Beauty is reinvented in the streets of Copenhagen. Strolling along the charming docks of Nyhavn and looking out monuments like the Royal Residence are classics. However, also breathe in the upcoming - the street art, the colourful diversity, and the mess of creation. Copenhagen is in the making.
Sweeping through the narrow side streets of the inner city, you’ll soon discover sceneries almost theatrical. Charming old houses placed side by side on the cobblestone streets, historical monuments, little towers, and copper spires take you right back to the Golden Age.
However, Copenhagen is a city in change. It shows in the city scape of road works, scaffolding, political stickers, graffiti, tags, and messy leftovers from a happy weekend. Copenhagen is growing a younger look, and realizing the beauty of it might take more than a first glance. If you want to appreciate the charms of well-preserved history, you typically need to look beyond the noise, the crowds, and the renovation.
The layers of use add a new perspective to Copenhagen. The city is posing for a younger audience. It’s become a city of creation. It’s become a city where visions of the future come into life. New districts are taking shape. Visiting the futuristic neighbourhood of Ørestad is a revelation of innovative architectural thinking, and gives thought to the idea of trying to govern socialization. Also, the industrial harbours of Nordhavn are moulded into an alternative habitation as we speak.
Take in the old and the new. Traverse the former working class districts of Nørrebro and Vesterbro, now inhabited by immigrants, students, and young families. Visit the maritime neighbourhood of Christianshavn and the gardens of Frederiksberg. Walk on the banks of the lakes of the historical moats surrounding the inner city. And then widen your perspective and visit the new areas, the galleries, and take in the street atmosphere.
Experience Copenhagen shaping up for the future.