Houses at the Svan Mill , Copenhagen

The cholera epidemy in Copenhagen in 1856 resulted in an increased interest in creating healthy housings for working-class people who died in great numbers by infections. Renowned architects created the houses uniquely, and they are still attractive today. The streets close to the beach of the Swan Mill in Eastern Copenhagen are all named after composers. At the time they were built, one house was meant for three families. Nowadays, one family lives in the house, and they are certainly not working-class families. 

At the coast, not far from this residential area, is a huge WWII Memorial commemorating the thousands of Jews and resistance fighters escaping to Sweden via the short distance by fishermen’s boats and the Allied Airmen who lost their lives in that same sea. 

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