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Royal Library (Kongelige Bibliotek)

Soren Kierkegaards Pl. 1, Copenhagen, Denmark
+45 33 47 47 47
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Nicknamed the "Black Diamond" for its architectural profile, Copenhagen's Royal Library also functions as Denmark's national library and stacks for the University of Copenhagen. The building houses a cafe and bookshop, and hosts exhibitions and concerts. Entry to the library is free; public tours are offered on Saturdays at 3 p.m. for a fee.
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  • Average5%
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“black diamond” (46 reviews)
“black glass” (3 reviews)
“jewish museum” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Soren Kierkegaards Pl. 1, Copenhagen, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Black Diamond from outside, really architectural gemstone also from inside. How does new building fit to the old library building is amazing. Most questions you would probably ask as firstcomer are answered right in the entrance ("How may we help you?)" Great building, great service,...More

Thank D0cumenta
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Getting off the river ferry bus at the Black Diamond as I believe it is known. Stunningly impressive with a busy, purposeful ambience inside. The view from the central escalator is exceptional. What a wonderful Library. By contrast the old entrance on the other side...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is a gorgeous place to visit. Also they had a display of old rare books for free that included some really interesting books.

Thank LizJ1234
Reviewed 14 March 2017

What a privilege to be able to go inside the National Library. As Librarians, my husband and Iwere very interested to see this historic building as well as the beautiful addition. Truly an asset to Copenhagen... and all of Denmark. Location is close to Nuhavn,...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived in Copenhagen on a rainy day. After booking into hotel we ventured out and as we had no particucar plans for the rest of the day, we decided to walk to the Library. From the distance alone the architecture is amazing to look at...More

Thank AnnaSus1866
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Worth a visit just to see the architecture of the building, but inside there are some exhibitions to look at too. You can also just chill out by the river too

Thank Jamie H
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The Royal Library has an amazing collection of old books and papers. They were all displayed in large cabinets, with full descriptions and explanation sin English. Very interesting

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We were taken there as part of a conference, but it would probably be interesting to visit without a guided tour if you are interested in architecture

Thank Chris V
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The Royal Library is an amazing place! Black Diamond indeed. The library itself is stunning - a wonderful mixture of new and old with plenty of opportunities from rare books to delightful concerts! There is a wooden terrace in front of the new part of...More

Thank Daria T
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I didnt visit the library, (it was undergoing renovation on the facarde when I was there), but the gardens are the best place for Pokemon catching. Lots of folks just walking around the central fountain catching Pokemon. Quite a sight in itself.

Thank BelsTrip
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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
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