Copenhagen City Hall

Copenhagen City Hall

Copenhagen City Hall
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Neighborhood: Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
How to get there
  • København Hovedbanegård Station • 6 min walk
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Louis D
Columbia, SC444 contributions
Dec 2021
City Hall is centrally located. The square is where you will see Danes and Tourists converge. There are typical hot dog stands that provide you a taste of what is fast food for a dane. The hot dogs are nothing like what you would experience in the US. The city hall is conveniently located across the street from Tivoli, a must if you visit this city. On the corner of City Hall there a statue of Hans Christian Andersen. If you have never heard of him you missed a chapter of your childhood. This is also a great point of departure to start a walk down the pedestrian street Street!
Written December 15, 2021
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permia
Ireland37,324 contributions
Oct 2021
Both interior and exterior are gorgeous. Multiple levels of windows, a fine tower and a gilded portrayal of Absalon beautify the outside.

Inside has the lavish Great Hall with its columns and arches and flags. We were fortunate that a kind staff member showed us to the Library, which has a fine reading room and repository of volumes.

Sculptures on classical themes by the esteemed Bertel Thorvaldsen are just some of the artistic and ornate flourishes. Vaulted ceilings along the corridors are complemented by much statuary and fine carved wood work.

Jens Olsen's World Clock and its backstory are well worth discovering. Also highly recommended is a Tower Tour, giving exceptional vistas over the lovely cityscape.
Written November 27, 2021
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Ben
Taby, Sweden665 contributions
Aug 2021 • Business
Well…
I’m no pandemic in sight here tonight!
Nice warm and reply crowded with people!
Pride festival is filling Copenhagen fully! 😍😉👍
Written August 19, 2021
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Alyx
Bangkok, Thailand385 contributions
Jun 2021
We got married there on June the 21st. Hence we had the privilege to "visit" it . Great staff from the guy at the entrance, to the lady gathering our details to the lady Judge and her two assistant. This being said,,,,a beautiful building inside and outside....definitely worth a visit
Written August 3, 2021
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Sami I
1 contribution
Mar 2021
the architecture is poor, i have read many exquisite reviews regarding this vile building and was rather excited to go visit it. But was saddened about the fact, that it looked like any plain old building without much to see.
Written March 2, 2021
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Roman Shopa
Lviv, Ukraine114 contributions
Dec 2019
Watched these chaotic scary fireworks during New Year's Eve of incoming 2020... The building has beautiful clock with stunning melodies playing by the bells.
Written November 5, 2020
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simply-peregrinating
Waddington, UK2,754 contributions
Sep 2019
A large bold building with some beautiful features on the outside like the golden statue under a golden canopy above the entrance. You can can inside and wander around the main hall which is well lit with the skylights showing off the coloured brickwork patterns, tiles, arches and friezes. There is access to its slender high tower for views if the city. Guided tours are available but we didn't go on one.
Written August 23, 2020
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alishatutu
Cardiff, UK254 contributions
Dec 2019
it was lovely place to wander the xmas stalls but the weather did not help as it was pouring - if it was snow it woud be magical
Written June 30, 2020
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Mark_Dornoch
Dornoch, UK1,502 contributions
Jul 2019
Very impressive building for a City Hall. Stands on one side of a main square, close to Tivoli Gardens.
Written June 11, 2020
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA3,656 contributions
Aug 2019
Beautiful big main hall, but most of the rooms were rather no-nonsense and plain compared to other fancy City Halls I've seen. Our guide was nice and friendly, but her voice was low and she tended to fade out at the end of sentences. The tour price of 60 DKK was not included in my Copenhagen Pass so I had to pay extra. If time is short, this sight can be skipped, in my opinion. (I visited in August 2019.)
Written May 21, 2020
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