Category Archives: Bridges

Kulturtårnet: Above Knippels Bridge

Since 2010, one of Copenhagen’s most treasured landmarks, Knippelsbro, has featured on the front of the Danish 200 kroner bank-note, pushing other celebrated Danish gems aside. A few precious times a day the city’s bike-flow takes a breather as the bridge does what it was designed to do back in 1937, allowing ship traffic to […]
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Belvedere Bridge: Connecting The Wharfs

Last week the wings of an eagle landed on Copenhagen’s South Harbor, Sydhavnen, metaphorically speaking, spanning the Belvedere Canal. The opening of yet another pedestrian and cycle bridge, the Belvedere Bridge is another piece in the puzzle connecting Enghave and Frederik’s Wharf.  Although the breadth of the canal is a modest 25 meters, the bridge offers locals and […]
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Copenhagen’s Harbor, Full Circle

It has been along time coming. The jinxed Inner Harbor Bridge opened a couple of weeks ago in Copenhagen, not so much to a stirring fanfare more of a deep sigh of relief. The Inner Harbor Bridge, now connects central Copenhagen to Amager for pedestrians and cyclists and though the 3 year delay has been […]
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Copenhagen: Under Knippels Bridge

You could be forgiven for confusing the name Rosforth & Rosforth with some illustrious Scottish lawyers firm, housed in prudent offices in Edinburgh’s Haymarket rather than the hip wine enthusiasts providing Copenhagen with biodynamic and organic wines from under the city’s very own Knippels Bridge. Since 2001, this novel location, literally on Copenhagen’s waterfront, has been supplying the […]
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Strolling Down Overgaden Oven Vandet

There are thoroughfares that are simply designed for a carefree stroll, where time or purpose are of no consequence. The art of strolling, the Danish translation, at slendre evokes images of casually strolling with a folded newspaper clasped between arm and body and someone dear holding the other, sharing the moment. Copenhagen has such a thoroughfare, Overgaden Oven […]
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CAFX 2016: Copenhagen Parading Its Architecture

The Copenhagen Festival – CAFX, opened this Thursday and was promptly greeted by the Spring’s first hint of something better to come. There is nothing better than witnessing Copenhagen’s classical buildings and waterfront bathed and draped in luscious sunlight. The festival founders, Josephine Michau, Peter Møller Rasmussen and Mads Farsø have extended the program this year embracing […]
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Copenhagen’s Lungs: Amager Nature Park

Amager, Øresund’s largest island, droops from mainland Copenhagen like some emerald earring, attached, but not quite. Today, Amager is linked by 5 bridges, soon to be 6, to its more prominent neighbor.  When I arrived in Copenhagen in the early 1980’s, Amager  was ironically labeled as “lorteøen – Shit island”, not only a historical reference […]
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Copenhagen´s New Icon: The Circle Bridge

Copenhagen’s latest contribution to it’s harbor’s bridges, The Circle Bridge, officially opened yesterday to a fanfare fit for kings. This majestic and playful construction harmonizes beautifully with Copenhagen’s maritime tradition and yet it is so much more. The creator of this unique construction, the artist Olafur Eliasson, has provided Copenhagen with not only a passage linking […]
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A Bridge Not Too Far

Standing on Dyssebroen, a pedestrian and bicycle bridge, that connects urban and rural Christiania, I´m looking desperately for Copenhagen’s skyline. The only visible trace of the city’s contour is the twisted spire of one of Copenhagen’s most recognizable landmarks, Our Saviour’s Church. It dawns on me that I have never stood here before. A sense of familiarity and foreign at the […]
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Skanör, On Copenhagen’s Doorstep

For a couple of glorious days the summer came to Skanör, just as I was beginning to lose hope. On Copenhagen’s doorstep, a hop, skip and jump under and over the Øresund Bridge, followed by a wonderful 30 kilometer bike ride through Southern Sweden’s gentle landscape, is a little gem waiting to be rediscovered. The […]
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