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Copenhagen City Hall, Copenhagen

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Government Building Architectural Building
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. Our Copenhagen vacation planner makes visiting Copenhagen City Hall and other Copenhagen attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Visited the clock inside as well as walked around the interior. Beautiful with lot's of history, but only requires 30 minutes to tour it's entirety. Nice stop during a walking tour of the city.  more »
  • Magnificent City Hall of Copenhagen, with inside a beautiful astronomical and outside the great gilded clock.
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  • I love this city and I'm frequently, since I live in Sweden. The Town Hall is next to the central railway station and is one of the symbols of the city. A beautiful building inside and out. Worth knowing!
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  • 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!
  • Wonderful building. Must visit and look up the World Clock a mechanical clock that it designed to run for thousands of years.
  • I'm not there for Cityhall but I'm there for the big Neon light billboard sign that is on ground level! I've used it several times for photos and portraits. Works great!
  • Beautiful building with a lot of history. Nice to veiw from the Town square.

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Where to stay in Copenhagen

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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