|Gay Friendly Travel Guide to Copenhagen
Copenhagen is Denmark's beautiful capital - and is one of the most laid-back cities in the world.
This is a place where gay men and lesbians can wander just about anywhere - mixing and mingling
freely with the locals, whose attitudes are totally liberal and open-minded. The only time you need to
exercise caution is when cruising at night - even Copenhagen has a few homophobic yobs.
During the day, Copenhagen has a wealth of things to see and do - including excellent museums,
stunning parks, superb shopping, and lots of beautiful scenery. And getting around the city is
incredibly easy. Thousands of locals use bikes - and the city will even lend you one (deposit required).
The bus service here is first-class. The water buses are an especially wonderful way to get around.
Copenhagen also has a superb, ultra-modern Metro system - with trains every 2 minutes!
Taxi fares are fixed by the government, tips are included in the price, so you'll never be ripped off.
At night, Copenhagen really comes alive, with bars, clubs, concert, and discos lighting up the narrow
streets and alleys all around the city.
Beaches. Copenhagen is surrounded by water, and there are several beaches nearby - including a
gay nudist beach (see below for details).
Copenhagen doesn't have a gay village - and quite frankly it doesn't really need one.
Gay men and lesbians can eat and drink anywhere in Copenhagen without feeling out of place.
There are, however, a few specialist gay bars (see below).
Bellevue Beach has a gay nudist area at its northern end. (take a train to Klampenborg Station).
Ishøj Beach, south of the city has some gay action (take the train to Ishøj Station)
Tisvildeleje Strand, 60 kilometres from Copenhagen, is a beautiful secluded beach with clear water,
picturesque dunes, and plenty of action - especially in those dunes and in the pine forest behind.
Take the S-train to Hillerød Station and change to the local train to Tisvildeleje Station.
Copenhagen Gay Bars & Clubs
Gimmick - Gay and lesbian bar - mostly lesbians.
Chaka - Popular lesbian bar and cafe.
Amigo - Popular bar attracting a mixed gay male crowd.
Oscar - Gay bar and cafe - good place to start your night. Happy hour every evening before nine.
Mens Bar - Leather & jeans bar with darkroom.
Never Mind - Late night bar - open till 6 AM. Action doesn't really start until around 1.00 AM.
SLM - The Scandinavian Leather Men. Fetish club. leather, rubber, uniforms, skinhead, construction.
Jailhouse - Prison-themed bar, with barred windows and small cells. Not as raunchy as it sounds.
Copenhagen Gay Centre. Sauna club on 2 floors with showers, video rooms, darkroom, and cabins.
Copenhagen Gay Hotels