The historic stock exchange building, called Børsen in Danish, is one of Copenhagen's most famous tourist attractions.

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The Copenhagen Stock Exchange is located on the island of Slotsholmen right in the centre near the Christiansborg Parliament.

The impressive building with its spiral tower

The Danish Stock Exchange was founded in the 17th century during the reign of King Christian IV and the central building was built between 1619 and 1640.

The elongated low complex features ornate Dutch Renaissance architecture with typically Scandinavian elements in the form of a brick façade.

The dominant feature of the bourse is a 56-metre high spiral tower shaped like four dragon's tails entangled in each other.

The stock exchange today

The historic building is not normally open to the public, but it is still definitely worth a visit, at least from the outside.

Today, the Danish Chamber of Commerce is housed inside the Børsen building.

The best view of the tower and the building is from the waterfront street Børsgade. There is a bus stop for the 2A, 31 and 37 buses right in front of the building.

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