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Running in Copenhagen

13 Jan
2017

So as you may know from my last post, I just got back from a trip to Germany and Denmark.  Jeremy and I went to visit his best friend who is in the Navy and stationed in Stuttgart, Germany.  In the middle of our trip, for New Year’s, we went to Copenhagen, Denmark.  We always make it a point to run while we travel because a) excuse to indulge in local fare and b) it’s a great way to see a city (see previous post for tips!)

We went on some really cool runs in Copenhagen and I wanted to share them, you know if you ever go to Copenhagen!  Or if you just want to see some photos, or laugh at how slow and inconsistent we were!

4-mile run that started from our hotel but regardless of starting point this part of the city includes some great sites! This one featured the famous Nyhavn Canal, the Amalienborg which is home to the Royal Family and the Fredriks Kirche across from it, the little Mermaid Statue (Den-Lille Havfrue), and the Kastellet military fortress (the part shaped liked a start).  Here is a link to the details on Garmin.  You can zoom in further on the map on the Garmin site as well

Some sites you could encounter on this run:

Nyhavn is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front just south of the Royal Playhouse
Frederik’s Church, popularly known as The Marble Church for its rococo architecture, is an Evangelical Lutheran church in Copenhagen, Denmark.
More Nyhavn
Amalienborg is the home of the Danish royal familyk. It consists of four identical classical palace façades with rococo interiors around an octagonal courtyard.
The Little Mermaid is a bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen, depicting a mermaid. The sculpture is displayed on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade.

Next, we did a 4.4 mile run including Christianshavn, a neighborhood on the island of Amager and separated from the rest of the city center by the Inner Harbor. It includes Freetown Christiania, a self-proclaimed autonomous neighborhood of about 850 residents which is basically a giant commune filled with art and weed.  The coolest part is that stretch on the other side of the water that features Christiania’s DIY home area.  Tiny houses built from whatever is available along a dimly lit bike path.  Again, here is the link to the run on the Garmin site.

 

Some sites you can encounter on this run:

The Inner Harbor
Inner Harbor Bridge

 

Tiny Houses in Freetown Christiania

 

Copenhagen is truly a beautiful city and I haven’t even done it justice with these photos.  There is SO MUCH MORE To see in this city between both modern and historic architechture, additional palaces, a botanical gardens, Tivoli the World’s oldest amusement park, and much more.  My best recommendation though – go during the Summer! I loved the city being there in December and January so I can only imagine how enjoyable it is with nice weather!

 

-Shaina

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