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List of Famous Copenhagen Buildings & Structures

Updated June 8, 2017 12.2k views21 items

List of the famous landmarks that make up the Copenhagen skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Copenhagen architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Copenhagen are included on this list. Information about these Copenhagen buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Copenhagen and older historic landmarks.

The list you're viewing contains buildings like Rosenborg Castle and Copenhagen Opera House.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Copenhagen?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Copenhagen. Famous architectural houses within the city of Copenhagen are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
  • Amalienborg is the winter home of the Danish royal family, and is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It consists of four identical classical palace façades with rococo interiors around an octagonal courtyard; in the centre of the square is a monumental equestrian statue of Amalienborg's founder, King Frederick V. Amalienborg is situated at an elevation of three meters. Amalienborg was originally built for four noble families; however, when Christiansborg Palace burned on 26 February 1794, the royal family bought the palaces and moved in. Over the years various kings and their families have resided in the four different palaces.... more on Wikipedia
    • City/Town: Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Opened: Jan 01 1760
    • Architect: Nicolai Eigtved
    • Created By: Nicolai Eigtved
    • Style: Rococo
    • Building Function: Palace
  • Børsen is a building on Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen, Denmark. It was built by Christian IV in 1619–1640 and is the oldest stock exchange in Denmark. It is known especially for its Dragon Spire shaped as the tails of four dragons twined together, reaching a height of 56 metres.... more on Wikipedia
    • City/Town: Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe
    • Opened: Jan 01 1640
    • Architect: Hans van Steenwinckel
    • Created By: Hans van Steenwinckel
    • Style: Renaissance architecture
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    Charlottenborg Palace

    Charlottenborg Palace is a large town mansion located on the corner of Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn in Copenhagen, Denmark. Originally built as a residence for Ulrik Frederik Gyldenløve, it has served as the base of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts since its foundation in 1754. Today it also houses Kunsthal Charlottenborg, an institution for contemporary art, and Danmarks Kunstbibliotek, the Royal Art Library. Charlottenborg Palace is situated at an elevation of 4 meters.... more on Wikipedia
    • City/Town: Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe
    • Style: Baroque architecture
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    Christian IV's Brewhouse

    Christian IV's Brewhouse is a building in Copenhagen, Denmark, dating from 1608. In spite of the name under which it is known today, the building was not originally built for the purpose of brewing beer. It is located on Slotsholmen by the harbourfront and was constructed for military purposes as a corner bastion, part of Christian IV's fortification of the city.... more on Wikipedia
    • City/Town: Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Opened: Jan 01 1608
    • Style: Renaissance architecture