2000 Frederiksberg

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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. The Cisterns 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, The Cisterns act as a spectacular setting for art exhibitions and events where the singularity of its architecture and atmosphere remains a core attraction. In 2017 the ambitious exhibition in The Cisterns will be a journey through an underground sea of light and darkness, when the internationally acknowledged Japanese architect Hiroshi Sambuichi modifies the monumental halls (until February 2, 2018).

Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 11. Closing times will vary with the length of day from 3pm in winter to 8pm in the height of summer.

Admission: Adults DKK 60, Seniors and students DKK 50, Children under 18 free