The Church Of Holmen
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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.
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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