Copenhagen Town Hall

The red-brick building was completed in 1905 based on Martin Nyrop's design, who was inspired by medieval Danish architecture and the Renaissance style of northern Italy. A room on the ground floor is given over to the astronomical clock, by Jens Olsen (1872-1945), which gives the sidereal time as well as solar time everywhere in the world. It indicates the trajectory of the planets around the sun and calculates the eclipses of the sun and moon with great accuracy: within half a second every 300 years! Pretty view from the top of the tower.

Useful information

Address : 

Rådhuspladsen, 1550 København

Phone:

+45 33 66 25 83

Opening hours

guided tours in English: Mon-Fri 1pm, Sat 10am - guided tours of towers: Mon-Fri 11am and 2pm, Sat noon; astronomical clock: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9.30am-1pm; DKK30 (city hall), DKK20 (towers), free admittance (clock)

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