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Jens Olsen's World Clock

City Centre, Copenhagen 1550, Denmark
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A pleasant surprise

We happened upon this location by accident as we were wandering around Copenhagen in the rain... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AdventureUnlimited01
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Washington
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Fascinating clock that will run for 10,000 years

A compact but delightful display of shiny brass gears, rods and chains that claims to tell the time... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
robtsuk
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Cupertino, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank AdventureUnlimited01
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.

Thank robtsuk
Reviewed 25 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
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
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
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

Thank differentname
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I don't know what to say about the Jens Olsen's World astronomical clock. It is a free exhibit located in the city hall at Rådhuspladsen (the central square) of Copenhagen. We visited because of a Trip Advisor review. It is definitely worth seeing and somewhat...More

Thank BCtourists
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is an impressive 'little' exhibition in Copenhagen's town hall. The clock is a massive (for a clock at least), shiny and intricate mechanical marvel of clockfaces, cogs and gears that Jens Olsen assembled over many years. It was finished in 1955, ten years after...More

Thank JElliot32
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The Radhaus (Copenhagen’s Town Hall) is the home of the Jens Olsen's World Clock, designed by Jens Olsen (1872–1945) and built at a cost of one million kroner. It is the most iconic part of the building. Not only does it display local time, but...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

My husband has an interest in time and space. We were thrilled to find this small and unusual ( and free!) exhibit. Quite fascinating even for the uninitiated.

Thank SkippyTravellerChick
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