On foot from Oesterport Station to Kastellet and Copenhagen Inner Harbour visiting The Little Mermaid, Gefion Fountain, Amaliehaven, Ofelia Plads, Nyhavn and new walk- and bike bridge Inderhavnsbroen

Til fods fra Østerport St. til Kastellet og Københavns Inder Havn  med Gefion Springvandet, Amaliehaven, Ofelia Plads, Nyhavn og den ny gang- og cykelbro Inderhavnsbroen.

 

 

Text and photo Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

On this magnificent walk you will experience 400 years of Copenhagen history from the building of Fortress Castellet  1620-63, Copenhagen Inner Harbour with Naval Base Holmen (1680-1989), The Quarter Frederiksstaden with Amalienborg Castele built 1749-60, Nyhavn built 1671-73 to bike-and walk bridge “Inderhavnsbroen” built 2011-16.

 

Take the S-train to Østerport Station and walk 100 meter to entrance to Fortress Castellet as neighbor to Copenhagen Inner Harbour.

 

Fortress Castellet built 1620-63 as part of Copenhagen Fortress with 24 bastions, ramparts and moats:

Entrance “Norgesporten”:

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Fortress Castellet built 1620-63. View to entrance "Norgesporten" at north side of the fortress.

Fortress Castellet built 1620-63 with 5 bastions, ramparts, and moats.View to entrance “Norgesporten” at north side of the fortress. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Map of Copenhagen:

 

Map op Copenhagen. Photo 2012 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

New Copenhagen:

On this walk we will visit New Copenhagen – a vision of an expanded Copenhagen to double size by King Christian 4 (1588-1648). From 1604  the king began  buying large areas east and north of the old city to Øresund and the entrance of Copenhagen Harbour. Here  he builded  a fortress Sct Annae Skanse with 3 bastions from 1626-40 and started building ramparts, bastions and moats north, east, west and south (Christianhavn 1620-24) of Copenhagen.

 

View to Fortress Kastellet with its 5 bastions, ramparts and moats and bridge to entrance “Norgesporten” of the north side of the fortress:

View to Fortress Kastellet  with its 5 bastions, ramparts and moats – Prindsens Bastion at left and Kongens Bastion at back/right:

 

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Fortress Kastellet with bastions, ramparts and moats. View to Prindsens Bastion at left and Kongens Bastion at right. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Fortress Kastellet with bastions, ramparts and moats. View to Prindsens Bastion at left and Kongens Bastion back/at right. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to Fortress Kastellet with its 5 bastions, ramparts and moats and bridge to entrance “Norgesporten” of the north side of the fortress:

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Fortress Castellet built 1620-63 with 5 bastions, ramparts and moats. Bridge to north entrance "Norgesporeten". P

Fortress Castellet built 1620-63 with 5 bastions, ramparts and moats.At right “Prinsen Bastion”.  Bridge to north entrance “Norgesporten”. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Inside Kastellet: 

Fortress Kastellet with barracks.

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Fortress kastellet built 1424-65. View to barracks. Photo

Fortress Castellet built 1424-65. View to barracks. Photo 20 july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 Norgesporten – entrance at north side of Kastellet between Prinsens Bastion  (left) and Prinsessens Bastion at right:

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Norgesporten – north entrance af Kastellet built 1664. Photo 20 july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Memorial of danish international missions since 1948 – inaugurated 5. september 2011:

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Memorial of danish international missions since 1948. Pho

Memorial of danish international missions since 1948. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The entrance to Copenhagen Inner Harbour – view to Fortress Trekroner and Øresund:

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Entrance to Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View to Fortress Trekroner and Øresund. Photo 20. julu 2+16 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Entrance to Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View to Fortress Trekroner and Øresund. Photo 20. julu 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The entrance to Copenhagen Inner Harbour – view to Fortress Trekroner and Øresund:

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Entrance of Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View to Fortress Trekroner and

Entrance of Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View to Fortress Trekroner and Øresund. At left Copenhagen North Harbour. Photo in direction east 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to Copenhagen Inner Harbour:

Island Amager and Naval Base Holmen built 1680-1989 with museum ship Herluf Trolle built 1965:

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Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View to island Amager and naval Base

Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View to island Amager and Naval Base Holmen built 1686-1989. Mastekranen built 1749. At right museumship Herluf Trolle built 1965. Photo in direction south 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The little Mermaid by sculptor Edvard Erichsen 1913 – “small is always beautiful”!!

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Copenhagen Inner Harbour - The Little mermaid by sculptor

Copenhagen Inner Harbour – The Little Mermaid by sculptor Edvard Erichsen 1913. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The Little Mermaid still the most popular sculptor tourist attraction since 1913:

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The little Mermaid at entrance to Copenhagen Harbour: Photo in direction west 20. july 2016 by erik

The little Mermaid at entrance to Copenhagen Harbour. Photo in direction west 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Gefion F0untain 1908 by sculptor Anders Bundgaard at Churchill Parc:

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Gefion Fountain 1908 by sculptor Anders Bund

Gefion Fountain 1908 by sculptor Anders Bundgaard 1908. At right main Entrance “Kongeporten” built by King Frederik 3 in 1663 to Fortress Kastellet built 1624-65. Photo 20. april 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Gefion F0untain 1908 by sculptor Anders Bundgaard at Churchill Parc:

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Gefion Fountain by sculptor Anders Bundgaard 1908. Photo 20. jul

Gefion Fountain by sculptor Anders Bundgaard 1908. At left view to Fortress Kastellet. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Churchill park with Sanct Albans Anglican Church built 1885-87 – Map of Fortress Kastellet built 1624-65 by King Christian 4 (1588-1648) and King Frederik 3 (1648-1670):

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Map of Fortress Kastellet built 1624-65.

Map of Fortress Kastellet built 1624-65 i Churchill Parc with Sankt Albans Church built 1885-87 in background. Photo 20 july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Nordre Toldbod- Custom Administration: 

View to Royal Pavillions on arrival/departure quay:

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Nordre Toldbod – Custom Administration. Royal pavillions on arrival/departure quya . View to Naval Base Holmen  built 1680-1989 and Mastekranen built 1749. Photo in direction south 20 july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to Naval Base Holmen 1680-1989 – today Marinestation Copenhagen on island Nyholm:

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View to Naval Base Holmen built 1880-1989. Mastekranen built 1749. Museum ship Heluf Troll buil 1965. Photo

View to Naval Base Holmen built 1680-1989. Mastekranen built 1749. Museum ship Herluf Trolle built 1965. Photo ion direction south 20 july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour – view to Copenhagen OPERA built 2002-04, The 2  protected cranes from 1927 and 1935 of Naval Shipyard Holmen 1927-89 and the protected Pump House of the protected Dry Dock built 1858:

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Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View to Copenhagen Opera built 2

Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View to island Dokøen with Copenhagen Opera built 2002-04, protected 2 cranes from 1927 and 1935 of Naval Shipyard 1927-89, protected Pump House and Dry Dock built 1858. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour – view in direction west to Copenhagen Opera built 2002-04, New bike- and walk bridge “Inderhavnsbroen” built 2011-16, Copenhagen New Theatre built 2005, Ofelia Park on Quay “Kvæsthusbroen” built 2014-14, Store Houses from 1670-80 and Maersk A.P. Moeller Domicile building:

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Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View in direction west to Copenhagen O

Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View in direction west to Copenhagen Opera, Bike- and walk bridge “Inderhavnsbroen”, Copenhagen Theatre, Ofelia Place on “Kvæsthusbroen”, Store Houses  and Maersk A. P Moeller Domicile building. Photo 20 july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour:

– view in direction west to island Papirøen, Spire on “Our Saviour Church” built 1684-92,  New bike- and walk bridge “Inderhavnsbroen” built 2011-16, Copenhagen New Theatre built 2005, Ofelia Park on Quay “Kvæsthusbroen” built 2014-14:

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Copenhagen Inner Harbour. Photo in direction west 20. july 2016

Copenhagen Inner Harbour. Photo in direction west 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Amaliehaven established 1983 and Amalienborg Royal Castle by architect Eigtved 1749-54:

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Amnaliehaven opened 1984 and view to Ama

Amnaliehaven opened 1983 and view to Amalienborg Royal Castle by architect Nicolai Eigtved 1749-54 and Marble Church built 1883-94 – 60 meter high. Photo 20 july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Amaliehaven established 1983 and Amalienborg Royal Castle by architect Eigtved 1749-54:

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Amnaliehaven. Phoot 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Amaliehaven. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from quay at Amaliehaven to Copenhagen Inner Harbour with Ofelia Place on Kvæsthusbroen and Copenhagen Theatre built 2015:

 

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Viiew from qouai at Amaliehaven to Copenhagen Inner Harbour. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

View from qouai at Amaliehaven to Copenhagen Inner Harbour. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to Copenhagen Inner Harbour to Naval Base Holmen and at left Store House from 1670 today Admiral Hotel:

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Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View to Admiral Hotel,

Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View left to store House built 1760 today  Admiral Hotel and Naval Base Holmen  and at right Ofelia Place on Kvæsthusbroen. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Ofelia Place on Quay Kvæsthusbroen and Copenhagen Theatre:

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View to Olelia Place at quay Kvæsthusbroen and Copenhagen Theatre

View to Ofelia Place at Quay Kvæsthusbroen and Copenhagen Theatre. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour – view from Ofelia Place at Quay Kvæsthusbroen:

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View from Ofelia Place at Quay Kvæsthusbroen:

View from Ofelia Place at Quay Kvæsthusbroen. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour – view from Ofelia Place at Quay Kvæsthusbroen:

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Ofelia Place on Quay Kvæsthusbroen, Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View to Admiral Hotel, former stier House built 1770, Amaliehaven and 2 more store houses built 1770-80. Photo 20. july 2016

Ofelia Place on Quay Kvæsthusbroen, Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View to former Store House built 1770 today Admiral Hotel, Amaliehaven and 2 more store houses built 1770-80. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour – view from Ofelia Place at Quay Kvæsthusbroen:

Underground Parking built 2014-16.

 

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Ofelia Plave at Quay Kvæsthusbroen. Underground Parking built 2014-16.

Ofelia Place at Quay Kvæsthusbroen – Underground Parking built 2013-16. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Plates of history of Quay Kvæsthusbroen and Ofelia Place from 1600-2016:

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Plates of history of Quay Kvæsthusbroen and Ofelia Place. Photo 2o. july 2016

Plates of history of Quay Kvæsthusbroen and Ofelia Place 1600-2016. Photo 2o. july 2016

 

Plates of history of Quay Kvæsthusbroen and Ofelia Place from 1600-2016:

1930-2000.

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Plates telling the story of Quay Kvæsthusmolen and Ofelia Olace 1600-2016. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Plates telling the story of Quay Kvæsthusmolen and Ofelia Olace 1600-2016. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Plates of history of Quay Kvæsthusbroen and Ofelia Place from 1600-2016:

2000-2016.

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Plate of history of Quay Kvæsthusmolen and Ofelia Plads 1600-2016- Photo 20 july by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Plate of history of Quay Kvæsthusbroen and Ofelia Plads 1600-2016- Photo 20 july by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Plates of history of Quay Kvæsthusbroen and Ofelia Place from 1600-2016:

1600-1700.

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Plates of history of Kvæsthusbroen and Ofelia Place 1600-2016-. Photo 2. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Plates of history of Kvæsthusbroen and Ofelia Place 1600-2016-. Photo 2. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Plates of history of Quay Kvæsthusbroen and Ofelia Place from 1600-2016:

1700-1850.

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Plates of the history of Quay Kvæsthusbroen and Ofelia Place 1600-2016. Photo 2o july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Plates of the history of Quay Kvæsthusbroen and Ofelia Place 1600-2016. Photo 2o july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Plates of history of Quay Kvæsthusbroen and Ofelia Place from 1600-2016:

1850-1930.

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Plates of history of Qoay Kvæsthusbroen 1600-19

Plates of history of Qoay Kvæsthusbroen 1600-19

 

Plates of history of Quay Kvæsthusbroen and Ofelia Place from 1600-2016:

1850-1930.

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Plates of history Quay Kvæsthusbroen and Ofelia Place 1

Plates of history Quay Kvæsthusbroen and Ofelia Place 1600-2016. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Ofelia Place, 12.500 m2 and  underground parking to 500 cars on Quay Kvæsthusbroen under construction 2014:

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Olelia Place with underground parking under construction 2014. Photo 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Ofelia Place of 12.500m2 with underground parking to 500 cars under construction 2014. Photo may 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Ofelia Place, 12.500 m2 and  underground parking to 500 cars on Quay Kvæsthusbroen under construction 2014:

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Ofelia Place with underground Parking under construction 2104. Photo 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Ofelia Place with underground Parking under construction 2104. View to Copenhagen Inner Harbour. Photo  in direction east may 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from Ofelia Place on Quay Kvæsthusbroen to Copenhagen Theatre built 2005:

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 View from Ofelia Place at Quay Kvæsthusbroen in direction west. Phot


View from Ofelia Place at Quay Kvæsthusbroen in direction west Copenhagen Theatre and new walk and bike bridge “Inderhavnsbroen”. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

New walk- and bike bridge “Inderhavnsbroen” built 2011-16 – view in direction west with Copenhagen Theatre at right:

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View to new walk- and bike bridge "Inderhavnsbroen" built 2011-16. At

View to new walk- and bike bridge “Inderhavnsbroen” built 2011-16. At right Copenhagen Theatre . Photo in direction west 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to new walk- and bike bridge “Inderhavnsbroen at right, Christianshavn with storehouse on Grønlandske Handels Plads in middle and at lest the new walk-and bike bridge “Trangravsbroen” passing Christianshavn Canal and Trangravens Canal:

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View to 2 new bike- and walk bridges. Trangravsbroen at left and "Inderhavnsbroen at right

View to 2 new bike- and walk bridges: “Trangravsbroen” at left and “Inderhavnsbroen” at right. In middle of photo Greenland Store House built 1765-66 on Grønlandske Handels Plads. Photo in direction south 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour – view to new bike- and walk bridge “Inderhavnsbroen” built 2011-16 and passing from Nyhavn/Havnegade to Grønlandske Handels Plads on Christianshavn:

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Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View to new bike- and walk bridge "Inderhavnsbroen" bu

Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View to new bike- and walk bridge “Inderhavnsbroen” bu

 

New walk- and bike bridge “Inderhavnsbroen” built 2011-16 passing from Nyhavn/Havnegade to Grønlandske Handels Plads on Christianshavn:

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New walk- and bike bridge "Inderhavnsbroen". Photo 20. july 2016 by erik K Abrahamsen.

New walk- and bike bridge “Inderhavnsbroen”. At left Grønlandske Handels Plads with Grønlandske Store House built 1765-66 on Christianshavn. In background Spire on “Our Saviour” Church built 1684-1751. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Nyhavn built 1671-73 – a 400 m long and 25 m wide canal from Copenhagen Inner Harbour to Centre of Copenhagen: Kings New Place (Kongens Nytorv) established 1680.

Vierw to new 180 meter long walk- and bike bridge “Inderhavnsbroen” passing Copenhagen Inner Harbour:

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View from Nyhavn to new walk- and bike bridge passing Copenhagebn Inner Harbour. Photo

View from Nyhavn to new walk- and bike bridge “Inderhavnsbroen” built 2011-16 passing Copenhagen Inner Harbour. Photo in direction south to Quarter Christianshavn. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Nyhavn –  a 400 meter long canal built 1671-73 from Copenhagen Inner Harbour to central main place Kongens Nytorv:

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Nyhavn - a 400 meter long canal built 1671-73 from Copenhagen Inner Harbout til mani central place Kongens Nytorv. Photo

Nyhavn – a 400 meter long canal built 1671-73 from Copenhagen Inner Harbour til main central place Kongens Nytorv. Photo 20. july 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

Text and photos Copyright Erik K Abrahamsen 2016

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Enjoy life – be happy!

 

 

Melby, North Sealand 26. july 2016

Best wishes

Erik

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