Sunday, April 12, 2009

Our Lady

The Church of Our Lady is both the Cathedral for Copenhagen and the National Cathedral for Denmark. It's build in Neo-Classical style and was completed in 1829. It replaced a church (actually the second church at the site) that was destroyed during the English bombardment of Copenhagen i 1807. The tower was build after public demand because you simply couldn't build a church in Denmark without a bell tower. Among the four bells is the oldest in Denmark, cast in 1490 and the heaviest, "Stormklokken", with a weight of 4 tons. The last major event in the church was the wedding of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary Donaldson.

Tomorrow I'll tell you a little about the interior of this church which is magnificent.