WEBSITE: https://illum.dk/food/illum-rooftop| ADDRESS: Østergade 52, 1001 Copenhagen K| OPENING HOURS: 10:00-23:00 | EXPECTED PRICE: 150-400 DKK | ACCESS VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORT: 5 min walk from Kongens Nytorv St. | EXPECTED DURATION: 1-2 hours | SUITABLE FOR GROUPS: Yes | WEATHER: Better in good weather | COVID-19 FRIENDLY: Yes
My recommended activity in Copenhagen is the ILLUM rooftop bar. ILLUM is a department store located on Copenhagen’s main shopping street, Strøget. Therefore, the department store lies in the heart of Copenhagen and the location could not be more central. The ILLUM rooftop is home to a few restaurants and bars, and you can choose to enjoy things like pizza, lobster or wine and cocktails. Although the rooftop bar is covered by a shed and has heated lamps, it is ideal for spring and summer evenings when the weather is nice and the evenings are bright. The rooftop bar offers an amazing view of the central Copenhagen, Strøget and classic Danish architecture, and is thereby always a nice starting place for anyone visiting Copenhagen for the first time.
Although the department store closes at 20:00, the rooftop is open every day until 23:00. ILLUM is only a 5 minute walk away from Kongens Nytorv, and is therefore very accessible with public transportation. It is also nice to walk to ILLUM from the directions of Nørreport or Copenhagen Central Station while going through the shopping streets. Overall, the ILLUM rooftop bar is an ideal location for both friends and families.