Jens Olsen's World Clock or Verdensur is an advanced astronomical clock which is displayed in Copenhagen City Hall.
The clock was designed and calculated by Jens Olsen (1872–1945) who was a skilled locksmith, and later learned the trade of clockmaking. He also took part in the beginning of the clock's construction, and died in 1945, 10 years before the clock was completed.
|Monday||7:45 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Wednesday||7:45 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Thursday||7:45 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Friday||7:45 AM – 4:00 PM|
Tina C Cooper | Sep 4, 2017
This is an amazing piece of art/science. You can see all of the pieces of the clock at work some of which only make a complete rotation every 25,000 years! You won't be there for long but it's free and is truly unique.
tahir javeed | Dec 8, 2017
Nice historical place in copenhagen
Phill Gillespie | Jul 27, 2016
Magnificent clock, a work of art and science. Stand around the back in the centre and watch the intricate movements. Beautifully hypnotic. Free entry is an added plus.
Silviu | Jun 14, 2016
The clock is located the middle of the room and you can see both the dials and the back mechanism. It worth seeing it if you are close by and it's next to the entry in the building. Free entry, by the way.
Gideon van Melle | Aug 29, 2016
Very interesting to see and read the story about this clock. Great way to show it this way.
Bob Boulby | May 27, 2016
Interesting, if you like that sort of thing. Well worth seeing.
Danielle Tomassini | Aug 5, 2018
We were staying right by City Hall so we decided to pop in. The clock is in a small room immediately as you enter City Hall. City Hall and the clock are both free. The clock is really neat to see. Right now it's under restoration so it's not moving but you can still see the parts. You won't be here long, but worth stopping by. I also recommend spending 10 minutes walking through the City Hall building as it's quite pretty as well.
Jenny Qian | Jul 24, 2018
Pretty interesting, but information is only limited to what’s provided in the small room holding the clock. Also, it’s currently not moving.
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