"The star-shaped fortress" Kastellet Tip by Marpessa

Kastellet, Copenhagen: 25 reviews and 64 photos

  Kastellet entrance
by Marpessa
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      Kastellet entrance
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      Inside the Kastellet
    by Marpessa

The first time I walked through Kastellet I didn't really know what it was, to be honest, I was just searching for a toilet, and the signs pointed me here. It was after this, when I looked at my city map to see where I was, that I saw the interesting layout of the Kastellet. It is a star-shape fortress, surrounded by water, just next to the harbour (there is land between the Kastellet?s 'moat' and the harbour). There are two bridges leading into the man-made island (built in 1660 by King Frederik III).

Originally it was used as a military base to defend Copenhagen against any attacks. Today it is open to the public (but the military still use it), and you will find many of the public running along the paths or walking their dogs here.

Admission is free. I think I came here everyday I was in Copenhagen (or walked past here at least), I just found it to be a very tranquil place.

Directions: At the end of Bredgade
Phone: +45 33 11 22 33
Website: http://www.woco.dk/composite-1374.htm

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 5, 2006
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