Christiansborg Slotskirke

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Christiansborg Slotskirke information

Copenhagen , Denmark
Getting there
Bus: 1A, 2A, 9A, 11A, 26, 40, 66
Opening hours
10am-5pm Sun, daily Jul
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Tragedy struck CF Hansen’s austere, 19th-century neoclassical church on the day of the 1992 Copenhagen Carnival. A stray firework hit the scaffolding that had surrounded the church during a lengthy restoration and set the roof ablaze, destroying the dome. Miraculously, a remarkable frieze by Bertel Thorvaldsen that rings the ceiling just below the dome survived. The restorers went back to work and the church reopened in 1997.