Visit this interesting architecture in Copenhagen, with the twisted spires and unique roofline. To begin with, you will find this gothic-style building, abundant in architectural history. Also, this historic Landmark is visible from most neighbouring areas. Take a canal boat tour, to get the best sighting of this gem of a building. In reality, the interiors are as interesting as the exteriors, both foretelling Danish history. The stock exchange building does not allow you inside, until you have an invite. Although, it’s still worth having a look from outside!
Borsen Stock Exchange Symbolises Danish Economic Power
Borsen is a 17th Century icon, that represents Danish economic power. The dragon spire in stock exchange building, is 200 feet high and sports 4 intertwined dragons topped by 3 crowns. The detailed architecture, copper roofs and brick facades take you back to a glorious ancient era. In fact, the sunlight plays a pivotal role in the architectural vision, as the copper shimmers and bricks glow under the sun. This precious jewel of Denmark, that looks like a Palace only admits visitors by invite. Although, the stock exchange is open to public on the culture night, in October each year.
The Culture Night in Copenhagen Stock Exchange
The ticket to culture night will cost you 90DKK and will open door to a magnificent architectural icon. My Danish guide, provides tours to this marvel on the culture night. She gave me brilliant insights, including a virtual tour of the interiors. In her words, the interiors include a wooden reception hall with paintings, mosaics and other details. Equally important, is that stock exchange dates back to 1625, which makes it one of the ancient buildings in Copenhagen.
In like manner, this building is Copenhagen’s finest examples of renaissance architecture. The building was originally built in Dutch renaissance style by King Christian IV. At present, old stock exchange building is utilised for conferences, gala dinners and other events. This building is one-of-its-kind architectural jewel, that is located on Slotsholmen’s embankment.