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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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  • Worth a visit just to see the architecture of the building, but inside there are some exhibitions to look at too. You can also just chill out by the river too  more »
  • The Royal Danish library or den sorte diamant is a fantastic place to Copenhagen's Wonderful architecture where man manages to blend ultra-modern design with old buildings right on the Exciting exhibits and good restaurant, cafe, events, etc. in addition to just stroll around and enjoy, you'll find many exciting places to sit down and relax or read a book, or why not study all the hardworking students
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  • The Royal Library is the National Library of Denmark. The new section of the library is located in the water's edge, and built is generally known as the Black Diamond or just the diamond. And you understand very well why. Please feel free to ride in, here is the Café, restaurant and Bookstore, too. One can freely go up and over to the old and stunningly beautiful built.
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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.