Even if I’ve lived in Copenhagen for three years, it has taken me almost as long before I visited Copenhagen Zoo. I love animals, so it’s quite weird. But I guess that I’ve been thinking that it’s just for tourists and kids. So, last weekend was my first time at the zoo. My friend Desiré has an annual commutation ticket, and a few days each year, she gets to bring a friend with her for free. When she asked me to be her ”+1” this time, I happily said yes.

I love the elephants, giraffes and cows, so when we arrived, I told Desiré that if I just got to see those, I would be happy. She had a bigger tour planned for us, and almost five(!) hours later, we had seen it all.

After my five hours tour, I will happily admit that I was completely wrong about the zoo. Yes, there are tourists. And there are kids. There are actually lots of kids, and there are also a bunch of parents running over your toes with their baby stroller in their eager to show their kids every single animal in the whole park. However, when that’s said, it’s really nice. You can pet the cows and horses, you can laugh at the penguins and if you’re lucky, you get to see the ice bears swim above you when you stand in a tunnel underground.

Roskildevej 32, Frederiksberg

Adult 160 dkk, 3-11 years 95 dkk

Bus 6A to Zoologisk Have (50 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.