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The Cisterns

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The Cisterns in Søndermarken ParkResting deep beneath the green lawns of Søndermarken Park is a cavernous world that never sees the light of day. Enveloped in darkness, these damp and cold surroundings call ancient cathedrals and murky catacombs...more
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Soendermarken, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen 2000, Denmark
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw this on TV about a month before I went to Copenhagen and instantly knew I had to visit. It was a short bike ride from the city centre where I was staying and is in a lovely park. The art display changes, so you...More

Thank sgharrison
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really atmospheric installation. Worth the walk to get there(could have got a bus) . Found within a lovely park.

Thank Sian N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great time here. It was one of our first stops in Copenhagen and made for a fun first impression. Creative, understated, art exhibit in very unusual underground space. Worth a visit. Included with Copenhagen Card.

Thank jl21Va
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We were there for the Jeppe Hein installation “In is the Only Way Out”. It was beautiful and spellbinding and was a perfect integration of art and place to create a unique experience. Absolutely worth going.

Thank BJCF_13
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Situated opposite the zoo this place is easy to get to and worth a visit if have a spare half hour. It is a huge underground water tank converted into a sound art installation. Various exhibits emit different sounds and some react to your presence....More

Thank AlanKit
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Very interesting art exhibition in an unusual place We visited the exhibition: IN IS THE ONLY WAY OUT -BY JEPPE HEIN this should continue until 30th November 2018 and I could highly recommend it for all type of visitors

Thank MikeDeTraveller
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We saw Cisterne on Travel Man last year so we wanted to go. Unfortunately, as I am not a tortured sixth-former I found the current exhibition underwhelming and wished I’d seen last year’s water installation instead. I was interested in the actual space and the...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2018

We got there right when they opened so we were virtually the only ones there. This former reservoir for the city of Copenhagen is now a museum. Presently there is an exhibit that combines some interesting aspects of light and sound that enhances the surroundings....More

Thank ParkTraveler2010
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Changing exhibitions at the Cisterns are usually very interesting due to the setting - the old water reservoir for copenhagen/frederiksberg. A bit spooky and very beautiful situated underneath the Søndermarken park

Thank Marianne S
Kristine F, Curator at The Cisterns, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank you for visiting, Marianne, and thank you for taking the time for writing these words. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the exhibition and its setting!

Reviewed 13 June 2018

This place makes for a great art exhibition space. Inside the old city cistern (which would make for an amazing movie location, or photo shoot space as we turned it into), you can walk around, learn a little about the history of it, and see...More

Thank schmayla98
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