Grundtvigs Kirke (Grundtvig’s Church) is located on the Bispebjerg Hill in the north-western part of Copenhagen. The church was built as a national monument for the priest, hymn writer and social reformer Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872).
The foundation stone was laid on September 8, 1921 and the church was completed in 1940. The church is the size of the cathedral of Copenhagen and is known as the largest public Evangelical Lutheran church in Scandinavia. The bell tower is 49 metres high and stands on a hill that is 31 metres above sea level. Grundtvigs Kirke is 76 metres long in total and 35 metres wide; the vaults reach a height of 22 metres and about 6,000,000 yellow bricks - a typical Danish building material - were used for the church.
You have the best view of the impressive church from the nearby Bispebjerg Cemetery.
Designed by Nicolai Eigtved and completed in 1759, this unique church resembles more a theatre than a church. It was designed in line with the Lutheran principle of the sermon being of greatest importance with a prominent central pulpit.
Christians Kirke is renowned for its accoustics and has been the venue of many concerts offering a variety of music from rock through to classical.
Situated at Strandgade 1 in the Christians Havn part of the city, it is tucked away amongst apartment and office blocks.
The church is open to the public daily, March to October, 08:00 to 18:00 and November to February, 08:00 to 17:00. Admission is free.
In the middle of Copenhagen, not far from the Little Mermaid, a small part of the Swedish Church has found it's place. It is a place for sitting down, take a coffee, go to service, and of course, meet nice people. The Swedish Church abroad has as a mission to be a place where everyone can come together and relax.
A Swedish haven!
One more Protestant temple - Sacred Peter's German Lutheran church (St. Pederssmede). The Church was constructed in the XV century.
We liked this church even more, than the main Protestant Cathedral of Copenhagen - Vor Frue Kirke.
Unfortunately it was closed also it was possible to get acquainted only with external shape of the church and its wonderful garden.
What I like about this church is its unusual tower decorations, even if the church itself otherwise looks like many in the Hanseatic cities around the Baltic. It is next to Assistens cemetery and therefore easy to find and has become famous for its good acoustics which means it is a popular concert place. They also hold vespers here on Thursdays at 20.00 if that's your cup of tea.
You may have heard of world-famous Danish architect Jørn Utzorn and definitely know of his most famous work, the Sydney Opera House.
Bagsværd Church, in the northern outskirts of Copenhagen, is another building by Utzorn. If you are a fan of his, or are generally interested in architecture, then the church is well worth a visit.
The church is next to Bagsværd's main road, and about 200m from the metro station. From the outside is hardly looks like a church. With its aluminium roof it looks more like a collection of farm buildings!
Inside, however, it looks very different. The high ceiling is formed from many dramatic waves of concrete, imprinted with the planks that formed the mold. There is a long thin window hidden by one of these 'waves', which fills the church with a serene light.
All the details in the church - the altar, the organ facade, were designed by Utzorn.
The church was opened for business in 1976, after 70 years of dreams and planning by the community!
Inside the church there is information, in the form of a booklet for 5 Krone.
Location: Main road through Bagsværd. Take train to Bagsværd station and turn left along the main road in front. Church is 200m on your left.
Opeing hours 10am to 4pm.
The amazing pipe organ in Vor Frelsers Kirke was begun in 1696 but not completed until 1700. If you are in the area, it is well worth taking a look at.
The spire is very beautiful, but we were not abouty to climb all the way to the top, so we just admired it from the outside.
To see the interiors, you have to get there either Monday through Friday from 9AM to 1 PM, or on Thursdays between 4 and 6pm so that you can borrow a key to let yourselves in. Designed by the architect Kaare Klint in year 1937 (quite modern, as you see!), the red-brick place with pseudo Gothic style windows does not actually look very much like a church. But it gives the impression of being a much larger building than it actually is, because the space inside is quite limited.
Everything looked so cynical that evening.
Look at that church, spooky isn'it?
Vor Frelsers Kirke
A nice church seen from Christianshavnkanal.
Corner St. Annægade and Prinssessegade.