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Cherry Blossom in Copenhagen

In Japanese culture, cherry blossoms symbolize clouds. Check out the best places in Copenhagen to see the pink clouds above your head!

Cherry Blossom in Copenhagen
Cherry Blossom in Copenhagen

Did you know that cherry blossoms in Japan symbolize clouds? That’s because they all bloom simultaneously and are reminiscent of the tiny clouds that effortlessly levitate above our heads. Also, the concept of “Hanami” means enjoying the flowers by sitting underneath the trees or having a picnic.

Cherry blossoms in Copenhagen is a popular thing all the locals await with anticipation. There is even a cherry blossom festival in Copenhagen called Copenhagen Sakura Festival, and we'll talk about it a bit later! Keep reading this article to find the best spots for enjoying cherry blossoms in spring and have a great time with your loved ones.

Bispebjerg Cemetery

Yes, Bispebjerg Cemetery is one of the most beautiful places where you can find plenty of cherry trees, all reaching their blossom peak in mid-March through mid-April. But also, it’s one of the most popular places with hundreds of people visiting it during the season. To miss the bulk of the cherry blossom lovers, stop by the cemetery early in the morning or during the weekdays.

University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden

Another spot to catch cherry blossoms is the University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden, usually just referred to as the Copenhagen Botanical Garden. Even though it doesn’t feature as many cherry trees as Bispebjerg Cemetery, it can still impress you. Head to the Nørreport entrance since it’s the best place to see the pink blossom in this area.

Copenhagen’s cherry blossom festival in Langelinie Park (April 23–24, 2022)

One of the best times to visit Copenhagen to enjoy cherry blossoms is at the end of April. That’s when Copenhagen Sakura Festival is held. Taking place in Langelinie Park, it features over 100 cherry trees, all bursting with pink. This spectacle is awe-dropping for sure: drum shows, folk dance, and martial arts help you dive deeper into the Japanese culture and get one of the most authentic experiences ever.

Other places to enjoy cherry blossoms in Copenhagen

But wait, we’re not done! Copenhagen has prepared way more amazing places with cherry blossoms for you. Save these places for future exploring: Islands Brygge, the Kongens Have Park, Amaliehaven (a small garden next to the Queen’s Palace Amalienborg), and Amagerfælled. We highly recommend visiting Copenhagen in March and April to see for yourself how this city turns into a home for pink clouds above your heads.

Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin