Grundtvig's Church

Grundtvigs Church was erected in commemoration of the great Danish priest, poet, and reformer N.F.S. Grundtvig (1783 - 1882). This monumental church is referred to in modern terms as a gothic cathedral.

Master builder and architect Peder Vilhelm Jensen Klint (1853 - 1930) died before the church was finished. The task was entrusted to his son architect and designer Kaare Klint (1888-1954), who completed the building of the church in 1940. Kaare Klint has also designed the chairs for the Grundtvigs Church - a chair made of beech wood with wickerwork seat - a Danish furniture design classic. Despite its massive size, the church seems to exude an atmosphere of calm contentment. Perhaps it is the appeal of the regular yellow brickwork forming the sole decoration of the church.

English services

Experience the calm serenity and impressive space and architecture of Grundtvigs Kirke when the church for the first time have services in English. Twice during the summer you can attend a Danish-Lutheran service at Grundtvigs Kirke, Tuesday the 3rd of July, 2018 at 5 p.m. and Tuesday the 7th of August, 2018 at 5 p.m.  The service will be like a normal Danish-Lutheran service but hymns, preaching and readings will be translated into English.

Opening hours

01/01/2018 - 31/12/2020 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
01/01/2018 - 31/12/2020 Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
11/06/2018 - 05/08/2018 Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

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På Bjerget 14 B
2400 København NV


+45 3581 5442


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  • Classification

    • Saint Hannes Cross
  • Type

    • Town church



Longitude : 12.533650999
Latitude : 55.716231