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What to see and do in Christianshavn

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The coloured houses and idyllic canals make Christianshavn unique and one of Copenhagen’s most picturesque districts.

Made up of a group of small islands, the neighbourhood is a real charmer, and ideal to explore by bike, on foot along the quays or even from the waterside. The group of small islands that make up this area, is perhaps mostly known for Freetown Christiania, but is worth visiting for many other reasons too.

If you're feeling hungry after a day of epxploring, you should check out this guide on where to eat in Christianshavn

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Cruise the canals - by yourself or on a tour

Copenhagen is an old harbour and maritime city, and one of the most beautiful and enjoyable ways to see it, is from a boat sailing down its charming canals.

Church of Our Saviour
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Church of Our Saviour

Our Saviour's is one of Denmark's most famous churches. Ever since the serpentine spire was inaugurated in 1752, it has been a popular pastime to climb the 400 steps to the top.

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Overgaden - Institute for Contemporary Art

Established in 1986 by a group of local artists, Overgaden has for more than two decades been among the leading non-profit exhibition spaces for contemporary art in Copenhagen.

Situated by a canal in ...

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Explore on a guided walking tour

Like the rest of Copenhagen, Christiania is small enough to explore by foot. Dive into the fascinating history of this special area on a guided walking tour.

Nordatlantens Brygge
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Nordatlantens Brygge

North Atlantic House is an art centre where you can encounter North Atlantic culture, research and business. Here, people from the North Atlantic, Denmark, and the rest of the world meet and inspire o...

The Inner Harbour Bridge
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The Inner Harbour Bridge

Pedestrian and bike bridge in Nyhavn, Copenhagen.

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Harbour bus
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Harbour bus

The yellow harbour buses take you up and down the harbour on a regular bus ticket. And they’re running on electricity.

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Krøyers Plads
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Krøyers Plads

Krøyers Plads is a new square located at a great location in the Copenhagen neighbourhood Christianshavn.

The square was designed together with the surrounding buildings, which continue the historic ...

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