Day in Photos: Christianshavn

Every Copenhagen neighborhood has its own personality. During your semester, meet the locals and discover the history, urban spaces, and storefronts that make each so unique.

Copenhagen’s canal district, Christianshavn, is a 10-minute bike ride from DIS. Lindsay from the University of Michigan spent a Saturday morning there taking in the views, houseboats, and canal-side warehouses. Check out her blog post below:

Tales from Copenhagen

Christianshavn is known as Copenhagen’s canal district, located just east of the city centre and filled with narrow cobblestone streets, boats docked along the water, and canal-side warehouses turned residential and professional spaces. I recently spent a morning and afternoon walking and biking around Christianshavn, below are pictures detailing how I would spend an ideal day exploring the neighborhood!

(This is part of a series of posts, detailing my days exploring the local neighborhoods of Central Copenhagen! See my days in Nørrebro and København K.)


Breakfast at Parterre.  There is a small corner cafe right along the canal called Parterre, a perfect place to start before a day of exploring Christianshavn. The sky was cloudy and the air still cold when we arrived, but the small outdoor area of tables, chairs and blankets, along with the incredible view of the canal, was too good to pass up. We ordered inside (from…

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