The Lakes - Søerne, Copenhagen
With a slightly fuzzy brain on the Friday morning it seemed like a good idea to take a wander to clear the head, with the sun shining, though still a coolishness to the air, what better than to stroll along the lakes in the city centre?
Even better still to find a little cafe with a terrace and watch the world go by - Den Franske Cafe at the far end of the lakes was ideal: coffee and chain-smoking and watching the world go by:)
The Lakes (Søerne) is made up of the tree lakes: Sct. Jørgens Sø, Peplinge Sø and Sortedamssø. They mark the border for center of Copenhagen (København K).
The lakes were not always this square, but where smaller lakes until they were dug out and squared out by King Christian 4, who wanted to use them as reservoirs for the drinking water of Copenhagen. Dronning Louises Bro (Queen Louise´s Bridge) is where the main road to Copenhagen used to be.
The Lakes are nowadays a popular place for the people of Copenhagen to stroll around, and you’ll see many couples holding hand, elderly people feeding the ducks, moms with their baby in a tram and people jogging to keep fit.
The western sides of the lakes are best for walking, since there is a promenade where traffic isn’t allowed and there’s cafés as well.
The artificial Lakes of Copenhagen used to serve as water reservoirs and moats for the city.
Nowadays the Lakes (Sortedams So, Peplinge So and Sankt Jorgens So) and the green belts are a nice area for recreation purposes like walking, jogging and ice skating in winter.
This is called the Mole Hill... I don't remember the exact story behind it, but it sits right near the Lakes as you are crossing over the bridge from Norreport station into Norrebro district...