Havnegade 5, 2300 Copenhagen K
Saturday and Sunday 10-17
- Hoist / ramp / level access to the front door
- Level access in the building / site (no stairs)
- Level access to outdoor areas
- 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
- Member of Solsikkesnoren
- Member of God adgang
The central bank of Denmark is, in many ways, Arne Jacobsen’s crowning achievement. During Open House, you can take a look behind the facade before the building undergoes comprehensive renovations. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to see the Nationalbank’s lobby and old banking hall.
Many people will recognize the building standing on the corner of Holmens Kanal with the toned-glass facades and gray marble. From the outside, it appears regal and reserved. But security has always been vital for the building that, until recently, was where the Danish bank notes and coins were produced.
You’re invited to take a look behind the sedate facade and experience Arne Jacobsen’s architectural masterpiece, which is an icon of the architect’s career and of Copenhagen’s architectural scene.
A Cathedral in Marble
When you step inside the Nationalbank, you’re met by an overwhelming sight. In the lobby, the marble from the exterior continues as a key element, cladding both walls and floors all the way up to the ceiling of the six-story-high space.
Look up at the ceiling and admire the impressive inflow of light from the narrow windows, as well as the staircase in steel and glass, which appears to float on the back wall like a sculpture.
Pear Wood from Jakobsen’s Estate in France
Moving on to the banking hall, you enter a warm space with walls clad in pear wood. Skylights let in daylight from one of the building’s courtyard gardens. Characteristic of Arne Jacobsen’s architectural style, he has also left his mark on the interior design throughout the building. For instance, the Banker’s Clock and the Vola faucet were both designed specifically for this building.
The Nationalbank is facing comprehensive renovations, which are slated for completion in 2028. But before then, you have a chance to experience this magnificent building, which is normally closed to the public.
You won’t want to miss seeing the historical spaces in this architectural masterpiece in their original form.