Klampenborg

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The entrance to Jægersborg Dyrehave

Klampenborg is a northern suburb to Copenhagen, Denmark. It is located in Gentofte Municipality, directly on Øresund, between Taarbæk and Skovshoved. Like other neighbourhoods along the Øresund coast, Klampenborg is an affluent area with many large houses.

Landmarks[edit]

Klampenborg is known for a cluster of building projects by the Functionalist Danish architect Arne Jacobsen. These include Bellevue Beach, the Bellavista housing estate and the Bellevue Theatre, all completed between 1932–36 as some of the earliest Danish examples of Modernism.[1]

Klampenborg is the main gateway to the extensive Jægersborg Deer Park, one of the most popular green areas in greater Copenhagen, known for its large deer population, the Hermitage Royal Hunting Lodge and ancient oak trees.[2] The entrance, one of many, is adjacent to Klampenborg Station and is marked by a red-painted wooden gate. Adjoining the park is the oldest operating amusement park in the world, Dyrehavsbakken,[3] also located near the station.

Also adjacent to Deer Park is Klampenborg Racecourse, which hosts a season of thoroughbred racing over a flat 12-furlong turf course. The full-service racecourse features paddock, grandstand, turf club and parimutuel betting.

The entrance to "Bakken"

Besides park and amusements, Klampenborg consists of residences, mostly single-family houses and large villas, the most notable of which is Hvidøre, former home-in-exile of the Danish-born dowager empress of Russia, Maria Feodorovna.

Architecture, Deer Park, Bakken, thoroughbred racing, white-sand Bellevue Beach, with panoramic view of Øresund and Sweden beyond, and easy access make Klampenborg a popular day-trip destination for locals and visitors.

Notable people[edit]

Public Service & Business[edit]

Ole Bernt Suhr, pre 1875
Fritz H. Schur, 2010

The Arts[edit]

  • Dagmar Olrik (1860 – 1932 in Klampenborg) a Danish painter and tapestry artist
  • Marie Henriques (1866 in Klampenborg – 1944) a Danish painter who created landscapes, figure paintings and portraits
  • Arthur Nielsen (1883 – 1946 in Klampenborg) a Danish artist of Danish landscapes
  • Preben Philipsen (1910 – 2005 in Klampenborg) was a Danish film producer [4]

Sport[edit]

  • Harald Nielsen (1941 – 2015 in Klampenborg) a Danish association footballer and entrepreneur
  • Kim Andersen (born 1963 in Klampenborg) a jockey in Scandinavian horse racing.

Transport[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Finn-Olaf (2007-07-29). "On the Edge of Copenhagen, a Place to Unwind". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  2. ^ Jones, Finn-Olaf (2007-07-29). "On the Edge of Copenhagen, a Place to Unwind". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  3. ^ Top attractions in Denmark
  4. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 20 April 2020

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 55°46′N 12°35′E / 55.767°N 12.583°E / 55.767; 12.583