(paul here) We moved into our flat in Frederiksberg about a month ago. Frederiksberg is a city-within-Copenhagen. It was a western suburb of CPH, but as Copenhagen annexed smaller towns on its outskirts, Frederiksberg held out as an independent city, now entirely surrounded by Copenhagen. You can read more about it on Wikipedia. We’re just minutes from the central city, about 10 minutes by bus, 25 minutes walk. Our neighborhood is movie-set residential-urban: brick or stuccoed buildings, street-level shops, bike lanes, trees, chimney’d roofs. The metro stop I take to work is 10 mintes away, underneath a small shopping mall with our local brocery store, so I stop in on my way home for our daily 2 litres of milk.
Anyway, our flat: we’ve got a large place–175 square meters (1900 square feet). It’s close to the size of our house in Seattle. And with most flats here at 100 sq meters or less, ours is downright huge. It was converted from two units and is two floors. The bedrooms are on the lower floor, the living room and kitchen are on the upper floor, the top floor of the building. We are fortunate to have a lift that takes us to our lower entrance on the fourth floor (which would be the 5th floor in the U.S.).
We’ve got a wide balcony that runs the length of upstairs. We’ve eaten dinner outside several times already this spring. We’re expecting to make good use of it as the year goes on.
Anyway, enough words. Here’s a video tour and a few photos.
Click for video (~70mb WMV format. Sorry for the high-pitched whine!)