Image by Cindy Fonvig

Kærlighedsøen – Lovers Island

Ørestad is a relatively new addition to Copenhagen – it’s futuristic, innovative and, I think, beautiful. But if you don’t live there, there’s not much going on in the area.

So unless you know where to find this sculpture, or you happen to be staying at the Bella Sky Hotel, you will almost certainly miss it, because it’s located in an unlikely place: not at all where you would accidentally pass by, but I think that just makes it more interesting.

Hop on the metro in direction Vestamager, get off at Bella Center Station, and walk back a little by Ørestads Boulevard. If you have looked out the window of the train to the right side, you will have spotted it already.

A concrete bridge leads you to the island itself, and in the middle there is a granite pillar ornamented with female bodies over which water constantly flows down. Around the column, there are four pavilions with roofs of colored glass. It’s perfectly beautiful in daylight but I recommend you go see it in the evening when the lights are on.

The entire thing is created by the same man who is behind Nørrebros Heart, the artist Bjørn Nørgaard.

The area behind Lovers Island is part of Amager Fælled, a nature reserve, and that somehow adds to the experience, realizing that you are standing in the city and in the middle of nature at the same time.

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Details about this spot

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Address

The corner of Vejlands Allé / Ørestads Boulevard, Copenhagen

Opening Times

24 hours daily

Price

Free
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)