In the center of the buzzing city-life, in the middle of one of the busiest bus routes and the biggest biking lane in the city, lays Dronning Louises Bro (Queen Louise’s Bridge). It was built in 1885-1887 to lighten the traffic on the nearby Peblingebro, and was named after Queen Louise, the wife of King Christian IX. This wide, granite Bridge connects Nørrebro and City, and has been a stage to numerous riots and demonstrations.
Now why am I writing about this particular bridge? The reason is summertime! Believe it or not, but when the sun starts to shine in Copenhagen, this passing-through spot turns into one of the most popular hangout-places. People start to appear to sit on the bridge as soon as the sun starts to warm the day, some come with a couple of drinks, others with a whole picnic-basket, some even bring their own sofas!
This is definitely a spot to see on a sunny summer day, absolutely packed with people, young and old, doing what the Danes seem to do the best: relaxing. Many events have also found the bridge to serve as a venue: one day there are DJ’s playing accompanied with a pop-up beer tent, the next the world culture festival and the third a flea market. Goes without saying, this spot is the ultimate summer spot to visit in the urban Copenhagen.
Dronning Louises bro | Relaxing | Free
Dronning Louises bro
24 hours daily