19th century Copenhagen – The Golden Age

On this walking tour historian Christian Holm Donatzky tells about Copenhagen in the 19th century – during the Golden Age of Danish art and culture. Copenhagen is growing. The city gates and the ramparts are demolished. The city is buzzing with culture and debate, dominated by liberal ideas. Attempts are made to improve the big health problems that are caused by poor sanitation and poor housing conditions. The labour movement arises.

From Højbro Plads the sightseeing tour goes to Nikolaj Plads with the butchers’ shops by the church tower. We walk through Ny Østergade, established in place of one of the city’s dirtiest alleys. Into Kongens Have, a popular meeting place for the Copenhageners and we pass the statue of Hans Christian Andersen. We continue through Sølvgade, where we pass the city’s first municipal school and we reach the city’s demolished ramparts. Now they are parks – The Botanical Gardens and Østre Anlæg. We pass a quarter of working-class housing and end the tour at the Sortedam Lake.

The walking tour about 19th century Copenhagen and the Golden Age 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.