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S A WHERE TO GO – WHAT TO SEE SHOPPING ØSTERBRO 257 257 Østerbro is located just north of Copenhagen city centre in green surroundings and is considered the posh upper class district of Copenhagen. The district takes it’s name from being near the old eastern gate of the city and in the 1800’s - when the area was still a no build zone dominated by grazing cows and grassy meadows – it was a favourite excursion spot for Copenhageners wishing to escape the noise of the city. When Copenhagen was finally allowed to grow out over the ramparts following a cholera epidemic, Østerbro wasn’t build up as quickly and disorganized as its neighbours Nørrebro and Vestebro, and it was mainly the bourgeoisie who moved here in pompous villas in green surroundings, a heritage which has stuck to the district, many of the mansions still stand today, and a lot of them is occupied by foreign embassies. Today Østerbro is one of Copenhagen’s most attractive and expensive living areas, which also reflects the range of exclusive designer boutiques, cafés and fine restaurants including one of the Michelin stars. With its quiet cobblestone and tree lined streets, and its excellent shopping and cafe life, it makes for a good excursion from the downtown area. Take a stroll along Sortedams Lake – one of 3 rectangular lakes on a row curving around the western margin of the City Centre, forming one of the oldest and most distinctive features of the city’s topography. The paths around them are popular with strollers and runners. Visit the Potato Rows (Kartoffelrækkerne) or Brumleby – small villages of former working-class townhouses built in the late 1800s after the cholera epidemic in order to provide the Copenhagen workers with better housing outside the city walls. Today it is a very popular and fashionable place to live. Østerbro is also the part of Copenhagen offering most recreational areas like Copenhagen’s largest park – Fælledparken. It is used all year round for play and fun, sun bathing, strolls, gatherings, parties, outdoor theatre and concerts. Copenhagen’s landmark, the statue of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid, sits at Langelinie – the stretch along the waterfront, right on the border of Østerbro and Copenhagen inner city. If you go see her, make sure you also go for a stroll around the citadel Kastellet, one of the best preserved fortifications in Nortern Europe. Henrik Stenberg, Visitdenmark.com Cees van Roeden, Visitdenmark.com Kasper Thye, Copenhagenmediacenter.com Ty Strange, Visitdenmark.com Cees van Roeden, Visitdenmark.com


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