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Frederiksstaden Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Officially the Frederikskirke, this ponderous baroque sanctuary of precious Norwegian marble was begun in 1749 and remained unworked on from 1770 to 1874 due to budget constraints. It was finally completed and consecrated in 1894. Around the exterior are 16 statues of various religious leaders from Moses to Luther, and below them stand sculptures of outstanding Danish ministers and bishops. The hardy can scale 273 steps to the outdoor balcony on the top of the church for great views of the queen's palace and the Opera, across the canal. Afterward, you can continue along Bredgade to the exotic gilded onion domes of the Russiske Ortodoks Kirke (Russian Orthodox Church).

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Quick Facts

Frederiksgade 4
Copenhagen, Capital Region  1256, Denmark


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Church free, dome DKr 25, Mon.–Thurs. 10–5, Fri.–Sun. noon–5. Dome weekends at 1 and 3

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