Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
A former working-class neighborhood, Christianshavn earned a bohemian reputation in the 1970s as a fashionable, diverse, and lively part of the city. King Christian IV founded the neighborhood in the early 17th century as an extension of the city's fortifications. Walk along the canal, which separates the city side and the rampart side of the neighborhood. Stop at the Blue Corner, one of the few modern buildings in the lower rampart side. The neighborhood also features a 17th century Baroque and an 18th century rococo church, the Copenhagen Opera House, a historic house museum, and the Arsenal Island. Climb the winding spire of the Church of Our Savior, mentioned in a chapter of Jules Verne's "A Journey to the Center of the Earth." Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Christianshavn by using our Copenhagen itinerary planner.
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The area is really nice to walk round, you can walk under the trees along the water where all sorts of boats are moored, but the area is more peaceful, and less crowded and touristy than Nyhavn.
This is really nice, walk along the canal up on one side and down on the other, beautiful cobbled streets tree lined along the canal. On a sunny day it does not get any better than that! There is a re... read more »
After a long day of office meetings, it is wonderful to stroll along the water front and take in the atmosphere. Don't forget your camera - great in the evening sunlight.
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