Christianshavn

Christian IV had this islet fortified in 1618: Christianshavn was born. Having acted as a preliminary protection for the city and an active port with a canal cutting right through it, the district has preserved its traditional characteristics and brightly coloured houses. The 17C Nordic baroque-style Church of Our Saviour,has a superb view over the city and sea from the top of its steeple. You get up there using a spiral staircase that run outside of the tower.

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DAC - Danish Architecture Centre
DAC - Danish Architecture Centre
It exhibits models of the latest
Christiania
Christiania
The neighbourhood of Christiania, a self
60 minutes
Copenhagen Stock Exchange
Copenhagen Stock Exchange
Built in 1619 upon the orders of
30 minutes
Copenhagen's Royal Library
Copenhagen's Royal Library
Founded in 1653 by King Frederik III and
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Christiansborg Palace
Christiansborg Palace
Between the early fortress (1167) and
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Nordatlantens Brygge - North Atlantic House
Nordatlantens Brygge - North Atlantic House
The old centre for trade with Greenland,
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Christiania
Christiania
The neighbourhood of Christiania, a self
60 minutes
Copenhagen Stock Exchange
Copenhagen Stock Exchange
Built in 1619 upon the orders of
30 minutes
Copenhagen's Royal Library
Copenhagen's Royal Library
Founded in 1653 by King Frederik III and
30 minutes
See all