A Walk Through Time: Copenhagen’s Architecture

Dansk Arkitektur Center, Bryghuspladsen 10, 1473 København K

Explore some of Copenhagen’s most iconic historic and contemporary architectural landmarks.

Learn how and why Danish architecture has changed over time. See quiet hidden spaces and lively plazas, hear stories of the architects, compare architectural styles, and learn how Denmark has both imported and exported design across the last five centuries.

In addition to BLOX, home of the Danish Architecture Center (OMA, 2018), see the brightly colored and iconic buildings of 17th century Nyhavn. Explore Christiansborg Palace, the Baroque Revival mid-20th century home of the Danish Parliament. We’ll also learn about two important late 19th century buildings – Magasin du Nord department store (Henri Glæsel and Albert Jensen, 1893) and the Royal Danish Theater (Jens Vilhelm Dahlerup, 1874) – that redefined Copenhagen’s cultural life during the Industrial Revolution. The highlight of the tour includes a visit to the National Bank of Denmark, designed in 1971 by Danish modernist architect Arne Jacobsen.

Under 26?

Buy a standard tour ticket - admission to DAC is free if you are under 26.

Practical Info
  • Meet: Danish Architecture Center Welcome desk, Bryghuspladsen 10
  • Tour ends: Danish Architecture Center
  • Under age 26: Free DAC entrance for exhibition
  • Under 12: Free walking tour with purchase of an adult tour ticket

Bringing a group to Copenhagen?

This tour is also available for private groups on the day/time of your choice. Get started by requesting a reservation.

3400 DKK (includes VAT) for up to 20 people. Group rate includes entrance to DAC’s current exhibitions on the day of the tour. Special discounts for tour operators and universities.

Find more info on pricing and get started by requesting a reservation.