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  • Address: Kastellet 1, 2100 København Ø, Denmark, Copenhagen
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 45-33112233
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Walking Area, 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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  • 19.56% 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
  • Built in the 17th century, the Kastellet is one of the best preserved fortresses in Northern Europe. Although the Kastellet is still an active military area, some parts can be visited. It is a nice place for a walk and just a short walk away from the Little Mermaid statue. The historic buildings throughout the citadel have been refurbished and are also very interesting. Very well-kept and also a great spot for a picnic.

  • Nice place to have a quite walk or a picnic here. Amazing windmill and photogenic military buildings could be found here. The entrance is free of charge! I’d loved to go over bastions of this iconic fortification structure! Many local weddings have photo sets here, so don’t hesitate to take pics here, in place so popular among the locals, not the tourists ;)

  • 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.

  • So picturesque! Loved walking around with a beer in hand along the grounds.

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