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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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  • We were impressed with the Royal Library building that combines the style of a historic building with a modern one, also called the black diamond. Very nice also the library Park. Recommended
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  • 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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  • 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.