Royal Danish Naval Museum, Orlogsmuseet

 

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 Orlogsmuseet.

 
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 contemporary model

Ship of the line "Dronning Juliane Maria" of 1752, 1 : 36 scale contemporary model


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

Vor Frelsers Kirke, Copenhagen  Vor Frelsers Kirke, Copenhagen

 

For me, climbing the spiral stairs outside the church tower was a breathtaking experience. 

View of Copenhagen harbour and city center