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Copenhagen Central Library

Address: Krystalgade 15, Copenhagen, Denmark (Indre By)
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Ranked #28 of 209 Attractions in Copenhagen
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

The new library looked a plain simple building from the outside, even though it was big. The terrace outside was ideal for refreshments and watching the boats go by, but inside the grandeur of a stylish modern functional building is worth a look. Escalators in a cavernous central section surrounded by walkways and glass study areas, take you from the... More 

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Tustin, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

While it is a delightful place to sit outside and watch people and the water, but you must go into the rare book room and see a very surprising excellent display of rare books

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Charlottenlund, Denmark
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

You will be able to read latin books from say year 1,100 AC, feel the paper or cloth, read other topics that interests you.

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Sterling, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wonderful place to sit outside on the comfortable lounge chairs and watch the boats sail by. Worth a visit!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Nice food, free water, air conditioned, excellent toilets and outside loungers for those who want to sit beside the canal and enjoy the sun. No dislikes!

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London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Saw this austere but handsome looking building whilst crossing one of the many bridges in Copenhagen and decided to explore. Clad in black marble and glass and known as the Black Diamond, which was an addition more than a decade ago to the original Royal Library and certainly adds it's presence to the skyline and harbour. Love the way the... More 

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I went here to do some research for work and the staff were really friendly and helpful. The space is lovely too. Full of light and airy. It is a cool quiet oasis and has lots of seats outside and in. There is a bar right next door too, which adds to the cool and relaxed vibe.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

One of many great libraries in Copenhagen with friendly staff and great design! Definitely worth checking out on a rainy day.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We want to thank the nice staff person who helped us print our boarding passes for our flight home to the US. We were staying in an apartment and had no access to a printer and we didn't want to do it at the airport so we figured the library would be a good place to start. Indeed it was... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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80 reviews 80 reviews
39 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

we wnet there for a concert and it was an amzing experience. The framework is superb. Also the collection of rare and very early handwritten documents is something special that deserves a look. In general the building and the environment is an excellent experience

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