Søren Kierkegaard, Hannah Arendt and Copenhagen

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Jóhannes
Quality Verified Registered on February 20, 2023

Hi, I'm Jóhannes! I am 48 years old, I was born in Faroe Islands, but I live now in Copenhagen on my 12th year in the beauties of this wonderful city. I love traveling and meeting other travelers. A hug!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

In changing and unsecured times there is much gold to find with the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard and German/American political thinker Hannah Arendt, who has several connections to Denmark. 

This tour is for you who heard about Kierkegaard and Arendt in your studies or later on; but also for you who has never heard about them before. You will on this tour hear about the connection between Kierkegaard and Arendt and their places in Copenhagen. 

  • We start at “Søren Kierkegaards plads” in front of entrance to black diamond (royal library). While we look at the seaside, we hear about Arendt’s love to our common world and Kierkegaards use of nature for his recreation and as contents in his writings. 

  • We will walk to the Jewish museum and hear about Arendt’s adminiration of the Danish rescue of the jews during ww2 and about Kierkegaards distrust to the jews. 

  • Next to the statue of Kierkegaard and hear about his existialism. And about how Arendt uses existentialism, which is throughly influenced by Kierkegaard. 

  • We continue to the Danish parlament and hear about the making of the law of constitution in 1849 and Kierkegaards antiparthy towards a mass democracey. Likewise we dwell with Arendt’s thoughts about participatory/representative democracy. 

  • We walk up to the university and hear about when Arendt recieved the Sonning Price at Copenhagen University in 1975. Likewise we hear about Kierkegaards studies at the same university. 

  • We will end at the church and hear about Kierkegaards christianity and about how Arendt’s uses concepts from Christianity to talk about interpersonal relations. We end with hearing about the construction of the church in Kierkegaards time and take a look inside - a very clean scandinavian design. 

Book this tour now and get to know a different Copenhagen with the Danish philosopher Kierkegaard and the german/american philosopher Arendt, who has several ties to Denmark. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Søren Kierkegaards Pl. 1, 1221 Københ...
    Søren Kierkegaards Pl. 1, 1221 København K, Denmark
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    I will be standing at the entrance of the library. I wear a key lanyard with a Guruwalk sign with my name printed on it.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Den Sorte Diamant
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Danish Jewish Museum
  • 3
    Outside visit
    The Danish Parliament
  • 4
    Outside visit
    University of Copenhagen
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Vor Frue Kirke

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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