Churchillparken is a public park in Copenhagen, Denmark, occupying a tract of land between Kastellet, a 17th-century fortress, and the street Esplanaden. Located on the former esplanade which used to surround Kastellet, the area has a long history as a greenspace but received its current name in 1965 to commemorate Winston Churchill and the British assistance in the liberation of Denmark during World War II.St. Alban's Church, the Anglican church in Copenhagen, and the Museum of Danish Resistance are located within the boundaries of the park. Access to Kastellet through its main entrance, The King's Gate, is also reached through the park.HistoryThe grounds were originally part of the esplanade which surrounded Kastellet. In 1761 it became part of a tree-lined promenade, known simply as Esplanaden (English: The Esplanade), which was established between the Northern Custom House and the Eastern City Gate along the southern and western margin of Kastellet.In the 1880s, after Kastellet had lost its strategic role in the defence of the city, St. Alban's English Church was built in the grounds. After World War II the site was also chosen as the home of the Museum of Danish Resistance which was completed in 1957. Over the next few years, several war memorials were erected in the area which finally, in 1965, received its current name.Put Churchillparken on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Copenhagen visit app.
A little park placed right next to Kastellet. It’s an absolutely common park, with nothing out of common. Only some old trees and green grass. That’s all. But the area is nice and peaceful. The good..... more »
In Østerbro near the entrance to Kastellet, this lovely little park surrounds the spired Anglilcan St. Alban's Church. more »
Walk here at least once a week. Lots of nice cultural outdoor attractions in the area. Enjoy.
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