Sights in Lyngby-Taarbæk
Dyrehaven – UNESCO world heritage site
The forest of Dyrehaven contains more than just beautiful landscapes. It is also a unique cultural site. The forest was landscaped to provide a backdrop for the most magnificent form of hunting: the powerful, absolute monarch’s majestic par force hunt. In 2015 the par force hunting landscape was inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage list, because of its unique and authentic example of the interchange and development of ideas about landscape design in Europe in the 1600s.
The country house “Sophienholm” was built in 1769 by Theodor Holmskjold, director-in-chief of the Danish Postal Services. Today Sophienholm is an exhibition hall, owned by Lyngby-Taarbæk municipality. It attracts many visitors, as it is situated in a beautiful park overlooking the Bagsværd lake and annually hosts four or five major art exhibitions.
Baadfarten – Boat Trip and the floating theatre
Dating back to the start 1890’s, Baadfarten sails with old wooden boats on three beautiful lakes: the Lyngby lake - Mølleåen, Bagsværd lake and Furesøen. Two of the original boats, Princess Alexandrine from 1895 and Prince Christian from 1896 are still in full service today. It is also possible to experience the floating theatre on board.
Mølleådalen and the start of the industrialization
The Mølleå (a river) runs from Furesø to Øresund passing by nine old watermills – only one mill is still active. The watermills were used back in the Viking age and the Middle ages to grind corn. Around the 16th century, the production changed in two of the mills to paper and gunpowder. From the 17th century, eight of the mills were used for weapon production. From then on, the mills developed into industrial plants. This development continued until the 20th century.
Mølleådalen is the oldest industrial landscape in Denmark, and thus, the Mølleå area is defined as the start of the industrialization. In 2007 Mølleåen was included in at the cultural heritage list of the 25 national industrial monuments in Denmark.
You can experience Mølleådalen both on foot, by canoe or boat.
Templet (the temple) is a dynamic music venue in the center of Lyngby with both Danish and international music artists.
Founded in 1583, Bakken, or Dyrehavsbakken as it is officially named, has been a firm favorite with the people of Copenhagen for centuries. During summertime families, young couples and seniors alike come to the amusement park and the surrounding nature to indulge in a day of fun. It has a unique position in the middle of one of Denmark’s most beautiful forests, Dyrehavnen.
Old Denmark- Open Air Museum
Old Denmark- Open Air Museum is a place where you enter a different world: the countryside of historic Denmark. It is not difficult to imagine yourself transported centuries back in time, strolling along the gravel roads and visiting the fully-furnished homes of the people of the past, such as the peasant, the wealthy miller, the village weaver or the inmates of the poorhouse.
The Fortun Fort
The Fortun Fort was constructed in the years 1891-93 as part of the Copenhagen fortification. The fort is located next to the western part of Dyrehaven. The fort was equipped with 110 soldiers during First World War but has never had operational tasks. As part of the defense settlement in 1894, most of the Copenhagen fortification, including the Fortun Fort, was closed down.
Open air theatre in Dyrehaven
Every second year the Royal Theatre creates great open-air theatre events in the Ulvedalene (located in Dyrehaven). The open-air theatre attracts more than 100,000 people during the season and more than 200 volunteers are involved.
Sorgenfri Palace was built by the architect Francois Dieussart in 1705-06 for Carl Count Ahlefeldt. From 1730, this country house was owned by the royal family. Sorgenfri Park is accessible to the public.
The cinema is located in the center of Lyngby and has daily showings.