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The 19th century - Kierkegaard's Copenhagen

History Tours celebrates the bicentenary of Søren Kierkegaard's birth in 1813 with this walk. On the walking tour the participants hear about the life and works of the great philosopher and father of existentialism, about his relationship with other notable people such as Hans Christian Andersen, and the big events of his time - the Napoleonic Wars and the introduction of democracy.

From Højbro Plads the tour goes to the Garden of the Library with the statue of Søren Kierkegaard. From here we walk in Kierkegaard's footsteps in the streets he walked so often to most of Kierkegaard's residences. We pass the home of his childhood at Nytorv. From here the tour goes to Skindergade, where he had his last apartment, and The Church of Our Lady. We walk along Nørregade, where he lived when he wrote Either/Or. The tour continues to Kultorvet, where he lived as a student and where he wrote a review of one of Hans Christian Andersen's novels. We end the tour at another Kierkegaard residence at Rosenborggade.

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