Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), Copenhagen

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Grundtvig's Church is located in the Bispebjerg district of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is a rare example of expressionist church architecture. Due to its unusual appearance, it is one of the best known churches in the city.HistoryThe commission for the construction of a church to be named after the Danish philosopher and hymn writer N. F. S. Grundtvig was decided through a competition, won by Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint in 1913. The foundation of the new church was only laid after World War I, on 8 September 1921, Grundtvig's birthday. Building took place mainly from 1921 to 1926 when the tower section was completed, leading to the initial inauguration of the so-called Tower Church in 1927. Further work on the interior and on adjacent buildings continued until 1940 and was completed by Klint's son Kaare Klint after his father's death in 1930. The church stands at the centre of a residential development (1924–36), also in yellow brick, designed by Jensen-Klint in harmony with the church.ArchitectureJensen-Klint's design for Grundtvig's Church is a synthesis of architectural styles. In preparation for the project, the architect studied many Danish village churches, particularly those on the island of Zealand with stepped gables. Their traditional building techniques, materials and decoration inspired his design. Klint merged the modern geometric forms of Brick Expressionism with the classical vertical of Gothic architecture.
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  • Mr Grundtvig was the of Denmark Pope of education and that is his Church. Architecturally absolutely remarkable, regardless of whether you now neo-Gothic or art nouveau or otherwise to do so says. Best within einet visit city tour, then will also open.
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  • Jensen Klint buildings and countless ordered chairs. It was a sight to see. Went on a Saturday afternoon, but visitors not only to name a few, easy take a picture. You should check it on Sundays, depending on time is the time to pray, so good.
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  • It was built for the sake of the Murin, a philosopher and writer, who is famous for his special style, the famous church in Copenhagen.
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  • Beautiful church, that is stunning on the inside. I would well recommend a visit to admire the impressive building.
  • beautiful church, the reason of i went to copenhagen even just for one day.
  • This is great!!! This church was built in honor of my 5th great uncle. I would have never been able to see it without this as I'm poor and can't travel:-)
  • The church is open for visitors Tuesday-Saturdag between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm (Thursday until 6.00 pm). The church is closed on Mondays.
  • Really unique style church which I've ever seen. Minimal but awesome.

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