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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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  • You enter with a lot of respect and curiosity: beautiful and very well equipped rooms. Here the silence is just natural
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  • 'the black diamont' is the new part of the royal library and a really good working architectonical contrast to the old building. both work extremely well with oneanother.  more »
  • Built in 1660 the Royal Libraries of Denmark, same time are Denmark's National Libraries and Libraries of Copenhagen University, is Northern Europe's largest Libraries. The Royal Libraries did not open to the general public until 1793. 銅 manufacture pen pool outside the Libraries is very special, a heavy sense of Nostalgia, with the Red Brick outside the Libraries Construction, brought a very comfortable Feeling of Xie.
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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.

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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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