Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke)

Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke)

Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke)
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Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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lonewolf44
Kingston upon Thames, UK1,285 contributions
Aug 2020
The Grundtvig Church is a stunning piece of architecture but is also great to visit if you want to experience peace and tranquility. it's in the Bispebjerg district, in the north of Copenhagen. You can get there on bus 26 from the city centre - it would be quite a long journey on foot. You can't enter during church services (unless you want to participate of course) but otherwise admission is free. Apparently it was constructed from 15 million yellow bricks and it has 2 organs. The interior exudes a cathedral-like calm. Well worth heading out to if you have the time.
Written August 15, 2020
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permia
Ireland38,726 contributions
Oct 2021
It’s a remarkable architectural achievement dating from the first half of the twentieth century. Named to honour the renowned polymath, philosopher and educator it sits amongst a residential area.

Extraordinarily it is constructed with six million bricks, one for practically every Danish person today.

With an interior that is unadorned with overly artistic works, it is a serene and meditative space. We had it almost to ourselves, which highlighted the tranquil nature.
Written February 3, 2022
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brmusicman
Chicago, IL2,976 contributions
Oct 2019
Wow! I had read about this church and was drawn to visit by the photos. I rode my bike from the center city to the church; this was a fairly lengthy bike ride, but do-able. A small warning: the entire journey from the center city to the church is a steady incline, so you will feel it! But, the ride back is lots of fun.

The church is in the center of a square and surrounded by small homes that are architecturally unified with the church. It makes for a great, peaceful walk around the area and beautiful photography.

I visited on a Saturday morning. This was an ideal time to go for photography; the church was very quiet during my visit, and I was able to capture several photos with no one in them. And I took a lot of photos, because the exterior and, in particular, the interior of the church are absolutely stunning. In typical Danish fashion, the interior is relatively unadorned; the beauty of the architecture speaks for itself. The space is light-filled, tall, and very peaceful. It was fun to take it in from all angles; I ended-up spending longer exploring the interior than I thought I would.

At the entrance there is a small table with brochures, postcards, etc. that you are able to buy for a small fee (dropping the fee in a box). The brochures were very informative, telling you about the architect and the construction process.

Definitely worth your time while in this beautiful city. Shortly outside of the little residential compound in which the church is located is a nice cafe that's a great spot to grab a coffee before you return to the city.
Written July 14, 2020
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Squidhead
Costa Mesa, CA442 contributions
Aug 2021
I always visit lots of churches when I travel - and always try to attend Sunday services. I did so with this church. It was an easy ride out of the main part of the city, on Bus 29. I had never seen a church with this style of architecture before and I was so moved. It's gorgeous. The service was so nice (even though I don't speak Danish) - the organ music was beautfiul and I was able to follow most of the service in the hymnal and the sheet they handed out. People were mostly dressed nicely as well. Some babies were baptized at the service I attended and that made it more special. I think that even non-churchgoers would enjoy visiting this church. Be sure to walk around outside and see the surrounding buildings with a similar architectural style.
Written August 29, 2021
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David
Oxford, UK1,350 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
If in Copenhagen you simply must visit. Its a very striking building in the middle of a residential area. The yellow brick interior must be pretty unique!

You can get there on the train system. Emdrup is the nearest stop.
Written March 26, 2023
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JxxChan
Hong Kong, China69 contributions
Aug 2019
Quiet and peaceful visit in this grand model charming building. I felt the freshness while there was a light shower when I arrived. Looks a bit out of the tourist district but not that far away even by bus.
Written February 11, 2020
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Niels L
Copenhagen, Denmark616 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Fantastic architecture, seeing is believing, great to take a bike ride, really a must see and close to nature and fresh air.
Written February 9, 2019
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Markvince
13 contributions
May 2013 • Couples
Over the years I have been into a great many churches and Cathedrals. Many of the older ones have years of history and stories behind them. Grundtvigs Kirke has something else - a splendour, an elegance and a majesty borne out of the simplicity of its internal design. Its external facade is nothing less than bold. Initially we were facing the wrong way trying to find the church on the other side of the road. When we turned around we were blown away by the enormity of the exterior particularly the tower.
We had trouble finding instructions on how to get there but it is relatively easy. Get the 6a bus from behind the Tourist Information Centre which is across the road and up from the entrance to the Tivoli. Sit at the front of the bus so you can see the bus stops listed on the screen. Get off at Bispebjeg Torv. It's about a thirty minute ride. Walk around the corner to the right about 100 metres and you will see the church down a road. Great spot to take your first photograph. Had my wife not found a picture of this church on Pinterest I would not have bothered visiting. But if you like visiting places like St Paul's Cathedral, Grace Cathedral and St Peter's at the Vatican add this to your list of 'must sees'. Be sure too to pick up a free printed copy of the history of the church which can be found at the entrance.
Written May 30, 2013
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JP642013
Budapest, Hungary7 contributions
Sep 2013 • Friends
Grundtvigs Church is a bit off the beaten track in Copenhagen (cca 6km from the city centre), but one busride (6A if I remember well) takes you there in 20-25 minutes. It is located in the Bispebjerg district of the city. You can read a lot about it on the internet so I am not going into the details. I knew I was going to see something quite out of the ordinary and I did. From ouside the building, I would say, is interesting, especially the main facade. Walk around it before you go in, the setting itself is worth the time. But once you enter you just stand and gasp for breath. The shapes, proportions, materials (only brick and wood and the metal of the organs' pipes), the colours (various shades of yellow) and the light (shining in through clear glass windows) transports you. So do the workmanship, the unity of the design (by three generations of the Klint family) and the overall clarity and magnificence of it all. It certainly is one (and perhaps the first) outstanding example of modern Danish architecture and design. It decidedly added a lot to the experience that when we visited, on a sunny Saturday morning in early September this year we were all alone there. Then a Japanese family joined us and it was good to see they felt very similar about what they saw and to exchange our impressions. (Just let me add one more remark: later on the day we bumped into them in Frederiksborg Palace, Hillerod and then in Kronborg Castle at Helsingor!) We rounded off the day with a visit to the Round Tower in Co. center. Great day!
Written September 26, 2013
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alex G
Lviv, Ukraine127 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
It's just magical and amazing place in Copenhagn. The architekture very beautifful and unusual. Little bit far from center.
Written August 25, 2018
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