Havnebadet Islands Brygge

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SUMMARY: just south of central Copenhagen is a small subsection of the harbour that harbours a secret (pardon the pun). During winter there may be a few people walking dogs in the park or running along the waterfront but little activity otherwise. Then, summer rolls around… and out rush the locals. Splashing into the “baths” (don’t be fooled by this term, the water is freezing) with surprising zeal. Everyone eager to shake off their cabin fever after a long and bitter Nordic winter. And what better way to freshen up than with a bracing swim in the harbour! WHEN TO VISIT: on a warm day it is especially beautiful with the sparkling water and blue skies. In the late spring and throughout summer the area gets very busy, particularly on weekends and public holidays. Open 15th of May to 15th September. DON'T MISS: the high-board jump. If you are looking for your bit of adventure this is it. The top board is five meters high, with two smaller boards at three and one meters high. Climb the slippery staircase – past the smirking teenagers goading each other to jump – and get a great view from the top before plunging into the water below. HOW TO GET THERE: there are multiple ways to find Islands Brygge. A popular route is to walk from the city centre along the waterfront and across the Lille Langebro bridge, which takes 20-25 minutes depending on where you’re coming from. Or you can get the M1 subway line and get off at the Islands Brygge stop. You can also catch the 5C bus (get off at Klaksvigsgade (Amager Boulevard)) or the 68 bus line (get off at Weidekampsgade (Klaksvigsgade)). I recommend walking to take in the harbour views. NOTE: You must stay inside the designated bathing zone. No point straying out into the harbour and risking getting run over by a boat in the active waterway!
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  • Islands Brygge 14, 2300 København, Denmark
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