The Royal Library
One of the most impressive new attractions in Copenhagen is The Black Diamond, the extension to the Royal Library, in glass and steel. This black beauty is part of the old Royal Library, which keeps manuscripts of world famous HC Andersen, Karen Blixen and Søren Kierkegaard.
In the lower part of the picture, the german cruisers Prinz Eugen and Nurenberg can be seen.
Another view of Prinz Eugen at pier in the Kronløbsbassin in Copenhagen after it surrendered. The Kronløbsbassin is a part of the Freeport of Copenhagen. At the end of the war, she was one of only two operational German cruisers left (the other was the light cruiser Nürnberg), and was surrendered...
Christiansborg Palace on Slotsholmen in Copenhagen was built for the country's three supreme powers: the royal power, the legislative power, and the judicial power. The Christiansborg Palace is the only building in the world to have all three supreme powers in one.
The premises of the Royal Family, mainly The Royal Reception Rooms, make up only a small part of the palace complex....
"On October 23, 2002, Chechen rebels stormed a Moscow theater during a performance of the musical Nord-Ost, taking an estimated 900 people hostage, including 90 staff members of the theater. The standoff ended three days later, when Russian troops raided the building. 129 hostages died in the takeover, almost all as a result of a gas that was used by federal forces to subdue the rebels."
The Police HQ in Copenhagen was built from original drawings by Hack Kampmann, 1918 to 1924, and is still in use today. It is a neoclassic design with a central pillared rotunda. Easily one of the ugliest buildings in Copenhagen it is nevertheless a true landmark of the city.
The theaters real name is Theater am Schiffbauerdamm and was build in 1892. 1949 Brecht founded the Berliner Ensemble after returning from swiss exile, and 1954 the ensemble moved to this place. The first play here under Brechts leadership was "Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti", but his most famous play "Dreigroschenoper" with the famous song "Mackie Messer" was actually also first shown in t...
The Church of Our Lady is the cathedral of Copenhagen. The site has housed a church since 1209. The present building was consecrated in 1829, its predecessor having been destroyed in the bombardment of Copenhagen in 1807.
Church of Our Saviour, Copenhagen
One of Copenhagen's most famous landmark is this baroque church, built 1682-96 and one of prominent example of Baroque architecture. Afraid of heights? Don't walk up the 95 meter high steeple! If not, enjoy the marvellous view while climbing the outside stairs!
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