Main Attractions and Sights in Gentofte

As the world’s oldest amusement park opened in the 16th century, the Dyrehavsbakken Amusement Park is incredibly intact and serving visitors, even today, with its Tivoli, and carnival of rides, bumper cars and roller coasters. Also located on the southern edge of Jegersborg Dyrehave is the 1000-hectare forest of the Bakken area.

Originally established as a royal hunting area, it has morphed into a popular picnic spot now. In between one could see the Japanese Sika deer or the red deer passing the picnic camps.

The Bernstorff Palace built during the mid-eighteenth century for Hartwig Ernest Count von Bernstorff remained a Bernstorff family possession, until 1812. It was bought later by King Christian VIII and used as a summer residence, until his death, in 1906. The palace has been converted to currently house the Danish Disaster Response team.

Located in Hellerup, a few mins drive from the city centre is the Eksperimentarium Science is an interactive and fun museum for kids and adults to learn about science and related matters. It is an extensive exhibition centre housed in former bottling hall of Tuborg breweries.

The state owned museum, Ordrupgaard is situated near Jogersborg Dyrehaven and is close to Copenhagen. Founded by the Hansen family, it houses one of the most memorable fine arts collections representing the Danish and French culture and taken over by the State, following his death.

The Art Museum of Hellerup is located in the outskirts of Copenhagen is owned by the Gentofte Municipality. Built as a country house by Johannes S?b?tker, a merchant from the Triangle trade days, this private house later became a museum of the municipality. It houses a large topographic collection of over 3000 pictures by several artists.

Located in the central part of Gentofte city is the Gentofte Church, which is the second oldest church in Denmark. As an architectural attraction, the Bellavista housing estate designed by renowned designer Arne Jacobsen reflects the German Bauhaus architecture that impressed Arne, during his student days. For instance, the rounded corners, U-shaped configuration all built of bricks interspersed with iron girders and a whitewashed finish. The gorgeous housing estate completed in 1934 is located north of Copenhagen.

Outside the city
Copenhagen, the coolest and cosmopolitan capital of Denmark is located about 12 mins distance from Gentofte. Copenhagen is safe, clean and easy to commute and stroll. All facilities have or know English language assistance. Though not a cheap city, it offers a great sense of Danish flavour and life.

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