Harbor Architecture by Bike

Jen Masengarb

Harbor Architecture by Bike

Bicycle tour

Explore Copenhagen like a local as we discover the city’s shimmering waterway

To bike along the harbor today, it’s hard to comprehend that just a few decades ago, Copenhagen’s waterway was choking with industrial sites, warehouses filled with grain storage, large cargo ships, and polluted water. These days you’ll find bike paths, cultural buildings, innovative apartments, bridges designed for people and bicycles instead of cars, outdoor baths for swimming in the harbor, and wooden promenades for strolling or soaking up the Nordic summer sun.

In addition to BLOX, home of the Danish Architecture Center (OMA, 2018), we’ll visit COBE architects’ award-winning housing complex, Krøyers Plads (2015), which reinvents the 300-year old warehouses along the harbor using sustainable materials. Other highlights of the tour include the Royal Danish Playhouse (Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, 2008), which uses seawater to cool the theater. Other highlights include: the enchanting Circle Bridge (Studio Olafur Eliasson, 2015); Harbor Baths (PLOT, 2003); Royal Opera House (2005); and the Inner Harbor Bridge (Studio Bednarski, 2016).

Practical Info

  • Meet: Danish Architecture Center Welcome desk, Bryghuspladsen 10
  • Tour ends: Danish Architecture Center
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Bicycle rental is not included in the group rate, but can be arranged by DAC if needed

Bringing a group to Copenhagen?

In English, this tour is only available for private groups on the day/time of your choice. Find more info and get started by requesting a reservation.

3900 DKK (includes VAT) for up to 20 people. Group rate does not include bike rentals, but DAC can arrange rental if needed. Group rate includes entrance to DAC’s current exhibitions on the day of the tour. Special discounts for tour operators and universities.

Highlights of the tour

BLOX
Krøyers Plads
Royal Danish Playhouse
Circle Bridge
Inner Harbor Bridge
Harbor Baths
Gemini Residences
Royal Opera House

BLOX

BLOX

Bryghusgade 10, 1220 København, Denmark

Krøyers Plads

Krøyers Plads

Krøyers Plads, København K, Denmark

Royal Danish Playhouse

Royal Danish Playhouse

Sankt Annæ Pl. 36, 1250 København, Denmark

Circle Bridge

Circle Bridge

Cirkelbroen, Johan Semps Gade, København K, Denmark

Inner Harbor Bridge

Inner Harbor Bridge

Inderhavnsbroen, Inderhavnsbroen, 1401 København, Denmark

Harbor Baths

Harbor Baths

Ben Websters Vej 69, 2450 København SV, Denmark

Gemini Residences

Gemini Residences

Gemini Residence, 2300 København, Denmark

Operaen

Operaen

Ekvipagemestervej 1, 1438 København, Denmark