Visit Copenhagen Inner Harbour, Christianshavn Canal and the places for construction of 3 walk- and bike bridges

In 2015 three walk- and bike bridges will connect Copenhagen Inner Harbour, Nyhavn and Copenhagen City with Christianshavn, Holmen with its Opera, Film- Music-, Theatre- and Architecture Schools, Naval Base Copenhagen and residental and business areas.

I 2015 vil 3 gang- og cykelbroer forbinde Københavns Inderhavn, Nyhavn og København City med Christianshavn, Holmens Opera med Film-, Teater-, Musik- og Arkitektskolen, Marinestation København samt boliger og forretninger.

Text og photo’s Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour. Christiansholm Island with Experimentarium City. View in direction west to walk-and bike slide bridge under construction and Knippels Bridge. At left Greenland Trade Storehouse, Eigtved Storehouse and Danish Foreign Ministery. At right entrance to Nyhavn and the new builded Royal Playhouse from 2007. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

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We start our visit to Copenhagen Inner Harbour on Christiansholm Island:

 

In the middle of Copenhagen Inner Harbour is a small island Christiansholm situated.

 

From this island you have splendid views to all directions of the harbour:

– east to main entrance of the Copenhagen Harbour with Royal Danish Opera and Naval Base Copenhagen,

– west to new 180 meter walk-and bike slide bridge under construction, Knippels Bridge, Greenland Trade Storehouse, Danish Foreign Ministery with Eigtved Storehouse,

– north to entrance of Nyhavn and New Royal Playhouse.

 

Map of Copenhagen City, Nyhavn, Copenhagen Inner Harbour, Christianshavn with Canals and Holmen:

 

Map of Copenhagen City, Nyhavn, Copenhagen Inner Harbour, Christianshavn and Holmen. Photo october 2012 Erik K Abrahamsen

 

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 The Inner Harbour of Copenhagen is a integrated part of Nyhavn Harbour from 1670-72, Holmen Harbour with Naval Base from 1680 and Christianshavn Fortress with canals, ramparts and moats from 1620.

 

Holmen:

The Royal Danish Marine was organized by King Hans in 1510 and Naval Base Holmen with Navy Shipyard “Orlogsværftet” (1680-1989) were constructed on 5 artificial islands from 1680 to 1750:

Nyholm Island, Frederiksholm Island, Arsenal Island, Dock Island and Christiansholm Island.

 

Christiansholm:

Christianholm is in island opposite Nyhavn Harbour and Royal Theater and a part of Inner Harbour Copenhagen. Christiansholm is surrounded by water on its 3 sides and is connected with a dam to Christianshavn on the southern side of the island.

From Copenhagen City (Kongens Nytorv, Nyhavn) you can arrive to Christiansholm by regular boat nr. 993 (only on weekdays) and by tour boats.

From Christianshavns Torv in Torvegade there are connections by Metro, bus 9A from all Copenhagen and from Christianshavn Torv you arrive to Christiansholm island by walking tour alongside the Christianshavn Canal via street “Overgaden oven Vandet” or via Prinsessegade.

 

In Christiansholm is Experimentarium City with 200 scientific activities for all people of all ages. Link: Experimentarium.dk

 

In 2012 the Copenhagen Municipality started constructions of 3 walk- and bike bridges to connect Nyhavn and Copenhagen City with Christianshavn and the 5 small islands in Holmen with Opera-, Music-, Theater-, Film- and Architecture schools, Naval Base Copenhagen, residental- and business areas.

 

The 3 bridges will establish clean and fast connections throughout all Copenhagen Inner Harbour, Holmen, Christianshavn and Nyhavn.

 

All 3 bridges have a free high of 2,4 meter to free passage of tour boats and small boats.

Chrisianshavn Canal is harbour to 2-300 sailing-, fish- and houseboats.

All the owners of the boats will be in control by  mobil phone to open up  leafs of 2 of the bridges: Trangravsbroen and Proviantbroen for free passage.

 

All 3 bridges are delayed caused by suspensions of payments by the construction firms in 2013.

Copenhagen Municipality has in 2014 signed new contracts with 2 new engineer companies to complete constructions of all 3 walk-and bike bridges in 2015:

 

1. Inderhavnsbroen – a 180 meter long slide bridge between Nyhavn and Christianshavn (North Atlantic Quay, Kgl. Grønlandske Handels Plads),

2. Trangravsbroen between North Atlantic Quay and Icelantic Square and Arsenal Island,

3. Proviantbroen between Arsenal Island and Frederiksholm Island.

 

Model of  Copenhagen Inner Harbour, Holmen, Christianshavn and Freetown Christiania:

 

Model of Copenhagen Inner Harbour, Holmen, Christianshavn and Freetown Christiania with its 5 bastions, moats and ramparts constructed 1680 as Fortress Christianshavn as a integrated part of Fortress Copenhagen with its 24 bastions from 1642-80 and Kastellet builded 1660-63. Photo 28. september 2011 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Situation map of 3 walk- and bike bridges between Nyhavn and Copenhagen City and Christianshavn:

 

Situation map of the 3 walk-and bike bridges to connect Nyhavn and Copenhagen City with Christianshavn. Foto october 2012 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

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Splendid views to all directions from Island Christiansholm in front of Experimantarium City ´s outdoor cafe:

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour – view in east direction to Royal Danish Opera and main entrance of Copenhagen Harbour:

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour. Christiansholm Island. View in direction east to Opera on island Dokøen, Holmen. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen Copyright 2014 All rights reserved.

 

View in direction east from island Christiansholm to  The OPERA  builded 2002-04 by architect Henning Larsen (1925-2013) as a gift to the danish people from Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller (1913-2012):

 

View in direction east from island Christiansholm to Royal Danish Opera on island "Dokøen". Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen Copyright 2014 All rights reserved.

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour with Royal Danish Opera and Domicile of Maersk Lines, A. P. Moeller:

 

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View in direction east to Opera on Dokøen, Holmen and Domicile of Maersk Lines in middle of the photo. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour –  view in direction north-east to Amalienborg Castle, Amaliehaven with fountain, Old Store House builded 1770 and today Admiral Hotel and Quay Kvæsthusbroen under construction:

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour - view in direction north-east to Amalienborg Castle, Amaliehaven, Old Store House from 1770 and Quay Kvæsthusbroen under construction. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour – view in direction north to New Royal Theatre by  architects Lundgaard and Tranberg,  the quay “Kvæsthusbroen” under construction and Old Store House from 1770, today Admiral Hotel :

 

View from island Christansholm in direction north to New Royal Playhouse, Old Store House from 1770 and quay "Kvæsthusbroen" under construction. At left on the photo: Harbour Entrance to Nyhavn. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour – view in direction west to new  180 meter long walk- and bike bridge between Nyhavn (Copenhagen City) and Christianshavn (the bridge will be open for traffic in 2015):

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View in direction west to new walk- and bike bridge between Nyhavn and Christianshavn. The bridge is under construction and will open 2015. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Inner Harbour Bridge – under construction, 180 meter long walk- and bike sliding bridge:

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Inner Harbour Bridge from Nyhavn in Copenhagen City to Christianshavn (Grønlandske Handels Plads, Greenland Trade Harbour). 180 meter long walk- and bike slide bridge. Photo 2. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

As neighbor to Island Christianshavn the 3 islands Dock Island, Arsenal Island and Frederiksholm Island are situated:

 

The walk- and bike bridge passing canal Proviantgraven  “Proviantbroen” will when it is finished connect Arsenal Island with Frederiksholm Island (at left on the photo):

 

The canal Proviantgraven between Christiansholm and the 2 islands Dock Island with the Opera and Frederiksholm Island. The walk- and bike bridge "Proviantbroen" will be constructed on the right of the photo. The red buildings in the middle of the photo are "Masteskure" from 1754, where the Navy constructed masts for sailing ships. The red 2 floor building in middle of photo is "Mærsehuset" from 1830. Photo 3 september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

 

The Canal Proviantgraven between the two islands Arsenal Island and Frederiksholm Island:

 

Canal Proviantgraven between the two islands Arsenal Island at left and Frederiksholm Island at right. The new walk- and bike bridge "Proviantbroen" will when it is finished in 2015 connect the two islands. Photo in direction to Copenhagen Inner Harbour with Store House from 1770, Royal Palace Amalienborg from 1750 and church "Marble Church". In front two houseboats. 2. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

View in direction south to residential areas in Island Frederiksholm and bridge passing Canal Proviantgraven between Arsenal Island and Frederiksholm Island: 

 

Canal Proviantgraven. View in direction south to residential areas. Bridge between Frederiksholm Island and Arsenal Islands. Photo 4. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Foundations to new walk- and bike bridge “Proviantbroen” to Opera on Dock Island and to Frederiksholm Island with Music-, Film-, Theatre- and architect schools:

 

Foundations to the new walk- and bike bridge "Proviantbroen" between Arsenal Island in front and Frederiksholm Island on opposite of Canal Proviantgraven. The Opera on Dock Island was builded 2002-04 by architect Henning Larsen and donated to The danish State by Maersk Mc Kinney - Moeller. Photo 4. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

View in direction east to Opera and at right on photo the small walk- and bike road that leads to new walk- and bike bridge “Proviantbroen” under construction:

 

Arsenal Island. At right small road which leads to the new walk- and bike bridge "Proviantbroen" under construction. At left Christianholm Island and in middle of photo The Opera. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

The  14 meter wide original main entrance from Copenhagen Harbour “Kongeporten” builded 1744 by Philip de Lange between  the 2 Arsenal Buildings (1742-45) of Naval Base Copenhagen on Arsenal Island:

 

View in direction south from Christiansholm Island to Arsenal Building on Arsenal Island. The original 14 meter wide sand stone main entrance from the Harbour to Naval Base Copenhagen builded 1744. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

 Trangravsbroen  

– walk- and bike bridge under construction from North Atlantic Brygge and Iceland Square on Christianshavn to Arsenal Island on Holmen:

 

Trangravsbroen. Trangrav walk- and bike bridge under construction. View from Iceland Square in direction east from Christianshavn Canal to Arsenal Island on right and Christiansholm island left on the photo. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

“Trangravsbroen” – walk and bike bridge under construction:

 

"Trangravsbroen": walk- and bike bridge under construction. View from Island Arsenal in direction west to Christianshavn Canal with North Atlantic Brygge at right and Iceland Square on left of the photo. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Trangravsbroen – walk and bike bridge under construction:

 

Trangravsbroen - walk-and bike bridge under construction. View from Arsenal Island in direction south to side canal to Christianshavn Canal with houseboats. At right residential area on Iceland Square in Christianshavn. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Trangravsbroen – walk- and bike bridge passing two canals: Christianshavn Canal and Trangraven Canal:

 

Trangravsbroen - walk and bike brige under construction. View from Arsenal Island in direction west to Christianshavn Canal. At left Iceland Square with construction fundament for the bridge and at right North Atlantic Brygge with construction fundament to the bridge and Trangraven Canal. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abahamsen

 

Now we walk via Trangravsvej, Prinsessegade and Bodenhoff Plads to eastern part of 1000 meter long Christianshavn Canal to Iceland Square:

Construction of walk-and bike bridge Trangravsbroen – view in direction north from Iceland Square:

 

Walk- and bike bridge "Trangravsbroen" under construction. View from Iceland Square in direction north to Christianshavn Canal and Trangravs canal with Greenland Trade Place (Grønlandske Handels Plads, Nortdatlantens Brygge) at left. In horizon The New Royal Theatre and the harbor entrance to Nyhavn. At right on the photo an old two floor red brick house on Island Christiansholm. Photo 4. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Christianshavn Canal at Iceland Square:

 

Christianshavn Canal. Houseboat at bolwerk to Iceland Square. Photo in direction east 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Christianshavn Canal – at the south side on street “Overgaden oven vandet”:

 

Christianshavn Canal. Fishing boat. Photo in direction east. Photo 3. septembetr 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Christianshavn Canal:

 

Christianshavn Canal with Saling boats. Photo in direction east. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Christianshavn Canal – view in direction west:

 

Christianshavn Canal. View in direction west. At left street "Overgaden oven Vandet" with Søkvæsthuset - a former hospital of the Royal Danish Navy and in neighbor building Navy Museum "Orlogsmuseet"- Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

“Søkvæsthuset” – former Royal Danish Navy Hospital 1754-55) and as neighbor Navy Museum “Orlogsmuseeet”:

 

Søkvæsthuset - former Royal Danish Navy Hospital. At right and as neighbor Navy Museum "Orlogsmusseet" on corner to street Bådmandsstræde. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Orlogsmusset – Royal Danish Navy Museum:

 

Søkvæsthuset at left and as neighbor to at right Royal Danish Navy Museum "Orlogsmuseet". Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

 Søkvæsthuset – former Royal Danish Navy Hospital:

 

Søkvæsthuset - former Royal Danish Navy Hospital at left and at right Entrance to Navy Museum "Orlogsmuseet". Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Søkvæsthuset – former Royal Danish Navy Hospital – The inner yard:

 

Søkvæsthuset - the inner yard. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Bådsmandsstræde – a street from Christianhavn Canal to entrance of Freetown Christiania and to 12 bastions with ramparts and moats of old fortress Christianshavn builded 1680:

 

Bådmandsstræde - a street from Christianshavn Canal to Entrance of Freetown Christiania and 12 bastions with ramparts and moats of old fortress Christianshavn builded 1680. At left Navy Museum "Orlogsmuseet". Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Alongside Christianshavn Canal are residential houses builded between 1650-1800. 

North of Christianshavn Canal the street is called “Overgaden neden Vandet :

 

Christianshavn Canal. At left houses in street "Overgaden neden Vandet" builded between 1700-1900.And the street at right is "Overgaden oven Vandet". Photo in direction east 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Christianshavn Canal – houses in “Overgaden oven Vandet”:

 

Christianshavn Canal. At right the street "Overgaden oven Vandet" with houses builded between 1700-1800. Photo in direction east 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Christianshavn Canal,  street “Overgaden oven vandet”:

 

Christianshavn Canal. Houses in street "Overgaden oven Vandet" builded 1700-1800. Photo in direction east 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Street “Overgaden oven Vandet” – Entrance to one of the houses:  “Builded 1772…”:

 

House in street "Overgaden oven Vandet", Christianshavn Canal. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Store House in street “Overgaden neden Vandet”:

 

Christianshavn Canal. Store Houses builded about 1700-1800 in street "Overgaden neden Vandet". Photo in direction north 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Store House in Christianshavn Canal:

 

Tour boat passing Store House in Street "Overgaden neden Vandet". Photo in direction north 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Sct. Annae Bridge passing Christianshavn Canal:

From this bridge you have a splendid view to Christianshavn Canal east and west and to the tower of “Our Saviour Church” builded in baroque style 1682-94 by Lambert van Haven  and the 90 meter high tower builded in 1750 by Laurids de Thurah:

 

Sct. Annae Bridge passing Christianshavn Canal. Photo in direction east 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

View from Sct. Annae Bridge in direction east to Christianshavn Canal:

 

View from Sct. Annae Bridge in direction east to Christianshavn Canal 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

View from Sct. Annae Bridge:

 

View from Sct. Annae Bridge to Christianshavn Canal 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Danish “HYGGE” in a boat at the bolwerk of Christianshavn Canal:

 

Danish "Hygge" on a boat in Christianshavn Canal. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

View from Sct. Annae Bridge to “Our Saviour Church” builded 1682-94 in baroque style and with its 90 meter high tower:

 

View from Sct Annae Bridge in direction south to "Our Saviour Church", Christianshavn. Photo 3. september 2014

 

View from Sct. Annae Bridge in direction west to Christianshavn Torv with  bridge in Torvegade street:

 

View from Sct. Annae Bridge in direction west to Christianshavn Torv and the bridge in Torvegade. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

View in direction east to Sct. Annae Bridge:

 

View to Sct. Annae Bridge passing Christianshavn Canal. Photo in direction east 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Christianshavn Canal:

 

Christianshavn Canal. View to houses builded around 1750 i street "Overgaden neden Vandet". Photo in direction north 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Christianshavn Canal:

 

Christianhavn Canal. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Christianshavn Canal – view in direction to Christianshavn Torv and the bridge in Torvegade:

 

Christianshavn Canal. The roads alongside Christianshavn Canal is at left "Overgaden oven Vandet" and at right "Overgaden neden Vandet". Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Cafe in Christianshavn Canal at Torvegade Bridge:

 

Cafe and Restaurant in Christianshavn Canal at Torvegade Bridge. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

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Links:

Experimentarium.dk   Experimentarium City, Trangravsvej 10-12, 1436 København K,  (Beliggende : Christiansholm på Christianshavn).

 

On my second homepage: Erik K Abrahamsen Blog tvndk.wordpress.com I have written 6 relevant articles:

 

“3 nye gang- og cykelbroer binder Christianshavn sammen med Nyhavn og Holmen”, 12. oktober 2012. Søg på hjemmesiden Erik K Abrahamsen Blog: tvndk.wordpress.com og skriv søgeord”Christianhavn ” i søgefelt,

“Oplev Københavns 1000 årige historie på gåtur. Tur 5 : Holmen og Orlogsværftet”, 29. december 2014. Søg på hjemmesiden Erik K Abrahamsen Blog: tvndk.wordpress.com og skriv søgeord “Holmen” i søgeleft.

and

“Adventure tour in Christianshavn – a unique quarter of Copenhagen”, 2o. may 2009. Search on my homepage Erik K Abrahamsen Blog: tvndk.wordpress.com and write “Christianshavn”,

and

“Freetown Christiania – walk tour in the most creative and beautiful quarter i Copenhagen”, 28. may 2009. Search on my homepage: Erik K Abrahamsen Blog: tvndk.wordpress.com and write “Christiania”,

and

“Bike, walk and run along Copenhagen Harbour Waterline”, 16. may 2009. Search on my homepage Erik K Abrahamsen Blog: tvndk.wordpress.com and write “Copenhagen Harbour”,

and

Visual environment in Copenhagen Harbour Waterfront – Havneholmen by architect Lene Tranberg”, 22. february 2009. Search on my homepage Erik K Abrahamsen Blog: tvndk.wordpress.com and write  “Copenhagen Harbour”.

 

Text and photos Copyright Erik K Abrahamsen 2014

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Melby, North Sealand, Denmark 4. october 2014

Best wishes

Erik

 

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