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guard houses of the Amager gate

The inner guard house of the Amager Gate on the east side of Torvegade

 

The guard house on the ravelin - now a restaurant

 

A map from the middle of the 18th century shows the bridge from Amager to the ravelin with the guard house that survives and then a second bridge across from the ravelin to the south gate into the city. The gate was demolished in the middle of the 19th century. Inside the gateway to the east of the road, is the inner guard house that also survives.

There were heavy batteries of gun facing inwards from the bastions on either side of the gate in case the ravelin was captured and the inner bridge attacked.

Air view, courtesy of Google maps, showing Torvegade, the wide main road into the city from Amager, now on an embankment rather than a bridge. The road cuts across the west side of the ravelin.

 

View to the east from the road towards Kaninøen with Christianshavn to the left and the edge of the ravelin to the right.