Thursday, December 26, 2013

Living in Hellerup

There are about 406 islands in Denmark, not including the Faroe Islands or Greenland. About 70 of them are populated. Some of the uninhabited islands have only become uninhabited in recent decades, for economic reasons. Copenhagen is located on Zealand Island.

For the month of December, I stay in the town of Hellerup, located in the Gentofte Municipality. This suburb is bordered by the Metropolitian Copenhagen.

Counselor Johan David Heller
bought the farm Lokkerup in 1748 and rechristened it Hellerup Farm.

Hellerup is a fairly recent construction from the latter half of the 1800s. Prior to that time it was largely composed of farms and grazing land, similar to other towns on Zealand.