The Black Diamond

Visit one of the most beautiful architectural libraries in the world right out to Copenhagen harbour.

It was built and finished in 1999 to extend the Royal Library. The most impressive about the building is the construction with the Black facets mirror the sea and the sky at the harbour front. It`s free to visit the museum from Monday to Saturday.

Iron girders held the glass facade weighing one metric tonne per metre.We recommend you to take a tour of The Royal Library and learn about the history, architecture, and cultural life of the library.

Søren Kirkegaard manuscripts and Museum of Photography

One of the most interesting in the Royal Library is Søren Kierkegaard`s manuscripts, which are kept safely in Royal Library`s Søren Kierkegaard Archive.

The Black Diamond is also home to The National Museum of Photography. The museum has a collection of more than 50,000 works, divided into Danish photography and foreign photography. The museum organises changing temporary exhibitions of varying themes and artists.



Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1
1016 København K
Copenhagen, Capital Region
+45 3347 4747

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  • Lattitude: 55.673216
  • Longitude: 12.582126


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