With 11 million visitors per year, Copenhagen Common is hardly a secret. But it still holds a lot of surprises for anybody who hasn’t been there for a few years. Following extensive renovations, there are hardly any limits to the activities here on the Common – an expanse of greenery surrounded by a dense growth of trees.
For the last hundred years, the Common has had several football pitches. Parties, musical events and the traditional 1 May meetings are all held here. People run, walk and sunbathe on the large green lawns and children paddle in the pool.
Recent additions include Northern Europe’s largest skate park, a number of playgrounds and activities for all ages. In the sensory garden, adults and children enjoy fragrant plants, touch different materials and shapes and try out the maze. There is a skate park suitable for children, young people and adults alike.
At the north-eastern end of the park is an area for outdoor activities, where children and adults play and train. It includes swings, small football pitches, a sand pit, a climbing area and places to warm up before exercise and warm down again afterwards.
There are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature around the lake or among the trees. Denmark’s national football stadium, Parken, is right beside the Common.
Photo: Scanpix/Bax Lindhardt