Experience Christianshavn – a unique quarter in Copenhagen with canals, sailing boats, kayaks, houseboats and restaurants among the happiest people in the world 2016

 

 

Oplev Christianshavn – et unik bydel i København med kanaler, sejlbåde, kajakker, husbåde og flydende restauranter blandt verdens lykkeligste folk 2016.

 

 

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen.

4. May 2016.

 

 

 

Christianshavn, Copenhagen. View in direction west to Christianshavn Canal. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Christianshavn, Copenhagen. View in direction west to Christianshavn Canal. Click on photo and use your zoom control and you see it in full screen size and text on right side of photo disappear. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

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.

 

Christianshavn – an unique quarter in Copenhagen:

 

Map of Copenhagen with quarter Christianshavn down/right on map.

 

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Christianshavn was builded by King Christian 4  (King of Denmark and Norway 1588-1648) in 1619-23 as a fortress to protection of Copenhagen with its Royal Castle and Naval Base against enemy invation from Island Amager. 

The fortress and town was designed by inspiration of Nederland (Holland)  renaissance architecture with canals and commercial business and store houses.

Christianshavn was as the only part of Copenhagen spared by big fires in 1728 and 1795, which destroyed thousands af houses in the old center of Copenhagen.

Thats why you will find a lot of old buildings here in Christianshavn dated from the foundation of the town and fortress in 1619-23.

 

Its easy to reach Christianshavn from all over Copenhagen:

-by METRO, busses, bike and you only have to walk 500 meters from Christansborg Castle passing Knippels Bridge (Knippels Bro) to Christianshavn Square (Christianshavn Torv).

 

Christianshavn Square:

 

Christianshavn Square. At left street Torvegade which lead to Island Amager in the background

Christianshavn Square. At left street Torvegade which lead to Island Amager in the background. Metrostation (M) at right on photo. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View in direction west from “Bridge Torvegade” passing Christianshavn Canal:

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Christianshavn Canal. View from Torvegade in direction west to Christianshavn Canal. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Christianshavn Canal. View from Torvegade in direction west to Christianshavn Canal. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from north side of Christianshavn Canal street “Overgaden neden Vandet”:

Lunch time at the water.

 

North side of Christianshavn Canal. in street "Neden

North side of Christianshavn Canal in street “Overgaden neden Vandet”. Its lunch time – noon, 4. may 2016. Photo by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Christianshavn Canal:

 

View in direction west from street "Overgaden neden vandet" to Christiansh

View in direction west from street “Overgaden neden Vandet” to Christianshavns canal. Lunch time. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to Christianshavn Square,  “Torvegade Bridge” passing Christianshavn Canal and The spire on Our Saviour Church: 

Lunch time – rest and peace.

 

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View in direction east to Christianshavn Square, "Bridge Torvegade passing Christiianshavn Canal and Spire of "Our Savior Church". Photo 4. may 2016 by

View in direction east to Christianshavn Square, “Bridge Torvegade” passing Christianshavn Canal and Spire of “Our Savior Church”. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Christianshavn Canal – view to south side street “Overgaden over Vandet”:

Lunch time at noon.

 

Christianshavn Canal. View in direction to south side street "Overgaden neden Vandet". Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abra

Christianshavn Canal. View in direction to south side street “Overgaden neden Vandet”. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Christianshavn Canal – view to south side:

A poetic atmosphere of love, joy and peace.

 

Christianshavn Canal. View to south side strew "Overgaden oven Vandet". Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Christianshavn Canal. View to south side strew “Overgaden oven Vandet”. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Christianshavn Canal with “Canalboat” with visitors:

 

Christianshavn Canal. View in direction west to "Canalboat" with visitors. Phoot 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrah

Christianshavn Canal. View in direction west to “Canalboat” with visitors. Phoot 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

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Christianshavn Canal – view to south side strew “Overgaden oven Vandet”:

 

Christianshavn canal. View to south side street "Overgaden oven Vandet". Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Christianshavn canal. View to south side street “Overgaden oven Vandet”. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from “Torvegade Bridge” in direction east to “Floating Restaurant” at Christianshavn Canal:

 

Christianshavn Canal. View in direction east from "Torvegade Bridge"to restaurant. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Christianshavn Canal. View in direction east from “Torvegade Bridge” to restaurant. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Christianshavn Canal with restaurant:

 

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Christianshavn Canal. Voew in direction east from "Torvegade Bridge". Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Christianshavn Canal. View in direction east from “Torvegade Bridge” to restaurant and street “Overgaden neden Vandet” Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to Christianshavn Canal, Restaurant and baker´s shop “Lagkagehuset”:

 

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View to Christianshavn Canal, restaurant and baker´s shop "Lagkagehuset". Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

View to Christianshavn Canal, restaurant and baker´s shop “Lagkagehuset”. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from Sct. Anna Bridge – passing Christianshavn Canal – in direction west to “Torvegade Bridge” and Christianshavn Square:

 

Sct. Anna Bridge. View in direction west to Christianshavn Canal, Torvegade Bridge and Christianshavn Square. Pho 4. may by Erik K Abrahamsen

Sct. Anna Bridge. View in direction west to Christianshavn Canal, Torvegade Bridge and Christianshavn Square.  At right street “Overgaden neden Vandet”. Photo 4. may by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from Sct. Anna Bridge – passing Christianshavn Canal – in direction west to “Torvegade Bridge” and Christianshavn Square:

 

View from Sct. Annae Bridge in direction west

View from Sct. Annae Bridge in direction west to “Torvegade Bridge “and street “Overgaden neden Vandet” at right. At right red house nr. 37 builded 1750. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Red House in street “Overgaden neden Vandet” nr. 37 builded 1750:

 

House in "Overgaden neden Vandet" nr . 37

Red House builded 1750 in “Overgaden neden Vandet” nr . 37. Photo 4.may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to Our Saviour Church from bridge Sct. Annae passing Christianshavn Canal:

 

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Christianshavn Canal. View in direction south from Sct. Anna Bridge to Our Saviour Church. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Christianshavn Canal. View in direction south from Sct. Annae Bridge to Our Saviour Church builded 1682-95. The spire constructed 1751. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

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

 

Christianshavn Canal. View in direction east from Sct. Anna Bridge . Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Christianshavn Canal. View in direction east from Sct. Annae Bridge. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

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Christianshavn Canal – view from Sct. Annae Bridge to 2 store houses from about 1800:

 

Christianshavn canal. View from Sct. Annae Bride. At left store house from 1700

Christianshavn Canal. View from Sct. Annae Bridge. At left 2 store houses from about 1800. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

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Christianshavn Canal – fun and joy on kayaks:

 

Christianshavn Canal. Fun and joy in kayaks. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Christianshavn Canal. Fun and joy in kayaks. View in direction east. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

Model of Christianshavn, Copenhagen Inner Harbour, Navy Base Copenhagen (since 1680) and 5 artificial islands (1680-1850): Nyholm,Holmen, Dokøen, Arsenaløen and Christiansholm surrounded by 5 bastions (bulwarks) constructed 1680-86 as part of Copenhagen Fortress (Kastellet and 24 bastions constructed (1622-86):

 

Photo from model set up in Grey Hall “Grå Hal”, Freetown Christiania 28. september 2011 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

In foreground of model left Christianshavn, foreground right Freetown Christiania with 5 bastions, in middle Arsenaløen, at left Dokøen with Copenhagen Opera, at right Holmen and on top Nyholm with Navy Base Copenhagen (Holmen).

Left on model: Copenhagen Inner Harbour.

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The new “Trangrav Bridge” – a bike- and walk bridge opened 2014 between Christianshavn and 2 islands Christiansholm and Arsenaløen :

View in direction east to Copenhagen Opera builded 2002-04.

 

The new walk. and bike bridge "Trangravsbroen" between Christianshavn and 2 isla

The new walk- and bike bridge “Trangravsbroen” between Christianshavn and 2 islands Christiansholm and Arsenaløen. At left on photo and at right: 2  houseboats. Photo in direction east to Copenhagen Opera in background 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from  walk- and bike bridge “Trangravsbroen” in direction to walk-and bike bridge “Innerhavnsbroen” between Nyhavn and Christianshavn (Open maybe 2017):

 

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View from walk- and bike bridge "Trangravsbroen" in direction to Copenhagen Inner Harbour

View from walk- and bike bridge “Trangravsbroen” in direction to Copenhagen Inner Harbour, Nyhavn, walk- and bike Bridge “Innerhavnsbroen” and Royal Theater at right. At right “Trangraven Canal”. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Walk- and bike bridge “Trangravbroen” – view in direction west to Christianshavn Canal:

 

Walk- and bike bridge "Trangravsbroen". View in direction west to Christianshavn Canal. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Walk- and bike bridge “Trangravsbroen”. View in direction west to Christianshavn Canal. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Christianshavn Canal – kayaks on tour:

 

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View from walk- and bike bridge "Trangravsbren" in direction west to Christianshavn cana

View from walk- and bike bridge “Trangravsbroen” in direction west to Christianshavns Canal. Left and right: houseboats. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed this visit to Quartor Christianshavn 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.

 

I finish this article with this photo from walk- and bike bridge “Trangravsbroen” of those two men in their kayaks : 2 happy danes out of 5,6 million danes – more or less happy: 

 

View from walk- and bike bridge "Trangrasbroen" to

View from walk- and bike bridge “Trangravsbroen” to 2 danes in their kayaks – full of joy and happiness. Photo 4. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

Text and photos Copyright Erik K Abrahamsen 2016

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Melby, North Sealand, 4. may 2016

Love

Erik

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