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Top 10 places in Copenhagen
Our app features the history of 59 monuments and great sites including places to discover Copenhagen. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Copenhagen
The collections of this museum come from a donation from JCCarlsberg, beer industry and art enthusiast. The building which houses this museum was the work of three successive architects: Wilhelm Dahlerup was the author of the first wing finished in 1897, Hack Kampmann built the second in 1907 and... Read more
This large museum presents 14,000 years of Danish history, from the ice age to the present day. The Vikings represent an important part of the museum, as well as the religious art of the Middle Ages. Here are some items not to be missed: copies of two gold horns from Gallehus with runic... Read more
The Town Hall was inaugurated in 1905: it was designed by Martin Nyrop in the national romantic style, but the architect also drew some of his inspiration from the Town Hall of Siena. The facade is rich in decorations, with rows of different windows and various sizes, two turrets rising from the... Read more
This large building houses the Danish power: Parliament, the Prime Minister's Office, the Supreme Court. But one can visit a part of it, in particular the royal reception room where the Queen welcomes the heads of state: it is a very beautiful Renaissance-style room whose walls are covered with... Read more
Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) lived and worked in Rome for most of his life. He was strongly influenced by Italian art and more generally by Mediterranean art; It is a neoclassical artist. On his return to Denmark he offered his whole collection of works of art to the Danish people;... Read more
The royal library was founded in 1653 by King Frederick III; The King's collection and three other private collections were installed in 1673 in a building that now houses the national archives. The library became public in 1793. Today it is divided into two buildings: the first is a building... Read more
The building was built on the orders of Christian IV between 1619 and 1640: this ambitious king wanted to make Copenhagen an important commercial city. It is a long building of 127 m topped by a very visible arrow, high of 56m: it has the shape of a propeller and is formed by the tails of 4 dragons.... Read more
Part of the building, built in 1562, was first a forge for anchors. A transformation made in 1619 made it a Lutheran church for the navy, then partly rebuilt in the style of the Danish Renaissance in 1642. The presence of a magnificent sculpted pulpit by Abel Schrøder (1662) surprises in a very... Read more
The "Latin Quarter" is named because of the presence of the former University of Copenhagen, which was founded in 1479: Latin has long been practiced there. The University has been partly relocated to other parts of the city, but the Latinerkvarteret, which retains some of it, has remained very... Read more
In the 16th century. Astronomy developed throughout Europe, especially for the purposes of navigation. In Copenhagen, the eminent Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) distinguished himself by the precision of his observations. Christian Longomontanus succeeded him and convinced King Christian... Read more
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