Copenhagen is a city of paradoxes – big enough to call itself a metropolis, yet small enough to have a cozy atmosphere. Its history dates back to 1167, but the visions of modern innovative architects like Arne Jacobsen also influences the cityscape.
On our architectural walk you will see the great buildings of both old and new masters, while walking through the most interesting and beautiful parts of the city. We will pass the curvy shapes of SEB bank´s headquarter, designed by Lundgaad and Tranberg on an artificial hill. Afterwards we stroll towards the wooden and sensual Wave on the water, the powerful Royal Library, also known as the Black Diamond and the new architecture center, while showing you how the waterfront changed from an industrial hub to a recreative hangout. On our way to the historic neighbourhood of Christianshavn we will drop by the parliament and the old renaissance stock exchange – and take a look at The Opera House as well as the iconic functionalistic Knippelsbro from 1935 and the smooth corporate former head quarter of Nordea, designed by Henning Larsen. We end the tour near free town Christiania and the cute and colourful canals of Christianshavn, where there are several options for lunch, dinner or coffee.
The ArchiTour is not only for achitecture afficinados, but also a very nice way of experiencing Copenhagen and getting a geographic and historic overview of the urban development of the city.
Photos: credits to visitcopenhagen.dk/monokrom.dk