Church of our Savior, Copenhagen
Our Savior’s Church, locally known as Vor Frelsers Kirke
, has a special place in the hearts of locals and an active parish for of over 8,000 people. When you visit, it is easy to see why. It is situated in the heart of Copenhagen’s oldest district, Christianshavn. The building of the church began in the 1680s, and took 14 years before it was finally completed.
Admire the interior
The church reveals many secrets when you dig deep into what it has to offer. The architecture of the baroque exterior is very impressive, but step inside and learn about the altar, organ, the extraordinary carillon and the beautiful tower. The altar itself was not installed before 1732, and very unusually for the era it is highly influenced by a Roman Catholic style even though it is a Lutheran church.
Impressive city views
The spire of the church
was actually not built until 50 years later. It may test your nerves to climb it due to its tendency to shake a little on a windy day. Don’t let this put you off as it is well worth going to the top. As you ascend over 400 steps there are many information boards telling historical facts and stories of this amazing piece of Danish heritage along the way. The last 150 steps lead around the exterior of the spire, taking 4 turns, as they lead to the gilded globe on top. It is here that you will realize the climb was worth the effort, as you experience some of the best views of Copenhagen.
Easy access to Copenhagen’s attractions
The Park Inn by Radisson Copenhagen Airport is ideally located to explore the city. Less than 15 minutes from the city center, it is easy to visit many great sights, including Our Savior’s Church.