Light is essential to architecture and architectural quality.
Daylight adds a fourth dimension to architecture, as any stationary building or space inevitably transforms in perception over the course of a day and through the change of seasons.
And during February of 2020, the annual CPH Light Festival adds another dimension to the dark, winterly Copenhagen, transforming the nights into a colourful celebration of light in the dark. And our city becomes even more magical and wonderful. With a large number of light art installations throughout the city, the festival presents a temporary, alternative Copenhagen to locals and visitors, and we’ll guide you through a selection.
As always, biking is by far the best way to get around in Copenhagen, to see and experience more in the most convenient manner, AND to be integrated with local life.
Join our architect guide on the special CPH Light Festival bike tour in the enchanted, colourful darkness and experience lots of artwork and installations in the most convenient and enjoyable way in Copenhagen.
On the tour, we’ll visit a number of beautiful, colourful light installations in Copenhagen by night. Your architect guide will give you lots of engaging information on the light art and its background and about Copenhagen architecture and culture.
(@photos from last year’s festival are borrowed from the website of Copenhagen Light Festival)
Your guides on the architecture bike tour are:
Alice Lempel Søndergaard
Alice has a degree in philosophy and modern culture and has worked with urban planning at a strategic level.
She has a profound interest in how architecture and city planning is influencing everyday life in the city.
Asser is an architect by trade and an architecture guide in Copenhagen.
He has a background as a teacher at the School of Architecture in Aarhus, later as a building architect on smaller, very diverse projects.
You can read more on his blog: copenhagenarchitecture.dk.
Occasionally, on busy days, we make use of freelance architect guides, who are also professionals from the building and planning industry.
Bikes and equipment
On this tour, you can choose between a cool STRiDA design folding bike or a traditional bike.
The STRIDA is a real urban eye-candy – and a great ride!
Our Danish Winther high-quality bikes offer a classy, traditional biking experience. We have different sizes, and the seats are adjustable.
Optional helmets are included as well as a bottle of tap water that we bring on the tour.
Can I take my kids?
Yes! Cycling is a great family activity and much more kid-friendly than bus and boat tours.
BUT (important!): since we don’t know your kids and their skills on a bike, they will ALWAYS join on the responsibility and supervision of their parents. Helmets are included and recommended for all kids.
If any kids are younger than 12 (or small for their age), we’ll need to know. Please leave a note in the booking procedure, or write us an email at email@example.com.