17th century Copenhagen – The Renaissance

On this walking tour historian Christian Holm Donatzky tells about Copenhagen in the 17th century, when the buildings are influenced by the Renaissance. The city is marked by the building projects of Christian IV and the attempt to make Copenhagen an important city for trade. The aim is a trade surplus. The city and its fortification are expanded by the district Christianshavn, as much else inspired by the Netherlands, the dominating trade nation.

From Højbro Plads the sightseeing tour goes to the Exchange, the symbol of the city’s international trade and inspired by Dutch Renaissance. We pass Holmen’s Church, the church of the navy placed next to the navy’s shipyard. We cross the bridge Knippelsbro to Christianshavn. We walk through Strandgade with several buildings from the 17th century. Then through St. Annæ Gade to the canal. We pass the square, where the Children’s Home used to be. The tour then goes to the Church of Our Saviour. We continue to the rampart of Christianhavn, which completed the fortification of Copenhagen. The tour ends at an old mill on the rampart.

The walking tour about 17th century Copenhagen and the Renaissance is available as a private tour through booking all year round. For more information look at private tours & events. The program for the open scheduled tours in Copenhagen can be seen at walking tours in English.