Best areas in Copenhagen: Christianshavn

Christianshavn Copenhagen

Best areas in Copenhagen: Christianshavn

Christianshavn is Copenhagen’s nautical district with canals and founded in the 17th century as an extension of the fortifications of the city.


A much-desired area with a unique atmosphere


Food and Drinks

Christianshavn is close to the city centre, has a unique atmosphere and is full of restaurants and bars. You can sit on one of the many terraces at the canals and have a good beer or dine in one of the best restaurants in the world: Noma.


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Main attractions

Christiana is a Freetown and is one of the most popular Danish attractions. There are around 1,000 people who live there and many of them built their homes themselves giving the area an extremely interesting architectural feel. There is a variety of eco-restaurants, bars and galleries offering all sorts of cultural experiences.

  • A good way to explore Christiana is with a guided tour.
  • Christian’s Church in the Strandgade was consecrated in 1758 and the steeple finished in 1769. It used to be a church for the German congregation, but since 1901 it is a Danish parish church. The church has a great rococo interior and three-storied gallery.
  • The Circle Bridge connects Christiansbro with the promenade by Danisco, thus making it easier for pedestrians and cyclist to cross the canal.
  • Saviour’s is one of Denmark’s most famous churches. Ever since the serpentine spire was inaugurated in 1752, is has been a popular pastime to climb the 400 steps to the top.


Useful tips

  • You can rent rowing boats at the Bådudlejning or Kayak Republic. The establishment is a café which serves tapas. A perfect place to relax after your stroll through the area.


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Location: Christianshavn

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