Kastrup Havn

Author
Trine Søe
Last modified
29/03/2020
Port position map
Harbour position DMS
55° 38' 2" N , 12° 39' 20" E
Harbour position DM
55° 38.03333' N , 12° 39.33333' E
Approaches
Kastrup Harbor can be called around the clock. A trench 2 meters deep leads to the harbor. The gutter is marked with red and green sticks. Follow the gutter closely as there is lower water on both sides of the gutter. There is a speed limit of 3 knots in the harbor basin.
Number of moorings
175
Details

Kastrup Harbor is located just off Copenhagen Airport Kastrup . Copenhagen Airport can sometimes sound a bit like airplanes landing and lightening every two minutes. However, it can also be fascinating to follow the planes light and land. It can be difficult to get a guest spot in the harbor, luckily you can try in the neighboring port Kastrup Strandpark Havn , where there is usually plenty of space. However, it is not impossible to get a seat.

It is only 7 kilometers to the center of Copenhagen. There are good bus connections and metro up to Copenhagen. Bus 5A runs approximately every 6 minutes during the day, and the subway can be reached on foot within 5-7 minutes.

The harbor does not offer many facilities, however there is a barbecue bar where you can buy food and drink during the summer season. About 300 meters from the harbor you will find a net and a Statoil gas station.

Attractions

Kastrup Fort was built in 1886-87 as part of the Copenhagen Sea Fortress. The specific task of the fort, together with the Middelgrundsfortet, was to close the sailing route to Copenhagen from the south. This maneuver was to protect the city from both a bombardment from the sea and partly from a hostile invasion of the port area. To accomplish this task, the fort was equipped with heavy artillery, primarily four 30.5 cm cannons. The fort was never used in a war situation, but it was on alert during World War I. Around 1920, however, it was considered that the Fortress of Copenhagen was outdated, and it was decided to close down all facilities and forts. Today, Kastrup Fort is widely used by families with children, institutions and groups of daycare mothers. In clear weather you can see Malmö, Saltholm, Flakfortet and Middelgrundsfortet.

Telephone
+45 32 50 21 27
Ports charge

Harbor money is payable in Kastrup Strandpark, the neighboring port. Both under 8 meters cost 160 kroner for a day. Both over 8 meters cost 190 kroner for a day.

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