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Christianshavn - Discovering Copenhagen's Bohemian Heart

This green and pleasant neighbourhood is a walker's delight
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 3 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  An artificial island created back in the 17th century, Christianshavn, with its bright-painted, Dutch-style houses and picturesque... more »

Tips:  Flat-as-a-pancake Copenhagen is ideal for walking, but make sure you wear sturdy boots that cope with cobbled streets. Bring sunblock ... more »

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Points of Interest

A unique 'city within the city,' Christiania became a self-proclaimed freetown in 1971 when hippies squatted buildings on the site of what was once a military area.
Troubled with crime and other problems for decades, this unique - and still fairly controversial - semi-autonomous zone at the heart of Copenhagen is now one of the city's major... More

2. Royal Danish Navy Museum

Housed in a butter-yellow building that was once a Naval hospice, The Royal Danish Navy museum is a sea lovers wonderland of scaled-down models of Danish ships dating back to the 17th century.

Beautifully crafted models include a sailing vessel from the 1660s and a collection of fully rigged schooners.
There are also sea-themed artworks and a... More

3. Gammeldok

An old warehouse dating back to the 19th century, this large stone building stood empty for decades until it was purchased by the Danish Ministry of Culture and turned into The Danish Architecture Centre in 1986.
Step inside to find exhibitions about Danish and foreign architecture. There's also a well-stocked bookshop and a glass paneled cafe... More

A landmark in itself, Rene Redzepi's ground-breaking, Michelin-starred Noma restaurant just down from the DAC should not be missed.

Housed in a renovated warehouse, this award winning restaurant run by the man who headed the movement for creating a new Nordic Cuisine, is a theatrical food experience where you'll find yourself chawing on raw beef... More

Although you'll get plenty of chances to glimpse this beauty from afar, if you still have energy after wandering around Christiana, it's well-worth taking a stroll along Prinsessegade to see Copenhagen's world-renowned Opera House.

Designed by Henning Larsen, the prize-winning Danish architect who has worked on many of the city’s most innovative ... More