Photo: Rex Roof on Flickr
The largest church dome in Scandinavia
Word to the wise: The dome can be climbed every day during August, and at weekends only throughout the rest of the year.
Just behind Amalienborg Palace sits one of Copenhagen’s most beautiful landmarks, Frederik's Church. Nicknamed the Marble Church for its stone clad exterior, the building is reminiscent of St Peter's Basilica in Rome, with a vast 46 metre-high copper dome, which gives spectacular views across the city to Sweden.
The church was a long time in the making. Although the foundations were laid first in 1740 on the orders of King Frederik V, various issues meant that work was suspended for 100 years and the building was only completed in 1894.
Inside, silence is encouraged, all the better to appreciate the church's grand altar and the intricate decoration of the inner dome. Outside, you'll find bronze statues of notable Danes, including Kierkegaard.
Tower, Adult: DKK 25
Church, Mon-Tue, Thu, Sat: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 6.30pm
Fri, Sun: 12noon - 5pm
Sunday service: 10.30am
Tower access, Daily during Aug, rest of year Sat-Sun: 1pm, 3pm, 5.30pm
+45 3315 0144