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Best Free Museums in Copenhagen

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Copenhagen Town Hall (Københavns Rådhus)

The Town Hall (Københavns Rådhus) is a popular building, located at Rådhuspladsen (the Town Hall Square). Designed by Martin Nyrop, the Town Hall was constructed in the years 1892 to 1905, the model for it being the town hall in the Italian town of Siena. The building is also reminiscent of Danish Medieval architecture. The Town Hall is decorated with a large number of sculptures, and a 350-foot tall tower, from the top of which you get an excellent view over Copenhagen. The Town Hall is home to the representatives of Copenhagen, but it is also used when a Head of State from a foreign country pays a visit.

Copenhagen, Denmark
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The David Collection

Established in 1948, The David Collection began by showcasing the private art collection of Christian Ludvig David, a renowned lawyer. Today, the museum's collection has grown significantly and includes 18th-century European art and Danish Early Modern Art. The museum's pride however, is their collection of Islamic art, that is believed to be one of the most comprehensive in Europe. Other exhibits include Danish and French ceramics, European furniture and German porcelain. The museum occupies a beautiful early 19th-century house, that was a former residence of the museum founder. Entrance is free and guided tours are available. Check website for more.

Copenhagen, Denmark
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The Open Air Museum

Located in Lyngby, The Open Air Museum is a large park area containing the reconstructions of old houses, farms and mills. These buildings are original and have been brought in from all over Denmark and the Faroe Islands. There are all in all 40 buildings, all containing replicas of the original interiors and household items. In the summer guided tours and several other activities are arranged, such as sheep-shearing, riding in horse-driven carriages or folk dancing. The museum is open in the season between Easter and the Danish autumn holidays.

Lyngby, Denmark
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