Enjoy 3 gardens in Copenhagen: Frederiksberg Garden, Kings Garden and Botanical Garden – among the happiest people on earth 2016

 

Nyd 3 parker i Købenavn – Frederiksberg Have, Kongens Have og Botanisk Have – sammen med verdens lykkeligste folk 2016.

 

 

 

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

 

Frederiksverg Garden. Entrance. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

FrederiksBerg Garden. Entrance. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.Click on photo and use your zoom control and you see it in full screen size and text on right side of photo disappear.

 

 

In march 2016 Denmark won the title of Worlds happiest country according to the World Happiness Report Update 2016, worldhappiness.report.

The report is released by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) for the United Nations, unsdsn.org.

Its Denmarks third title within the last five year.  Denmark won the title in 2012 and 2013 – in 2015 Switzerland won the title.

 

Frederiksberg Garden – perfect for excursion, picnic, play, run and romantic adventure:

 

Frederiksberg Garden was builded 1699-1703 by King Frederik 4 (King of Denmark and Norway 1699-1730) in style baroque with long geometric and wide symmetric lines of sight.

In 1802-04 the baroque garden was re-laid to a romantic garden inspired by english garden style with canals, bridges, temples, grottos with springs and winding paths through lawns, groves and range of hills.

 

Statue of King Frederik 6 (King of Denmark 1808-39 and king of Norway 1808-1814) at the entrance to Frederiksberg Garden:

 

Statue of King Frederik 6 (1808-39) at entrance to Frederiksberg Garden. View in direction

Statue of King Frederik 6 (1808-39) at entrance to Frederiksberg Garden. View in direction west through symmetric lines of sight at left on photo. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Click on photos and use your zoom control and you see them in full screen size.

 

View through symmetric line of sight to small hill in background:

 

Frederiksberg Garden. View through symmetric view lines in direction west to at the end of the view line

Frederiksberg Garden. View from behind statue of Frederik 6 at entrance through symmetric line of sight in direction west. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Inside Frederiksberg Garden – relaxation at the romantic canals and view to “The Chinese Summerhouse”:

 

Frederiksberg Garden. Relaxatin speing 2016 at canals. Photo in direction to "The Chinese House"

Frederiksberg Garden. Relaxation spring 2016 at canals. Photo in direction to “The Chinese Summerhouse”. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to rowing boat in the romantic canals:

 

Frederiksberg garden. View to rowing boat in the romantic canals. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Frederiksberg garden. View to rowing boat in the romantic canals. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Click on photos and use your zoom control and you see them in full screen size.

 

View to bridge and a rowing boat in the romantics canals: 

 

Frederiksberg Garden. View to bridge and a rowing boat in the romantics canals. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Frederiksberg Garden. View to bridge and a rowing boat in the romantics canals. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Frederiksbieg Castle i Frederiksberg Garden:

 

The castle was builded 1699-1703by King Frederik 4 (King of Denmark and Norway 1699-1730) and expanded by architect Laurids de Thurah 1732-38 in italien new-classism style:

 

At right view to Zoo Tower in neighboring Copenhagen Zoo Garden:

 

Frederiksberg Castle in style it alien new-classism style build

Frederiksberg Castle in style italien new-classism builded 1699-1704 by King Frederik 4 and expanded 1732-38 by King Christian 6 (King of Denmark and Norway 1730-46). At right the Zoo Tower in neighboring Copenhagen Zoo Garden.Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to Frederiksberg Castle and the romantic canals:

 

View to Frederiksberg Cast from bridge passing the romantic canals. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

View to Frederiksberg Castle and the romantic canals. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Click on photos and use your zoom control and you see them in full screen size.

 

View to Frederiksberg Castle and the romantic canals:

 

 

View to Frederiksberg Castle and the romantic canals. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

View to Frederiksberg Castle and the romantic canals. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to Island of Grottos and springs (Kildegrotten) re-established 2004 from the original english style romantic garden established 1802:

 

Island with grottos and spring (Kildegrotten). Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik Abrahasmen.

Island of grottos and spring (Kildegrotten).  The 2 sprains at left on photo. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik Abrahamsen.

 

View to Island of Grottos and Springs – “Kildegrotten” reestablished 2014 from the original english style romantic garden established 1802: 

 

View to "Kildegrotten)

View to “Kildegrotten” – Island of grottos and springs. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to Island of Grottos and Springs – “KILDEØEN” and the surrounding romantic canals:

 

View to KILDEGROTTEN - Island of Grottos and Springs and surrounding romantic canals.

View to “KILDEGROTTEN” – Island of Grottos and Springs and surrounding romantic canals. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The Apis temple in greek style in Frederiksberg Garden:

 

Apis Temple in greek style. Frederiksberg Garden.

Apis Temple in greek style in Frederiksberg Garden. The Zoo tower in Copenhagen Zoo Garden in background. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Plate in front of Frederiksberg Castle on top of Valby Hill:

View to Frederiksberg Garden – “Slottets udsigt mod haven”.

 

Click on photos and use your zoom control and you see them in full screen size.

 

Plate in from of Frederiksberg Castle. Pho 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Plate in from of Frederiksberg Castle. “Slottets udsigt mod haven”. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View in front of Frederiksberg Castle in direct east to Quarter Frederiksberg and Copenhagen:

 

Wiew from Frederiksberg Castle in direction east to Copehagen quarter Frederiksberg. Pho

Wiew from Frederiksberg Castle in direction east to Copenhagen and Quarter Frederiksberg. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Click on photos and use your zoom control and you see them in full screen size.

Plate of view from Frederiksberg Castle and Valby Hill in direction east to quarter Frederiksberg and Copenhagen:

 

Plate with view from Frederiksberg Castle and Valby Hill in di

Plate with view from Frederiksberg Castle and Valby Hill in direction east to Quarter Frederiksberg and Copenhagen. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Hiring out of rowing boats in Frederiksberg Garden canals – view in direction Frederiksberg Castle and Zoo Tower:

 

Hiring out rowing boats in canals of Frederiksberg Garden.

Hiring out rowing boats in canals of Frederiksberg Garden. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Hiring out of rowing boats in Frederiksberg Garden canals:

 

Hiring out boast in canals of Fredriksberg Garden. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Hiring out rowing boast in canals of Frederiksberg Garden. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The Chinese Summerhouse – Det Kinesiske Lysthus:

View in direction to entrance of Frederiksberg Garden to Frederiksberg Allé.

 

Click on photos and use your zoom control and you see them in full screen size.

 

The Chinese Summerhouse - Det Kinesiske Lysthus in Frederiksberg Garden. Photo in directio to entrance of Frederks

The Chinese Summerhouse – Det Kinesiske Lysthus in Frederiksberg Garden. At right the symmetric view line to entrance to Frederiksberg Garden at Frederiksberg Allé. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Frederiksberg Garden – view to bird island “Andebakkeøen” at right with regular  rowing boat connections in summer season:

 

Frederiksberg Garden. View at right to bird island with regular rowing boats connections.

Frederiksberg Garden. View at right to bird island “Andebakkeøen”with regular rowing boats connections. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Plate with view in direction to Bird Island at right with regular rowing boat connections:

 

Plate with view in direction to Birs Island with regular rowing bo

Plate with view in direction to Bird Island “Andebakkeøen” at right with regular rowing boat connections. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Baby sucking dummy tree, Frederiksberg Garden:

When babies are big enough to live their daily life without their dummies they place them on “the dummy tree” with a written letter.

 

Frederiksberg Garden. Baby sucking dummy tree. Photo 2. may 2o16 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Frederiksberg Garden. Baby sucking dummy tree. Photo 2. may 2o16 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Click on photos and use your zoom control and you see them in full screen size.

 

On my way back to entrance of Frederiksberg Garden I enjoy this magnificent view of Frederiksberg Castle:

 

View in direct to Frederiksberg Castle builded 1699-1704, 1732-38 and 1780.

 

Frederiksverg Castle builded between 1699-1780. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Frederiksberg Castle builded between 1699-1780. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Now I am leaving Frederiksberg Garden at Street Frederiksberg Allé on my way to Kings Garden and Botanical Garden in Old City of Copenhagen:

 

Entracs of Frederiksberg Have at Frederiksberg Allé. Photo 2. may 2016 by erik K Abrahamsen-

Entrance of Frederiksberg Have at street Frederiksberg Allé. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The “BLUE CIRCLE” – 5 lakes around Copenhagen Old City: Sortedam lakes, Peblinge lake and Sct. Jørgens lakes

View to Peblinge Lake from Queen Louise Bridge – Dronning Louise´s Bro in direction one of 5 lakes of “The Blue Circle” surrounding the Old City of Copenhagen:

 

View fro Queen Louise Bridge - Dronning louis´s bro in direction to one of 5 lakes of

View to Peblinge Lake from Queen Louise Bridge – Dronning Louis´s Bro in direction west to one of 5 lakes of the BLUE CIRCLE – “Den Blå Cirkel”, which surrounds the Old City of Copenhagen. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to Peblinge Lake from Queen Louise Bridge – “Dronning Louise´s Bro” in direction one of 5 lakes of “The Blue Circle” surrounding the Old City of Copenhagen:

 

Click on photos and use your zoom control and you see them in full screen size.

 

View from Queen Louis Bridge in direction west to one of 5 lakes of "The Blue Cirle" which surrounds the Old City of Copenhagen. P

View to Peblinge Lake from Queen Louis Bridge in direction west to one of 5 lakes of “The Blue Circle” which surrounds the Old City of Copenhagen.  At right Quarter Nørrebro. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

In Copenhagen Old City I pass this plate with Map of Copenhagen City:

 

Click on photos and use your zoom control and you see them in full screen size and you can read the text on map.

 

Map of Copenhagen in Købmagergade near Round Tower. Photo 20.

Map of Copenhagen in Købmagergade near Round Tower. Photo 20. april 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

I arrive to square KULTORVET between two main shopping streets in Copenhagen City: Frederiksborggade and Købmagergade:

Square KULTORVET:

 

Click on photos and use your zoom control and you see them in full screen size.

 

Square Kultorvet as neighbor to Købmagergade. Photo 2. may 2016

Square Kultorvet as neighbor to Købmagergade. In middle of the square a circular bench of 1o meter in diameter is constructed. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Square Kultorvet:

 

Square Kultorvet. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Square Kultorvet. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

I continue my walk with my bike to Krystalgade and Regensen, Round Tower and Trinitatis Church:

 

View in direction Krystalgade with Regensen at right and Church

View in direction Krystalgade with Regensen at left and Tower of Sct. Petri Church in background. Main shopping street Købmagergade left and right.Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

In street Landmærket as neighbor to Kings Garden and Gothersgade I have this magnificent view:

 

Landemærker with 5 houses builded after the Bombardement of Copenhagen

Landemærket nr. 41-57 with 8 houses builded after The great Copenhagen Fire in 1728. The great Copenhagen Fire  20.-23. october 1728 destroyed 1600-1700 houses, several churches and Copenhagen University. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Kings Garden alongside street Gorthersgade:

 

Kings Garden, View to statue at end of this Allé. Photo 2. may 2016

Kings Garden. View to statue at end of this Allé. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Click on photos and use your zoom control and you see them in full screen size.

 

Happy danes in Kings Garden, Copenhagen Old City:

 

Kings Garden. Happy danes. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Kings Garden. Happy danes. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to Rosenborg Castle  builded 1606-38 by King Christian 4 (King of Denmark and Norway 1588-1648), Kings Garden, Copenhagen Old City:

 

Rosenborg Castle builded 1606-38

Rosenborg Castle builded 1606-38, Kings Garden. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Click on photos and use your zoom control and you see them in full screen size.

 

Rosenborg Garden builded 1606-38, Kings Garden:

 

Rosenborg Castle, Kings Garden. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Rosenborg Castle, Kings Garden. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The Queen Royal Guard´s barrack as neighbor to Rosenborg Castle and Kings Garden:

 

Click on photos and use your zoom control and you see them in full screen size.

 

Queen Royal Guard

Queen Royal Guard´s barrack at left. At right Rosenborg castle. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The Queen Royal Guard´s barrack as neighbor to Rosenborg Castle and Kings Garden:

 

The Queen Royal Guard, Entrance from street Goth

The Queen Royal Guard. Entrance from street Gothersgade. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Botanical Garden, Copenhagen City:

Entrance as neighbour to Nørreport Station and Metro.

 

Entrance to Botanical Garden. Photo 28. april 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Entrance to Botanical Garden. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Botanical Garden in Copenhagen was founded 1872-74 on ramparts, moats and bastions of the ancient fortifications (1640-64), which surrounded the entire Copenhagen with Kastellet as the main fortress and 24 bastions. The garden was created by H. A. Flindts in english romantic style with springs, fountains, lakes, grottos, bridges and hillocks.

 

View to Rock Graden – Stenhøjen at left and Palm House – Palmehuset et right:

 

Click on photos and use your zoom control and you see them in full screen size.

 

Botanical Garden. View to

Botanical Garden.  View to Rock Garden with alpine plants at left and to Palm House – Palmehuset at right. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Botanical Garden has more than 9000 different species and 20.000 registered plants. The climate in Denmark is excellent for outdoor cultivation of plants from all different countries of the world.

There are more than 20 greenhouses with the Palm House as the largest.

Botanical Garden is a part of Copenhagen University and is a communication-, education- and research garden.

By a donation of A.P. Moeller Foundation Botanical Garden has been renovated with solid new garden paths (excellent for invalid chairs), a 10.000 m2 extension of its area which include the old Observatory on one of the old bastions, new recreational areas and new automatic watering installations for night watering to reduce water consumption and restoration of all the different gardens.  All more than 20 green houses have been renewed. 

 

Botanical Garden:

 

Click on photos and use your zoom control and you see them in full screen size.

 

Botanical Garden. Photo in direct west 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Botanical Garden. Photo in direction west 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Rock Garden – Stenhøjen with alpine plants:

 

Rock Garden . Stenhøjen med alpine plants. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Rock Garden – Stenhøjen med alpine plants. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Sections in Botanical Garden:

 

The Danish Garden – the danish flora in miniature, no. 10 on the map (Dansk Kvarter – Danmarks planterige i mini-format),

Annuals Garden, no. 11 on the map (Etårigt Kvarter),

Observatory Hill, no. 12 on the map (Observatoriehøjen),

Rock Garden – alpine plants, no. 3 on the map ( Stenhøjene – alpine planter),

Perennials Garden, no. 1 on the map (Staudekvarteret).

Danish Garden – the danish flora in miniature:

Dansk Kvarter – Danmarks Planterige i mini-format.

 

Map of Botanical Garden:

 

Click on photos and use your zoom control and you see them in full screen size and you can read text.

 

Map of Botanical Garden in Copenhagen. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Map of Botanical Garden in Copenhagen. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Rock Garden – Stenhøjen with alpine plants:

 

Rock Garden - Stenhøjen with alpine plants. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrah

Rock Garden – Stenhøjen with alpine plants. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

View from Rock Garden in direction south:

 

Click on photos and use your zoom control and you see them in full screen size.

 

View from Rock Garden.Stenhøjen to neighboring Rosenborg Castle and Barrack.

View from Rock Garden-Stenhøjen to neighboring Rosenborg Castle and Barrack. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Botanical Garden – reading, relations, talk and love:

 

Botanical Garden. Photo in direct west 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Botanical Garden. Photo in direct west 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Palm House – Palmehuset in Botanical Garden:

 

Palm House-Palmehuset in Botanical Garden. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Palm House-Palmehuset in Botanical Garden. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to White Bridge, sculpture “Discus Thrower “ and Observatory Hill in background:

 Bridge which leads to Observatory Hill on the top of bastion from Fortress of Copenhagen (1640-64). The Observatory was build on Rosenborg Bastion 1859-61. In front of the entrance is statue of the famous danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601). The statue “Discus-thrower” in the middle of the photo. 

Garden paths with sculpture “Discus-thrower”, copy by Myron, sculptor in Athen, Greece 480-440 B.C.

Click on photos and use your zoom control and you see them in full screen size.

 

View to white bridge and statue

View to white bridge, sculpture “Discus Thrower” and Observatory Hill in background. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

View from White Bridge, Botanical Garden in direction west:

 

View from White Bridge, Botanical Garden. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

View from White Bridge, Botanical Garden. Photo 2. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Map of Copenhagen City:

 

Click on photos and use your zoom control and you see them in full screen size and you can read text.

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed this visit to Frederiksberg Garden, Kings Garden and Botanical in Copenhagen, Denmark among all this happy danes and visitors.

Its an honour for us in Denmark to win this United Nations awards: “Happiest people in the world” 2013, 2014 and 2016. Click: worldhappiness.report.

 

 

Text and photos Copyright Erik K Abrahamsen 2016

All right reserved

 

Enjoy life- be happy!

 

Melby, North Sealand, Denmark the 3. may 2016

 

With Love

Eriki

Leave a Response