Photo: Casper Janning
Langelinie Allé 26, 2300 Copenhagen Ø
- Hoist / ramp / level access to the front door
- Level access in the building / site (no stairs)
- Level access to outdoor areas
- 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
- Member of Solsikkesnoren
- Member of God adgang
Visit Langelinieskuret and the 350-meter-long facade along the quay. Learn all about the historic former customs house, get a peek at the building’s new restoration project, and enjoy the delightful views of land and sea.
Along the Langelinie quay, you will find Langelinieskuret, the old customs house in Copenhagen’s Freeport. Take a look inside this delightfully versatile building, which was originally erected to ensure both competitive trade and a recreational area for the residents of Copenhagen.
Promenade on the Roof
Langelinieskuret was designed by Vilhelm Dahlerup in 1894 and operates on multiple levels. Ground level was where the process of clearing goods through customs took place. The goods would arrive on the many cargo ships that moored on the water-side of the building. After the goods were weighed and registered, they were then sent to local warehouses and factories via an underground transport passageway.
The building’s roof, on the other hand, served a completely different function as the recreational area Langelinie Promenade. Copenhageners would stroll along the boulevard-style promenade elevated above all the ships and sheds and enjoy some fresh air. And it remains a popular destination to this day.
Admire the Beautiful Arches
During Open House, you can get an inside look at the beautiful architecture. The style is an early example of historicism, as evident in the beautiful arched ceilings and Monier arches in reinforced concrete.
The building was refurbished in the 1990s and divided up into smaller tenancies for cafés and shops. For a number of years, Langelinieskuret housed a cluster of retail outlets, attracting scores of tourists and Copenhageners in search of great deals.
In 2021, the building was purchased by the Karberghus Foundation, which is currently in the process of restoring the building. During Open House, you’ll learn all about the building’s future.