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  • Garisonskirken (The Garrison Church) - Copenhagen
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Christians Kirke (Christian’s Church) is located at the beginning of Strandgade – just after Knippelsbro. The church was built from 1754 to 1759 by royal master builder Nicolai Eigtved (who also built the Royal Theatre, Eigtveds Pakhus and more).

Until 1901 the name of the Church was Frederiks Tyske Kirke (Frederik’s German Church) and served as church for the German parishioners in Christianshavn. After 1901 the church became a Danish church and was renamed to Christians Church (after King Christian IV – who founded Christianshavn).

The interior of the church looks like a theatre with loges for the noble families. I can’t remember I have seen this in any other church.

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Garisonskirken (The Garrison Church) is located on Sct. Annæ Plads not far from the Amalienborg Palace. The church was built by King Frederik IV in 1706 as a replacement of the Chapel of Sophie Amalienborg’s Castle, which has been used as church for the Copenhagen garrison since 1689.

Inside the church you find an impressive baroque altar-piece. The altar-piece was completed in 1724 and is made by Norwegian marble. The first organ in Garisonskirken is also from 1724 and made by Lambert Daniel Kastens. The organ instruments have been replaced a couple of times during the years, but it is still the façade of the old organ that is present.

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