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The Royal Library, Copenhagen

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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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  • Black Diamond from outside, really architectural gemstone also from inside. How does new building fit to the old library building is amazing. Most questions you would probably ask as firstcomer are an...  more »
  • Getting off the river ferry bus at the Black Diamond as I believe it is known. Stunningly impressive with a busy, purposeful ambience inside. The view from the central escalator is exceptional. What a...  more »
  • This is a gorgeous place to visit. Also they had a display of old rare books for free that included some really interesting books.  more »
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  • Completely love this place! Great coffee, desserts and an amazing area to relax while reading or working. You can see what is happening outside from the huge windows of this modern building or you can even sit outside if the weather is right.
  • A beautiful modern building, in a city with such a plethora of Renaissance buildings it's nice to see something different. Not that I don't love the Renaissance buildings!
  • Modern architecture, the interior design is also stylish, and a comfortable cafe shop at the ground floor.
  • Really ugly building. An eyesore in an otherwise attractive harbour view
  • So much to see and do here. I suggest that you make a day trip in this area if you have the time.