Buy your own Danish island

November 12th, 2014

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A little piece of history just off the coast of Copenhagen is for sale

If you've ever dreamed of basking in the sun on your own island – and you have some serious bankroll at your disposal – then today is your lucky day.

The island fort Middelgrundsfortet, located near the entrance to Copenhagen Harbour, has been listed for sale by the upscale estate agent Jan Fog for the 'paltry' amount of 16.5 million kroner.

However, potential buyers will need to inject a further couple of million kroner into the island, unless they want to live a rather basic lifestyle.

”It will cost a couple of million kroner on top of the price,” Jan Fog told Metroxpress newspaper. ”The minuses are that there is no sewage system, power or running water.”

READ MORE: For sale: Small Danish islands

A national treasure
But aside from the few basics, the island – which was man-made under the orders of King Christian IX between 1890 and 1894 as part of the measures taken to shore up the defensive capabilities of Copenhagen – includes a 360-degree ocean view, its own garden, 17,000 sqm of cellars, 30 bedrooms and its own little dock.

It also only takes about 20 minutes to sail into inner Copenhagen Harbour should supplies run short or a night out in the city beckons.

The 70,000 sqm island – which is accessible to the public because it is a national heritage site – was listed at 75 million kroner in 2010, five times the current asking price.


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