Det Kongelige Bibliotek

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  • Address: The Royal Library, National Library of Denmark, Copenhagen University Library, Postbox 2149, 1016 Copenhagen K, Denmark
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +45-33474747
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Library

The Royal Library was established more than 350 years ago and has a collection of national historic artefacts and documents, copies of all the work published in the country since the 17th century, a section for Natural history and Science and Pharmacy, photographs, prints and legal documents. The library also has a collection of books that keep Denmark’s tradition and folklore alive and everything else that celebrates the country’s rich culture and history.

The famous National Museum of Photography is a part of this library and gives you a rare peek into the country’s stories with historic photos that double as art! The statistics of the library are simply stunning with more than 11,00,000 loans being an average number annually.

Highlights include:

  • Black Diamond building opened in 1999 that houses a concert hall and a library and is popularly named so for its black marble and glass construction.
  • The print of the first Danish book that dates back to 1482
  • A print of the Gutenberg Bible and the Bible of Bertoldus

The library has a café and restaurant- perfect to end the day. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Copenhagen itinerary 2 days.

National Museum of Photography:

  • Adult: DKK 40
  • Students : DKK 25
  • Children under 16: free
  • School classes: DKK 40 per class.

The Black Diamond:

  • Monday- Friday: 8.00 am – 9.00 pm (Summers- June and July: 8.00 am to 7.00 pm)
  • Saturday: 9.00 am – 7.00 pm (Summers June- August: 8.00 am to 7.00 pm)
  • Closed on Sunday.

Danish National Art Library:

Lending and reading room:

  • Monday- Thursday: 11.00 am – 5.30 pm (Summers- June and July: 11.00 am to 4.00 pm)
  • Friday: 11.00 am – 4.00 pm (Summers- June and July: 11.00 am to 4.00 pm)
  • Closed on Sunday.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Closed on Sunday

Study room:

  • Monday-Wednesday: 10.0 am – 3.00 pm
  • Closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Closed during summer.

Copenhagen University Library, South Campus:

February- March; September- October:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8.00 am – 7.00 pm
  • Friday: 8.00 am – 6.00 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday: Closed

January; April- June; November- December:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8.00 am – 9.00 pm
  • Friday: 8.00 am – 6.00 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday: Closed

Summer- July and August:

  • Monday-Thursday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Friday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday: Closed

Restaurant/Cafe: Restaurant Søren K

  • Monday-Thursday: 12.00 pm – 12.00 am
  • Friday, Saturday: 12.00 pm – 12.00 am
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Closed during Summer (week 29, 30, 31)

Cafe Oieblikket:

  • Monday-Friday : 8.00 am – 7.00 pm
  • Saturday: 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Closed during Summer June- August

National Museum of Photography:

  • Monday- Saturday: 10.00 am – 7.00 pm

For timings of other libraries within the complex, visit the official website.

  • By Metro: Kongens Nytorv
  • By Bus: Borsen (Slotsholmsgade)
  • Ferry: Det Kongelige Bibliotek (Kobenhavns Havn)
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Bicycle.

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  • Det Kongelige Bibliotek Address: The Royal Library, National Library of Denmark, Copenhagen University Library, Postbox 2149, 1016 Copenhagen K, Denmark
  • Det Kongelige Bibliotek Contact Number: +45-33474747
  • Det Kongelige Bibliotek Timing: 08:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Det Kongelige Bibliotek Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Det Kongelige Bibliotek(preferred time): 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Det Kongelige Bibliotek: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 22.88% of people who visit Copenhagen include Det Kongelige Bibliotek in their plan

  • 39.39% of people start their Det Kongelige Bibliotek visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Det Kongelige Bibliotek

Monday, Thursday and Friday

72.26% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Det Kongelige Bibliotek

People normally club together Stock Exchange and The Tower while planning their visit to Det Kongelige Bibliotek.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • It is a great place to relax and read an interesting book with a great atmosphere. The design is so nice specially the silent zone area.

  • This is a great building with beautiful architecture. The Royal Library also known as the Black Diamond, is a great place to relax. There is Free wifi. and Very good espresso coffee in the bar or outside near the water with nice view.

  • As a tourist, I’m very glad I went in here. Many parts of the library are open to the public and it’s a great way to see elements of modern Danish design. The whole library was a mix of modern and classic which was fascinating. Also a great place to stop for coffee with a view of the water or just check out the gift shop.

  • Pretty big library that probably got the exact book you are looking for. The inside of the building is quite big and spacious, so it won't get too crowded even at the busiest of times. Furthermore, if the weather permits, you have the opportunity to sit outside and enjoy the weather. The staff is friendly and always ready to help you find the books you are looking for.

  • Definitely highly controversial building. It's composed of two parts. The first is old with beautiful gardens, the second is a black solid which is cladded in black, African granite. Newer part is functional, however it's overthought. Great place to visit and to develop your own opinions on this building's arguable architecture.

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