The entrance to Jægersborg Dyrehave
The entrance to "Bakken"

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.


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 193236 as some of the earliest Danish examples of Modernism.[1] The area also includes a Jacobsen-designed restaurant, now called Jacobsen, which reopened in 2009 after thorough restoration[2] and to good reviews.[3]

Due to Bellevue Beach, Klampenborg is also a popular beach destination in summer, although the area draws fewer Copenhageners since the inauguration of Amager Beach Park and the Copenhagen Harbour Baths in 2005.

Klampenborg is also the main gateway to the extensive Deer Garden forest park, one of the most popular (semi-)natural areas in the Copenhagen area, known for its large deer population and ancient oak trees.[4] The entrance, one of many, is located right next to Klampenborg Station and is marked by a red-painted wooden gate. In connection with the park lies the oldest operating amusement park in the world, Dyrehavsbakken,[5] also located close to the station.



  1. Jones, Finn-Olaf (2007-07-29). "On the Edge of Copenhagen, a Place to Unwind". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  2. "Arne Jacobsen - Restaurant Jacobsen". arcspace. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  3. "Fremragende mad på Strandvejen". Politiken. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  4. Jones, Finn-Olaf (2007-07-29). "On the Edge of Copenhagen, a Place to Unwind". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  5. Top attractions in Denmark

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

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