Christian X Monument, Copenhagen
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Address: Bredgade 33, 1260 København K (Copenhagen), Denmark
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About Christian X Monument, Copenhagen
Located on Sankt Annæ Plads public square, the Christian X Statuen depicts the King on a horseback and facing North. Christian X added a lot to the progress of Copenhagen especially during the Second World War. He also received a birthday wish from Hitler to which the King replied a simple “My best thanks, Chr Rex”. The minimal reply enraged Hitler.
As a ruler he was often seen taking rides around Copenhagen on his horse without any security. When others questioned his bold moves he replied that the whole of Denmark was his bodyguard. The King had a fabulous personality and was 6.5 feet tall and his quote of “My God, my country, my honour” is something that stayed with the people even after his death. In 1947, Christian X died after falling off his horse and Denmark lost one their finest rulers ever.
Today, the bronze statue celebrates his life and all that he has done for his Kingdom and with the surrounding historic buildings, the statue does offer a fabulous place to take photos.
How To reach Christian X Monument by Public Transport
- By Train: Norreport (2.3 kilometers away)
- By Metro/ Subway: Kongens Nytorv
- By Bus: Amalienborg (Bredgade)
- By Taxi
- By renting a Bicycle.
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Always a magnet for tourism, the Christian X monument is a gorgeous sculpture, that towers meters above the ground. Not worth the visit for a hip tourist visiting in cafés, restaurants and danish culture, but for the classically art interested.
The king of Denmark (and the only king of Iceland) ruled from 1912 to 1947. He was known as an authoritative ruler, with no great sense for democracy, but won the hearts of his nation during the German occupation and soon became the symbol of resistance.
Very nice avenue
Yep, that's a statue. Delivered as promised
Som mange andre statuer i København placeret mere eller mindre midt i trafikken og lidt vanskelig rigtig at få set på. Af kvalitet langt fra Kejser Aurelius på Capitol . . eller blot Frederik den V på Amalienborg Slotsplads, men dog absolut en habil og naturtro udgave af monarken. Og som indgang til den meget vellykkede remake af Skt Annæ Plads kunne man ønske for kongen at statuen blev drejet 180 grader så hans udsigt blev bedre.