Christianshavn (Christan's harbour) is a nice, picturesque district, situated southeast opposite the city center from the harbour. Here you find historic buildings in typical Danish style as well as numerous charming canals. This is where you can find the world famous freetown Christiania with its bohemic, drug glorifying lifestyle and its wooden houses. I have no pictures of Christiania though, the inhabitans don't like touritsts to take photos there.

Christianshavn is an underrated neighbourhood, opposite the city center from the harbour. It is known for its many canals trafficated by tour boats.

Vor Frelsers Kirke

Vor Frelsers Kirke (Church of Our Saviour) is the most famous landmark in Christianshavn. It is 89 m high and was completed in 1696. It is very cool with its spiral roof.

At the Skyscrapercity meeting in summer 2006 I climbed the stairs to the top of this building together with the young fellows of the forum. I also climbed the church in 2014. The skyline views from the top of the church can be seen in the skyline section.

Vor Frelsers Kirke (Church of Our Saviour)


Vor Frelsers Kirke

Vor Frelsers Kirke


Christianshavn from above, seen from Vor Frelsers Kirke.

More of the views from Vor Frelsers Kirke can be found here:

Streetscapes of Christianshavn.

An important Japanese car caravan with police motorcycles, don't know who is in the Mercedes.

These Lincoln limos are not rare in the capital of Denmark!









Looking towards Radisson Scandinavia.

Looking towards Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel and some nice houses close to Christiania.

Christians Kirke, also in Christianshavn. It was a bit hard to figure out the name of the church.

Look! This old Christianshavn house looks really slanting.

In July 2005 I visited the Dream of Tower exhibition at The Danish Centre of
Architecture in Christianshavn. It is an exhibition about 46 skyscrapers in different
parts of the world. The positive surprise was that the models where taller than
I expected; 2-3 m, taller than I am and I am tall! But the models didn't have any
façade painted, they where just white. The main focus was on Turning Torso.

Freedom Tower (old design), Monument to the 3rd international in St Petersburg
(2nd tallest structure on the exhibition) and Shanghai Financial Center.
The St Petersburg monument was proposed in 1919 and was meant to be 400m high!

Click here to see more of the Dream of Tower exhibition.