Everything by bike. From here, from the means of transport, begins the journey through the wonders of sustainable Copenhagen, the European capital further along the path of green changes both in relation to urban planning and in the form of services to citizens.
The town is crossed by a well 350 kilometers from cycle paths, all perfectly equipped. An earthly paradise for lovers of two wheels. The bike can be rented everywhere, is equipped with a tablet and GPS to get around the city with specific destinations and can be transported by public transport.
Your journey to discover the 10 must-see places Sustainable Copenhagen can start right from the statue Mermaid from HC Andersenheading south and following the seafront.
Also known as Citadelthat The castle is a Danish fortress. The fort is also known for its excellent state of preservation, making it one of the best preserved in all of Northern Europe.
Although in the past it had a warlike purpose, and although it was still military guests, today it is a ‘protected area converted into a park. This green area in the city is one of the dozens of re-evaluated realities that make Copenhagen sustainable and avant-garde.
Inside it is possible to visit one windmill from the 19th century the old ramparts with the commander’s residence. But also visit the old prisons and observe the various birds that populate the green area such as gray herons, swans and mallards.
NYHVAN OLD PORT
DANISH DESIGN CENTER
That Danish Architecture Center, DAC, is the main national cultural reference and is focused on urban planning and architecture. The center hosts numerous exhibitions and projects by renowned architects around the world.
The building, a former warehouse used for the port, has been renovated and re-evaluated to create one of the world’s best-known cultural displays of architecture.
Activities for professionals, families and children are available here, with courses, conferences, seminars and temporary exhibitions on urban architecture, construction and eco-sustainable revaluation projects.
Located in the district of Copenhagen in Denmark, Iceland Brygge is a harbor that can be reached on foot directly from the center of Copenhagen. In its waters it is possible to swim, and thanks to the presence of five swimming pools, both Danes and tourists in the summer season take advantage of the opportunity to take a dip.
Access to the pools is granted from 15 May to 15 September. While the water is checked daily to verify its quality. Only then can the authorities grant access or not to visitors.
THE CIRCLE BRIDGE
One of the most fascinating wonders of the city is The circular bridge. This is anything but a bridge, but rather a work of art accessible to all citizens get around by bike or on foot and get lost among its sinuous forms and the enchanting landscape that arises from an authentic combination of modern architecture, sea and sky.
Located in the port of Christianshavnis the bridge drawn by the artist Olafur Eliasson and reminiscent of the shapes of old ships that have been gone for years now. When you walk on the bridge, you can have a unique experience. While its episodes offer moments of extreme amazement.
Probably one of the most avant-garde buildings in Europe, the Copenhill It is a waste energy plant located in the city center. Spearhead of the company to conquer the podium in Europe, sustainable Copenhagen has given its citizens a masterpiece of engineering, where, in addition to disposing of the city’s waste in an environmentally friendly way, it is possible to practice winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding.
But that’s not all, this construction also allows you to train for walking, running and climbing. Not forgetting the presence of a cup of coffee and the possibility of socializing at any time.
REF TAILORA DISTRICT
reef tail island is an island located not far from the center of Copenhagen. Known for its sustainable features, it was originally an urban industrial area. Today, however, it is a hippie-style venue and location that incorporates alternative urban development, food of all kinds, festivals and creativity.
Curious is the case The reef. A district that hosts an organic street food and an area used for start-ups. Here, each stand and activity has a single dogma: Don’t waste and recycle.
In fact, to fully embrace the mission of sustainable Copenhagen, here it is only possible:
- use recyclable material,
- reduce food waste,
- eat organic,
- only buy local when possible
Also the citizens they separate waste to try to reuse them as much as possible.
Something innovative, out of the ordinary and sometimes unusual parkipal it is a pilot project that seeks to create floating wooden pitches. And what is most surprising is why.
In fact, these small rafts act as little parks where everyone can lie down or relax with a book. To reach the sites in the sea, you can swim or sail in a canoe. But other alternatives are being explored.
In the middle of the city stands Station, a sustainable park hidden behind the train tracks. A lush path follows the visitor towards the entrance. Then we arrive inside a green area designed by four entrepreneurs united in the goal of making change possible and contributing to an eco-sustainable development of the country.
Exploring the old renovated barns is an overwhelming experience. Every element inside is used, reused or recycled to give new life to what has now become obsolete. The other face of sustainability is put into play to offer a new space to all those who want to be involved in this green change.
THE SIGN OF THE WEST
Another incredible destination to explore is Copenhagen The sign of the west. This area of the city is home to forest and vegetation where you can breathe and live in nature. Here, it is especially possible to go on an adventure in search of the six abandoned wooden giants.
The places to be explored are Albertslund, Hvidovre, Høje-Taastrup, Ishøj, Rødovre and Vallensbæk. All destinations surrounded by green areas that give you the opportunity to experience Copenhagen’s suburbs in an enchanting world teeming with flora and fauna.
In the middle of green areas and sustainable projects, the Danish capital remains a beacon in Europe and throughout the world. In fact, the example of Copenhagen allows us to see a glimmer of hope in the future to stem global warming and seek ground-breaking alternative solutions.
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