Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek – Art Museum, Copenhagen

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek – Art Museum, Copenhagen (must see)

Built on the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen, whose father founded the Carlsberg Breweries, this world-class museum houses many captivating artifacts from the ancient world, along with some fine art from our own times (Jacobsen died over a century ago, so one can imagine the exhibits have changed somewhat since then).

There are whole rooms full of ancient naked people sculpted from bronze and marble but also an incredible collection of Auguste Rodin's works, considered to be the most important outside France. However, the museum is equally noted for its paintings that include an extensive display of French impressionists and Post-impressionists (Monet, Manet, Degas, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Picasso, Pissarro, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, etc.) as well as a robust selection of the Danish Golden Age.

What is more, the wings of the museum are built around a very soothing, Victorian-style garden, rich with greenery and sculpture, under a translucent glass dome. If you can afford some extra time, it's always a nice place to relax for a while and enjoy coffee or lunch – especially in the winter, as you can be in nature and enjoy the warmth.

Why You Should Visit:
To enjoy a surprisingly good collection in a gorgeously modified building (the open rooftop affords great views of the city!). There is also a magnificent palm garden with many benches, ponds, a delicious café, and some horticultural wonders.

Tip:
Pick up a floor plan as you enter to help navigate the somewhat confusing layout. Take breaks to go through a wing at a time. You will need breaks, as the place is huge in an unexpected way.
Keep in mind that Tuesdays are free, so perhaps you could go multiple times to make sure you see it all. Additionally, they frequently have (free) classical music concerts at their concert hall, so try to catch one.

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