My favourite places to visit in Copenhagen

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Here’s my list of favourite places to visit in Copenhagen. I have shown theese places to my friends and family as well as others who ask me, what they should see in Copenhagen. It will probably only fill up half a day.

One of my favourite museums in Copenhagen is Christian IV’s Brewhouse and The Lapidarium of Kings. This is actually only one museum as the lapidarium (latin for collection of stones) is housed in the brewhouse, which is one of the oldest buildings in Copenhagen. You get a lot from visiting this museum: you hear about the history of the building, the proces of brewing and you see all of the old sculptures from castles, parks and buildings! It is displayed beautifully and it is quite interesting!

Lapidarium

After your visit to the Lapidarium, turn around the corner and take a look at The Black Diamond – The Royal Library.

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The Black Diamond

Walk to the corner of The Black Diamond by the water and say hello to The Mermaid by Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen. If the weather is nice, take a seat in the chairs outside and enjoy the view of the Circle Bridge by Olafur Eliasson whilst enjoying a refreshment from Café Øieblikket (Café the Moment – named after a work by Søren Kierkegaard).

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Mermaid and Circle Bridge

When you are refreshed go inside and upstairs to the free exhibition Treasures in The Royal Library. The exhibition showcases the best of the best the collection of the Royal Library has to offer and things that the public rarely sees. You can also visit some of the other exhibitions in the bottom of The Black Diamond.
If time allows it please take a look around the rest of the library. It is actually three buildings. The oldest is from 1906, and it was very modern at the time. Go to the opposite site of the building from where you entered and here you will see the most charming reading room (look through the windows in the doors) and opposite the reading room you can see the magasins with floors made from metal. Very modern in 1906. The middle building is from 1968 and motly houses offices and magasins. The last building is the Black Diamond from 1999.

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The Black Diamond from the inside

After a tour of the Royal Library go outside to the Library Garden. Here you can enjoy the facade of the 1906 library building and plan the rest of your day.

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The Library Garden in the winter

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