Friday, February 02, 2007

Sights of Copenhagen: The City Hall

At the end of Strøget, you will find the impressive City Hall built in the period 1892-1905. The inspiration for the architect, Martin Nyrop, was the Palazzo Publico, in the city of Siena, Italy.

This was a new location for the City Hall. The older had been situated on Gammeltorv / Nytorv since 1479. The previous building used for this purpose, built in 1815, can still be seen there.

The city hall is a truly impressive building, with a bell tower of 105 metres. The facade is decorated with splendid guilded sculptures.

Within a walking distance from the City Hall you have access to other great sights as:

  • New Carlsberg Glyptotek housing a great number of sculpture from the antiquity in wonderful temperate old greenhouses, as well as more contemporary sculptures and paintings from famous masters
  • Tivoli Gardens of Copenhagen, housing an amusement park, restaurant and a great park with reproduction of monuments from different parts of the world
  • Louis Tussauds wax museum, located by the Tivoli Gardens

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