City Hall dominates the central Rdhuspladsen. Don’t let the building’s stern exterior or municipal function deter you; entering the Rdhus is free, and you can climb the tower for a small fee.

Danish architect Martin Nyrop (1849–1921) drew inspiration for the red-brick Rdhus, which debuted in 1905, from both Italian structures and aspects of Danish medieval architecture. Its main hall, which hosts exhibitions and official events, is decorated with statues of Bertel Thorvaldsen, H. C. Andersen, Niels Bohr, and Nyrop, in addition to three other notable Danes. Pay a small fee to take a guided tour. English-language tours are available Monday through Friday at 1pm and on Saturday at 10am.

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