Bro (Queen Louise’s Bridge)
When the sun is shining, you can be sure to find the Copenhageners on Dronning Louises Bro. Why not grab a beer or a soda yourself and hang out with the locals on this special bridge located near Ibsens Hotel. Especially in the summer, small get-togethers appear along the bridge.