Copenhagen Fæstningskanalen

Not in many travel guide books so far: The canal that forms an outer fortification ring around the Danish capital. With green spaces following nearly the whole length of the waterway it is definitely a different approach of exploring Copenhagen and its outer-lying boroughs on foot or by bike. Along the way you’ll find some interesting historic artefacts and good information plaques.

  • City: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • How to get there: Take the S-train (S-tog) line B or H from Copenhagen Central Station to Emdrup Station. Then follow a small park until you reach a lake called Utterslev Mose. Beyond this lake you will find the beginning (or end) of the canal.
  • Tip: Keep walking along the canal and the park alongside for a couple of kilometres. Take the train back to Copenhagen Central Station from Husum Station or Islev Station. Total length of this walk is around 8km.
  • Ticket: Easiest option is to get a City Pass for 24 hours, Zones 1-4.
  • Transport information: DSB
  • Location: Fæstningskanalen
  • More information: Fæstningskanalen on Wikipedia

 

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Copenhagen Olsen Gang

The Olsen Gang was a series of 14 Danish movies starting in the late 1960’s telling the story of Egon Olsen, his gang members and their adventures. Usually the movies start with Egon Olsen coming out of this iconic prison building (Vridsløselille Statsfængsel) in the Danish capital. Today, 2018, the prison is not used as a correction facility anymore, a small museum can be visited.

  • City: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • How to get there: Take the S-tog B or Bx train service from Nørreport Station to Albertslund Station. Then it is a short walk to the prison.
  • Tip: If you are interested in town planning, south of Albertslund Station is a large residential quarter of dense low-rise buildings from the 1960’s called Albertslund Syd.
  • Ticket: Easiest option is to get a City Pass for 24 hours, Zones 1-4.
  • Transport information: DSB