Kastellet (Citadel) is one of the best preserved fortresses in Northern Europe. Shaped as a five-pointed star with bastions (projections from a wall that enable defensive fire in multiple directions) at its corners, the citadel was part of a ring of bastioned ramparts that used to encircle Copenhagen.
The King’s Gate at the Citadel.
The Rows, a barracks at the Citadel that still supports military functions.
A moat circles around the fortress.
A closer look at the moat and a segment of the wall.
Moat guardians in training.
To us, the Citadel was a big park with great trails for hiking.
The Citadel has its own windmill, critical to supplies of flour and oats in a siege. Sixteen windmills used to stand on the ramparts of the city; this one is the last still working.
Directly across the moat on a southeast corner is St. Alban’s, consecrated in 1887, a traditional English Anglican church with a spire and stained glass windows. And picnickers.
A closer look at the St. Alban’s tower.
The Churchill Park fountain, just to the south of the Citadel.
A frolic in the Churchill Park fountain.
Churchill Park draws a crowd on a sunny day.