Copenhagen Metro station in Ørestad

New Metro line increases connections between Copenhagen neighbourhoods

Photo: Thomas Høyrup Christensen

In September, 2019 the new metro of Copenhagen, is opening its doors with 17 new stations. The new metro will be connecting the different neighbourhoods of Copenhagen including the historical city centre making it much easier and faster to reach the various attractions all around the city.

The new metro line, M3 Cityringen, is a 15.5 km underground railway under downtown Copenhagen, connecting VesterbroNørrebroØsterbroNordhavn and Frederiksberg with the historical city centre. The circle line will have 17 underground stations and on two of the stations, Frederiksberg and Kongens Nytorv, you can change to the existing lines, M1 and M2.

With the new metro line, the city will become more accessible, and there will be new opportunities in terms of tourism development in areas beyond the city centre. Attractions will be more convenient and quicker to reach. Several yet undiscovered areas, such as Østerbro and Nordhavn, will gain a new potential amongst travellers.

There are many exciting experiences and things to do in these up-and-coming neighbourhoods. Østerbro, a family-friendly neighbourhood, is home to the biggest public park in Denmark with sports facilities, playgrounds, the national stadium and the only restaurant in Denmark awarded with 3 Michelin stars. Parts of Østerbro reaches the waterfront, with a new beach park at Svanemøllen.

Nordhavn is under massive development from a former industrial area, into a new, attractive urban area with exciting new buildings housing, shops, schools and job opportunities. Nordhavn is improving rapidly and now becoming an independent district with its own vivid life and a very special touch – right down to the quayside. Many unique buildings have been built here including Konditaget Lüders; an outdoors gym and playground on the rooftop of a parking lot open for everyone to use. Architecture and design lovers will be amazed with the likes of Audo House, a new design showroom and hotel in the heart of Nordhavn, and The Silo, a former grain silo turned restaurant and top-notch residential building located just by Nordhavn's waterfront. Paustian has also opened a furniture and design house in the neighbourhood.

In the Nordhavn area there is also the harbour bath by Sandkajen and possibility to rent a free Green Kayak and collect trash from the harbour.

You can read more about the metro system of Copenhagen here.