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Type: Attractions, Great Views, Historic Sites, Sightseeing
Copenhagen's city hall was inaugurated in 1905, designed by architect Martin Nyrup and inspired by the city hall of Siena, Italy. (The previous city hall had been located in the old court house... Read More
Copenhagen's city hall was inaugurated in 1905, designed by architect Martin Nyrup and inspired by the city hall of Siena, Italy. (The previous city hall had been located in the old court house building, 'Domhuset'). While its red brick facade is imposing it's nowhere near as memorable as its Italian inspiration; to make the most out of a visit, take a walk up the tower - one of the highest in the city - and check out Jens Olsen's Verdensur, an elaborate mechanical astronomical clock containing 14,000 parts that took 20 years to make, being completed after clockmaker Olsen's death. The City Hall is a popular spot for weddings and its square (when not overtaken by the current construction site for the new Metro line) a popular meeting spot, particularly for New Year's Eve celebrations. As well as ringing in the New Year, the clock can be heard every day at noon on national radio DR.
Copenhagen K, 1599
- Mon-Sat Noon-3pm
- Adult (18+) DKK 30