Dorms in Copenhagen 'inner' City

“Inner City” today describes the most central part of Copenhagen. In the 1800s, this area made up the whole of Copenhagen and the lakes and ramparts were protective measures around the city. Today, the inner city is also known as “Copenhagen K”, and offers a total of 17 student residences. Some of the inner city dormitories are hundreds of years old and have housed many famous Danes, such as Jens Otto Krag, Kaj Munk and Ludvig Holberg. The large number of halls of residence in central Copenhagen gives you several good options for finding a student residence. Several halls of residence in the inner city are independent, which means you will need to apply directly and/or submit a motivated application to several of them. These dorms can be hard to find, but we’re here to help.

Facts about the city center
Number of halls of residence in the city center: 17
Price level: Low
Application types
Educational institutions in the city center

A selection of student housing in the city center

Popular areas in the inner city

King's Garden


Kongens Have is a large public park that includes Rosenborg Castle, where Queen Margrethe’s crown jewels are kept.

It’s a large and beautiful park that, especially in the summer months, is full of life and happy visitors lounging on the grass in the sun.


Nyhavn is a cozy oasis that attracts tourists and Copenhageners alike to stroll among the colorful buildings and ships along the quay.

Nyhavn is in many ways the symbol of Copenhagen and is definitely worth a visit. 

The harbor

The Port of Copenhagen has undergone significant development over the past decade and is today adorned by iconic buildings such as the Black Diamond, the Danish Architecture Center in BLOX, the Playhouse, the Opera House and many more. There are harbor baths, boat, kayak and SUP rentals and much more, creating life in and around the harbor.


Strøget in Copenhagen winds its way from Rådhuspladsen to Kongens Nytorv via Amagertorv where The Stork fountain stands. Amagertorv is a large square close to Christiansborg Palace, where many find a much-needed break on a bench in the middle of the otherwise vibrant pedestrian street. You’ll find hundreds of shops on Strøget and the many side streets hide delicious restaurants, specialty shops and cafés.

Kongens Nytorv

Kongens Nytorv is one of the most famous and expensive squares in Copenhagen. Here you’ll find famous buildings such as the Royal Theater, Hotel d’Angleterre and the French Embassy. Around Kongens Nytorv are delicious and exclusive restaurants and the square borders Nyhavn.


Tivoli Gardens is the world’s oldest amusement park and is located in the absolute center of Copenhagen (between Rådhuspladsen and Central Station). In addition to fun rides and beautiful green spaces, we recommend Friday Rock, where various musicians take to the stage. Tivoli Food Hall is a new food market (opposite the Central Station) with free access directly from the street. A delicious food market with several small food stalls and outdoor seating overlooking the Tivoli Gardens.

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