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Citadel (Kastellet)

Center of Churchill Park, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Ranked #37 of 207 attractions in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Castles
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Boardman, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We happened across the Citadel after we visited the Little Mermaid. It was a pleasant surprise! We enjoyed a nice walk around the jogging path and were able to take pictures of the wonderful windmill. It makes sense to combine a visit to the harbor with a stroll around the Citadel. Enjoy!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

If you're walking along the habor by The Little Mermaid, be sure to stop by the Citadel historical site. Walk along the battlements and enjoy the view. Please remember to observe complete silence at the memorial for fallen soldiers of international missions and the eternal flame at the north end of the Citadel.

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Columbus OH
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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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Canberra
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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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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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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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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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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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