Copenhagen City Centre


Sunday 14th September 2014                                                           All photos by Hetty

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Hetty and Mr H took the 5A bus to the main train station – København H (Hovedbanen) by Tivoli gardens. We went to the Tourist Office and picked up a map with a walking route around the city centre.

On Wednesday we had time to go and see a few things that we missed on Sunday.

Entrance to Tivoli Gardens – amusement gardens opened in 1843

We did not go in (about £10 each), but saw some horrible rides from outside


In front of the Radhaus, (City Hall) 1892 to 1905 is the Dragon Fountain, depicting a bull and a dragon in combat.

The golden statue of Bishop Absalon, the bishop who founded Copenhagen (København) in 1167

More dragons outside City hall

Another entrance to Tivoli, by the City Hall

Hans Christian Andersen, by City Hall

Flower bed by City Hall

Inside the Rådhus is Jens Olsen’s World Clock (Verdensur), an astronomical clock completed in 1955. It tells the time anywhere in the world, shows solar and lunar eclipses







At Radhauspladsen


Nytorv (The New Square) was built in 1606 as a market place. Copenhagen’s Courthouse (Københavns Domhus) was designed in 1815 and was once used as Copenhagen’s Town Hall.


Yes there are lots of bikes everywhere

Stork Spring Water Fountain, Amager Square – newly qualified midwives dance around here

Skt. Nikolaj Kirke (St. Nicolaj Church) – The tower dates from 1591

The equestrian statue of Bishop Absalon, 1902 in Højbro Plads (High Bridge Square). 

A half marathon in the city centre

Every day the guards march from their barracks by Rosenborg Castle through the streets of Copenhagen and end up at Amalienborg.

The Royal Danish Theatre 1874

Nyhavn – Memorial Anchor 1872

J. P. E. Hartmann (1805 – 1900, organist and composer)  in  Skt. Anne Plads.

The changing of the guard takes place at 12:00 noon at Amalienborg (four identical buildings around a square, constructed in the 1700’s.) The Royal Family uses it as their winter residence

The equestrian statue of Frederik V, 1771,  Amalienborg Square.

Amaliehaven (Amalie Garden) 1983,

with the Opera House across the harbour

The Marble Church, built 1749 – 1894

Hans Christian Andersen statue in Kongens Have (Rosenborg Castle Gardens)
Rosenborg Slot (Rosenborg Castle), built as a country home for King Christian IV in 1606, it contains the Danish Crown Jewels.

The Botanical Gardens

The glasshouses date from 1874.

The observatory 1876, with the statue of famous Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe.

Statens Museum for Kunst is the Danish national gallery

Kastellet, The Old Citadel, is  a star fortress, built in 1626, a church was added in 1704 and a prison added in 1725

It still has a moat and ramparts


A cannon 1766-1769

The moat is star-shaped as well

Gustaf Church

Dutch style windmill 1847, within Kastellet

A memorial to all those who lost their lives working on the docks.

We had to go and find the Little Mermaid sculpture at Langelinje Pier- she was 100 years old in August 2013. It was made by Edvard Eriksen and his wife was the model.

This was erected in memory of all the Sailors who lost their lives at sea.

Bust and statue of Princess Marie of Orléans

Who is sitting on the bench?

The Gefion Fountain, 1908, on the harbour front. This represents the Nordic Goddess Gefion who turned her four sons into oxen, using them to pull off a piece of Swedish land which she then threw into the sea, creating the island of Zealand, or other stories.

A former black slave warehouse

had white plaster casts of statues from all over the world


Nyhavn (New Harbour) – once a commercial port, the canal was constructed from 1670 to 1673. Hans Christian Andersen lived here.



Vor Frelsers Kirke, 1682, on the island of Christianshavn . The spire was added in 1752 – it has a stairway on the outside and can be seen from the city centre.


Børsen, (1619-1640), originally designed as a trading centre, from 1857 to 1974 it was The Stock Exchange.

Ministry of Finance

Christiansborg Slot (Christiansborg Palace ) – the seat of The Danish Parliament (Folketinget), The Danish Prime Minister’s office and The Danish Supreme Court, built in 1918, on the site of the first castle.

Statue – Frederik VII by Christiansborg Slot

Opposite Børsen and Christiansborg Slot

We walked down the side of the Danish Parliament

Royal Library Gardens

Royal Stables 1730s

Frederiksholms Kanal

Behind the city hall

Ny Carslberg Glyptotek Art Museum

Central Post Office by the station

Vor Frue Kirke (Chursh of Our Lady), Copenhagen’s Cathedral. This is the fourth church on this site

Inside are impressive marble sculptures of Jesus and the 12 Apostle

Outside is David

The Rundetarn – The Round Tower 1637-1642 – an observatory with a spiral walkway inside, which goes to the top

An old telephone box at Kultorvet

 Next day – Roskilde

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