The Royal Danish Naval Museum
The Royal Danish Naval Museum (Orlogsmuseet) in Copenhagen is located
close to the harbour, one block away from the Vor Frelsers Kirke.
It has a very fine collection of ship models that show the developments
in Danish naval technology. Many exhibits refer to naval history of
Denmark and Copenhagen, e.g. Admiral Tordenskiold in early 18th century
or the battle of Copenhagen 1807.
There is more information on the homepage of the
I include a few photos of some excellently built models: the
ship of the line “Phoenix” of 1810, a
selection of 18th century figureheads, and the
“Sophia Amalia” of 1650.
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Ship of the line "Dronning Juliane Maria" of 1752, 1 : 36 scale
Just 300 m from the Orlogsmuseet there is the Vor Frelsers Kirke, built
in 17th century. In August 2009, when I was there, one could climb the
spiral stairs outside the church tower to the very top and have a
wonderful view over Copenhagen harbour and downtown.
Vor Frelser Kirke near the Orlogsmuseet
For me, climbing the spiral stairs outside the
church tower was a breathtaking experience.