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The area
Neighborhood: Inner Oesterbro
Home to the largest number of embassies in Copenhagen, Inner Oesterbro has Østerbrogade and Nordre Frihavnsgade streets where shopping for clothes and modern Danish design is a must, particularly if you're not on at budget. There exists a great array of cafés and restaurants, from the reasonably priced to pricier Michelin ones. Fælledparken, one of the largest recreational areas in Denmark, is a park home to the Copenhagen Carnival as well as one of the world’s largest relay runs, with thousands of teams competing over several days.
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  • Sarah-April
    Nottingham, United Kingdom298 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Long walk round the top!
    If you go to walk round the top (ramparts? I can’t remember) be prepared to walk half the grounds as once you’re up there you can’t get down until you come across the walkways down. Although the side where the windmill is did have more walkways down so maybe go that way!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 8, 2023
  • Miss_Teach1
    Staffordshire, United Kingdom182 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely!
    We walked here as it’s not far from The Little Mermaid. The buildings are beautifully preserved and you feel very honoured to be able to explore the site. There are guards around and a moat too. A real piece of history - it’s beautiful and free! A must-see!
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 9, 2023
  • RYC88
    Centreville, Virginia1,277 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting historical information in an old fortress
    It's interesting that this former fortress is now a public park. It's a fairly small enclosure with rather austere blocky military buildings, but it did have a beautifully done memorial to the Danes who have gone abroad for humanitarian aid, including a section for those who died on missions. There was a small, interesting exhibit on Denmark's peace-keeping and humanitarian efforts all over the world. The little church is very plain inside, but you can see the cut-out into the jail cells so the prisoners could hear the sermons. Walking along the bastions gives you a great view of the water and the other sections of the city. It's a great spot of a nice walk and it's very quiet.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 21, 2023
  • ruthandvern
    Wilton, California15,442 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great to see and experience
    What a wonderful architectural facility. It still has armed guards on the front gate entrance, but not the rear gate. This star shaped defensive fortress with at least one moat and steep hillsides holds various size cannons in various advantageous positions. There is a lovely windmill on the premises, many barracks and a church, which was closed.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Jonofromcas
    Castleford, United Kingdom1,435 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Underwhelming.
    We must have missed something when we visited, as we thought the place was lacking in something……. Interest. The long rows of houses were just that, long rows of houses and the ramparts didn’t seem to protect anything else of significance other than a larger building. Perhaps we were expecting more, but underwhelming.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 2, 2023
  • T-SGlobetrotters
    Preston, United Kingdom2,946 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful place to stroll
    This former citadel which still houses some military buildings is a peaceful place to walk through. Everything is well maintained and tidy, you pass a manned guardhouse as you pass through one archway. Other than admiring the tranquillity and views there is not much to do here but this is one of several places to visit as part of a morning walk from the centre.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 8, 2023
  • Kerryclan
    52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful stroll
    A beautiful fort, with lovely shaded walks along the periphery canal. The inside of the fort is also worth strolling around - it has a functioning military barracks, as well as a full sized windmill. It is within a pleasant walking distance of Nyhaven and the Little Mermaid statue.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 2, 2023
  • John B
    Toronto, Canada2,995 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place for a walk - and it's free!
    The Kastellet, Copenhagen's fortress that was built in the 1600s, is a wonderful spot to go for a stroll on a warm day. Admission to the grounds is free and the long walk on the ramparts provides great views. Some of the barrack buildings are open for tours and there is a small museum.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 10, 2023
  • MrThomas1981
    Ipswich, United Kingdom810 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go for a morning stroll (or run)!
    Its a nice old fortress still occupied by the Danish Army. There's not much to do and there are strict rules such as not touching the cannons but its a nice place to walk or run round in the morning and breaks up the journey from the metro to the mermaid statue. You could also dip in and wait for some cruise passengers to depart too!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Connor M
    Glasgow, United Kingdom215 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous
    It has to be one of the highlights of my Copenhagen trip. A spacious and beautiful island that sits in its own little spot yet attracts so much beauty and peace and tranquility. A brisk fun walk with gorgeous views and a centre town that is historic and still put into excellent use by the Danish armed forces.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 25, 2023
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GoAlong2
Seattle, WA909 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
This fort in the north side of the central city provides a large green space and walking paths in addition to the museum rooms and historical sights. Surrounded by a moat we walked atop the embankment and enjoyed views of the fort and the city. A colorful windmill, a serene chapel, and barracks were fun to view. It’s a nice spot to escape the busy town while enjoying the history and scenery.
Written February 8, 2023
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kmaria1202
Baton Rouge, LA200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
As soon as we walked onto the grounds, we could hear the birds. CPH is a very quiet city, but even so, we heard and saw no wildlife until entering these grounds. Great place for a walk or run. Very peaceful and beautiful.
Written March 2, 2023
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RYC88
Centreville, VA1,277 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
It's interesting that this former fortress is now a public park. It's a fairly small enclosure with rather austere blocky military buildings, but it did have a beautifully done memorial to the Danes who have gone abroad for humanitarian aid, including a section for those who died on missions. There was a small, interesting exhibit on Denmark's peace-keeping and humanitarian efforts all over the world. The little church is very plain inside, but you can see the cut-out into the jail cells so the prisoners could hear the sermons. Walking along the bastions gives you a great view of the water and the other sections of the city. It's a great spot of a nice walk and it's very quiet.
Written July 21, 2023
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Jonofromcas
Castleford, UK1,435 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We must have missed something when we visited, as we thought the place was lacking in something……. Interest.

The long rows of houses were just that, long rows of houses and the ramparts didn’t seem to protect anything else of significance other than a larger building.

Perhaps we were expecting more, but underwhelming.
Written August 2, 2023
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John B
Toronto, Canada2,995 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The Kastellet, Copenhagen's fortress that was built in the 1600s, is a wonderful spot to go for a stroll on a warm day. Admission to the grounds is free and the long walk on the ramparts provides great views. Some of the barrack buildings are open for tours and there is a small museum.
Written September 10, 2023
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Kerryclan
52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
A beautiful fort, with lovely shaded walks along the periphery canal. The inside of the fort is also worth strolling around - it has a functioning military barracks, as well as a full sized windmill. It is within a pleasant walking distance of Nyhaven and the Little Mermaid statue.
Written September 2, 2023
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HeleneT72
Cumbernauld, UK68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Thewhole citadelle is a must see. It's 5 mns from the Little Mermaid statue. Walk around the dike. It's a very pleasant walk. The baracks are nice and colorful. There are canons dotted about and there's a lovely wind mill. The garison itself is a bit noisy and a mess at the moment as they are reinforcing the dike. If you have the time, it's nice.
Written October 16, 2021
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advcards
Reno, NV3,598 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Free exhibition to walk around, well worth the time.Be sure and check out the military museum shows lots of information about the Danish military. Only downside restrooms are not open on weekends and holidays.
Written April 24, 2022
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ruthandvern
Wilton, CA15,442 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
What a wonderful architectural facility. It still has armed guards on the front gate entrance, but not the rear gate. This star shaped defensive fortress with at least one moat and steep hillsides holds various size cannons in various advantageous positions. There is a lovely windmill on the premises, many barracks and a church, which was closed.
Written August 2, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sarah-April
Nottingham, UK298 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
If you go to walk round the top (ramparts? I can’t remember) be prepared to walk half the grounds as once you’re up there you can’t get down until you come across the walkways down. Although the side where the windmill is did have more walkways down so maybe go that way!
Written March 8, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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