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The Royal Library, Copenhagen

Categories: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
At The Royal Library, discover numerous historic treasures, such as a collection of books by Carl Linné, the manuscripts and correspondence of H.C. Andersen, and the S. Kierkegaard archives. All known Danish printed works--from the very first Danish book printed in 1482--are featured in the library's five buildings, including the new one called "the black diamond." You need to cross one of the three bridges to get from one building to the other. Observe the central hall of the old building, which is a copy of Charlemagne's Palace chapel in the Aachen Cathedral. Put The Royal Library into our Copenhagen vacation builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The library is located in an impressive new building called "The Black Diamant" located on the Harbourfront and linked to the old National Library. Behind it you will find a really nice and quiet gard...  read more »
  • Appearance is exactly what black diamond itself is the Royal Library is known as the black diamond. Sightseeing in Denmark library? Think should be there, here are worth a look. It is so relaxing and Wi-Fi, without having to read the book, just to taste the atmosphere.
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  • After the visit to Chris tans deposit coincidentally ended up here. In the garden statue of Kierkegaard. On the other side of the library you end up on the Black Diamond
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  • The library is free entry without a library card (some parts anyway) and it serves as a good place to rest your legs and review your map on where to go next. The place has great architectural design, definitely photo-ready for some selfie shots both inside and outside of the building. Just remember to bring a coat if you plan on walking outside, as the wind can get quite chilly blowing from the river.
  • Fascinating contrast of classical Danish architecture and an exercise in modern minimalism. Very nice place for work, both inside and out, with a nice atmosphere.
  • The royal Danish library colloquially known as the Black Diamond; is well-known in Copenhagen for its architecture and because of its free public facility’s, namely the two very big reading/study halls that are available for public use and very well regarded among students. The buildings design is beautiful, both inside as well as on the inside.
  • Very nice library, fantastic library also known as the black diamond. Good place for a coffee meeting with friends.
  • Good place to study but there are no good places to get coffee except paying 40 kr. for a cup in the café
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