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Why locals love it

The Cisterns (in English) is an unusual place with a great concept. It's actually a glass museum but hardly spotting at the grassy lawns of Søndermarken. That's because it's hidden away underground, in three huge water cisterns originally built for Copenhagen water supplies in 1856-59 as part of the modern water supply system.

Why you should visit it

This is a different experience and worth a visit. You will walk aroud the Cisterns (old water resoire) in the darkness. Mirrors and lights from a lanterns will guide the way, but your eyes have to get used to the dark a few minutes. Please also pay attention of the opening hours from season to season.

Special tip

You can ask for a lantern when you pay for the entrance to make it more dramatic underground.

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2 Comments

Very interesting. Just attended the current temporary exhibit on climate change, where the space was flooded. (Rainboots were provided to all visitors.) A lovely meditative and immersive (literally!) exhibit.
Victoria
Traveller
July 31, 2019
Real sensorial experience 🖤
dilo
Traveller
November 15, 2017

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