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The Cisterns, Frederiksberg

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  • Featuring now an exhibition of a Japanese artist. A bit price with DKK 60 and you are done in 20-30 min. However still a nice experience in almost entire darkness.  more »
  • This was an interesting experience. The actual cisterns are not large, we were done in less than thirty minutes. Not sure if it is a must see at full price, but also not something I have experienced b...  more »
  • Interesting, somewhat bizarre place to visit. Felt a bit like walking through an American style fun house.  more »
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  • Five stars for the current exhibit Sambuichi. Immersive sensory installation
  • I love cisterns - the one in Istanbul is absolutely stunning, for instance. This one is OK - it has that underground atmosphere, but there's not much else (some historical background is provided though). Surrounding park is really pretty.
  • Tucked away under a glass pyramid in a park, The Cisterns are a chilly insight into the past. When we visited in May 2016 the "corridors" were illuminated by candles and the videos from the art installation currently making use of the unique location. Not something that would necessarily be an obvious place to visit when on holiday but definitely worth checking out, particularly as entry is included in the Copenhagen Card. The installations change over time but I'd say it's worth a visit anyway just for the architecture. If it's a hot day I'd recommend taking a jumper with you as it's pretty chilly underground.
  • We've had mixed feelings about this place. On the one hand the Cisterns provide a very special atmosphere on the other hand the exhibition (Eva Koch - That Dream of Peace) we saw didn't really meet our expectations as we expected slightly more content, but probably we just didn't understand it right. Generally you should be prepared that water still gets into the Cisterns, so there some smaller and bigger water puddles, therefore wearing sandals may not be the best idea. Also the temperature fluctuates between 16°C in August and 4° in February, so you may want to take warmer clothes down there.
  • A wonderful setting and gallery. It's beautifully and cleverly done and lit with candles to create a lovely atmosphere. Over the road from the zoo and well worth the visit