Courtyard: Wesselsgadekarréen

Photo: Nadia Horsted

Site

Wesselsgade 12-13, 2200 Copenhagen N

Open

Saturday and Sunday10-17

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

Hidden alcoves and a large round terrace with a fountain – there’s plenty to explore in the Wesselsgade courtyard. During Open House, you can discover it for yourself – and come back for more, because the courtyard doors are never locked.

Wesselsgade, situated in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen just before you reach the lakes, is one of Copenhagen’s large open courtyards. Only the most incarnate Copenhageners know about it – but during Open House you get a chance to discover it for yourself!

Practically a Park

During the 1980s, the inner Nørrebro area was extensively revitalized. Most of the back buildings on Wesselsgade were cleared out and some of the surrounding buildings were torn down, a few of which were replaced with new residential buildings. Today, we see the result: a large, spacious courtyard that feels almost like a park. The spacious courtyard provides excellent growing conditions for a wide variety of plants, and there are both large trees and lush bushes.

Round Terrace Surrounded by Trees

In this part of the courtyard, there is a round terrace surrounded by shaped trees. It almost feels like a Viking Age tingsted, where the leaders would meet to make important decisions. The many recesses and projections in the buildings surrounding the courtyard create cozy little nooks and peaceful alcoves. Facing Wesselsgade, some of the buildings have been torn down and replaced by a supervised playground integrated into the courtyard.

The courtyard was designed by landscape architect Lone Van Deurs, who also designed two other courtyards in Nørrebro – Bangertsgade and Københavnerkarréen, both of which can also be visited during Open House. Take a look inside some of the marvelous courtyards hidden behind Copenhagen’s many residential buildings.

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