Amager Nature Park has everything from savannah, dense woods and salt marshes to bird-rich lakes and canals with frogs and snakes
The park covers around 3500 hectares which is ten times the size of Central Park in New York
- November 14, 2018 21:30
- Olya Georgieva
Often Amager Nature Park is called Copenhagen’s lungs. It is one of the largest natural parks so close to a metropolis – it covers around 3500 hectares which is ten times the size of Central Park in New York. The area as a whole is very varied, with different types of nature. Amager Common, closest to Copenhagen, is more park-like than the wilder Kalvebod Common. Pinsekoven and Fasanskoven are naturally occurring forests, while the much older King’s Grove is a plantation originally grown to provide wood at a time of shortages.
The Metro has made the Nature Park easily accessible, and new paths make it possible to cycle along the coast all the way from Islands Brygge to Dragør. New paths will complement existing and new traditions to be developed and to ensure that more people will want to come here. Running, cycling, horse riding, wild camping, bird watching, fishing, kite and windsurfing, kayaking and swimming - there are so many things to do in Amager Nature Park.