Who would have thought that a harbour in the middle of Copenhagen could be so peaceful, entirely free of traffic noise? Wilders Plads Marina -commonly known as WIP Marina- is filled to the brim with history and ambience, surrounded by the beautiful old canal buildings. The tower of Vor Frelsers Kirke (the Church of Our Saviour) with its winding stairs can be spotted above the rooftops – that’s how you know you are really in Christianshavn!
Things to see and do
Right at the harbour you will find several small cafés and restaurants with a lovely atmosphere. There are also tables and benches right at the waterfront, where you can enjoy a meal, providing you bring your own food. The area around the canal has a lot of big city experiences to offer. On top of providing plenty of shopping opportunities, you can also reach the Opera by foot. The same is true for Christiania and the Orlog Museum. The harbour is popular among visitors and offers you the opportunity to book a berth in advance. There is limited space for larger ships, so book well in advance.