Copenhagen launches new massive waterfront tourism trail

Christian Wenande
May 20th, 2016

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Harbour Ring route to offer brand new way to explore the capital

New route to open the city to urban and green areas (photo: Visit Copenhagen)

In the very near future, visitors to Copenhagen will have a completely new route with which to explore the sights and sounds of the Danish capital’s waterfront area.

On Sunday May 29, the city is launching the Harbour Ring route, a 13 km  pedestrian and bicycle route that leads visitors around the inner harbour area past historical attractions, lovely nature and those hidden gems that can prove difficult for the humble novice explorer to discover.

“The Harbour Ring is a vision that will now become a reality,” said Morten Kabell, the city’s deputy mayor of technical and environmental issues.

“The Harbour Ring offers easy access to the blue and green nature, which is unique for Copenhagen and which gives the city’s citizens and tourists access to a broad variation of recreational experiences. Furthermore, the route creates a better connection in the city, both mentally and traffic-wise.”

READ MORE: Copenhagen investing 2.5 million kroner to harbour events

Events galore
The day of the launch has been turned into a massive celebration event including an open-to-the-public bicycle parade from 11:00-17:00 that will head from Knippelsbro Bridge to Bryggebroen Bridge and back again along Kalvebod Brygge and Christians Brygge to Havnegade.

It will also be possible to take part in a host of activities along the Harbour Ring route, including sea kayaking in the harbour canals, fishing at Slusen, swimming in the harbour baths on Islands Brygge, children’s theatre and bicycle concerts.

There will also be free guided bicycle trips, sailing trips and walks along the route. Read more about the Harbour Ring here. and read see the map of the route here in English.

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