Must see attractions in Nuuk

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    Greenland National Museum

    The spacious, well-presented Greenland National Museum is based in an extended 1936 warehouse. Its better exhibits include an interesting section on 1950s…

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    University Library

    The University Library was established in 1747 as the New Herrnhut Mission (House of Moravian Brethren), originally set up by a trio of missionaries who…

  • K

    Kittat is a low-key fur workshop that specialises in making traditional style costumes and kammiks. Anyone can peep inside at the small, functional…

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    Katuaq Cultural Centre

    The spacious Katuaq Cultural Centre is by far Nuuk's finest piece of modern architecture, a sinuous wooden wave edged in glass. It houses the Greenland…

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    Institute of Natural Resources

    At the north edge of town near the sweet little golf course is the Institute of Natural Resources, in a pair of glass-nosed wooden-slab buildings that…

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    Hans Egede House

    The sturdy 1728 Hans Egede House is the oldest in Greenland and has a pretty vegetable garden. Originally home to Nuuk's missionary founder, it's now the…

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    City Hall

    The City Hall is not architecturally distinguished, but it's worth looking inside to see the impressive 1998 tapestry of Inuit life. Curiously, it…

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    Self Rule Government

    The Self Rule Government has an art-decked corridor. Free guided tours are available when the parliament is not in session, but tours in English require…

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    Teacher Training College

    The fine 1907 Teacher Training College is backed by the horned silhouette of Sermitsiaq (1210m), a tent-shaped island peak.

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    Frelsers Kirke

    On a strangely sparse area is the simple 1849 Frelsers Kirke.