Østerbro
Fire Station

Photo: Thomas Kyhn

Site

Østbanegade 89,
2100 Copenhagen Ø

Open

Saturday 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

Visit Østerbro’s 122-year-old fire station when Open House opens the doors to this beautiful red-brick building near Copenhagen’s Nordhavn district.

The Østerbro fire station is located at the outer edge of Østerbro. There, close to Langelinie, Copenhagen’s industrial north harbor, Nordhavn, and the former Freeport, once the city’s hotspot for sea trade, the fire station has stood since 1901.

Østerbro Fire Station was originally located at Østerbrogade 47 near the traffic crossroads called Trianglen, but after the Freeport opened in the 1890s, the many warehouses on the waterfront kept the fire station busy.

Inspiration from Italy

Østerbro Fire Station was designed by Martin Ludvig Philip Clausen, an employee of municipal architect Ludvig Fenger. The limited size of the property presented a challenge when it came to building a well-designed fire station. In his solution, the municipal architect found inspiration in San Gimignano in Tuscany.

The new building was erected on Østbanegade not far from Nordhavn Station, and comprised three stories with staggered towers reminiscent of the city’s classic red-brick villas.

See the Fire Engines

Østerbro Fire Station is now part of the Greater Copenhagen Fire Department, serving around 80,000 residents from the Østerbro and Nordhavn districts to parts of Central Copenhagen and further north to the coastal town of Hellerup.

During Open House, you’re invited to take a look inside the fire station. See the fire engines in the apparatus bay, explore the offices and living quarters, and experience life as a firefighter in a state-of-the-art fire station.

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