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Royal Library (Kongelige Bibliotek)

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Nicknamed the "Black Diamond" for its architectural profile, Copenhagen's Royal Library also functions as Denmark's national library and stacks for the University of Copenhagen. The building houses a cafe and bookshop, and hosts exhibitions and...more
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Soren Kierkegaards Pl. 1, Copenhagen, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
+45 33 47 47 47
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Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

The moment we walked in we were impressed by the symmetry of the place. The interior garden gives a sense of peace and it reminds of one of Harry Potter movies. The architecture of the place is also impressive.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LauraN4130
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We did not go inside but did enjoy walking around the beautiful grounds. The architecture and landscaping are interesting and lovely.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We didn't actually go into the library but came across it when walking along the river. Good spot for a break and very clean toilets!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chezsmall
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Beautiful restful gardens surround a very pretty fountain, providing a peaceful place to sit in a busy corner of Copenhagen.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CptVonTripp
Reviewed 12 September 2018

took a walk and then well earned rest in the library's extensive gardens - beautiful, tranquil and very well kept.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mabinho
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We visited the secret garden of the library which is beautiful with a fountain on a free yellow umbrella walking tour. Wish we had time to enter it....will do so on our next visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

The library is nice to see, and the visit will not take too long. The entrance is through the modern building adjoining it, ie at GPS coordinates of about 55.673204, 12.582060). From there you can take an escalator up which takes you towards the old...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Hidden away with an lovely garden and terrific architecture, the majority of tourist to the Parliament buildings will never see this. Excellent

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jan R
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The wonderful old building of the Royal Danish Library now has a new addition of magnificent modern architecture. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jdavida2017
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I did not actually go in the library but took a coffee break and enjoyed the gardens. There is a statue of Kierkegaard there. I had read about Kierkegaard but did not associate him with Copenhagen. The coffee shop is a good place for a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jennifer J
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Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its
blend of charming old buildings and bold new
architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well
as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner
city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which
consists of three buildings, two of which are new and
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