ACADEMIC JOYS OF COPENHAGEN
A freespirited route around some sights of academian joy and historic value - end up at "Studenterhuset", a cafe where students meet, and have a night of fun or an afternoon coffee.
1) Start at The Royal Library at the harbour. Also known as the the Black Diamond, it houses the National Library of Denmark and the Copenhagen University Library. It includes smaller libraries for a variety of academic fields, as well as exhibitions, the National Museum of Photography, concert hall and the International Authors' Stage. It looks good too! Like a black diamond in fact.
2) Cross Kongens Brygge and enter the Library Garden to find the entrance to The Danish Jewish Museum. The exhibition is a broad story of Jewish life in Denmark and focuses on co-existence and identity through 400 years. The famous architect Daniel Libeskind has based his design of the museum on the unique circumstance of Danish-Jewish history that the majority of Danish Jews were saved from Nazi persecution by their Danish compatriots during the Second World War. This human involvement is symbolised in the form, structure and lighting of the museum.
3) Do take a rest in the Library Garden, a tiny park squeezed in between various buildings of Slotsholmen. Here students study for exams, meet and kiss, or bring a little picnic and some wine in the good weather.
4) Follow the route or just take a long ride through the inner city and simply stop at places you find interesting. Cycling is all about freedom. End up at Frue Plads, where University of Copenhagen has its main historical buildings. You can have a look inside during office hours, or just hang out on the stairs amongst students, say hello to the bust of Danish nuclear scientist Niels Bohr. With a history of more than 530 years, the University of Copenhagen is one of the oldest universities in Northern Europe, being the largest institution of education and research in Denmark. The University consists of six faculties and around 100 department and research centers. It is located in four campus areas in central Copenhagen
5) Walk along Store Kannikestræde to the walking street of Købmagergade (cycles and cars not allowed), turn left and after five minutes you will find The Round Tower built by king Christian the 4th. It is worth going into and up the circled ramp to see the view from above.
6) Then go to Studenterhuset: a culture house in the middle of the city. Studenterhuset is one of Copenhagen’s liveliest cafés and concert venues. It is the center for student activites in Copenhagen. On weekdays the house operates as a café. You can get cheap coffee, toast, cakes, and beer – and a round of fussball with your friends. Friday and Saturday they usually have club events and live music with a variety of DJs