"Radhuset" Rådhuspladsen - Town hall square Tip by micas_pt
Rådhuspladsen - Town hall square, Copenhagen: 77 reviews and 159 photos
Radhuset (Town Hall) was built in 1892/1905 after a project of architect Martin Nyrop, which was inspired by Italian architecture (Siena's Town Hall). But this building marks a new era in Danish architecture to such an extent that I've read that some other Scandinavian cities inspired its own Town Hall in Copenhagen's Radhuset.
Radhuset's tower is the tallest building in Copenhagen (105,6 metres) and it's home to many official events, such as the celebration of Queen's birthday: actually the Queen stands on the balcony and greets her subjects. The building is decorated with statues, being that the one that stands out the most is the golden statue situated above the main entrance which depicts Bishop Absalon (founder of Copenhagen).
In Radhuset there is a clock - the Verdensur - built in 1955 by astromechanic Jens Olsen which displays not only time but also other information such as sunset and sunrise.
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