Mikkel Lundkjær Rasmussen

We have asked our teachers to recommend a place, some Danish music or a Danish artist. It could also be a building or a street - or some nature. This is what Mikkel recommends.

Do you have a favorite place to go at no cost in Copenhagen?
"If you love to run or walk outdoors, Amagers’ many cool areas are an obvious choice. I am particularly fond of two different areas in Amager:

Amager Strandpark offers an interesting mix between the atmosphere found at ‘Vesterhavet’ and modern urban planning, and you can choose to follow the winding concrete paths, walk or run in the sand along the beach, climb the small marshy hills, or pass by the long grassy areas that extend down the old coastline.

With its large network of paths and varied planting, Amager Common is an obvious target for a fresh run regardless of the season. Furthermore, in late summer, large amounts of blackberries and other edible berries and plants can be found here. If you choose to "climb" the largest of the artificial hills, located in the middle of the common, you get a fantastic view of most of Copenhagen and Amager.

As a small bonus, both of the mentioned sites boast a lot of surrounding modern architecture on the southern part of Islands Brygge, in Ørestad, and in the area at the northern part of Amager Strandpark. It provides an exciting contrast to the nature areas and makes walking or running even more interesting."