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Scan Magazine | Culture Profile | Dragør Havn

“Going to Dragør is like stepping back in time and entering a different century,” says Eik Dahl Bidstrup, mayor of Dragør.

Step back in time and breathe in the fresh air Situated only minutes from Copenhagen airport, this idyllic town with its traditional buildings boasts a rich history and beautiful scenery. The harbour front is a gathering point for the local community and where many work, eat, sleep and drink. Dragør Havn is a place where nature and culture meet, providing the perfect opportunity to breathe deeply and relax. By Josefine Older Steffensen | Photos: Dragør Council

Dragør is a municipality in Denmark, situated close to Copenhagen on the island of Amager. It is only a short drive or bus ride from the airport, and therefore lends itself to an excursion from there. The harbour, Dragør Havn, covers a large area of the town and offers beautiful views over Øresund. If you are a fan of the TV series The Bridge, you can get great views of said bridge from the harbour.

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Historic feel with a modern twist “Going to Dragør is like stepping back in time and entering a different century,” says Eik Dahl Bidstrup, mayor of Dragør. “The town has a historic feel, but in a modern context.” The history of Dragør is alive in the harbour: it has all the modern facilities you could wish for, but the history of the town has been maintained, despite the new amenities. Standing with your

back to the sea, you are looking at the old part of the town, with beautiful traditional yellow buildings, kept looking pristine. The harbour, too, has many of the original buildings, which are now used as museums, cafés and restaurants. Some of the buildings are rented by locals to store fishing gear, and many spend much of the summer here. Despite the harbour’s historic look, many people still use it as a base for their businesses and lots of fishing still takes place right here, both for pleasure and for work. It is a modern working harbour and there are plenty of beautiful sailing boats. Local schools use the harbour to encourage pupils to learn about their local flora and

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Scan Magazine | Issue 69 | October 2014  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with actress Signe Egholm Olsen.

Scan Magazine | Issue 69 | October 2014  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with actress Signe Egholm Olsen.