Copenhagen is a city known for its active lifestyle and there are plenty of both indoor and outdoor sports you can participate in. Below, I will list some of the most popular ones.
- Cycling: Copenhagen is one of the world’s most bike-friendly cities. It has more than 350 kilometers of bike lanes and many bike rental services. Apart from being a mode of transportation, cycling can be a sport activity too. You can join various cycling clubs and participate in races.
- Running: There are numerous running clubs in Copenhagen and several scenic routes. Some popular routes include those in Fælledparken, Amager Fælled, and around the lakes.
- Water sports: With the city surrounded by water, there are plenty of opportunities for water sports such as sailing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. The Copenhagen Harbor is clean and safe for swimming, and it even hosts the annual Copenhagen Swim.
- Soccer and Rugby: There are many public parks and fields where you can play soccer or rugby. You can join local clubs or organize matches with other students.
- Golf: There are several golf courses near Copenhagen, such as the Royal Copenhagen Golf Club and the Copenhagen Golf Center.
- Fitness Gyms: Copenhagen has a wide range of fitness centers, from large chains like Fitness World and SATS, to smaller boutique gyms. Most offer various classes such as yoga, spinning, Pilates, and weight training. See our question regarding gyms here.
- Indoor Climbing and Bouldering: Indoor climbing is a popular sport in Copenhagen. Places like Blocs & Walls and Copenhagen Boulders offer a wide range of climbing walls suitable for both beginners and experienced climbers.
- Swimming: There are several indoor swimming pools in the city. DGI-byen has a swimming pool as well as a wellness area, while Øbro-Hallen has both a pool and a fitness center.
- Badminton, Padel, and Tennis: There are several venues where you can play racquet sports. For example, Københavns Badminton Klub offers badminton courts, while KB Tennis Club has both indoor and outdoor courts. Padel is becoming more famous in Denmark, you can check out MatchPadel for courts and bookings.
- Ice Skating and Hockey: In the colder months, you can go ice skating in various rinks such as Frederiksberg Runddel and Genforeningspladsen. Copenhagen also has ice hockey teams if you’re interested in this sport.
Remember, participation in these sports often requires booking in advance and some might require membership fees. It’s also worth checking if your university has sports facilities and clubs, as these are often a more affordable choice for students. At CBS you maybe want to check out @cbsmercury, @cbspadel, @cbssportfootball and @cbsyoga.