This year, Copenhagen will remain open throughout the night, with as many as 100,000 people expected to visit the city and attend more than 700 cultural events.
A city buzzing with excitement
From 6pm on Friday night, hundreds of museums, churches, exhibition halls, galleries and public
buildings – some of which are not generally open to the public – will be a hive of activity, with events for all ages.
Cultural diversity on show
Activities are integrated across the city, linking both major and minor cultural institutions and venues in an impressive display of Danish cultural versatility.
We were fortunate to attend the Night of Culture last year and our hosts showed us through some stunning buildings, including the striking headquarters of the Danske Bank at Holmen’s Kanal and the city hall, which was bathed in red lighting outside and adorned with Danish flags inside.
The city centre was packed with people soaking up the excitement and atmosphere of the night.
Now that’s a clock!
Displayed in Copenhagen’s city hall, the world clock is made up of 12 movements which, together, have over 14,000 parts.
Displays include lunar and solar eclipses, positions of the stellar bodies, and a perpetual calendar, in addition to the time.
The fastest gear completes a revolution every ten seconds – and the slowest every 25,753 years.
This year’s Night of Culture will include many special events, including performances by the Traditional Greenlandic Choir; art, craft and photography exhibitions; a gathering of prominent Danish writers, meditation, electronic music, robotics – and much more.
How to take part in Night of Culture
If you want to experience the cultural event, the ideal way is to obtain a Culture Pass. See how this can be done.
Copenhagen’s annual Night of Culture will be held on Friday, October 10.