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Dansk Jødisk Museum
Designed by Polish-born Daniel Libeskind, the Danish Jewish Museum occupies the former Royal Boat House, an early 17th-century building...
Housed in Christian IV's old brewery, an extraordinary building dating from 1608, the Lapidarium of the Kings features original royal...
The Royal Arsenal Museum houses a stunning collection of historic weaponry, from canons and medieval armour to pistols, swords and even...
The Royal Library's ground-floor cafe delivers a short menu of cheap, fresh bites, with one soup, a couple of salads and sandwiches, and...
Søren Kierkegaards Plads · interesting places nearby
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Scandinavia's largest library consists of two very distinct parts: the original, 19th-century red-brick building and the head-turning 'Black Diamond' extension, the latter a leaning parallelogram of sleek black granite and smoke-coloured glass. From the soaring, harbour-fronting atrium, an escalator leads up to a 210-sq-metre ceiling mural by celebrated Danish artist Per Kirkeby. Beyond it, at the end of the corridor, is the 'old library' and its Hogwarts-like northern Reading Room, resplendent with vintage desk lamps and classical columns.
Aside from housing a complete collection of all Danish printed works produced since 1482, Denmark's national library also hosts fascinating, temporary art, photography and history exhibitions. It's also home to decent cafe Øieblikket and modern Danish restaurant Søren K .