Royal Library (Kongelige Bibliotek), Copenhagen

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At Royal Library (Kongelige Bibliotek), discover numerous historic treasures, such as a collection of books by Carl Linné, the manuscripts and correspondence of H.C. Andersen, and the S. Kierkegaard archives. All known Danish printed works--from the very first Danish book printed in 1482--are featured in the library's five buildings, including the new one called "the black diamond." You need to cross one of the three bridges to get from one building to the other. Observe the central hall of the old building, which is a copy of Charlemagne's Palace chapel in the Aachen Cathedral. Use our Copenhagen online trip planner to arrange your visit to Royal Library (Kongelige Bibliotek) and other attractions in Copenhagen.
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  • The Royal Library, also called Black Diamond is a black granite and glass building. It is a new part od the old library building. There are different exhibitions, café and restaurant abd also...  more »
  • the Royal Library well what an amazing place so much inside the verity of Books and C.D. Music Composer Sheets. we were overwhelmed by this place and it was worth looking in  more »
  • The royal library known as "The Black Diamond" is both beautiful on the inside and on the outside. The water reflection can be seen from the opposite side of the canal on the circle bridge. It has a small café as well as a shop and sometimes several interesting exhibitions.
  • A really nice library architecturally both from the outside and inside. Locally known as the Black Diamond, this is really a diamond for the Copenhagen Architecture scene in my view. A really beautiful building especially on Nice sunset days when the sparkling water reflects in the windows. Go inside a well. It's free and the atrium looking out over the water is awesome. The old library area is also nice to walk into. Just be quiet as it is a working library.
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