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Citadel (Kastellet)

Center of Churchill Park, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Ranked #35 of 203 attractions in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Castles
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
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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18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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1,173 reviews 1,173 reviews
986 attraction reviews
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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
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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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London
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53 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We were in Copenhagen in Ist week of May,2014 and on the second day we visited the Kastellet. As we stayed outside city, in Hotel Crowny Plaza, we came by metro from the station named Orestad, just outside the hotel. At Metro station, there were yellow ticket validation box, where we had to insert the ticket for 3 times for... More

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Came across this army island base on the way back from the mermaid expedition and was glad we stopped in for a peek. It's high walls offer a lovely view of the harbor, and the fact that half of it is still a working base means it's kept in tip top shape. Charming windmill to boot! Probably wouldn't extend my... More

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