Sometimes it’s hard to explain why a certain place ends up being your favorite place. How an old school café ends up being your favorite coffee shop or how a special bench in a special park ends up being one of the best places to hang out that you know.

A city is very much about these kinds of places. You usually have to live in a city for some time, before you know where you prefer to go, and before you have stories to tell about why that place is so fantastic. Therefor I’ve decided to start a new series of posts here at Guide to Copenhagen, where different people get to share their favorite place in Copenhagen.

I can start. I have the longest list of places I love in Copenhagen and one quite new place is Byoasen. Byoasen is a small park that is home to a few goats, hens and rabbits. You have to look quite careful to find the park, and I passed it many times before I actually realized that there where something hiding behind some small houses and high bushes.

The tiny zoo’s main target group is probably kids and their parents. And me. I come from the countryside in Sweden, and sometimes I miss the trees, animals and nature back home. Byoasen and the goats are not quite the same, but when I need an immediately break from the “city pulse”, this might be the perfect place to go. Specially in the evening, when the kids have gone to bed, and the goats and I are the only ones there…

De Gamles By, Nørrebro (you can entrence through Guldbergsgade or Møllegade)

It’s free

Bus 5A to Kapelvej (300 meters away)

Linn Grubbström

Linn is the main contributor of Guide To Copenhagen. She is from Sweden and has lived in Denmark since 2008. She lives at Nørrebro in Copenhagen and works with food photography. She also writes the Danish food blog Frk. Kræsen.