The Hirschsprung Collection
Anyone seeking an exclusive, intimate art experience in the heart of Copenhagen will discover the Hirschsprung Collection (Den Hirschsprungske Samling) to be a beautiful and visitor-friendly museum containing Danish art from the whole of the 19th century. The museum offers an introduction to the art of the Danish Golden Age and Skagen painters like Christoffer Eckersberg, Christen Købke and P.S. Krøyer. The museum also houses important works by Vilhelm Hammershøi, whom the international art world regards as one of Denmark’s most esteemed painters.
This internationally-acclaimed museum opened in 1911. As its name suggests, the collection was created by the tobacco manufacturer and art collector Heinrich Hirschsprung and his wife Pauline, at a time when several major industrial magnates were stamping their reputations with their impressive art collections. The museum lies close to other attractions; it’s a few minutes’ walk from Rosenborg Castle Gardens (Kongens Have), and a pleasant walk of 20 minutes or so from Langelinie.
From 7 July, guided tours in English take place every Saturday at noon.