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A 128 128 WHERE TO GO – WHAT TO SEE SHOPPING CHRISTIANSHAVN King Christian IV had a vision of a trading centre when in 1619 he began building Christianshavn with the aid of Dutch architects. Later it became a working-class neighbourhood and today the area has developed into one of the most fashionable and lively areas in Copenhagen. A local Venice known for its café-lined canals, a bohemian atmosphere with trendy shops and world-famous restaurant noma as well as Freetown Christiania, a selfproclaimed autonomous neightbourhood of about 850 residents in an area of abandoned military barracks. Take the 400 steps up to the best view from the top of the 90-metre high, golden tower of Vor Frelser Church. Rent a small boat or do a canal tour or simply enjoy a walk along the streets lined with charming old buildings. Strandgade no. 32 built in 1624 is assessed as being the oldest in the district. Søren Lauridsen Christian Alsing, Wonderful Copenhagen Jacob Christensen Bent Næsby-VisitDenmark


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