Kastellet

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  • Address: Kastellet 1, 2100 København Ø, Denmark, Copenhagen
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  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 45-33112233
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Walking Area, Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building, Windmill

Kastellet is one of the most well-preserved star shaped forts in Northern Europe. It is developed in the type of a pentagram with bastions at its corners. Kastellet has been designed with the ring of bastioned bulwarks which used to enclose Copenhagen. Today, only the defenses of Christianshavn remain today.

Various edifices are placed inside the grounds of Kastellet, incorporating a chapel in addition to a windmill. The fort houses different military exercises yet it primarily serves as an open park and a notable site. The Citadel has two entryways, King's Gate on the south side, confronting the city, and Norway Gate on the north side of the structure. Both of these gates date from 1663 as a major aspect of Ruise's unique fortification.

The fort premises are extremely beautiful with gardens and resting areas. The star shaped pattern makes for excellent areal photographs.

  • There is a bridge that leads us to the fortress and the bridge was used by the Danish soldiers. 

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  • Kastellet Address: Kastellet 1, 2100 København Ø, Denmark, Copenhagen
  • Kastellet Contact Number: 45-33112233
  • Kastellet Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Kastellet Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Kastellet(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Kastellet: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 19.73% of people who visit Copenhagen include Kastellet in their plan

  • 40.91% of people start their Kastellet visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kastellet

Monday, Wednesday and Sunday

63.16% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kastellet

People normally club together The Little Mermaid Statue and National Aquarium Copenhagen while planning their visit to Kastellet.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • This old star-shaped fort is very close to the popular tourist attractions The Little Mermaid statue and The Gefion foutain, so why not take a continued walk up to Kastellet? This fort is still used by the Danish military, and most likely you will see soldiers coming in and our of the fort. Despite this, the fort is very quiet and peaceful to walk around. Quite a few trees in the fort ground are actually apple trees! If you walk up and around the gravel path leading away from the fort centre, you'll come across a large windmill and see the moat that surround the fort. Very few tour groups come to this site, so it's a very pleasant walk away from the bustle of the city and huge crowds of people.

  • Beautiful castle. One of the highlights of my trip to Copenhagen. It is pleasant to stroll around this castle and on the walls of the fortress. You can see many locals jogging. Lush green lawns and there Gothic little church are picturesque.

  • Beautiful place to walk around. Not too many tourists go there so it is quite peaceful. There is a wonderful windmill and lots of beautiful old buildings.

  • The whole place was absolutely stunning. We could see the local population making good use of the area for jogging, dog walking and keeping fit. We ourselves walked a fair amount around this place as we discovered the colourful buildings along with a windmill on this ground. Close to the little mermaid. No entry fee applicable. Must see. Highly recommended.

  • Great place to chill and have a walk. Just a heads up if you or someone with you have difficulty with walking. The place has one entrance and it is quite large with few places to sit. You can easily make your way to the mermaid from here and back to the city centre in about 30-40 minutes (walking).

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