WEBSITE: www.naturstyrelsen.dk| ADDRESS: Jægersborg Dyrehave, 2930 Klampenborg| OPENING HOURS: Open 24 hours| EXPECTED PRICE: Free| ACCESS VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORT: yes (C train from the city center to Klampenborg)| EXPECTED DURATION: varies| SUITABLE FOR GROUPS: Yes| WEATHER: Not dependent|COVID-19 FRIENDLY: Yes
If you want to take a break from the city life and traffic noise, a day trip to Dyrehaven is the correct answer. It is a forest park north of Copenhagen, whose name literally means “the Deer Park”, recognized in 2015 as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. As the name might suggest, the park is full of herds of grazing deer you can come across on your way through and has a history dating back to over 800 years old.
What to do
In the park, you can find much more than just nature. Indeed, all year long, visitors come by for picnics, jogging, horseback riding, and biking. You can also take a horse and have a carriage ride around, enjoying the world’s oldest operating amusement park , passing by The Hermitage, a royal palace built in 1736 and King’s hunting lodge. Besides this, and most importantly, you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the forest, maybe strolling around and filling your lungs with the fresh, Nordic air.
Deer spotting advice
Chances of spotting the herds of deer get higher close to The Hermitage and around the golf club, but still, they can be everywhere as the deer are wild. During wintertime, they are most likely to be spotted around hay strewn in the ground. On the contrary, during summertime, it gets harder to see them as they prefer shady areas due to hot weather.
Bakken amusement park
This is the world’s oldest operating amusement park, located in the woods of Dyrehaven. It offers a perfect blend of amusement for children and plenty of bars and restaurants. The entrance is free.
A day trip to the Deer Park on a sunny day can be concluded by cooling down in Bellevue Beach just across the road to the park. From here you can also enjoy a clear view of Sweden.