The Opera Park in Copenhagen

Nestled on the picturesque shores of the Copenhagen harbor, the Opera Park is a serene green space that offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural significance. This enchanting park is located adjacent to the iconic Copenhagen Opera House, a modern architectural masterpiece designed by Henning Larsen. Beneath this tranquil oasis lies a state-of-the-art car park, seamlessly integrated into the park’s design. The park and the car park constitute a sustainable and economical cycle, e.g. rainwater is reused for watering plants and the income from the parking helps finance the park's operations and maintenance. In addition, solar cells on the roof of the Royal Danish Opera ensure climate-neutral power supply for the car park, park and greenhouse. (Images copyright Carlotta Brecht, aerial image by Copenhagen Drone.)

The underground car park is a marvel of engineering and convenience, providing ample parking space for visitors to the Opera House and the park. The Opera Park’s underground two-storey car park accommodates a total of 300 cars. Parking price: DKK 35 (about EUR 4.70) per commenced hour. It is possible to pre-book a parking space in connection with performances at the Royal Danish Opera for DKK 100 (about EUR 13.40).

Designed with sustainability and accessibility in mind, the car park features advanced lighting systems, efficient ventilation, and 50 electric vehicle charging stations, catering to the needs of the many eco-conscious drivers in Denmark. The car park has 48 AC chargers and 2 DC chargers. Clear signage and spacious, well-lit parking bays ensure a hassle-free parking experience.

Access to the car park is conveniently located near the main entrance of the Opera House, making it easy for patrons to transition from their vehicles to the cultural and natural attractions above. This thoughtful design enhances the overall visitor experience, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the Opera Park and its surrounding amenities without the inconvenience of urban congestion.

One of the key benefits of the underground car park is its ability to preserve the natural beauty of the Opera Park above. By situating parking facilities below ground, the park maintains its expansive green lawns, vibrant gardens, and winding pathways, offering uninterrupted views and a serene environment for visitors. The integration of the car park below ground level minimizes the visual impact and maximizes the use of space, allowing the park to flourish as a verdant retreat amidst the bustling cityscape.

The green aspects of the car park are particularly noteworthy. The use of sustainable building materials, energy-efficient lighting, and the provision of electric vehicle charging stations reflect Copenhagen’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions and promoting green transportation. The car park also features a rainwater collection system, which helps in irrigating the park’s gardens and lawns, further enhancing its eco-friendly credentials. If you have activated camera parking in your parking app, automated parking is possible, otherwise you are to pay manually in the app or in one of the payment machines in the car park.

The Opera Park’s underground car park exemplifies Copenhagen’s innovative approach to urban planning, balancing functionality with environmental stewardship. It not only provides essential infrastructure but also preserves the park’s aesthetic and ecological integrity, making it a standout feature of this beloved urban oasis. Above ground, the amazing opera right next to its park, always offers interesting views, whether rain or sunshine.

In the midst of Copenhagen's bustling urban development, Opera Park is a place where nature comes first. The project uses elements of Copenhagen's historic, romantic gardens to address today's challenges, such as declining biodiversity and water management, with its six gardens, winding paths, and carefully designed viewpoints. Practical parking solution included, we love it.