Government and education
The building is gorgeous and it hosts the Royal Library. Right now (until 2021) the great performance artist, Marina Abramovic, has hand picked treasures from the library collection to stage a rare listening-experience. Don't miss "Method for Treasure" if you are a bibliophile...
National library located by the water. It has exhibition spaces, a book shop and hosts a great cultural program. The cafe has a great view over the water and serves delicious lunch.
The Royal Library in Copenhagen. A beautiful building used for various cultural events, too. Apart from the main functions of a library, the building houses The National Museum of Photography, a bookshop, a café, a restaurant and the Dronningesalen concert and theatre hall which seats 600.
“This place is cool because people use it, even though it's right next to the King's castle. It has amazing views, especially when the crocuses bloom in the spring. I especially like the botanical garden running down the eastern side”
“Founded in 1191 and rebuilt three times after devastating fires, Copenhagen's neoclassical cathedral dates from 1829. Designed by CF Hansen, its lofty, vaulted interior houses Bertel Thorvaldsen's statues of Christ and the apostles, completed in 1839 and considered his most acclaimed works. In fact, the sculptor's depiction of Christ, with comforting open arms, remains the most popular worldwide model for statues of Jesus. In May 2004, the cathedral hosted the wedding of Crown Prince Frederik to Australian Mary Donaldson. Hours 8am-5pm, closed during services & concerts ”
“The National Gallery of Denmark: The National Gallery of Denmark displays the largest collection of Danish art from the 1700s to the present day, as well as impressive works from around the world. Highlights include the Danish and Nordic art exhibition, which spans 150 years, as well as paintings by the Dutch Masters, Edvard Munch, and Picasso among others. Natural light floods the upper floors giving the gallery a wonderful ambiance. Be sure to pick up a map before exploring all the collections. The café is particularly pleasant and a great place to unwind and soak up the surroundings. ”
“Copenhagen’s Hippie “Free Town”- a community that has its own rules and regulations completely independent of the Danish government. Christiania has been famous for many years thanks to the permanent stalls along Pusher Street—or ‘The Green Light District’, as it was once known—that sold all types of cannabis (illegal elsewhere in Denmark)”
“The Royal Danish Theatre's Old Stage: The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen has graced the Kongens Nytorv Square since 1748. The theatre has guest many famous persons where Søren Kierkegaard was a frequent guest at The Royal Theatre, where he heard Mozart's Don Juan. ”