The Lake Garden
Outside the Giacometti Hall lies the Lake Garden. With access from the North Passage or the Children’s Wing you can go exploring the winding paths.
|The Lake Garden takes its name from the Humlebæk Lake, originally excavated and turned into a fortified privateer harbour during the English bombardment of Copenhagen in 1807. Behind the tall ramparts and entrenchments, up to a hundred small gunboats or privateer vessels could be moored. With access to the Øresund, they were meant to fight and seize the English men-o’-war and merchant vessels in Danish waters. However, it never functioned as a wartime harbour, since the war ended before it was finished. Today the lake forms a more peaceful – and very beautiful – setting for both the Children’s Wing and the Giacometti Hall, and is part of the interplay of architecture, landscape and art that you constantly encounter at Louisiana.|