Courtyard:
Kirkekarréen

Photo: Nadia Horsted

Site

Todesgade 5-7,
2200 Copenhagen N

Open

Saturday and Sunday 10-17

Accessibility

  • Hoist / ramp / level access to the front door
  • Level access in the building / site (no stairs)
  • Level access to outdoor areas
  • Lift
  • Accessible restroom
  • Locked doors can be opened from the outside in case of emergency
  • Chairs or benches to rest on
  • Possible to eat / drink
  • Disabled parking
  • Teleloop
  • Member of Solsikkesnoren
  • Member of God adgang

A pergola covered in climbing roses, an orangery and winding beech hedges – it sounds like a park fit for a palace, but it is merely a private courtyard near Blågårds Plads in Nørrebro, one of the most urbanized parts of Copenhagen. Get a taste of its charm during Open House.

On Blågårds Plads behind Koncertkirken, Denmark’s first “concert church”, a spacious green courtyard winds around the church. The church gives the courtyard a unique atmosphere, with its arched windows and grandiose tranquility.

Beech Hedge and Rose Pergola

When you enter the courtyard, you immediately find yourself in a romantic garden, complete with trimmed beech hedges and a pergola covered in roses. The labyrinth-style hedges create a series of little recesses with grass, benches and fruit trees. As you move deeper into the courtyard, the atmosphere changes. The courtyard opens up and comes alive with activity in the summer. From a greenhouse, planters and flower pots, garden furniture and fruit bushes to decorative elements and playground equipment – this courtyard has it all.

The Historical Heart of Nørrebro

Throughout the 1980s, the inner Nørrebro area was extensively revitalized. While the first back building in the Kirkekarréen residential block was torn down in 1977, most of courtyard was cleared out and some of the front buildings were torn down and replaced by new residential buildings in the early 80s. This is the original heart of Nørrebro – right where it all started. In 1820, the Blågården farm property was subdivided, and the ground was laid for the Nørrebro we know today.

In Kirkekarréen, the result of the renewal project was a beautiful courtyard the envy of many – large and yet full of charming little alcoves. Experience it for yourself during Open House when you’re invited to take a look behind the closed courtyard doors.

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