A 6 km walk into upper class district which is shown by its wide boulevardes and beautiful green areas.
Take the train to Nordhavn Train Station
From there you go left 100 meters. Here you see Nordre Frihavngade, the main shopping street in Østerbro. Nordre Frihavnsgade is one of the old and central commercial streets on Østerbro. Today, the street is a very special trading street with a myriad of specialty stores, see some pictures from the shops below.
When leaving Nordre Frihavnsgade you go out to Østerbrogade, the main traffic street. Go to your right, and 100 meters to your left you will se the entrance to Brumleby.
Walking around the neoclassical blocks of Brumledy offers a good perspective of Danish architecture of social housing. Built in the 1850s, the terraced quarter is situated in a triangle between Trianglen square and the National Stadium. Brumleby was designed by the Danish Medical Association in the 1850s for the labor class, and has been awarded with the Europa Nostra award for conservation, standing as an example for affordable housing solutions. In the area a museum, an old cooperative shop and an exhibition space can be found.
Brumleby are the oldest surviving buildings in Østerbro.
Today it is still used for public housing but the apartments have been increased in size and private facilities have been fitted as well.
Opposite Brumleby you have Fælledparken.
One of the largest park in the city, Faelledparken offers six square kilometers of green oasis at the heart of Copenhagen. Apart from the multiple walking paths and the extensive area of grass, visitors of this park can also find an uncommon playground with simulations of the five most notable towers of the city, a skate track, outdoor chess tables and the café Pavillon. Fælleparken also hosts the demonstrations of May 1st with hordes of locals occupying the whole space.
Go back to Østerbrogade and down to the lakes.
Nestled at the edge of Osterbrogade, the three Copenhagen Lakes, or ‘Søerne’ as the Danish call them, is the ideal place to take a rest and enjoy the open space and the fresh air next to the water. The row of three water deposits creates a six-kilometer path where bikers, runners and strollers can always be seen enjoying the enchanting view.
Follow the lakes until Fredensgade, and you will soon be in The Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden is a unique green space in the heart of Copenhagen, which invites engagement in the world of nature. The garden is part of the Natural History Museum of Denmark and differs significantly from other parks in the city by being a living museum with research, public outreach, teaching and nature conservation as its main tasks. Here, you will find Denmark’s largest scientific collection of plants – including species that are either threatened or extinct in nature.
Therefore, special rules of conduct apply in the Botanical Garden.
Enjoy the garden, while you walk through it.
The next garden is coming shortly after
The King’s Garden (Kongens Have) was established in the early 17th century as Christian IV’s pleasure and kitchen gardens for his castle Rosenborg. The garden acted as a setting for entertainments for the king and his visitors, and also supplied the court at Copenhagen Castle with fruit and vegetables. The garden continued to be used as a kitchen garden for the royal household right up until the late 19th/early 20th century.
The garden was opened to the public in the 1770s by J.F. Struensee. He was physician to Christian VII, who is believed to have suffered from schizophrenia.
Today the King’s Garden is one of Copenhagen’s most popular parks, attracting some three million visitors every year. The park continues to serve as the setting for many forms of entertainment and is home to attractions such as a delightful playground and the traditional Marionet Teatret Puppet Theatre.