Orientation & Geography

Europe, Denmark, Capital Region of Denmark

Ørstedsparken is a public park in central Copenhagen, Denmark. One in a series of parks which were laid out on the grounds of the old fortification ring after it was decommissioned in the 1870s, the park still retains elements from the old fortifications in its topography—a section of the moat now serve as an elongated lake and former bastions appear in the landscape as small hills. The park is named for the physicist Hans Christian Ørsted who is commemorated with a large monument.