Liberty Column, Copenhagen

About Liberty Column, Copenhagen

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Address: Vesterbrogade 6, 1620 København V (Copenhagen), Denmark

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Located right in front of the Copenhagen Grand Central Station, the Liberty Column dates back to the late 18th century. The column stands at a height of 20 metres and celebrates the freedom of the farmers who were then tied up by law to the landowners. Prior to this revolution, the farmers and workers were bound to the estate and were forbidden to leave the place without permission from the landowners- something that contributed to a form of slavery.

The Liberty Column was a gift from the citizens and also celebrated the agricultural reform and the law of nullifying adscription introduced by King Christian VII. The inscription on the column is written by Thomas Thaarup- a famous Danish poet.

The monument itself depicts 4 statues of women (one in each corner of the main inscribed stone) that stand for faithfulness, courage, civilisation and bondage and is an iconic structure in Copenhagen that remembers the time the city started accepting democratic rights.

How To reach Liberty Column by Public Transport

  • By Train: Vesterport St.
  • By Metro: Norreport (2 kilometers away)
  • By Bus: Kobenhavn, Bernstorffsgade
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Bicycle.

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  • A monument to Liberty.

  • Красивый и запоминающийся памятник. Находится по соседству с главным железнодорожным вокзалом, на площади, в окружении торговых центров и гостиниц. Мне было приятно сфотографировать этот объект, на фоне безоблачного неба получились отличные фотографии.

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  • En meget vigtig del af Danmarks identitet - ophævelsen af stavnsbåndet i 1788.

  • Fik en god tissetår her klokken 3 om natten, lidt koldt var det dog.

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