In the footsteps of Bohr and Ørsted

The world embiggened in tiny Copenhagen!

Nørregade 21. It says"In a house in this place the physicist Hans Christian Ørsted discovered electromagnetism in 1820". Nowadays the building houses a law firm.

Nørregade 21. It says”In a house in this place the physicist Hans Christian Ørsted discovered electromagnetism in 1820″. Nowadays the building houses a law firm.

Electromagnetism was discovered here. Aluminum was extracted here first and quantum physics had a heyday here.

Historian Nina Søndergaard guides you around in Copenhagen and tells the story about our greatest scientific geniuses. The city walk has a biographical and architectural aim – that is Søndergaard points out the houses where it all took place and talks about the history. You are able to bring more info about formulas and chains of reaction and how quantum physics really works  – or you can just go along and enjoy the nerdy facts and get fresh air at the same time.

We’ll see the places where it all began (Niels Bohr’s birthplace! Where electromagnetism was discovered!) on the tour. You will also get a quick view of their lives, friends and family. Both Bohr and Ørsted had a beloved brother that did really well in his field but was somewhat overshadowed by the famous brother.

The tour is suitable for persons over 12 years of age and can easily be adapted to the walking impaired.

This is the view from Nørregade 21. Photo: Nina Søndergaard

This is the view from Nørregade 21. Photo: Nina Søndergaard

The meeting point is in front of the place where electromagnetism was discovered, Nørregade 21, 1165 København K, 55.680455,12.570990