The Cisterns, Frederiksberg

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  • August 17, 2017
    Amazing experience, like nothing I've ever done before! I don't want to give too much away because it took my breath away. Definitely go. The only reason it isn't 5 stars is because it is a reasonably...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    I came across this place via Trip Advisor and the reviews sum it up well. It was an interesting and a little bit eerie an experience. My four year old got a bit scared in the dark, though I found it a...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    We liked to be here really. The cistern is great illuminated and there are probably also always different exhibitions. We were on a hot summer day and the coolness of even very enjoyed :) Best take a good Fotoaperat with a tripod if you want to take pictures, because it's very dark there, and you need a high shutter speed.
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  • July 2, 2017
    It's fun and interesting - but not much information provided to explain why it's significant
  • May 14, 2017
    Five stars for the current exhibit Sambuichi. Immersive sensory installation
  • October 24, 2016
    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.
  • May 29, 2016
    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.
  • August 31, 2016
    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.

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