My favourite area which used to be a bit rough but now is very trendy and bohemian.
The many canals and cobbled streets adds to the atmosphere and the houses are very old here as most avoided the fire of Copenhagen.
This area also holds the famous Christiania, the semi autonomous community of used-to-be hippies on the former army territory.
In the old days most of Christianshavn was army or navy base and navy ship yards and still to this day holds the Danish navy headquarters.
Many bars and restaurants have recently opened here and some of the old places have gone up-market.
My favourite places in this area are:
- Kanal Cafeen – great for food and drink
- Christianshavns Cafe – great for on-river drinks
- Sankt Annæ 8 – Great wine bar with cheese and meat platters
Christianshavn was part of the original fortress of Copenhagen hence it is having fortifications and moats from the north-east down to the south of the area identified by the zig-zag pattern on the map:
Some typical views: