Photo: Jens Lindhe og Tranberg Arkitekter


Carsten Niebuhrs Gade 49, 1577 Copenhagen 


Saturday 10-17


  • 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 the brain of the Danish railway system when Traffic Tower East opens its doors during Open House. Learn all about the control tower that monitors more than 45,000 daily train departures, and get a closer look at the architecture that provides the framework for the high-tech system.

If you’ve ever taken a train to or from Copenhagen Central Station, you may have noticed it. The cylindrical building clad in brown bricks stands out in the midst of the busy hub at Dybbølsbro Station. However, Traffic Tower East is so much more than an architectural landmark. It is also the digital brain of Denmark’s railway system. From here, more than 45,000 daily train departures are monitored using advanced digital technology, ensuring that thousands of people get to work, to school and to countless other destinations every single day.

Architecture for Movement

Designed by the architects at Tranberg Arkitekter, Traffic Tower East was completed in 2015. The tower houses three control centers that monitor both local trains and S-trains, as well as traffic on freeways, highways and bridges for the Danish Road Directorate.

The 42-meter-high cylindrical tower is a reflection of the building’s functions, which focus on movement, timing and rotation. Inside, the floor in the foyer is beautifully adorned with hand-cut red and white tiles laid in a dizzying geometric pattern. And both indoors and out, you will find Africa-inspired works by artist Henrik Plenge Jakobsen.

Visit the Machine Room

Now you have a chance to take a look inside this transportation machine room when it opens its doors during Open House.

Experience first-hand the magnificent architecture as well as the unique artwork decorating the premises from top to bottom. And get a sense of the high-tech work that takes place in this epicenter for rail traffic – elevated high above Copenhagen.