Harsdorff’s
House

Site

Kongens Nytorv 5, 1050 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

Take a look inside Harsdorffs Hus – a “secret” gem on the Nyhavn side of Kongens Nytorv square. Find a window and enjoy the view of Kongens Nytorv from a new angle. Admire the elegant rooms and the impressive hall where the offices of the Danish Foreign Minister were once located.

The facade on Harsdorffs Hus shines brightly between the dark facades of the Kunsthal Charlottenborg exhibition space and the Royal Danish Theatre. You may have passed it countless times – and you may have wondered what is hidden inside.

This listed building was designed by architect C.F. Harsdorff in 1780, and stands as a prime example of Danish Neoclassicism with its temple gables, pilasters, and decorative reliefs featuring the Roman goddess Aurora.

Sense History in the Grand Surroundings

As a home for counts, barons, prosperous captains, amateur politicians and enterprising entrepreneurs, the interior of Harsdorffs Hus has many stories to tell.

During the years when we sold the West Indies to the US, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs was located here. It has also been home to both the Danish Conciliation Board and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture.

Today, the building houses the serviced office facility Office Club together with nearby Brønnums Hus.

Visit Harsdorffs Hus

Now you have a unique opportunity to visit this special piece of architectural history.

During Open House, you can explore its rooms, halls, chambers, staircases and corridors. The interior design is inspired by the building’s long history, while the walls are decorated with a veritable who’s who from the Danish contemporary art scene. You will finds works by such artists as Olafur Eliasson, Jess Fomsgaard, Annette Harboe Flensborg, Elmsted & Dragset and Peter Callesen.

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