Spring in midst winter january 2020 – on bike alongside Copenhagen Inner Harbour with 3 bike- and walk bridges, around Christiansborg Castle and experience The Royal Guard marching with guns and music at Kings New Square

 

 

 

Forår midt om vinteren januar 2020 – på cykel langs København Inderhavn med 3 cykel- og gangbroer, rundt om Christiansborg Slot og oplev Den Kongelige Garde marchere med våben og musik ved Kongens Nytorv.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen, 22. january 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour – view from Kalvebod Brygge to “Langebro” bridge connecting Copenhagen City and Amager Island:

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Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View from Kalvebod Brygge to “Langebro” Bridge connecting Copenhagen City at left and Amager Island at right. Photo in direction east 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

Today 22. january 2020 – a month after winter solslice its “spring” all over Copenhagen, Denmark – in midst winter. The sun is shining from 8.30 am until sunset at 4.30 pm with 7 plus degrees, no wind and blue sky.

This winter 2020 has been the warmest winter in decades with only 5-7 days with  minus 3 degrees and no snow at all, but rain, rain and rain.

 

I arrive to Copenhagen at 11 am by car from my home 60 km north of Copenhagen at Kattegat Sea, North Sealand.

I park my car inside Fisketorvet Shopping Center at Copenhagen Inner Harbour. I take my bike out of my car and start my bike trip alongside Copenhagen Inner Harbour to Copenhagen Old City with Christiansborg Castle, Slotsholmen canal, Amager Square with fountain “Storkespringvandet” at main shopping street and Kings New Square.

Map of Copenhagen City, Christianshavn and Holmen:

 

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Photo 10. october 2012 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Map of the 13 km long walk-, run- and bike route “Havneringen” in Copenhagen Inner Harbour:

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kort Foto: Ikke oplyst

Map of “Havneringen” in Copenhagen Inner Harbour. Thanks to Copenhagen Kommune, Teknik- og Miljøforvaltningen for using this map.

 

Here is my photo story:

On my bike alongside Copenhagen Inner Harbour and Copenhagen Old City.

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour – view from Kalvebod Brygge to “Langebro” bridge connecting Copenhagen City and Amager Island:

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Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View from Kalvebod Brygge to “Langebro” bridge connecting Copenhagen Cit at left with Amager Island at right. Photo in direction east 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour – view from Kalvebod Brygge to “Langebro” bridge connecting Copenhagen City and Amager Island:

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Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View from Kalvebod Brygge to “Langebro” bridge connecting Copenhagen City with Amager Island. Photo in direction east 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

From Kalvebod Brygge I continue on my bike under “Langebro” bridge to Christians Brygge with new bike- and walk bridge “Lille Langebro” inaugurated 2019.

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour – view from Christians Brygge to new walk-and bike bridge ” Lille Langebro” bridge connecting Copenhagen City and Christianshavn and Amager Island:

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Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View to new bike-and walk bridge “Lille Langebro” from 2019. Photo in direction south to Christianshavn and Amager Island. Photo 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour.

View from new bike- and walk bridge “Lille Langebro” to Realdanias building BLOX, Kings Library “Diamanten” and Knippels bridge connecting Copenhagen City and Christianshavn and Amager Island at right:

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Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View from new bike- and walk bridge “Lille Langebro” to Realdanias building BLOX, Kings Library “Diamanten” and Knippels bridge connecting Copenhagen City and Christianshavn and Amager Island at right. Photo in direction east 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

View from new bike- and walk bridge “Lille Langebro” in direction north to Copenhagen City and Copenhagen Town Hall in the distance:

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Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View from new bike-and walk bridge “Lille Langebro” to Copenhagen City and Copenhagen Town Hall. Photo in direction north  22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from new bike- and walk bridge “Lille Langebro” in direction south to Christianshavn and Amager Island:

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Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View from new bike-and walk bridge “Lille Langebro” in direction south to Christianshavn and Amager island. Photo 22. january 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

View from top of new bike- and walk bridge “Lille Langebro” in direction east to Copenhagen Inner Harbour, Royal Library “Diamanten” and Knippels Bridge connecting Copenhagen Inner Harbour and Christianshavn:

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Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View from top of new bike- and walk bridge to Royal Library “Diamanten”, Knippels Bridge connecting Copenhagen City and Christianshavn and Copenhagen Opera built 2002-04 in the distance. Photo 22, january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Copenhagen Old City:

 

From Copenhagen Inner Harbour I bike to Copenhagen old City with Merchant building “Børsen” built 1619-23 i style nederland-renaissance by King Christian 4, king of Denmark and Norway 1588-1648:

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View to “Børsen” (Exchange, commerce and merchant building) built 1619-23 in style nederland-renaissance at right and third Christiansborg Castle built 1906-28. Photo 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Holmen Church at Frederiksholm Canal.

It is a former anchor smithy built 1563 of former Danish Naval Base “Gammelholm” 1510-1867. The smithy was reconstructed as a church 1619 by King Christian 4 King of Denmark and Norway 1588-1648:

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Holmens Church at Frederiksholm Canal opposite merchant building “Børsen”. In distance Copenhagen Inner Harbour, Christianshavn and spire of Our Savior Church built 1682-96. Photo in direction south 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Third Christiansborg Castle built 1906-28 by Architect Thorvald Jørgensen (1867-1946) on the foundations Absalons Castle built 1167, former Copenhagen Castles 1367 – 1731,  First Christiansborg Castle 1735-94 and second Christiansborg castle 1828-84,  all castles demolished in wars or burnt down:

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Third Christiansborg Castle built 1906-28. Photo 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Christiansborg Castle is surrounded by Slotsholmens Canal:

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Christiansborg Castle in front of Slotsholmens Canal. Photo in direction south 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Slotsholmens Canal – view to Christiansborg castle at right and building Børsen with spire built 1619-23 by King Christian 4 (1588-1648):

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Slotsholmens Canal in front of Christiansborg Castle. View to building Børsen with spire in background. Photo in direction south 22. january 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

I continue my trip to Kings New Square (Kongens Nytorv) establised 1670 by king Christian 5 (King of Denmark and Norway 1670-99) – in center of Copenhagen old City. 

When I arrive I can hear military music and at the same time The Royal Guard arrive marching with guns and music instruments on their destination to Amalienborg Castle – the residence of the danish royal family:

 

Kings New Square -The Royal Guard on march from barack at Rosenborg Castle to Amalienborg Palace.

View to Østergade and Hotel D´Angleterre:

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Kings New Square – Kongens Nytorv. The Royal Guard on march. Photo  22. january 2020 in direction north to Østergade and Hotel D´Angleterre by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Kings New Square -The Royal Guard on march.

View to Østergade and Hotel D´Angleterre:

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Kings New Square. Royal Guard on march. Photo 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Kings New Square -The Royal Guard on march.

View to Østergade and Hotel D´Angleterre:

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Kings New Square. Royal Guard on march. Photo 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Kings New Square -The Royal Guard on march to Amalienborg Palace:

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Kings New Square – Kongens Nytorv. The Royal Guard on march to Amalienborg palace. Photo 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Kings New Square -The Royal Guard on march.

View to Østergade and Hotel D´Angleterre at right:

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Kings New Square. Royal Guard on march. Photo 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Kings New Square -The Royal Guard on march.

View to The Royal Theater built 1874:

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Kings New Square. View to Royal Theater built 1874. Photo 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

I continue my trip walking through main shopping street Øatergade to Amager Square (Amagertorv) with fountain “Storkespringvandet”:

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Amager Square (Amagertorv). View to fountain “Storkespringvandet”.  The red building “The Mayor House” is built 1616 by Mayor of Copenhagen. Photo 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Amager Square (Amagertorv) with fountain “Storkespringvandet” and The Mayor House in style nederland-renaissance built 1616:

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Amager Square with fountain “Storkespringvandet built 1894 and red house “The Mayor House” built 1616. Photo 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

As neighbor to Amager Square (Amagertorv) is Højbro Square (Højbro Plads) with statue of bishop Absalon on horse as founder of Copenhagen 1167 and spire of Sct. Nicolai Church:

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Højbro Plads. View to statue of Bishop Absalon founder of Copenhagen 1167 and spire and Sct. Nicolai Church. Photo 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from Gammel Strand to Slotsholmens Canal, Christiansborg Castle built 1906-28 and CastleChurch built 1810-26 in style new classicism:

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View from Gammel Strand to Slotsholmens Canal, Christiansborg Castle  built 1906-28 with Castle Church built 1810-26. Photo 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Gammel Strand at Slotsholmens Canal with statue of Fishing Woman close to new Metro Station of “Circle Ring” (Cirkelringen), built 2012-19:

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View to Gammel Strand and Slotsholmen Canal. View to statue of Fishing Woman and at left entrance to new Metro “Cirkelringen”. Photo 22. january 2010 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

From Gammel Strand i bike through Stormgade to Vester Voldgade.

View in direction north to Copenhagen Town Hall and second highest tower in Copenhagen the 105,4 m high Tower built 1892-1905 in style danish and italian middle age:

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View from Vester Voldgade to Copenhagen Town Hall and 105,5 m high tower – second highest tower i Copenhagen. View in direction north 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Through Vester Voldgade I bike back to Copenhagen Inner Harbour at Kalvebod Brygge close to “Langebro” bridge and pass close to Danish National Museum and Glyptoteket Museum opposite to Dantes Square:

Danish National Museum, Ny Vestergade and the highest tower in Copenhagen the 106 m high Tower of Christiansborg Castle built 1906-28:

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View from Vester Voldgade to Ny Vestergade with National Museum an 106 m high Tower of Christiansborg Castle built 1906-28. Photo 22. january 2020 by erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from Vester Voldgade to Dantes Square and Museum Glyptoteket inaugurated 1897:

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View from Vester Voldgade to Dantes Plads and Museum Glyptoteket at H C Andersens Boulevard. Photo 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

And now I am back on my bike at Copenhagen Inner Harbour at Christians Brygge.

 

View in direction west from Christians Brygge to Langebro Bridge, Kalvebod Brygge and in horison Havneholmen with bike- and walk bridge “Bryggebroen” at Fisketorvet Shopping Center:

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View from Christianshavn Brygge to Langebro Bridge. Photo in direction west 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from Kalvebod Brygge in direction west to Copenhagen Inner Harbour and walk- and bike bridge “Bryggebroen” in the distance:

 

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Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View from Kalvebod Brygge to bike- and walk bridge “Bryggebroen” in the distance. Photo i direction west at 1. pm 22. january 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from Kalvebod Brygge in direction west to Copenhagen Inner Harbour and walk- and bike bridge “Bryggebroen” connecting Islands Brygge on Island Amager and Havneholmen with Fisketorvets Shopping Center in the distance:

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View from Kalvebod Brygge to bike- and walk bridge “Bryggebroen” connecting Amager Island (Islands Brygge) at left and Havneholmen with Fisketorvets Shopping Center at right. Photo in direction west 22. january 2020 at 1 pm by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

The last 500 m I bike back alongside Copenhagen Inner Harbour to Shopping Center Fisketorvets Parking at Havneholmen.. 

I arrive at 1.10 pm after a  2 hours wonderful trip on my bike.

 

Map of Copenhagen:

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Map of Copenhagen. Photo 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Two hours in spring atmosphere in midst winter january 2020 with plus 7 degrees- in wonderful Copenhagen!

 

 

Enjoy life – be happy!

 

Text and photos Copyright Erik K Abrahamsen

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Melby, North Sealand 23. january 2020

Best wishes

Erik

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