Brønnum’s
House

Photo: David Kahr

Site

August Bournonvilles Passage 1, 1055 Copenhagen K

Open

Saturday 10-17

Accessibility

  • Hoist / ramp / level access to the front door
  • Level access in the building / site (no stairs)
  • Level access to outdoor areas
  • Lift
  • Accessible restroom
  • Locked doors can be opened from the outside in case of emergency
  • Chairs or benches to rest on
  • Possible to eat / drink
  • Disabled parking
  • Teleloop
  • Member of Solsikkesnoren
  • Member of God adgang

Brønnums Hus, with its beautifully ornate stucco facade and the Brønnum cocktail bar, is a well-known corner of Kongens Nytorv in the heart of Copenhagen. Experience the closed-off floors above the bar and admire the beautiful interiors, featuring Japanesegilt-leather wallpaper and artwork by one of Denmark’s renowned Skagen Painters.

Just a stone’s throw from the Royal Danish Theatre lies Brønnums Hus on a Copenhagen corner steeped in culture. And that was the intention when the building was erected in 1866 as a series of grand homes for the cultural elite of the day. The building stands as a classic example of the “stucco period” with its ornate facade comprising a stucco frieze of a fairytale, including elephants, mermaids and angels.

Gilt-leather Wallpaper and Skagen Painting

Brønnums Hus was designed by architect Ferdinand Vilhelm Jensen and named after beloved Danish confectioner Valdemar Brønnum. It was immediately occupied by the upper crust of Copenhagen society, such as the Hirschsprung couple (of The Hirschsprung Collection fame) and the banking family Henriques, who rubbed elbows with the cultural elite of the day. The grand rooms housed cultural salons frequented by the likes of Hans Christian Andersen, composer Edward Grieg and ballet director Bournonville.

Much of the building’s original interior has been preserved, including some extremely rare Japanese gilt-leather wallpaper belonging to the Hirschsprungs and a painting of a Danish summer evening by Thorvald Niss of the Skagen school of painters.

Experience the Historical Rooms

During Open House, you are invited to take a look inside the historical rooms with an impressive view of Kongens Nytorv at the very heart of Copenhagen. Visit the floors above Brønnums cocktail bar, which are normally closed to the public, and sense the tide of history in the grand rooms, currently occupied by the serviced office facility Office Club and decorated with respect for the building’s cultural heritage.

Brønnums Hus was purchased in 2014 by Karberghus, which also owns the neighboring Harsdorffs Hus.

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