Copenhagen City Hall
Copenhagen City Hall
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Neighbourhood: 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 situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
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  • København Hovedbanegård Station • 6 min walk
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful City Hall with the highest tower in CPH
    CPH City Hall is set in the very center of Danish capital, right across the Tivoli gardens. It's a beautiful and massive edifice with the highest tower in the capital. It's home to famous Jens Olsen analogue clock, claimed to be the most precise one. You can enter the Hall for free, however I didn't notice the possibility to climb the tower.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Ben F
    Bloomington, Indiana1,538 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Central Point in Copenhagen
    City Hall, as well as the plaza at which it sits, give visitors some nice photo ops, even on rainy days (like when I was there, sigh). Nearby is the lovely pedestrian shopping street Stroeget, as well as many hotels and restaurants. Being such a walkable city, it’s straightforward to access City Hall from most popular areas of the Danish capital. Lots of tourists could be seen snapping pictures and enjoying themselves. Don’t spend a ton of time here, but still make the stop!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Peter M
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom278 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth visiting
    What a great place this is to have s look around , we had access to all floors and it was very interesting. We did see a few wedding parties waiting patiently and then after, getting photos taking in hall . Lots of interesting artefacts to see and nice courtyard garden too. It is free entry
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 July 2023
  • jaybeeFL
    Palm Harbor, Florida3,375 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take the Photo and Move On
    Not as ornate a facade as many of the German Rathauses but attractive nonetheless especially the clock tower. Hard to miss this structure as it sits on the large central square adjacent to Tivoli Gardens. It is usually mobbed with tourists, so take the photos and move on.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 August 2023
  • T-SGlobetrotters
    Preston, United Kingdom2,954 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A masterpiece of turn of the century Danish design
    The City Hall was built between 1892 and 1905. It is free to enter and you get access to the main hall as you go in plus the first and second floor corridors giving elevated views across the main hall. A walk up the staircase to the top floor is particularly worthwhile to view a lovely large Art Nouveau style painting. There is also a 45/60 minute guided tour available three times a day, two in Danish, one in English giving additional access to the areas used for wedding ceremonies but we didn't take this. Although it is firmly Danish in design there are numerous Art Nouveau influences throughout the building. The attention to detail is amazing with beautiful design touches anywhere you look. Certainly worth taking an hour out of you schedule to view the building.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad4,837 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go get married
    It's a nice building on the exterior and it is also free to enter. I was told by someone outside the. building that anyone can walk and and walk back out married the same day. Nontheless it is a building to check out or take a photo and move on..
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 August 2023
  • John B
    Toronto, Canada2,996 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Drop in to see the famous World Clock
    The true highlight of the city hall is Jens Olsen's World Clock. It's located in a small room on the right just inside the main door. The clock displays not just the time but celestial pole migration, solar time, sunrise and sunsets, planet revolutions, the Gregorian calendar and more. An intriguing piece of machinery.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 September 2023
  • BaydeNoc
    188 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a nice surprise
    The nice surprise was discovering the fantastic world clock in a room just inside the entrance. Absolutely amazing. Stroke of luck placed us there as the clockmaker came in to unlock the case and do the weekly winding. I was talking to him about the pendulum clocks i have, and he let me do some of the winding. The building itself is well worth a stop to appreciate the architecture and details.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Mitchrj1
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom208 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic tour very interesting
    What a great tour. They do tours in English and danish and you book in the small shop to the left after the entrance. If you like history and interesting connected themes this is a must! Our guide was very informative and had some great information and get to see behind the scenes as well
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 September 2023
  • Chang Percy
    Taipei, Taiwan215 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Positive Aspects
    It is located near the metro station and free to enter. The staircase is gorgeous. Paintings are beautiful. At the entrance, there is the stunning Astronomical World Clock designed and calculated by Jens Olsen. The intricate gears, weights and dials can be easily seen from all directions. It cannot be missed.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 November 2023
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Traveling with Good Vibes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This beautiful building offers free admission and a treasure trove of Nordic myths and history. The guided tour in English, available Monday to Friday at 1 pm and Saturday at 10 am, is a highlight not to be missed.

The guide's depth of knowledge about Nordic myths is truly impressive, making the tour amazingly informative and engaging. The majestic architecture of the building only adds to the immersive experience.

Overall, visiting this site is a must for anyone interested in Nordic culture and history. It's an unforgettable journey into the heart of ancient myths and legends.
Written 10 February 2024
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tezpil
Portsmouth, UK4,669 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Impressive city hall building on the side of a large paved square. Interesting architecture and a few towers around. Busy square with traffic and shops and cafes all nearby.
Written 20 January 2024
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sbrighton1
Brighton, UK191 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Its just a big square with nothing to do but it is the entrance to the main shopping area so is worth visiting if passing through the area.
Written 8 January 2024
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Gardengel-IoW
West Sussex, UK823 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Much more than expected. Popped into see the world clock, which was easy to find and can see face and rear workings. While there thought would pop into main hall, what a surprise, and amusing to see all the wedding parties waiting their turn. Can also get up on the balcony, nice half hour.
Written 8 November 2023
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Chang Percy
Taipei, Taiwan215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
It is located near the metro station and free to enter. The staircase is gorgeous. Paintings are beautiful. At the entrance, there is the stunning Astronomical World Clock designed and calculated by Jens Olsen. The intricate gears, weights and dials can be easily seen from all directions. It cannot be missed.
Written 6 November 2023
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Mitchrj1
Stoke-on-Trent, UK208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
What a great tour. They do tours in English and danish and you book in the small shop to the left after the entrance.
If you like history and interesting connected themes this is a must! Our guide was very informative and had some great information and get to see behind the scenes as well
Written 28 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

BaydeNoc
UP Michigan188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The nice surprise was discovering the fantastic world clock in a room just inside the entrance. Absolutely amazing. Stroke of luck placed us there as the clockmaker came in to unlock the case and do the weekly winding. I was talking to him about the pendulum clocks i have, and he let me do some of the winding. The building itself is well worth a stop to appreciate the architecture and details.
Written 21 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

John B
Toronto, Canada2,996 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The true highlight of the city hall is Jens Olsen's World Clock. It's located in a small room on the right just inside the main door. The clock displays not just the time but celestial pole migration, solar time, sunrise and sunsets, planet revolutions, the Gregorian calendar and more. An intriguing piece of machinery.
Written 10 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad4,837 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
It's a nice building on the exterior and it is also free to enter. I was told by someone outside the. building that anyone can walk and and walk back out married the same day. Nontheless it is a building to check out or take a photo and move on..
Written 25 August 2023
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babykong
London, UK573 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Such a beautiful building; I especially loved the gorgeous staircase, which I thought was stunning.

Equally beautiful, was witnessing quite a few couples posing for photos after their wedding ceremonies.
Written 11 August 2023
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