"A Pleasant Wander AND NO BAR!" Kastellet Tip by johngayton
Kastellet, Copenhagen: 25 reviews and 64 photos
The Kastellet here in Copenhagen makes for an interesting little detour, escaping the traffic and taking in a bit of history. The fortress was originally built in the mid 1600's as a self-sustaining fortress for the defence of Copenhagen and has been substantially restored in recent times to pretty much its original design and is still a "working fortress". Walking the pentagonal battlements overlooking the moat, with the joggers and dogwalkers for company, made for a pleasant stroll in the spring sunshine, clearing the previous evenings' fogginess of the brain and setting up for the day (and evening and morning ) to come :)
Within the walls are the barracks of the local "Home Guard" with its own chapel, working windmill and even a cow byre - the fortress having been designed to be able to withstand a lengthy siege - I do believe we Brits actually occupied it for a short while in 1807, just to prove that we could Ha! ;)
PS It's also free!
Directions: To the west of the city, towards "The Little Mermaid".
Phone: 45 33 11 22 33
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