Walk or jog on the ramparts of Kastellet, Europe's oldest military bastion and a favorite park area in the city. Danish King Christian IV founded this typical Renaissance fortification with five bastions in 1626. The citadel features the original windmill from 1847, three 18th century bronze cannons on the Princesses bastion, the National Monument of Remembrance, an 18th century church, and a prison. The site also is home to the new National Memorial for all fallen Danish soldiers. A prominent prisoner at the citadel prison was a German count and the royal physician, whose affair with Queen Matilda led to his beheading by the schizophrenic King Christian VII. Today, the buildings inside the citadel serve as military barracks and offices of the Danish Defense Intelligence. To visit Kastellet on your holiday in Copenhagen, and find out what else Copenhagen has to offer, use our Copenhagen.
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Well worth a walk through the current buildings and more particularly around the high tops of the grassed banks. Great views of surrounds, lovely landscaping and you get a good idea of the scale of... more »
Kastellet is an amazing place to visit if you like parks and nature! It is calm and well kept, near The Little Mermaid! more »
This is more of a military base rather than a tourist attraction, but it is free to enter and has very nice walks around the outside and inside of the moat. We visited on Veteran's Flag Day (Sep 5) so the police and military presence was quite high.
When you reach to little Mermaid ,you can see this place. Very nice and greeny place. This star shaped fortress is now military base. Free entrance. You can see whole fort from top of this fortress which is amazing view.
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