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Deep below the green lawns of Søndermarken lies a secret, sprawling underground world. The darkness, coldness and dampness envelopes you as you venture into the huge 4,400 m² old water reservoir, reminiscent of long-forgotten cathedrals and gloomy catacombs. Cisternerne once contained the supply of drinking water for the Danish capital and could hold as much as 16 million liters of clean water. By 1933, the cisterns ceased their function as a reservoir for drinking water, and they were finally drained in 1981. Today, Cisternerne act as a spectacular setting for art exhibitions and events where the singularity of its architecture and atmosphere remains a core attraction.

In 2022, Cisternerne presents Multiple Realities, an exhibition created by Chiharu Shiota. Join us underground and experience a dreamlike parallel world, when the Japanese-born artist, Chiharu Shiota, takes on the dark chambers of Cisternerne with the exhibition, Multiple Realities. Cisternerne is transformed into a both magical and unsettling place. Chiharu Shiota embraces the sensuous potential of the space and converts Cisternerne to a dreamlike scenery, where deeper layers of the human psyche find an aesthetic expression in rotating dresses, reflections, and maze-like yarn structures.

Opening hours: Tuesday-Wednesday 11-18, Thursday 11-20, Friday-Sunday 11-18. Monday closed.

Admission: Adult DKK 115, Students DKK 90, Children under 18 free.

Museum Pass for the Frederiksberg Museums (Cisternerne, Bakkehuset, STORM and Møstings) DKK 175