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Holmens Kirke

Holmens Kirke
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Type of Attraction
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Religion, Photography, History, Architecture
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Mobility Obstacles: Stairs
Notes: They have a portable ramp for the side entrance; call prior to your visit to make arrangements with the staff.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch
Restrooms: Available
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Holmens Kirke

The Church Of Holmen

Vintage Church

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Address: Phone:
Holmens Kanal
Copenhagen, 1060
+45 3313 6178


The site of Holmens Kirke originally housed a blacksmith's shop, but in 1619 King Christian IV commissioned its reconstruction into a church for the Danish Navy. Built in the shape of a cross, a small copper tower rises from the middle, in Renaissance style. The church is situated by one of the bridges that join Slotsholmen, the island with Christiansborg on it, with the center of Copenhagen. The decorative chapel alongside the canal is beautifully made. This church is one of the few to have survived the great fires in the history of Copenhagen. Because of that, it has been very well preserved and stands as it was originally designed. Today, it functions as a common public church. In 1967, the Danish queen Margrete was married to Prince Henrik in this church. The graves of Danish seafaring heroes like Tordenskjold (1690-1720) and Niels Juel are found inside. Both were men of a time when Denmark was one of the leading naval nations of the world. A statue of Tordenskjold is situated in the churchyard, facing onto the canal.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 9am-noon Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun
Notes: Services are held at 10am and 5pm on Sundays.
Visit Time: 30min-1hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Indoor with no climate control.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: Nørreport Station/Hovedbanegården (Central Station)
Best Modes of Transportation: Bicycle Bus Walking
Notes: Take Bus 26 from the Copenhagen Main Railway Station. Journey time is approximately 10 minutes. It is situated right in the center of the city and is easy to walk to.
Parking Availability: No

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