Hello fellow Globetrotters!
In this post we want to show you one of our favourite spots in Copenhagen. The wonderful Marble Church, which is located west of the Amalienborg Palace.
It is an Evangelical Lutheran church and has a quite interesting history. Designed by Nicolai Eigtved in 1740, it has the largest church dome in Scandinavia with a span of 31metres. (So sorry for everyone with a different measure of length, height and everything else. Welcome to Germany 😀 )
I do not want to bore you with history too much, but let me tell you about something I thought is really interesting.
Even if king Frederick V set the foundation stone on October 31, 1749, the construction was slowed down by a lack of money and the death of the architect.
So, in 1770 the original plans were cancelled by a guy named Johann Friedrich Struensee, a German doctor who became the royal phisician and a minister in the Danish government.
However, it was left incomplete and stood as a ruin for nearly 150 years!
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Today, the Marble Church is one of the characterisitic landmarks of the cities skyline.
On the balustrade around the dome there are 18 historical figures from the bible, prophets, apostles and of course the founder of the Reformation Martin Luther.
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First Evening ~ Copenhagen
We loved to enjoy the lovely church as it was, even if we didn´t get in.
As we walked a lot during our time in Copenhagen we had the possibility to have a look at it not only standing in front of it, but also by the other side of the river.
It was our last evening when we took this two last pictures, and with this sunset we had a wonderful good bye from this lovely city – but we´ll tell you more in another post.
See you soon at our next destination!