THE LAKES

Søerne

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The Lakes (Danish: Søerne) in Copenhagen are a row of 5 rectangular lakes (the 2 closest to Vesterbro are, combined, approximately the same size as the other three) curving around the western margin of the City Centre, forming one of the oldest and most distinctive features of the city’s topography. The paths around them are popular with strollers, bikers, and runners.

The lakes primarily serve as a recreational area and the paths surrounding them are popular for strolls and a favoured running route. The total distance around the lakes is 6.4 km.