Local Round-Up: Shifting graveyards to make room for more parkland in Frederiksberg

Frederiksberg Municipality plans to remodel a part of Solbjerg Park Cemetery in order to create more parkland near Copenhagen Zoo.

The cemetery is located next to Frederiksberg’s most famous parks, Frederiksberg Have and Sondermarken.

It is surrounded by a distinctive 150-year-old red brick wall, which might need to be moved in order to accommodate the plans.

Communal change
Frederiksberg Municipality intends to start the renovation in mid-September, and it wants to get its residents involved.

While it is keen to develop another spot for communal gatherings and activities, it maintains it is important to give the graves and their visitors the upmost possible respect.


Train passenger numbers crossing the Øresund has doubled since June
Train rides across the Øresund have become more frequent over the last months. Øresund News suspects the reason for this development is the high vaccination rate and the reopened borders. In the week of August 9-15, some 128,907 passengers crossed the Øresund Bridge by train – up from 60,107 two weeks earlier. According to Skanetrafiken, February only averaged 25,000 per week. However, the mid-August figures are still 40 percent down on the same week in 2019.

45 million kroner for new ‘Arctic’ academy in Christianshavn
The culture centre Nordatlantens Brygge in Christianshavn had received a donation of 45 million kroner from the AP Møller Fund, the Novo Nordisk Fund and the Augustinus Fund. The aid will be used to renovate Tranhuset, an old house in Christianshavn built in 1781. Eventually, Tranhuset will be turned into an academy with the focus on life and society on Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

Rare cloud formation spotted in Copenhagen skies
On Monday August 23, a cloud formation called ‘asperitas’ was spotted above the area of Copenhagen. The name, which was attributed to the phenomenon just six years ago, can be translated as ‘troubled’. Meteorologists are yet to agree on the cause of this formation. Many see it as a forerunner of thunderstorms, although  sunshine is also known to follow asperitas as well.

Rabbit disease has already claimed high death count in capital region
Following a number of rabbit deaths in Albertslund, more fatalities have been reported across the capital region.  According to Ditte Rich Staerk, the co-ordinator of rabbit protection club, the disease in question is deadly if no measures are taken in 48-72 hours. Symptoms include swollen eyes and difficulties breathing. Since there is no treatment for the pest, a vaccination is lifesaving.

By & Havn presents final layout plan for Sankt Petersburg Plads
After having examined and considered the wishes and suggestions of Nordhavn’s residents, By & Havn just represented a final layout plan for the new living space on Sankt Petersburg Plads. Construction should be finished by the spring of 2022.

Historic public toilets in Kongens Have to close
The historic toilet cellar at Kongens Have will not be renovated, according to Annette Skraagaard, the chef conservator at Rosenborg Castle. This decision marks the end to a dispute about who should pay for the renovations. The public toilets have been frequented less in recent years due to their bad condition. Nine new public toilets are planned along Gothersgade to make up for the closure.

Capital invests more in green vehicles
The Capital Region presented a new financing plan on Tuesday, committing a further 52 million kroner to investment in civic eco-friendly vehicles. Of the 400 vehicles the city uses, half are emission free.