Børsen - Stock Exchange, Copenhagen

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    Børsen

    by kris-t Written Apr 22, 2012

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    Børsen (mean: The Stock Exchange) is a gorgeous Dutch renaissance style building on Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen wich was built in 1619–1640 .

    It housed the Danish stock-market until 1974.

    The three crowns at the top of the building (reaching a height of 56 meters) represent the kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

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    by ValbyDK Updated Apr 1, 2012

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    Børsen (The Stock Exchange) is a very impressive building situated in central Copenhagen. It was built by King Christian IV during 1618 - 1624 as a symbol of Copenhagen as a trade centre and metropolis.

    The building was designed in the style of the Dutch renaissance architecture and is famous for its "dragonspire". The spire from 1625 is shaped as the tails of four dragons twined together and was said to guard the building against fire and enemies. Above the spire are three crowns, symbolizing the then united kingdoms of Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

    Originally Børsen was used for the exchange of wares and this is why it is nominated as one of the first exchanges in Europe. It housed the Danish stock-market until 1974, but is today owned by the Chamber of Commerce, which is an independent private business association for trade and services - and the building is not a museum.

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    by antistar Written Jan 7, 2012
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    Housed in a longboat inspired fantasy 16th century redbrick building, topped by a swirling dragon's tail spire, is the Danish Boersen. It's the oldest stock exchange in the world, built at the behest of Christian IV, who wanted to turn Denmark into an international business powerhouse. Originally it operated like a medieval shopping mall, its length filled with market stalls and vendors. Today little of it is still devoted to stocks and shares.

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    The Bourse ~ Old Stock Exchange

    by starship Updated Oct 24, 2008

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    One of the most recognizable buildings in Copenhagen is the Old Stock Exchange or Borsen. This imposing Renaissance structure was built by King Christian IV between 1620 and 1640. It is remarkable for its spire which to me looked like a unicorn horn. Actually it represents the twisted tails of three dragons topped by 3 globes and 3 crowns. The crowns represent the countries of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Some sources say that there are 4 dragon tails but I only saw 3 which would make sense since there are 3 crowns for the 3 countries. There is a large engraved plaque over the main entrance with a green marble pillar on either side, but other than the name King Christian IV, I was not able to make it out. Apparently the building is not open to the public for tours.

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    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Nov 9, 2006

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    The most interesting buildings are located in the southern part of Slotsholm separated from the Tojhusgade palace.

    There is a Renaissance facade of the oldest in Europe Stock exchange (Borsen) on Borsgade. It was constructed in 1620 at Christian IV.

    An unusual tower in the form of the weaved tails of four dragons draws attracts attention first of all.

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    Börsen

    by lotharlerch Updated Aug 6, 2005

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    Among many other sights I think you should not miss to see the old Stock exchange, a wonderful Renaissance building with an impressive spire consisting of the tails of four dragons (inside no visits possible)

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    Borsen

    by rwlittle Written Feb 2, 2005

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    Borsen is the old stock exchange building, and is not open to the public. The exterior of the building is very artistic, and the copper spire is constructed of four dragon's tails, spiraling and intertwined all the way to the top. You can find Borsen in Slotsholmen.

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    Stock Exchange

    by Ewingjr98 Written Oct 27, 2004

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    Twisted spiral of the Stock Exchange

    The Stock Exchange building, located beside Christiansborg Slot, is easily recognizable by its unique twisted spiral. This building was constructed in the 1624 by Christian IV as a convenient location for trading, near the docks. Over time, as trading has gone from actual buying and selling of goods, to the electronic exchange of stock shares we have today, the Exchange has maintained its traditions as Copenhagen's center of commerce.

    The building is not open to visitors.

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    Borsen

    by Imaniac Updated Feb 15, 2004

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    Borsen is the building where the old stock exchange used to be. It was built between 1619 and 1625. Nowadays it is used for offices. The building has a very unique character due to the fact that it is over 100 meters wide. You'll see a feature on the roof that consists of a couple of dragons.

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    Borsen

    by NunoF Written Jan 12, 2004

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    The Stock Exchange, Borsen, is often regarded as one of the most remarkable buildings in Copenhagen. Again Christian IV is the originator and was behind the erection of this beautiful renaissance building with Hans v. Steenwinckel the Younger as the architect. In 1625 the 127-metre long building in two floors was ready. On the lower floor there were storage rooms for the merchants of the town, and on the first floor 36 stalls. On the outside Borsen is beautifully decorated with tortuous twigs and sandstone ornaments, which were restored most recently in 1906. Most famous is, however, the curious spire, which is made of four twisted dragon tails entirely according to the king?s idea.
    In 1745 a thorough restoration was carried out under the guidance of the architect Nicolai Eigtved, and the two statues of Mercury and Neptune were erected. From 1857 the large exchange hall was furnished an up until 1974 Borsen would function as the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, which at that time was the world?s oldest stock exchange building still in use.

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    Stock Exchange

    by Sjalen Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    You cannot miss its twisted spire: three dragons' tails to symbolise Denmark, Norway and Sweden. However, these weren't here originally but the king wanted the building to look more splendid. As they asked a Fireworks constructor to design it, this is what they got :-) It is supposedly the oldest stock market in the world and was built 1619-25 and then improved over the years. My only problem is that it is difficult to photograph since there is so much traffic, lamp posts etc. outside it...

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    Can you see the roof of the...

    by Sarah97 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Can you see the roof of the building left? I've heard that the person in charge of this building construction was so much put his energy to finish it, however he made a mistake on that shell looking roof. It is winded counterclockwise and it supposed to be a clockwise. When the building was completed, people were keep laughed commited suicided by drowning from this roof... So sad, huh? I think that it is still looking good though.

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    Danish Parliament

    by Miraclemike Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Today this really cool building with two dragons on the roof (look close enough) houses the Danish Parliament. Woo government!

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    Stock Exchange for 3 countries

    by chennaismartguy Written Jul 1, 2008

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    This Stock Exchange is for 3 baltic countries, these is symbolically represented by the 3 dragons on the top.

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    Borsen

    by barryg23 Updated Jul 2, 2006

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    Borsen

    One of Copenhagen's most impressive buildings is the Borsen, which, believe it or not, is the stock exchange. This is the coolest stock exchange I've ever seen!

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