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Royal Library (Kongelige Bibliotek)

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Address: Soren Kierkegaards Pl. 1, Copenhagen, Denmark
Phone Number: 33-47-47-47
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: Nicknamed the "Black Diamond" for its architectural profile, Copenhagen's...
Nicknamed the "Black Diamond" for its architectural profile, Copenhagen's Royal Library also functions as Denmark's national library and stacks for the University of Copenhagen. The building houses a cafe and bookshop, and hosts exhibitions and concerts. Entry to the library is free; public tours are offered on Saturdays at 3 p.m. for a fee.
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How public buildings should be - except Soren K restaurant closed for summer hols!! No idea about the books, just wandered a bit...

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

How public buildings should be - except Soren K restaurant closed for summer hols!! No idea about the books, just wandered a bit...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very inviting with an emphasis in this era of soft books on hard books. Interesting architecture for a demure topic in an exciting area.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Library has a section full of displayed treasurers - like the original manuscript from a score by Bethoeven. There is an original copy of War and Peace - plus original drawings by Hans Christian Anderson. Well worth a visit.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you're travelling takes you to Copenhagen, do yourself a favour & don't forget to visit the royal library aka the black diamond. It is a strangely shaped building, black and in the shape of a diamond. Best take some pictures from the bridge overlooking the canal

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great architecture. Beautifully laid out and made me wish I could go back and study just to work each day in this library. Didn't go through the collection but it looked extensive but the reading rooms and the work areas were well laid out with a nice transit from old to new.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Cafe inside the new area of Copenhagens library. Great coffee and a full array of Danish cakes. Most friendly and helpful staff. The archetecture is astonishing and quite beautiful. One of the lovliest modern buildings we have seen anywhere in the world

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Lubbock, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The gardens outside are great, the inside of the library is beautiful. The bathrooms are open to the public and clean. The wifi is open to those in the library and those out in the gardens. On one side of the library is the water and the other is the gardens. The ground floor on the river side has a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is called the Black Diamond. There is a cafe downstairs. I did not go beyond that. The day we were there was sunny so there were lots of people in the area. The cafe was fine. This building is located on the water and makes for a pretty sight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited this library (also called The Black Diamond because of its architectural design and color) when vacationing in Copenhagen in May 2015. The building design is beautiful! The library has many amenities including a restaurant inside. It is closed during city holidays (whereas the museums were still open during the May holiday we were there). The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A gem of modern architecture. Water reflects on the glass surface of the modern section of the library called 'The Black Diamond'. Must be visited

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Address: Soren Kierkegaards Pl. 1, Copenhagen, Denmark
Phone Number: 33-47-47-47
Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen

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