Guided tours

 

Learn all about CPH City and Port Development's development areas - Nordhavn and Ørestad. We offer guided tours for professional groups of architects, planners, authorities, companies etc.

Each year CPH City & Port Development also organises a number of guided coach tours, boat trips and walking tours of Nordhavn and Ørestad for members of the public. These events are advertised here on the website and in relevant media.

Private groups, associations, school groups etc. should contact the Danish Architecture Centre website and the Visit Copenhagen website. Both organisations offer guided tours of Copenhagen. 


Ørestad

The decision to establish the 310-hectare Ørestad district on West Amager was made in 1992. Three years later, the master plan was in place and in 2001 the first building opened. In 2002 the Metro started to run 24/7, stopping at six stations in Ørestad. Since then, the urban development has been non stop. Today the district has approximately 11,500 residents, and each day more than 22,000 people go to work there. Meanwhile, there are more than 20,000 students attending the two universities in the district.

Ørestad is made up of four neighbourhoods. In recent years development has focused mainly on Ørestad South, principally as a residential neighbourhood. Both blocks of flats and town houses are being constructed here, and the district is particularly famous for Copenhagen Arena, a 16,000-seat venue for large-scale concerts and sports events. Ørestad South is also home to the world-famous Danish architect, Bjarke Ingels' 8TALLET ('THE 8 HOUSE') – a building with 474 dwellings that serves as a kind of small village in the district.

The location of Ørestad is unique in relation to the city of Copenhagen. Thanks to the Metro, you can reach Copenhagen City in just a few minutes and Copenhagen Airport in the same time. Ørestad is also surrounded by the 3,500-hectare Nature Park Amager, which provides wonderful recreational opportunities.

Ørestad is also a business district with a myriad of workplaces. Company headquarters and leased buildings benefit from the location between the airport and the city.
The guided tours start with an introduction to this urban district at the huge model of Ørestad situated in the Hotel Cabinn in Ørestad City.

The guide will then show you around the area – on foot and/or by Metro – revealing the fascinating architecture and public spaces in the district. There is the option of doing the tour of the area by bus or bike. If you would like a mode of transport other than a walking tour, you will need to organise this yourself. You can discuss this in further detail when you arrange the guide.

Price: DKK 1900 (excl. VAT) The price includes Metro tickets for all participants. Maximum number of participants: 25.

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Nordhavn

Up until 2014 large parts of Nordhavn were concealed behind a metal fence, because most of the area had free port status.The people of Copenhagen had little or no access to one of the most attractive areas in Copenhagen. Today, more than 2,000 people live in the Århusgade district in attractive modern homes, alongside the historic industrial buildings that were the principal feature of the area until just a few years ago. The development of Nordhavn cherishes the maritime and industrial history of Copenhagen.

One special feature of the 250-hectare district of Nordhavn is the fact that it is surrounded by water on three sides. Many docks and piers have already been established in the area, enabling large ships to moor and, thanks to the urban development, parts of the structure are being transformed to provide even easier access to the water with new canals being dug and new islands being created. People began to move into the Århusgade district in 2015. The residents live in a sustainable neighbourhood featuring charming squares and waterfront promenades. As a result of a special strategy to promote retail trade, the first restaurants, cafés, speciality shops and supermarkets have opened in the narrow streets and the City of Copenhagen has established a harbour swimming baths at Sandkaj.

The guided tours start at CPH City & Port Development's exhibition, Himmel og hav! (Sky and Sea). Get the overall picture from the large urban models and hear about the exciting development and transformation of Nordhavn from an industrial harbour into a town. The guide will then show you around the area – on foot – continuing to tell the story of the fascinating development of the district.

There is the option of doing the tour of the area by bus or bike. If you would like a mode of transport other than a walking tour, you will need to organise this yourself. You can discuss this in further detail when you arrange the guide.

Price: DKK 1900 (excl. VAT) Maximum number of participants: 25.