Sunday, September 27, 2009

Copenhagen City Hall

Copenhagen City Hall is located in the center of the city, at the end of the main pedestrian street Strøget, very close to Tivoli, the amusement park.
The building itself is from around 1900. It looks at first sight very solid and a bit austere, but it is in fact a quite interesting building, especially for all the little details on the facade. For example, the little stone benches on corners of the facade. Or the small floral or animal statues between the windows and doors on the sides of the building - do not forget that in 1900 a lot of countries in Europe was influenced by the Art Nouveau.

At the center of the facade, you can discover a golden statue of the founder of the city, Absalon.

At the center of the buildings, you can freely visit the courtyard which has been turned into a public garden.

In addition, as it is a public building, the doors are open (at the Danish office hours of course) and the interior can be freely visited. But that, it will be for the next post ;-)!

Access: S-tog Vesterport or Kbh H.

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