Copenhagen City Hall
Copenhagen City Hall
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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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.
How to get there
  • København Hovedbanegård Station • 6 min walk
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  • Peter M
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom305 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 July 24, 2023
  • jaybeeFL
    Palm Harbor, Florida3,346 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 August 4, 2023
  • T-SGlobetrotters
    Preston, United Kingdom3,611 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 August 7, 2023
  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad6,373 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 August 25, 2023
  • John B
    Toronto, Canada2,885 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 September 10, 2023
  • BaydeNoc
    182 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 September 21, 2023
  • Mitchrj1
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom203 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 September 28, 2023
  • Chang Percy
    Taipei, Taiwan504 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 November 6, 2023
  • Gardengel-IoW
    West Sussex, United Kingdom889 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good surprise
    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.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 8, 2023
  • Traveling with Good Vibes
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates496 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Majestic Marvel with Rich Nordic History
    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.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 9, 2024
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simply-peregrinating
Waddington, UK2,728 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
A large bold building with some beautiful features on the outside like the golden statue under a golden canopy above the entrance. You can can inside and wander around the main hall which is well lit with the skylights showing off the coloured brickwork patterns, tiles, arches and friezes. There is access to its slender high tower for views if the city. Guided tours are available but we didn't go on one.
Written August 23, 2020
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AbbyBella
Washington DC, DC52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I think this site is grossly underrated because few people seem to take the tour. Our guide took us through countless halls and rooms, including the city council chamber, that are not accessible without a tour, and he explained some of the hundreds of symbols represented in the art and architecture. It was an amazing experience that offered a much deeper understanding of the city's culture and history.
Written May 19, 2022
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T-SGlobetrotters
Preston, UK3,611 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
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.
Written August 7, 2023
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Tigeriffic69
Leyland, UK1,220 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Everything happens outside of the City Hall. In my time here I saw walking tours start from here, football matches, choirs singing, dancing with DJ. I went in on one of the days and there was a careers convention going on, and also a couple of wedding groups having photos taken. I went upstairs, and found a reading room, which was so peaceful, and beautiful. I also walked post some of the operating offices, and they were very open and spacey. I would definitely visit here again if in Copenhagen.
Written May 30, 2022
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Ronald L
Denver, CO2,901 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
City Hall was built in the early 1900’s. Used every Saturday for weddings. Nobel dinner is held annually in the Blue Room, downstairs, and dancing and entertaining in the Gold Room, upstairs. Gold Room initially used for dinners but they outgrew the space. Gold Room made up of glass coated gold leaf in mosaic style. One end of room tells story of uniting the eastern and western worlds. Other end tells the story of how the architect screwed up and cut off the heads at the top of the wall. The Blue Room has a large set of organ pipes mounted along the ceiling. A long table is set for the Nobel Prize dinner with side tables shooting off the center table.
All past Laurits are welcome in addition to the new inductees. Two hundred college students also attend from winning a lottery. The architect who designed the building added his bust over a doorway in the Blue Hall.
Written October 11, 2022
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Jenny
88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Called in at the City Hall specifically to see the World Clock, which is to the right of the entrance and free to look at. All the cogs and mechanisms of this extraordinary timepiece can be seen at the back of the various clock faces, which are all linked. The clockwork glows golden and the tiny movements of some of the cogs is fascinating. Photos and explanations on the walls are in English and Danish; the story of the clock is inspiring. It’s a shame that the little gift shop doesn’t sell wind-up watches - I would have bought one in an instant!
Written June 4, 2022
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Jordana T
74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Touring the City Hall with a guide is a must to get a good initial foundational history of Copenhagen and a see the beautiful interiors of this beauty. Then, walk to the top of the tower and get an fantastic 360 degree view. Staff are wonderful.
Written July 14, 2022
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permia
Ireland63,536 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Both interior and exterior are gorgeous. Multiple levels of windows, a fine tower and a gilded portrayal of Absalon beautify the outside.

Inside has the lavish Great Hall with its columns and arches and flags. We were fortunate that a kind staff member showed us to the Library, which has a fine reading room and repository of volumes.

Sculptures on classical themes by the esteemed Bertel Thorvaldsen are just some of the artistic and ornate flourishes. Vaulted ceilings along the corridors are complemented by much statuary and fine carved wood work.

Jens Olsen's World Clock and its backstory are well worth discovering. Also highly recommended is a Tower Tour, giving exceptional vistas over the lovely cityscape.
Written November 27, 2021
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CarbonChauvinist
154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Make sure you find time to check this one out. It's functioning office and historical monument at same time. Beautiful building, geological museum, place to experience art and historical books, all freely available, and you can check out Danish people getting married at same time. I had blast, and to think we left it as an optional thing to check out if we have time left in Copenhagen.
Written August 19, 2022
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Ben F
Bloomington, IN1,817 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
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!
Written July 22, 2023
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