Danish Architecture – Arne Jacobsen in Klampenborg

  • Walking tours, Architecture

  • 2100 DKK - Private Group Tour

  • 1,5 Hours Duration

  • Your Private Guide: Bente Hoffmann

  • Guide Languages: English, Danish


Experience Danish world-class architecture along the coastal road in Klampenborg. The Danish architect Arne Jacobsen massively put his fine fingerprints on the neighborhood in the 1930s – 1960s.

He designed the first skyscraper in Copenhagen and is also the architect behind the building for The Central Bank of Denmark. But the career of the famous Danish architect Arne Jacobsen began north of Copenhagen, and he continued to work here for more than 30 years.

We will walk along the coastal road (Strandvejen) in Klampenborg, and you will hear the story about how it all started in the 1930s when young Jacobsen won an architecture competition for Bellevue Beach Bath. He created everything from changing rooms and tickets to the iconic lifeguard towers which are today still Bellevue Beach's landmark. Later Jacobsen designed the rest of The White City: The Bellevue Theatre and Bellavista housing.

The White City was Jacobsen's interpretation of the functionalism and a new way of designing in Danish architecture. Arne Jacobsen continued the construction south of Bellavista with the townhouses Søholm which gave him his international breakthrough. Søholm is an excellent example of Danish modernism.

Arne Jacobsen lived in Søholm for 20 years and he also had his design studio here. Some of his world-famous furniture and buildings were designed here, e.G. St Catherine's College in Oxford.

Read more about your guide: Bente Hoffmann

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