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Type of Attraction
Beaches, Lakes, Rivers
Interests That Apply
Culinary Arts, Outdoors, Local Culture, Photography, Architecture, Sports & Recreation
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch
Restrooms: Not Available
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The Lakes

Inner-City Lakes

Family Time Off The Beaten Path Must See

Peplingesøen/Sortedamssøen/Skt. Jørgens Sø


The area of Copenhagen called "The Lakes" stretches from Østerbro to Vesterbro. The lakes (Sortedamssøen, Peplinge Søen and Sankt Jørgens Sø) are the final remnants of Copenhagen's moats. They are surrounded by green belts and are a popular retreat for inner-city dwellers. The lakes are great for walking, jogging and ice-skating in the winter. During the summer, visitors can sunbathe or rent pedalos and rowing boats. There are several very good cafés and restaurants situated on the banks of the lakes.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs, daily
Notes: Best viewed during daylight hours.
Visit Time: 30min-1.5hr
Average Wait Time: 0-15min
Notes: If you choose to go sailing there may be some waiting time, but it is usually not too bad.
Price: Free


Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: Nørreport Station/Østerport Station/Vesterport Station
Best Modes of Transportation: Bicycle Bus Walking
Notes: Buses 5A and 66 from the Copenhagen Main Railway Station run alongside The Lakes.
Parking Availability: Limited
Notes: There is limited on-street parking in the surrounding area.

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