Between Sønderkær, Hvidovrevej and Brostykkevej you'll find Risbjergkvarteret, the eldest villa district in Hvidovre. At the beginning of the 1920s, small holiday cottages emerged, and the area has increased since then, and changed a lot. Today, the district is a charming mix of all-year houses with lots of different styles. Most of the houses are not particularly big, and you'll find an abundance of old fruit trees in the gardens.
There are other attractions to enjoy in this neighbourhood, apart from its villas. If you take a walk along Hvidovrevej from Brostykkevej, you'll come across the church Skt. Nikolaj Kirke, from 1960. The architect is Johan Otto von Spreckelsen.
The main library, Hvidovre Hovedbibliotek og Medborgersal, built in 1971-73, is your next stop. Made by the architects Flemming and Per Lassen. The fountain "Byens kilde" (the town spring) from 1978 by Ib Braun is found on the square in front of the building.
The town hall Hvidovre Rådhus was originally built in 1952-55 by the architects Schønnemann and Brandi, and is right next to the library.
Facing the town hall you can see Risbjerggård, the main building of an old farm built in 1878. In 1921, the farm was turned into a restaurant. Today, it's a public gathering point.
The sculpture "Postrytter" (postrider) by Johannes Bjerg stands in front of the former post office at the corner of Høvedstensvej.
If you continue, you'll come across Sct Andreas Ordenen.
The next attraction is the church, Risbjerg kirke, constructed in 1952-59 by the architects Schønnemann and Graae.
Sønderkærskolen, from 1924 and the first Folkeskole (public school) in Hvidovre, was originally called Kettevejens Skole. It lies across the road. This is not a traditional school anymore, but a place for Musikskolen (music lessons) and Billedskolen (artistic training). The relief "Himmelstræberne" (climbing for the skies) by Monica Ritterband, purchased in 2000, decorates the southern wall of the school. In the green area in front you'll find the sculpture "Glemslens Massiv" (massif of forgetfulness) by Søren Jensen, from 1987.
If you walk down Kirkegade north of Risbjerg Kirke, you'll see the mosque Nusrat Djahan Moskéen, Denmark's first mosque built in 1967. Located on Eriksminde Allé.
Bus: 132 from Friheden Station or Hvidovre Station. 200S from Friheden Station or Hvidovre Hospital. Get off at one of the stops on Hvidovrevej between Brostykkevej and Holbækmotorvejen.
Car: Parking lots by the city hall, Risbjerggård and Risbjerg Kirke.
There are seats in front of the main library Hovedbiblioteket, in the city hall park and at Brostykkevej, and also toilets in the mail library.
Routes and activities
An alternative to the Hvidovrevej tour explained above starts at Hvidovre Rådhus and Risbjerggård. Walk along Hvidovrevej to Risbjerg Kirke, along Kirkegade and Eriksminde Allé, past the Nusrat Djahan Moskéen. Walk back across Sønderkær and choose one of the side roads to your right, in the direction away from Hvidovrevej. Then into the residential area with villas and along Risbjerggårds Allé or Tureby Allé, back to Hvidovrevej.