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Small-Group Photo Bike Tour of Copenhagen
"Meet your guide at the City Hall Square and listen for the safety instructions before riding on the streets of Copenhagen on the electric-smart-bikes.During this tour you will discover Copenhagen’s top attractions including the Rådhuspladsen (City Hall Square) Tivoli Gardens Strøget The Copenhagen Lakes Rosenborg Palace Rundetårn (Round Tower)
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Small Group Photo Walking Tour of Copenhagen
"During this tour you will discover Copenhagen’s top attractions including the Rådhuspladsen (City Hall Square) Tivoli Gardens Strøget The City Court with its prison candy-colored Nyhavn Rosenborg Palace
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Private Walking Tour of Copenhagen with a Personal Photographer
"Meet your private tour guide at your centrally located hotel. As you discuss the sights let your guide know if there are some particular sights you want to see. Your tour is private so the itinerary can be tailored according to your interests. Walk at a pace that suits you and stop every now and then to admire and snap photos of the sights. Your guide will also be at hand to take photos of you which will later be emailed to you to keep as memories. During this tour you will discover Copenhagen’s top attractions including the Rådhuspladsen (City Hall Square) Tivoli Gardens Strøget
From DKK1,000.00

Kastellet Tips (25)

Star Shaped Fortress Is Popular City Park

If you visit the area around The Little Mermaid, you should explore the immediate area around this famous statue as well. The Kastellet is a five pointed star shaped island with a moat around it, and...
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Oct 20, 2016

A star-shaped fortress

Kastellet is one of Copenhagen's most famous sights, yet we found it to be pleasantly tourist-free. We came there in the early evening - maybe that does the trick? Anyway, Kastellet is a fortress,...
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Jun 19, 2016


Copenhagen's Kastellet is a fine example of a Star Fort, a kind of fortification that was developed to withstand the era of gunpowder. It consists of a flat structure, built from a series of...
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Jun 01, 2013


The Citadel was completed around 1664 and named Frederikshavn Citadel. This fortress is free to wander around at your own leisure, which I did amongst many other Copenhager's. The fortress is Europe's...
Aug 18, 2012


The Kastellet [Citadel] is one of the best preserved fortifications in Northern Europe. To enter the Citadel is free, and I entered through one of the two gates. One is known as King's Gate, and the...
Aug 18, 2012


Kastellet is one of North Europe’s finest and best preserved fortifications. The inner five pointed fortress belongs to the Danish defence and today the fortification is used as a modern military...
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Mar 13, 2012


Is a star shaped fortress originally commissioned by 'Frederik III'in 1662.Today it is one of the most historically evocative sites in the city.It has grassy ramparts and moat surround with some...
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Oct 12, 2011

Peaceful stroll

Kastellet is Copenhagen's original Citadel. It is set within the Churchillparken and is still a working barracks which is open to the general public.Kastellet is constructed in the form of a pentagram...
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Mar 22, 2008

Danish mythological fountain

Near to the Little mermaid statue, and by the side of the Castellet area stands the Gefion fountain.I don't normally write up fountains, but this one has an impressive story behind it. It was...
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Dec 14, 2007


Construction of Kastellet was started by King Christian IV of Denmark in 1626. Originally it was planned to be a fortress with a castle, but due to financial constraints the castle was never built....
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Nov 05, 2007

A Pleasant Wander AND NO BAR!

The Kastellet here in Copenhagen makes for an interesting little detour, escaping the traffic and taking in a bit of history. The fortress was originally built in the mid 1600's as a self-sustaining...
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Apr 27, 2007


King Frederik III constructed the Kastellet in the 1660s to defend Copenhagen from attack. The defenses are made of huge earthen walls surrounded by a wide moat. The Castle walls are star-shaped...
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Mar 23, 2007
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Things to Do Near Kastellet

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Gefion Fountain

The Gefion fountain is a large fountain situated on the harbourside, next to St Albans Church (Anglican, aka the English church), Kastellet, and not far from the Little Mermaid. It shows four oxen...
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Little Mermaid

Note that on Danish language maps this is listed as "Den Lille Havfrue". Looking at the map, I had thought it would be a very long walk from the Christiania area. It was actually surprising how...
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Marble Church - Frederiks Church

Even if it is squeezed into the metro construction site at the moment, Marmorkirken is a spectacular sight - although pretty much everything went wrong when it was built. Nicolai Eigtved, one of the...
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Amalienborg Palace

Theoretically, if you're very lucky, you might meet them here as Amalienborg Slot is home to the Danish royals. Four identical manor houses (Christian VII's Palace in the southwest, Christian VIII's...
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David Collection

This is one of Copenhagen's "hidden-in-full-view" gems and doubly precious because it is a freebie. The "David Collection" began as a private collection by the attorney Christian Ludvig David (1878 -...
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Statens Museum for Kunst

The Danish state art gallery contains a collection of Danish and foreign art ranging in date from the 14th century to the present day. The main collection is free to view, there may be a charge for...
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