Copenhagen City Hall, Copenhagen

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At Copenhagen City Hall, tell the time from Jens Olsen's astronomical clock built in 1955, which shows all 13 time zones and the precise position of all planets. The building was erected in the eclectic style of the Italian Renaissance and medieval Danish architecture during 1892-1905. It features a large number of sculptures and paintings. You'll notice a figure of Bishop Absalon, the founder of Copenhagen, above the main entrance. Climb the 105.6 (346 ft) high tower, the highest point in the city, for panoramic views. The clockwork starts up a carillon, which chimes its familiar tune every 15 minutes. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Copenhagen City Hall by using our Copenhagen holiday planner .
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  • The impressive building overlooking a beautiful square. Nice the prospectus, you can get in for free, the astronomical clock and the Interior Atrium.
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  • Great architecture, gathering place for walking tours & it's near Tivoli gardens, which Iwish we'd had time to visit but unfortunately we didn't. Lots of shops & places to eat nearby. Great building, ...  more »
  • Fine and stately building right in the center of Copenhagen. Photo taken late at night during the opening day of the Pride Festival in 2017. Great performers on stage augured for a nice evening. Where an illuminated City Hall stood in the middle of the square in all its stateliness. Well worth a visit:)
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  • Beautiful building, inside and out. If you are lucky, you will see cute couples getting married. Right now (November 2017) there are works everywhere as you can see in the pictures.
  • The building here is absolutely beautiful. We came here to be married and it was a great choice. The staff did a great job of making things uncomplicated and yet both dignified and joyful. But even if you don't have a special occasion it's worth visiting here to see some beautiful architecture and perhaps look at the current art exhibit on display.
  • Beautiful building inside and out. Absolutely would recommend taking a tour and walking to the top. It's a long way and not made for the not so physically fit. But it's definitely worth it!
  • I was here with my husband for our wedding. The staffs were soooo friendly and nice. They made our wedding was really smooth and uncomplicated. First time came there I was impressed by the architecture of the building, so I and my husband explored tge building and the garten to take picture after wedding ceremony.
  • Wonderful building. Must visit and look up the World Clock a mechanical clock that it designed to run for thousands of years.

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Most of the hotels in Copenhagen are located in the central Vesterbro or hip Indre By areas, though there are many more adventurous (and somewhat more affordable) places to stay during your vacation. As in the rest of Denmark, accommodations in Copenhagen are quite expensive. If you're traveling on a tight budget, consider camping along the Mølleå River or staying in one of the city's many backpacker hostels. If you prefer an inexpensive hotel, explore options in the Helgolandsgade and Colbjørnsensgade neighborhoods. For a taste of Denmark's art scene, head to the up-and-coming Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn areas. Travelers who like to stay outside of the main tourist areas should set their sights on one of the city's suburbs, like the northern section where you can stay at a beachfront hotel or on a houseboat.
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