Once a working class neighbourhood, Christianshavn is now one of the trendiest places in Copenhagen and a fun district to explore.
With its colourful houses and lovely canals, Christianshavn is one of the most picturesque neighbourhoods in Copenhagen. The island community was built upon thousands of large wooden poles set into the water, between the years of 1617 and 1622. It was a project of Christian IV as part of his fortifications of the city. Christianshavn was first a privileged merchant’s town, and later in the 20th century it became a working class neighbourhood which was home to many bohemians and artists.