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Sunday, June 25, 2017

7 Jun 2017 - Copenhagen Day 2: Frederik's Church (Marble Church)

When we were walking to the Amalienborg Palace earlier, we passed by an impressive looking Church. We decided to go back there since it was still open. The Frederik’s Church, popularly known as the Marble Church is an Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Frederick's Church has the largest church dome in Scandinavia with a span of 31m. The dome rests on 12 columns.
The foundation stone was set by king Frederick V on October 31, 1749, but the construction was slowed by budget cuts and the death of Eigtved in 1754. In 1770, the original plans for the church were abandoned by Johann Friedrich Struensee. The church was left incomplete and, in spite of several initiatives to complete it, stood as a ruin for nearly 150 years until it was finally opened to the public on August 19, 1894.
Below is the pipe organ inside the church.
We took a short rest stop here after all the walking before moving on to find the most iconic monument in Denmark, the Little Mermaid.  :-)

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