The Citadel

The Citadel in Copenhagen was founded by Danish King Christian 4 in 1626. You will find it on the border of inner Copenhagen and the area of Østerbro.

Today, the buildings inside the Citadel are used as military barracks and offices. However, the area is open to the public and a favourite green lung for a brisk walk or jog on the ramparts.

Struensee at the Citadel

Johan Friedrich Struensee was arrested on the night of 17 January 1772 after a masquerade ball at the Court Theatre in Copenhagen.

He was placed under arrest at the Citadel, where he stayed until his trial, where he 21 February was questioned and subsequently convicted of treachery for his affair with Queen Caroline Mathilde.

Opening hours
01/10/2012 - 31/12/2013 KøbenhavnMonday - Sunday06:00 - 22:00
Admission
Tickets
Free entrance

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Kontakt

Adres

Gl. Hovedvagt, Kastellet 1
2100 København Ø

Phone

+45 3311 2233

Fax

+45 3347 9599

Facilities

  • City / Area

    • København Ø
  • Classification

    • Saint Hannes Cross
  • General facilities

    • dogs allowed
    • restaurant

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Transport

  • Coordinates

    Longtitude : 12.594324
    Latitude : 55.69127
  • Nearest station

    Østerport
  • Bus

    1A, 15, 20E

Distance to

  • Centre

    2,8 km.