Copenhagen 1600-1800 – Royal City
On this walking tour historian Christian Holm Donatzky tells about the history of Copenhagen in the period 1600-1800 – a royal city with kings deciding much of the development. Copenhagen becomes an important trade centre. The political aim is a trade surplus. Scandinavia is at war. The city is ravaged by large epidemics and fires. The period is marked by large building projects of the monarchy. The cultural life of Copenhagen is inspired by France and Paris.
From Højbro Plads the sightseeing tour passes Copenhagen’s best preserved renaissance house at Amagertorv. We walk by Gråbrødre Torv and along Købmagergade. We pass important 17th century buildings like Regensen, Rundetårn and Rosenborg. We walk along Gothersgade to Kongens Nytorv, the cultural centre of Copenhagen. The tour continues to Frederiksstaden – Frederik’s Town. This magnificent district was built in the 1750’s and named after the absolute monarch, Frederik V. We end the tour at Amalienborg, the royal palace and the heart of Frederik’s town.
The tour departs from Højbro Plads at the Absalon statue every Saturday at 10 am in July.
The walking tour in Royal Copenhagen is available as a private tour through booking all year round. For more information look at private tours & events. The complete program for the open scheduled tours in Copenhagen can be seen at walking tours in English.