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Danish Design: Classic modern style in Neo-Classicism and Art Nouveau Audio Tour

Danish Design: Classic modern style in Neo-Classicism and Art Nouveau Audio Tour
Danish Design: Classic modern style in Neo-Classicism and Art Nouveau Audio Tour

Travel from Arne Jacobsen's SAS Royal Hotel, one of the first masterpieces of postwar Danish design, past the city's environmentally-conscious modern architecture to its Art Nouveau city hall. Pass by the famous old townhouses at Nyhavn - a scene you may recognize from postcards of Copenhagen - and the auction houses where great vintage Danish design is for sale. End at the Danish Design Museum.

For the shopper: Illums Bolighus for Danish design products; Royal Copenhagen porcelain and dishware; HAY modern home design; Magasin for Danish fashion brands; Bredgade for vintage pieces from the 1950s and 1960s. For the museum goer: Glyptoteket for classical sculpture and French impressionist art, the Danish National Museum for Viking artifacts, the Danish Design Museum for modern Danish design.

The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

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Pass By: Nyhavn, Kobenhavn K, Copenhagen 1051 Denmark

Nyhavn is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front just south of the Royal Playhouse, it is lined by brightly coloured 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants.

Pass By: Tivoli Gardens, Vesterbrogade 3, Copenhagen 1630 Denmark

Tivoli Gardens has an elaborate neoclassical stone archway entrance and is one of the world's first amusement parks. It opened in 1843, and it's been operating ever since.

Pass By: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Dantes Plads 7, Copenhagen 1556 Denmark

The Glyptotek is a museum for people who love pre-20th century art. It has a beautiful winter garden and a café. The collection is built around the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen, the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries.

Pass By: The National Museum of Denmark, Prinsens Palais, Copenhagen 1220 Denmark

The Danish National Museum building isn't too impressive but the Viking artifacts inside the museum are really exciting. These are really the first examples of Danish design, and you'll find lovely gold jewelry as well as weapons and coins.

Pass By: Frederik's Church, Frederiksgade 4, 1265 København, Denmark

Frederik's Church commonly known as The Marble Church was built in the Rococo style, and based on St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.

Pass By: Designmuseum Danmark, Bredgade 68, Copenhagen 1260 Denmark

The Danish Museum of Art & Design is a museum in Copenhagen for Danish and international design and crafts. It features works of famous Danish designers like Arne Jacobsen, Jacob Jensen and Kaare Klint.

Pass By: Copenhagen City Hall, Raadhuspladsen 1, Copenhagen 1599 Denmark

Copenhagen City Hall was finished in 1905, and is an excellent example of National Romantic Style, which was the Scandinavian version of Art Nouveau.

Pass By: Royal Danish Theater (Kongelige Teater), Tordenskjoldsgade 5 Kongens Nytorv, Copenhagen 1017 Denmark

The Royal Danish Theater is a lovely Neo-Baroque style building. The theater is now mostly used for the Royal Danish Ballet, and it's hardly ever full.

Pass By: St. Aleksander Nevsky Church, Bredgade 53, Copenhagen 1260 Denmark

The Alexander Nevsky Church has a patterned façade and golden towers on top. It's the only Russian Orthodox Church in Copenhagen.

Pass By: Copenhagen King's Square, Kongens Nytorv Holmenskanal, Copenhagen 1050 Denmark

Kongens Nytorv, or King's Square, is another major Copenhagen hub.

Pass By: Thorvaldsens Museum, Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2, 1213 København K, Denmark

Thorvaldsen's Museum is a good symbol of the changing tastes of Danish design. Thorvaldsen was a Danish guy who went to Italy and learned to carve in the Classic style. But tastes have changed, and the classical style he worked in is now out of fashion.

Pass By: Folketinget, Christiansborg Slot, Copenhagen Denmark

The Christiansborg Palace is used for state dinners and things and it's the home of the Danish Parliament, the Folketing.

Pass By: Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Kongens Nytorv 1, Copenhagen 1051 Denmark

Charlottenborg Palace was originally a private mansion for a King's brother, but now houses the Royal Danish Academy for the Fine Arts.

Pass By: Nikolaj Kunsthal, Nikolaj Plads 10, Copenhagen 1067 Denmark

The church near Nikolaj Square is a 1909 restoration of a very old one that burned down. The restored version has actually never been used as a church. It was a naval museum, a library and now it's actually a modern art museum.

Pass By: Amagertorv 1F, 1160 København, Denmark

Amagertorv can fairly be called the center of Copenhagen. The fountain at Amagertorv is called the Stork Fountain, and it's a classic place to meet up with friends.

Pass By: Odd Fellow Palæet, Bredgade 28, 1260 København, Denmark

The Odd Fellows Palace is named that because it housed a Masonic Lodge for many years, but now it's mostly a wedding and party venue.

Pass By: Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Copenhagen, Hammerichsgade 1, 1611 København, Denmark

Arne Jacobsen's SAS Hotel, now called the Radisson Blue Royal, was completed in 1958. Arne Jacobsen is considered an originator of what we now know as Danish design - smooth, simple, organic, practical and beautiful.

Duration:1 hour 10 minutes
Commences in:Copenhagen, Denmark

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