Copenhagen's new cycle bridge Cykelslangen (The Bicycle Snake) will complete the journey over the Bryggebro Bridge, offering Copenhagen's cyclists a fun ride along the harbour and past its tower blocks at first-floor level. As part of Copenhagen's strategy to be one of the best cycling cities in the world, the new cycle bridge will guarantee cyclists improved accessibility and connection to the city.
In 2004 the Oslo ferry left the quay at Kvæsthusmolen for the very last time, and the plot, with its highly desirable location, could look forward to a new future. After years of temporary projects and experiments, permanent plans have now been made and the rebuilding has begun. The ambition is to create an exciting everyday area, which will buzz with diverse urban and cultural life throughout the year.
Right opposite the Royal Danish Playhouse is Christiansholm, better known as Papirøen (“Paper Island”). You can probably remember the distinctive grey buildings with their red gates, which mysteriously faced the harbour. For several decades this was where the Procurement Association of the Danish Press stored their paper: hence the name, Papirøen. But when the Procurement Association of the Danish Press terminated their contract at the end of 2012, five years ahead of time, this paved the way for all sorts of new opportunities and exciting experiments on this central, and much sought-after site.
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