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The Cisterns in Søndermarken ParkResting deep beneath the green lawns of Søndermarken Park is a cavernous world that never sees the light of day. Enveloped in darkness, these damp and cold surroundings call ancient cathedrals and murky catacombs...more
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Soendermarken | Soendermarken, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen 2000, Denmark
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw Cisterne on Travel Man last year so we wanted to go. Unfortunately, as I am not a tortured sixth-former I found the current exhibition underwhelming and wished I’d seen last year’s water installation instead. I was interested in the actual space and the...More

Thank UKHec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got there right when they opened so we were virtually the only ones there. This former reservoir for the city of Copenhagen is now a museum. Presently there is an exhibit that combines some interesting aspects of light and sound that enhances the surroundings....More

Thank ParkTraveler2010
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Changing exhibitions at the Cisterns are usually very interesting due to the setting - the old water reservoir for copenhagen/frederiksberg. A bit spooky and very beautiful situated underneath the Søndermarken park

Thank 731Marianne
Kristine F, Curator at The Cisterns, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting, Marianne, and thank you for taking the time for writing these words. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the exhibition and its setting!

Reviewed June 13, 2018

This place makes for a great art exhibition space. Inside the old city cistern (which would make for an amazing movie location, or photo shoot space as we turned it into), you can walk around, learn a little about the history of it, and see...More

Thank schmayla98
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

This former water reservoir for Copenhagen now provides a space for unusual art installations. At the moment (until November 2018) it’s Jeppe Hein’s “In is the only way out” - a multi sensory experience that makes the most of the somewhat dark and mysterious surroundings...More

Thank Susan W
Kristine F, Curator at The Cisterns, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2018

Dear Susan Thank you so much for your visit and your kind words. We are very happy to hear that you had a great experience with "In is the only way out". We must say that we agree one hundred percent - Jeppe Hein has...More

Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

This one can definitely be called a hidden gem, because you can just go past it and never realise what is underground. Above there is only a glass pyramid. But under it you are transferred to a different world. The place doesn't have any artificial...More

Thank Aušrinė J
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited the cisterns recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. The underground venue was hosting an exhibition by artist Jeppe Hein. The exhibition was based on finding light and self reflection which we found was well executed and interesting.

Thank Carararara
Reviewed May 4, 2018

I had visited the other underwater cisterns in Istanbul (which were well lit and was a public space) so I had a good comparison point before I visited these Cisterns. I will say that this experience is like not other. Since the Japanese Artist took...More

Thank StevenTristanYoung
Reviewed April 22, 2018

We only visited this place having seen it on TV's Travelman show, but were very glad we did. Essentially just an old underground water storage tank that was built to serve the growing population of Copenhagen, it has now been drained and turned into an...More

Thank Daryl M
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

An interesting place to visit. It's not too expensive to get in and its close to Carlsberg Museum and the Zoo.

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Frederiksberg
Located between Noerrebro and Vesterbro you’ll find
Frederiksberg, which is actually a municipality in
itself but completely surrounded by Copenhagen. Here
there are several fine theaters, from the experimental
to the great Det Ny Teater (The New Theater) which
specializes in transcribing the great London and New
York musicals into Danish, and has done so for several
years with huge success. In Frederiksberg you’ll find
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