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Citadel (Kastellet)

Center of Churchill Park, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Ranked #41 of 204 attractions in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Castles
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Columbus OH
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185 reviews 185 reviews
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173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Just a short distance from the Design Museum, you step into the peaceful citadel with its colorful buildings. Close to the Little Mermaid but a moat away, it is pleasant to walk around the buildings, moats and embankments.

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a great spot to visit. The citadel walls are good to walk and you can cycle on the roads. It is still a military barracks so the buildings are not open. Not crowded. Amusing to see the crowds just over the moat at the Gefion Fountain, oblivious to the gem they are missing.

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A beautiful scenic area to walk around with nice views of the harbour. It's not far from the little mermaid.

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Tampa, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stumbled upon this place after visiting the Little Mermaid statue, and were in awe of it's beauty. There were swans, and a beautiful windmill. Worth a visit to walk, run or just walk around and relax as well as taking some nice pictures. Very picturesque.

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London, United Kingdom
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is an impressive medieval earthworks citadel, a five-sided fortress built to protect the city against marauding Swedes, Brits, Germans and others in the 1660s. The area is beautiful, featuring hills from which you can overlook the water, visit a church, and take quiet walks. One of the highlights of our visit to Copenhagen.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Citadel is more of a fun area to leisurely stroll than a tourist destination. The center of the Citadel has military barracks and you'll see military trainees walking around. There's an elevated walking area to stroll or jog. Along the path are some of the cannons and a windmill with some areas to picnic. There's a war memorial within... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Took a walk through the Kastellet on our way from the Little Mermaid to Amalienborg. A very neat and peaceful site!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Currently used by the Danish military, this star-shaped fortress and moat are absolutely lovely. While the citadel dates back to the mid 17th century, it was partially demolished and rebuilt in the 19th century. Nowadays, it feels like another city park, with lawns, lovely trees and serene paths and streets. Great photo-ops, too.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A beautiful place to walk, very calm and pretty. No sitting on the grass, the soldiers come over a have words if you do!!!

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Sao Paulo, SP
11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

loveddd... the best place in Copenhan.. really beautiful , awesome for pics , picnics , exercise breath taking views

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