Culture, leisure and activities in the city

Read about how the situation affects cultural and leisure activities in Copenhagen.

Last updated the 24th November at 09:30

Face masks and stricter rules concerning the assembly ban

You must wear face masks indoors at public places. The face mask requirement can be fulfilled by wearing a face mask, a visor or a half-visor (that covers nose and mouth but nut necessarily the eyes).

We are only allowed to meet in groups of up to 10 people at a time, however there are exceptions. Below you can see how you to act when visiting The City of Copenhagen’s libraries, culture houses, museums and sport facilities.

Sport facilities and fields

The municipality’s sport facilities are open. We recommend that you visit the specific sport facility’s website to get oriented since openings and rules on the use of the facilities differ from facility to facility.

However, generally the following guidelines apply for the moment:

  • Face masks must be worn to and from changing rooms. But not when you are exercising or playing sports.
  • Children under the age of 12 do not have to wear face masks
  • Children and youth up to and including the age of 21 are allowed to exercise and play sports in groups of up to 50 people including the trainer
  • People who are 22 years or older can only exercise or play sports in groups of up to 10 people
  • Only use the changing rooms if necessary. Remember to sanitize after yourself
  • Don’t stay at the facility if you are not there to exercise or play sports

Please see Information for associations regarding the use of sports facilities during Corona.

For swimming pools the following also applies

  • You must wear face masks when arriving at or leaving the swimming pool. You do not have to wear it in the changing room or when showering, and you do not need to wear it when walking back and forth from the pool to the changing room.
  • Children under the age of 12 do not have to wear face masks
  • If training or school training is taken place, only an additional 10 people are allowed to swim

We recommend that you orient yourself at (in Danish)

No outdoor skating rinks in Copenhagen this winter

The challenges with Corona mean, that the skating rink at Enghaveparken will not be opening.

In order to prevent larger gatherings of people and queue formations with the infections risks this would invite, a skating rink in Enghaveparken will not be set up for the skating season 2020/2021.

The skating rink at Genforeningspladsen will not be opening either. It had already been out of operation since it has not been possible to get it to function.

Culture houses

All culture houses are open, but the assembly ban also applies here. This means, that only 10 people are allowed at events where you are standing. If you are attending a concert, a lecture, a play etc. where the audience is sitting facing the same direction, it continues to be possible to be max. 500 people, depending on the size of the room and the adherence to the other guidelines. The culture hose will be on top of this.

  • You must wear a face mask when standing or walking about the culture house – e.g. to and from the restroom, and when you arrive and leave. You do not need a face mask when sitting


Thorvaldsens Musuem, Nikolaj Kunsthal and The Musuem of Copenhagen are open, and the assembly ban of 10 people does not apply here. However, the allowed number of guests depend on the museum’s size. Tours and courses will not be undertaken with more than 10 participants just as visitors must walk around in groups of a maximum of 10 people.

  • You must wear a face mask when walking around, but not if you are sitting down
  • Children under the age of 12 do not have to wear face masks


Copenhagen’s libraries are still open. Being at the library and walking around there is not considered an assembly. More than 10 people are therefore allowed at the libraries, as longs one adheres to the guidelines, which means not standing around in groups of 10 people or more.

  • You must wear a face mask when visiting the library and walking around the books, but not if you are sitting down and reading.
  • Children under the age of 12 do not have to wear face masks
  • Some events will be cancelled due to the assembly ban

Read more at the libraries websites (in Danish)