Museums & Exibitions, Copenhagen
Here, twenty miles north of Kobenhavn along the North Zealand coast, is Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, a world-class art colony sculpture garden and museum. It's really lovely and not to be missed if possible.
This differs from the Museum of Skagens in that the art here is mainly post 1945. Think Picasso, Andy Warhol and Henry*
The area around Brede in the northern part of Copenhagen is a quite interesting and beautiful place. First of all, the nature is very scenic with the small river, Mølleåen, and the many green areas. You’ll also find Brede Works, which is an old industrial complex with workers cottages, foremen’s houses, factory buildings and the owner’s old residence, Brede Manor, from 1795.
Both Brede Works and Brede Manor are open for public (check their webpage for opening hours) and is a part of the National Museum. The old factory buildings at Brede Works houses exhibitions about industrial life and culture, and Brede Manor has been fully restored in the neo-classical style, complete with the old furniture and murals.
In connection to Brede Works there is a huge park with a Chinese Gardenhouse from the 18th century and an old nursery garden where flowers, vegetables and fruit to the household in Brede Manor were grown.
Cisternerne – The Museum of Modern Glass Art - was established in August 2001 in the old water reservoirs below Søndermarken (see other tip) on Frederiksberg. The museum has a permanent collection of glass art - with exhibitions from Robert Jacobsen, Carl-Henning Petersen, Peter Brandes and many more - and an exhibition of sandstone sculptures from the 18th century.
I think the sandstone sculptures were more interesting than the glass art, but what really impressed me was the location of the exhibition area. It was a fantastic experience walking around in the old water cisterns under Søndermarken.
The "Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek" was founded by Carl Jacobsen, who also founded.. Carlsberg! Which is why you should go see this collection of sculptures after a night in the company of Carlsbergs.. The museum is just the right size. Not too big, not too crowded and the main hall is soothing. You can sit by a sculpture called "Vandmoderen" (the wather mother) and just wait for your hangover to dissipate.. And ADMISSION IS FREE ON SUNDAYS!
Originally Glyptoteket was Jacobsens private collection of Danish and French art and also antiquities from the Mediterranean. It has different (quite interesting collections) and is easy to find just next to Tivoli.
From its foundation in 1658 by king Frederik the 3. The Royal Life Guard has served as a guard for the nation and the king or queen under the motto Pro Rege Et Grege - For King and People. And had its baptism of fire already in 1558-59 in the defence of Copenhagen during the war against the Swedish king Karl-Gustav. During the years after the Life Guard as it is named in normal speech has taken part in all major armed conflicts that Denmark has been in and are also engaged in the conflicts of today as around a quarter of the staff in international service origin from the Life Guard.
If you like to visit the little collection situated at the barracks on Gothersgade where the present personal that are conducting the Royal Guard is housed. You can enter the otherwise closed gate and address the guarder and say you like to visit the historical collection and he will guide you in direction of the main building where you have to go up to the first stair.
This is possible all Sundays from 11.00 to 15.00 and on Tuesdays 11.00 to 15.00 from first of May till end of September. There is no admission
You find it next to Rosenborg castle and the botanical garden.
A charming mixture of art, kitsch, sculptures, artifacts and sex-toys, paintings... The collection spans from Antiquity to present time in an elegant atmosphere. A must for every man who became tired from sightseeing.
The resistance museum is part of the national museum, but has its own buildings up near the Little mermaid statue / Gefion fountain. It is thus free entry, and well worth every penny.
Although the Danish resistence could hardly be compared to the heroic efforts that happened in other European countries, the Danes did nevertheless carry out a number of useful sabotage operations with the aid of the British Special operations unit (SOE).
Standing on the Museum forecourt is an armoured vehicle. On closer inspection it turns out that it was rigged up by the Danish resistence covertly in the last few weeks of the war to encourage the Germans to admit defeat. Now that is impressive.
Øksnehallen is one of the largest exhibition- and cultural halls in Copenhagen. It is used for a variety of very different arrangements and events, e.g. fashion shows, arts- and car shows. Once this place was a cattle market for the whole city. There is also an interesting flea market on the premises. Halmtorvet 11 (a short walk from the central station).
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is situated north of Copenhagen on the North Zealand coast. Each year the museum has 6 to 8 major exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, and the permanent collection includes works by Francis Bacon, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.
Off the beaten path in one of the best tourist attractions in Copenhagen yes. Most people will miss the beautiful stairs going up to the sides from the front hall of the large museum. I fell this is a shame as you here will find paintings and sculptures form the period in Danish art called The Golden Age.
Admission 50 kroner, Wednesday and Sunday free.
Kids under 18 years free. You can also buy a years admission for just 75 kroner.
I did not go with Donna on this excursion but according to Donna it was just fantastic, a very moving experience
Karen Blixen is one of Denmarks great literary figures known most commonly from her book "Out of Africa" which was turned into an Oscar winning film.
She was born at Rungstelund where she lived most of her live apart from the 17 years she spent in Kenya. She is buried in the grounds
Entrance is DKK40 Children free
The cost to get out there is fairly pricey & ask at the ticket office for the cheapest way, Donna purchased a 10 zone strip card for about DKK100 & it meant 2 zones left for the airport trip.
111 Rungsted Strandvej
Opening hours 1/5 - 30/9 Tues - Sun 10am - 5pm
1/10 - 30/4 Wed - Fri 1pm - 4pm
Well, we had to go. And I have to say there's a lot of really good erotic art from many centuries past: India, Ancient Greece, China. The art from the 19th century is particularly interesting - I guess they were all a little heady after having been released from the constraints of the Victorian period.
There's also an entire room dedicated to Marilyn Monroe, I felt it was a little lacking . . . I can't exactly say why. But her status is hard to define and even harder to demonstrate. Maybe the exhibit just didn't stand up to the legend. But then, who (or what ) could?
The Fanny Hill exhibit was an exhibit that consisted of a mock-up garret containing a doll-like papier-mache hooker appeared to have either fallen off or been eaten by doll-like rats. The whole thing was accompanied by a clicking noise coming from behind the moving exhibit. A little weird.
The room of famous people's sex lives had large photos of the famous person with recollections from their lovers regarding the their proclivities. Absolutely fascinating. Probably worth the entrance price.
The worst part (for me, anyway, there were plenty of other people trapped in this room - completely transfixed) was the room dealing with video porn. One entire wall was covered with video screens that were showing every type of porn in unrelenting continuity. The nadir was watching Paris Hilton's Cosmo-and-??-glazed eyes, pupils constricted, out of focus, shakily and blearily fixing on her partner's nether regions. Ick! Too much - too many and too, too, too - well, this is a family website - suffice to say that it put me off TV for a while anyway!
ON the whole - the collection of erotic art from numerous cultures throughout history was really interesting. Plus they had Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and Dean Martin playing the entire time we were there!
Though I heard that Copenhagen has a dubious reputation as Europe's capital of pornography, prostitution, and live sex shows. I still think it's comparatively mild compared to Pigelle in France. I didn't see anything too kinky there apart from Musuem Erotica. Even that turned out to be a historical tableau and I wasn't too amused. The only thing that brought a chuckle or two was this observation that the musuem erotica is only a couple of metres away from the clothes retailer FCUK .
Stroll down to Kobmagergade 24, DK-1150 Kobenhavn K if you don't believe.
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Who can resist the temptation of Carlsberg? Whether you are an alcoholic or not, The Carlsberg Visitor Centre is a MUST for tourists to Copenhagen.
The museum hosts a range of display ranging from the manifacture process of beer, the origin of the brand, the garden of sculpture and even a stable.
Located in Frederiksberg, the Carlsberg Visitor Centre is a short distance walk away from Vesterbrogade.
Note: The Carlsberg Visitor Centre does not participate in The Copenhagen Card scheme.
The admission price includes four glasses of Jacobsen beer OR two pints of beer in the upstairs pub.
Gamle Carlsberg Vej. 11
DK-2500 Copenhagen Valby
Admission: Adult 40Kr/ EUR 5,50
Young Person, Student, Seniors and Group (10ppl+) 25Kr/ EUR 3,50
Thinking of what to feel the afternoon after an alternative dining experience at the Kongens Have park? A nice solution might be go to the Davids Samling - a museum which houses the largest Islamic art collection in the whole of Scandinavia. The opening time is just perfect - from 1 till 4 in the afternoon, but the place is closed on Mondays. Among the exhibits (and among them some really old ones): rugs, hand-written Koran books, different objects showing Islamic rituals.