If you wander all the way to the end of Vesterbrogade, for example when visiting Carlsberg or Von Fressen, it’s definitely worth the small walk to pop by at Søndermarken park. It is not a very big park, but I love it for a couple of reasons: First, it’s one of the rare parks in the city that has hills (a small change to the otherwise very flat city…)! Second, when you walk up the first hill, you’ll find two beautiful, old passageways lined by oaks. Very picturesque, especially on a sunny autumn day. And third, under the hill you’ll find an interesting piece of the city’s history – “Cisternerne” (Cisterns), the water storages built in 1856, now transformed to Museum of Modern Glass art. Even if one wasn’t the biggest fan of art museums, this one is worth visiting. The underground 4400 square meter hall is a grand sight!
The park has also something for the kids- if you don’t have time to visit the nearby Zoo, you can take a peek at the zebras, giraffes, gnus and rhinos in the paddock located on Søndermarken. There’s even a built-in glass wall in their fence, offering a good view even for the small kids.