Liberty Column11 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Vesterbrogade 6, 1620 København V (Copenhagen), Denmark
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 00:15 Mins
- Tags: Landmark
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 Train: Vesterport St.
- By Metro: Norreport (2 kilometers away)
- By Bus: Kobenhavn, Bernstorffsgade
- By Taxi
- By renting a Bicycle.
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0.15% of people who visit Copenhagen include Liberty Column in their plan
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71.43% of people start their Liberty Column visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Liberty Column
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Liberty Column