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Green Copenhagen – City Walk in Sustainable Nordhavn District

Experience Copenhagen in a different way on this guided city walk in Nordhavn, a new sustainable and energy-conscious district with creative architectural solutions.

Let me show you the new district Nordhavn (The Northern Harbour), one of the largest urban development projects in Northern Europe. In Nordhavn, Copenhagen’s old free port is being transformed into a sustainable and energy-conscious district. By 2050, Nordhavn will accommodate 40,000 new inhabitants and 40,000 working places – and all buildings must meet measurable sustainability requirements.

A walk through the first 2 stages of urban development project Nordhavn

The guided tour takes you through the first 2 stages of the huge urban development project, Århusgadekvarteret og Sundmolen. We start in the neighborhood Århusgadekvarteret, the first almost finished neighborhood in Nordhavn. In 2015, the first residents moved in here, on a corner of Copenhagen’s old free port area.

Later, we move past the small, new, man-made island, Kronløbsøen, which is being built up in a harbour bassin. And continue onto Sundmolen, a pier where the next stage of Nordhavn’s development takes place, including the recycling of 4 distinctive warehouses from the 1950s.

Photos from the tour – click at the photos to view a bigger version

A guided tour through past, present and future in Nordhavn

During the guided tour you will hear stories about the past in the old port. It is an area with a long history, part of it connected to Denmark’s role as a maritime nation, and to immigration too: Close to Nordhavn, thousands of Danish emigrants left for the United States in the late 1800s.

But you will (of course) also hear about today’s Nordhavn and not least, the future in the new sustainable district.

We look at creative, architectural solutions, both those where old free port buildings have been transformed and given new use, but still tell the story of the rustic port environment of the past. And brand new, different buildings, such as the first cinema in Denmark that is sustainability certified and is located in an award-winning aluminum building.

Visit Konditaget Lüders and enjoy the view of Nordhavn and Copenhagen

We also visit Konditaget Lüders (Lüders’ Exercise Roof). 24 meters (78 feet) above the ground at the roof of a multi-storey carpark is this huge recreational urban space with a great view of Nordhavn and the rest of Copenhagen. You can walk up or use the lift.

In addition, we look at how the water is always close and thought into the city plan, both in the harbor, where you can have a dip at the urban beach, and in the brand-new canals. And how new urban spaces and green ‘lungs’ create oases for people in this densely built-up new district.

Important to know

  • Meeting location: Nordhavn metro station, Århusgade 117, 2150 Copenhagen. Find location on map
  • End point: Orientkaj metro station
  • Time: Flexible (ask for availability at booking@slowtourscopenhagen.dk – private tours only)
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Tour length: 2.5 km/1.5 mile
  • Green Copenhagen – City Walk in Sustainable Nordhavn District is guided in English. Find the tour in Danish here

Do you want to experience the guided tour Green Copenhagen – City Walk in Sustainable Nordhavn District? Book your private tour here

NOTE: The itinerary of this private guided tour can be changed due to your wishes. Please contact Slow Tours Copenhagen and together we will make the itinerary that suits your group.

What’s included

  • Guiding and planning
  • My services as your personal tour guide
  • Recommendations for more experiences.

Please notice

  • you will walk a lot so sturdy shoes are recommended
  • the city walk is not suitable for walking-impaired persons
  • the tour will run no matter how the weather is so dress for the weather.

Do you want to experience the guided tour Green Copenhagen – City Walk in Sustainable Nordhavn District? Book your private tour here

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