Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix
This annual celebration of classic cars is one of the big events in the Copenhagen calendar. The nearby suburb of Bellahøj will be turned over to the cars for the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix and the atmosphere will be amazing.
Reminiscent of great street races like the Monaco Grand Prix and Montreal, having the race on the city streets makes everything much more exciting and close up. This is a big deal in the racing world and there will be plenty of legendary racing names behind the wheels of the spectacular vintage cars, many local Danish heroes plus international drivers. You can also expect to see the crowd sprinkled liberally with celebrities including members of the Danish royal family, as HRH Prince Joachim is patron to the Grand Prix.
As well as the race, which is the highlight of the weekend, there will also be other entertainments for spectators. Inside the circuit there is a market stall with motorsport souvenirs and tasty snacky foods.
So where is the best spot to watch the race? If you like speed then head to the long start/finish straight along Bellahojvel. For lovers of tricky corners and overtaking then try the chicanes, or the turnaround at the top of the circuit.
There are a couple of sit down restaurants in the inner circle of the track and Bellahøj itself has quite a few great eateries. But if the excitement of the race has left you buzzing and nothing but a night of dancing will do then head back towards Copenhagen. Brass Monkey on Enghavevej does great cocktails and has a great dance floor.
Bellahøj is an outer suburb of Copenhagen and you can get there on the Metro from Norreport. It only takes about half an hour including the 10 minute walk to the station from the hostel.