Copenhagen's Royal Library

Interesting
Founded in 1653 by King Frederik III and open to the public since 1793, the Royal Library has been somewhat rejuvenated by its contemporary annex (1999). It quickly became known to Danes as "the black diamond" because of its dazzling façade of shiny black granite and glass. On the first level is an exhibition hall containing manuscripts and original editions of works by famous writers (HC Andersen, S Kierkegaard, K Blixen), as well as certain handwritten scores by composer Carl Nielsen.

Useful information

Address : 

Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, 1016 København

Phone:

+45 33 47 47 47

Opening hours

8am-9pm - closed Sun - (Black Diamond until 10pm, 7pm in Jul-Aug)

Nearby tourist attractions

Christiansborg Palace
Christiansborg Palace
Between the early fortress (1167) and
1:00
Copenhagen Stock Exchange
Copenhagen Stock Exchange
Built in 1619 upon the orders of
0:30
Copenhagen's Marble Bridge
Copenhagen's Marble Bridge
This rococo style marble bridge crosses
0:30
Copenhagen National Museum Copenhagen National Museum
Copenhagen National Museum
Housed in the Prince's Palace (1774),
2:00
Thorvaldsens Museum
Thorvaldsens Museum
Denmark's most famous sculptor, Bertel
2:00
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
The large art collection, established by
3:00
See all

Other ideas « Patrimony »

Christiansborg Palace
Christiansborg Palace
Between the early fortress (1167) and
1:00
Copenhagen Stock Exchange
Copenhagen Stock Exchange
Built in 1619 upon the orders of
0:30
Copenhagen's Marble Bridge
Copenhagen's Marble Bridge
This rococo style marble bridge crosses
0:30
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Christiansborg Palace
Christiansborg Palace
Between the early fortress (1167) and
1:00
Copenhagen Stock Exchange
Copenhagen Stock Exchange
Built in 1619 upon the orders of
0:30
Copenhagen National Museum Copenhagen National Museum
Copenhagen National Museum
Housed in the Prince's Palace (1774),
2:00
See all