Central Copenhagen - More Things to See (København) - Part 6
41. Rosenborg Castle Gardens (Kongens Have). The Rosenborg Castle Gardens were built by King Christian IV in 1606 at the same time as Rosenborg Castle (Rosenborg Slot). Kongens Have is Copenhagen’s oldest and most visited garden. In the summertime the park is packed with sunbathers and kids playing on the huge playground. Visitors can enjoy good food and drinks at the Herkules Pavilion,, (Herkules Pavillonen) which was built in the 18th century. The pavilion has outdoor serves throughout the summer.
42. Rosenborg Castle (Rosenborg Slot). The Rosenborg Castle is located in central Copenhagen, and was built by King Christian IV in 1606 as a country home. He died here in 1648. Rosenborg Slot was built in the Dutch Renaissance style, and it is one of the most memorable buildings in the city. Access to some sections of the castle is granted such as the castle’s treasury chamber which holds the Crown Jewels, the Danish Crown Regalia and the Royal costumes are displayed. The castle is now state owned property, and some sections have been opened to the public since 1838.
43. The Hirschsprungske Collection (Den Hirschsprungske Samling). The Hirschsprungske Collection ) has a decent art collection mainly featuring paintings. The building was built in 1911 and the outer walls are meant to look like an ancient temple adorned with marble covered walls. The architect H.B. Storck (1839-1922) was the designer of the building. The museum’s fine collection was put on display by the very wealthy H. Hirschsprung and his wife Pauline who made their fortune in the tobacco industry. Den Hirschsprungske Samling’s main exhibits are contemporary Danish art from the 19th century. The Museum is closed on Tuesdays, and entrance is free on Wednesdays.
44. Geological Museum (Geologisk Museum). Copenhagen’s Geological Museum is a decent museum which displays minerals and stones from all over the world. Some of the Geologisk Museum’s more noteworthy items include a 4.5 kilo piece of amber, a stone from the moon, a huge collection of meteorites and quite a few skulls of dinosaurs.
45. Botanical Garden (Botanisk Have). Copenhagen’s Botanisk Have is quite large compared to other Botanical Gardens in Europe. The garden was first constructed in 1874, and it contains a small lake, several cosy, peaceful areas which are great for getting a break from the hectic city life. The are also many greenhouses around the Gardens. One such greenhouse ‘the Palm House (Palmehuset)’ holds a huge collection of tropical plants, and it is open daily from 10-15. The cactus and orchid collections is only open on Wednesdays between 13-14, and weekends from 14-15. Entrance into the Botanical Gardens if free.
46. The Workers Museum (Arbejdermuseet). The Workers Museum is found in a building which was constructed in 1879. The Arbejdermuseet reveals the cultural history of the working class in Denmark. There is lots information about the struggles of the working class in the late 19th century. The museum does a great job covering what life was like during the 1930’s depression in Denmark for the average citizen. There is also a very comprehensive overview of everyday life in the 1960’s. There is a decent coffee shop where you can buy cakes and coffee. The café also serves traditional Danish food. The museum also arranges walking tours through some of the old working class neighbourhoods in Copenhagen.
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