Postcrossing ID: DK-941
Date Sent: 22 July 2006
Date Received: 22 September 2006
Days Travelled: 62
Distance Travelled: 9,179 km
Christianhavn is a neighborhood of the Danish capital, Copenhagen. It was founded in the early 17th century by Christian IV as part of his extension of the city’s fortifications and was laid out as an independent privileged merchant’s town inspired by Dutch cities. It was soon incorporated into Copenhagen proper. Dominated by canals, it is the part of Copenhagen with the most nautical atmosphere and is now a fashionable, diverse and lively part of the city with its own distinctive personality.