Monday, March 5, 2012

City Hall

In the centre of Copenhagen is the municipal council as well as the offices of the Lord mayor of the Copenhagen Municipality.

The current building was inaugurated in 1905. It was designed by the architect Martin Nyrop in the National Romantic style but with inspiration from the Siena City Hall. It is dominated by its richly ornamented front, the gilded statue of Absalon just above the balcony and the tall, slim clock tower. The latter is at 105.6 metres one of the tallest buildings in the generally low city of Copenhagen.

Tourists can undertake guided or unguided tours at designated hours.