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Kastellet, Copenhagen

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Tourist Spots
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Walk or jog on the ramparts of Kastellet, Europe's oldest military bastion and a favorite park area in the city. Danish King Christian IV founded this typical Renaissance fortification with five bastions in 1626. The citadel features the original windmill from 1847, three 18th century bronze cannons on the Princesses bastion, the National Monument of Remembrance, an 18th century church, and a prison. The site also is home to the new National Memorial for all fallen Danish soldiers. A prominent prisoner at the citadel prison was a German count and the royal physician, whose affair with Queen Matilda led to his beheading by the schizophrenic King Christian VII. Today, the buildings inside the citadel serve as military barracks and offices of the Danish Defense Intelligence. By using our Copenhagen trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Kastellet and other attractions in Copenhagen.
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  • If you are going to watch the Little Mermaid, can I suggest you also take a look here. It is a very well kept, located in the city. At the moment it is still in use as a barracks, but you can get through it.
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  • A former fort very well maintained military, a peaceful place where you will enjoy stroll
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  • We crossed this fortress surrounded by a pentagonal bastions built by Earth with lots of green around. It is worth spending on the road that leads to the Little Mermaid.
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  • A great place to walk around after seeing the Little Mermaid statue on the bay area. Colorful old military barracks line up the inner part of the star shaped fortress that's actually still in use. This is a surprise site that wasn't one my list of places to see. Great views, greenery everywhere and coffee vendors make this a top spot to relax in Copenhagen.
  • Beautiful nice relaxing barracks. One of the reasons Copenhagen is one of the top places to live. Worth taking a stroll.
  • A walking tour of Copenhagen should take you thru this impressive fort.
  • The King's gate of Kastellet, historic site of Copenhagen. It is constructed in the form of a pentagram with bastions at its corners. I saw lot of people came here for running or exercise in the evening. There are also windmills inside.
  • Very pretty and quaint old star fortress with barracks and windmill. There isn't a visitors center or anything in particular to "do" but it's very nice to walk around. A popular spot for runners too, who can run around the perimeter of the fort and pick up a couple of nice hills if they want to.
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