Danish National Museum

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The Danish National Museum

The Danish National Museum ( Danish Nationalmuseet ) in Copenhagen presents the cultural history of Denmark in an international context, starting with prehistory and early history through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to modern times. Some locations are spread across the country.


The main exhibition location of the museum is in the Prinzenpalais (Danish: Prinsens Palæ ) in Copenhagen. There is an overview of the entire cultural history of the country.

In addition, the Danish National Museum has other locations with collections and exhibitions on special topics, such as the Freedom Museum ( Friehedsmuseet ), which is about the resistance of the Danes against the German occupiers in World War II, the Music History Museum or the open-air museum of the Danish National Museum , which is located north of Copenhagen in Lyngby . The internment camp Frøslev - part of the former German prison camp in South Jutland - is now a museum and, with its exhibition on the resistance in World War II and the White Buses, is also part of the Danish National Museum.

The Danish National Museum also includes buildings that are culturally significant for Denmark, such as the small mill on the city wall of Christianshavn , the small classicist Liselund Castle on the island of Møn not far from Møns Klint and the Kommandørgården (Kommandeurshof) with the Toftum Skole on the North Sea island of Rømø in the Wadden Sea .

Famous exhibits

The famous exhibits in the exhibition in the main house in the Prinzenpalais include the replica of Gallehus' gold horns , Gundestrup's cauldron , Trundholm's sun chariot and Egtved's girl .

Web links

Commons : National Museum of Denmark  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 55 ° 40 ′ 28 ″  N , 12 ° 34 ′ 30 ″  E