Adventskirken, also known as the Young People’s Church, was designed by architect Erik Møller and built during the second world war.

The installation that will be exhibited in the church during the festival is called ‘From soil…’ The installation spreads over two big canvases covered in soil materials, to symbolize the hope associated with the Christian burial ritual, expressed through the words: “from soil you shall rise again”.

Due to its location in the middle of a busy traffic node, the church is both visible and participative in life outside of its walls. The church has always been known for its engagement with social and cultural activities, as well as societal challenges.

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Amager Bakke houses the combustion facilities that convert the capital’s non-reusable garbage into electricity and district heating. Since its inauguration in 2017, it has become one of Copenhagen’s most recognizable buildings.

Inside Amager Bakke, visitors may see exactly what is done to their garbage. Moreover, visitors are granted free access to the buildings 17.000 m2 roof-park, where it is possible to ski, hike, and jog, or try their hand at climbing Europe’s tallest climbing wall.



Regardless of where on the outskirts of Nørrebro you find yourself, you will be able to see the Nordbro tower rise toward the sky. On the building’s 29th floor, you’ll find one of the city’s tallest observation decks, with free access to all. It is part of the Nordbro vision that everyone should be able to enjoy the marvelous view of the city.

The total Nordbro complex consists of six smaller buildings and one residential tower. This includes more than 700 apartments for students and visiting researchers, as well as grocery stores and small commercial leases. Every floor contains communal kitchens and leisure rooms, just as there are rooftop terraces, reading rooms, party rooms, lounges, and many more features that strengthen the sense of community between inhabitants.

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Arkitema arkitekter

Livet i et højhus


Brønshøj Vandtårn was raised in 1928, and was a cog in Copenhagen’s water supply between 1930-2000.

In 2019, after having stood empty for some years, the tower became a part of Copenhagen’s cultural supply, when it was inaugurated as a cultural center under the auspices of Copenhagen Municipality. The tower has hosted all sorts of events – from tea-ceremonies to ambient music concerts to black metal ones; avantgarde music concerts, contemporary art exhibitions, opera, theater performances and architecture exhibitions. It has become a space for all-engulfing experiences, where sound, light, body, and architecture blend together in a unique way.

Every winter, in the middle of all the darkness, the tower is specially illuminated; right now you have the opportunity to engage with the interactive light installation through your smartphone, which allows you to make the tower light up.

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Valby’s old vegetable market – Grønttorvet – was for several decades a central marketplace for sellers of fruit and vegetables, as well as for florists. Recently, the old marketplace has been transformed into a modern, diverse, and ecological area, where 3.000 families have settled down.

Urban gardening is a popular activity in the budding greenhouses that are carefully placed on the roofs of the buildings and in the cozy yards. The area’s main park has also been designed and developed with care, so that there is space for activities and relaxation for inhabitants of all ages.

If you want to experience Copenhagen Light Festival at Grønttorvet, then see how the rays of light project onto Verbena House Tower, one of Grønttorvets four towers.

Grønttorvet is accessible from all parts of the city via nearby bicycle paths. You can also take public transportation – only a few minutes from Grønttorvet, you’ll find the S-train stations Vigerslev Allé and Ny Ellebjerg.

B&W Hallerne

It was in these halls that legendary ship-manufacturer B&W, from the 1950’s until the shipyard’s closing in 1996, built the sections for the gigantic ships which subsequently were assembled in a nearby dock, and then pushed out into Øresund sea. B&W were for many years the country’s largest workplace, and were a leading company in the ship-manufacturing industry internationally.

This shipyard’s workforce became known as the labor movement’s vanguard, and the country’s first proper strike was held at this shipyard in 1871.

Today these halls are bustling with creativity and artistic venture, gastronomic experiences and music festivals. Among other things, one can try paintball and high roping, or attend the internationally acclaimed music festival Copenhell.


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Historisk Atlas



Christianshavns Lokalhistoriske Forening og Arkiv

Urban High Roping

Copenhell musikfestival


Billeder med snevejr:Janus Engel for Refshaleøens Ejendomsselskab


Grundtvig’s Kirke was built in memory of the Danish prist, poet, and reformist, N.F.S. Grundtvig (1783-1882).

The church is characteristic for its monumental stature and gothic architecture, which recall the rural churches of Zealand during the Middle Ages. Visitors have noted the impressive silence that reigns inside the church.

Apart from church services, Grundtvig’s Kirke hosts concerts, and talks that in terms of subject matter range from Christian values to fake news, to digital abuse and the importance of rest.


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Danmarks Kirker


DR Koncerthus was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. Nouvel worked closely with Japanese acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota to develop the building’s four concert halls so that each one offers variable acoustics, to match diverse musical ensembles and genres.

The largest hall, named The Concert Hall, has been elected as one of the world’s 10 best concert hall by the British magazine Gramophone.


Tivoli Gardens – or simple Tivoli, as it is known in Denmark – was founded in 1843. The amusement park has since become a national treasure and attracted international attention, as well as the attention of such distinguished personalities as H.C. Andersen and Walt Disney.

Tivoli offers something for every taste: the rides, walks through the cobblestone streets, restaurants and cafés, as well as concerts on the grass plain or in the concert hall.

The wooden ride, dating all the way back to 1914, is Tivoli’s oldest and most popular. Only six other rides exist in the world that still feature a ride controller aboard, managing the brakes!


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Following a thorough renovation of the factory where parts for the tunnel connecting Copenhagen and Malmø were produced, Tunnelfabrikken, with an area of 70.000m2, will soon open as both workplace, residential area, and cultural, with everything that entails in terms of social, gastronomical and cultural opportunities. Tunnelfabrikken will develop over time depending on the ideas and needs espoused by its users. The center will open for use in 2024.


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