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Jensen Olsen's Clock

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Address: City Centre, Copenhagen 2400, Denmark
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7:45 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:45 am - 5:00 pm

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I don't know what to say about the Jens Olsen's World astronomical clock. It is a free exhibit located in the city hall at Rådhuspladsen (the central square) of Copenhagen. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know what to say about the Jens Olsen's World astronomical clock. It is a free exhibit located in the city hall at Rådhuspladsen (the central square) of Copenhagen. We visited because of a Trip Advisor review. It is definitely worth seeing and somewhat unbelievable that someone could have actually created the clock. It is a good-sized exhibit that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This is an impressive 'little' exhibition in Copenhagen's town hall. The clock is a massive (for a clock at least), shiny and intricate mechanical marvel of clockfaces, cogs and gears that Jens Olsen assembled over many years. It was finished in 1955, ten years after his death. As well as telling the current time, it calculates an array of time-related... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The Radhaus (Copenhagen’s Town Hall) is the home of the Jens Olsen's World Clock, designed by Jens Olsen (1872–1945) and built at a cost of one million kroner. It is the most iconic part of the building. Not only does it display local time, but also solar time, sidereal time, sunrises and sunsets, firmament and celestial pole migration, planet revolutions,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

My husband has an interest in time and space. We were thrilled to find this small and unusual ( and free!) exhibit. Quite fascinating even for the uninitiated.

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Vanlose, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I just walked into the Mayor's house in Rådhuspladsen in the heart of Copenhagen and just to the right to the little room, where Jens Olsen's World Clock is exhibited. It is expressive, thinking of the time and the patience he showed to this. Worth a visit - does not take too long. it is a small exhibition, mtne the... More 

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Skanderborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This is just a clock, BUT what a clock it is. There are so many details and interesting functionalities that it's to spend a lot of time here.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We found ourselves near City Hall on a rainy afternoon and I remembered seeing recommendations for the Clock on TA. We found that although some parts of City Hall were closed for the day, this attraction was still available to view. We spent a short while admiring the ingenuity and intricate details of this masterpiece. The room is quite small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

I didn't know this was here, and am so glad the TA community pointed it out. It's easy to miss the entrance to the room just to the right of the main entrance to City Hall. Excellent video and prints history around the beautiful old clock in the centre of the room. Fascinating to realize the clock hasn't even done... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This was a real surprise. Just inside the entrance doors beside Tourist Information, go to the room on your right. Entrance is free and this is an outstanding exhibit. Get up close on both sides of the clock and be amazed. Good information panels in multiple languages most helpful.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you get into the city hall, you will meet this fantastic clock. It is free to go closer, and you can watch the astronomical clock from very close.

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