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Jens Olsen's World Clock

City Centre, Copenhagen 2400, Denmark
+45 33 66 33 66
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Not to be missed sight located inside the City Hall with free entry. A masterpiece of clock making... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
Ken18
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Liverpool
Town Hall a wonderful building

Like one of the reviews indicated, the building from the distance seemed to be a church. Entering... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Mypace
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Not to be missed sight located inside the City Hall with free entry. A masterpiece of clock making with accuracy only bettered by an atomic clock!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Like one of the reviews indicated, the building from the distance seemed to be a church. Entering it you realise it is anything but a place of worship, but worth a visit. The Jens Olsen Astronomical Clock is itself worth a visit. Don't missit.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

This very large fine and old watch is exhibited in the town hall of Copenhagen and is worth a visit.

Thank Gunnar G
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Don’t miss it if you like physics and astronomy. It is in the City Hall. It was built in 1955 by Jens Olsen It is still working correctly It’s free and you can watch it before the free walking tour if you plan to take...More

Thank Lilla K
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We happened upon this location by accident as we were wandering around Copenhagen in the rain. Seeking shelter from the downpour we were treated to an amazing building, beautiful gardens, and a very interesting exhibit about immigration at the Copenhagen City Hall. Based on the...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

A compact but delightful display of shiny brass gears, rods and chains that claims to tell the time for the next 10,000 years or more. The surrounding material describing the design, construction and maintenance is worth a gander.

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is a fascinating clock with many, many features. It is inside the City Hall building to the right of the entrance. It is free to visit and there are seats if you want to rest a bit there while you try to figure out...More

Thank solomon5
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

I wasn’t aware of this clock prior to my research on Trip Advisor for a planned trip to Copenhagen, but once I was I knew that I had to go and see it. The clock is housed in the City Hall, which its self is...More

Thank PoliteEngineer
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

We planned our visit to the city hall just to see the Jens Olsen's World astronomical clock. As soon as you enter you are struck by the mere size and parts of the unique clock.Even if you are no science or physics or astronomy buff,...More

Thank Suchismita S
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

While in City Hall, on the square named Radhusplandsen, sneak into the room to the right of the entrance to ogle at and be awed by the astronomical clock. It is a beautiful thing. A wondrous feat of engineering. The only thing that might top...More

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Nearby
Amager
In the eastern part of this neighbourhood, visitors
will discover Amager Strandpark, a beach area which
has become increasingly popular. It’s only a 30 minute
bicycle ride or a 10 minute Metro trip away from the
city center. Only a few hundred yards inland, some of
the most creative musicians, artists, and writers in
Copenhagen are occupying some of the old storage
houses and production facilities. The western part is
...More
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