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The Royal Library, Copenhagen
(4.6/5 based on 240+ 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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  • I didnt visit the library, (it was undergoing renovation on the facarde when I was there), but the gardens are the best place for Pokemon catching. Lots of folks just walking around the central founta...  more »
  • I spent about 45 minutes wandering from floor to floor of the library and was just overwhelmed by how beautiful the architecture was. I highly recommend getting up to at least the second floor, where ...  more »
  • The modern extension to the Royal Library, the "black diamond so called because of its shape and color", joins in a series with other outstanding buildings of the modern Nordic architecture and is in the same breath with the opera houses in Copenhagen and Oslo, and Harpa in Reykjavik. Water is reflected in the black, smooth facade, the open staircase with the curved galleries and galleries has a bright and airy and the transitions it has a fascinating look in the reading rooms, galleries, the stairwell and out onto the water. It is therefore worth diamonds to invest some time for the black.
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  • Beautiful building both inside and outside. Perfect for studying, taking a break, reading or having lunch. Interesting exhibitions which are either free or very cheap.
  • Good study space, especially in the summer when you can sit outside in the deckchairs. Cafe Oieblikket is rather expensive, but students/those with KB loaner cards can use the staff canteen at certain times, which has surprisingly good food for next to no money.
  • The place is a great architectural environment both in and out worth a walkthrough in itself. It also has a great archival collection.
  • Really beautiful building. Especially in summer when you can sit next to the water. If you see the library from the opposite side of the channel, it is very nice to see the reflection of the building in the water.
  • Nice architecture and design inside and out the modern and old library buildings. The elegant reading room is very classical, whilst the modern travelators taking you to the 1st level make it feel very futuristic.