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Urban Renewal Route Through Copenhagen

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Photo: Christian Geisnanes

This is famously a pedestrian- and bike-friendly city—a model for many others—and its recent reclamation of the harbor area signals a new phase for what may be the ultimate 21st-century metropolis.

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Destinations: Copenhagen

Inspired by: Copenhagen’s Waterfront Development — by Justin Davidson, Published Feb. 2009

Hotels (2)

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    Admiral Hotel Copenhagen

    The historic Copenhagen Admiral Hotel is housed inside a 1787 warehouse neighboring Amalienborg, the royal residence, and overlooking the Royal Ope

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    Hotel Fox

    To launch its latest car, Volkswagen commissioned 21 international graphic designers, graffiti artists, and illustrators to renovate the 61-room Ho

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    Søren K

    Named for Denmark's most famous philospher, Soren K is located on the first floor of the ultramodern Black Diamond addition to the city's Royal Lib

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Activities (6)

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    Royal Danish Playhouse

    The waterfront Royal Danish Playhouse is the home of the Royal Danish Theater. It houses three stages: the Store Scene, the Port Scene, and the Lil

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    Frøsiloen

    Officially named the Gemini Residence but more commonly referred to as the Frøsiloen, this structure is composed of 84 luxury apartments housed ins

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    Fisketorvet Byens Shopping Center

    The Fisketorvet Shopping Center is the first of its kind in the city. Housed in the former location of the Copenhagen fish market, the four-story s

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    Black Diamond

    The Black Diamond is the name given to the modern wing of the Royal Library, inaugurated by Queen Margrethe in 1999. The nickname originates from t

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    Scale Denmark

    This unique tour company offers architecture-themed tours of Copenhagen, all of which are led by trained architects. Tours are based on the company

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    Copenhagen Opera House

    Standing on the edge of the harbor is the Henning Larsen-designed opera house—a soaring glass-and-steel response to the classical and surpassingly

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