NileGuide Expert Says:
An unusual museum and a gloriously wild park.
Søndermarken, Frederiksberg, Denmark
28 98 01 23
NileGuide Expert tip:
Every local child knows that Søndermarken is the city's best sledging spot.
Though Søndermarken and adjoining Frederiksberg Have were conceived at the same time, Søndermarken is obviously the wilder twin, with patches of dense woodland and a steep hill that fills up with the city's children and their sledges on snowy winter days, and is equally enjoyed in the summertime by dog walkers, joggers and anyone else seeking a break from the bustle of the city. The park's stained glass museum Cisternerne is something of a mystery; like a secret bunker, the pyramid-shaped, glass and steel entrance of the museum appears out of the trees, taking visitors down into a subterranean world. This permanent exhibition of contemporary stained glass art is housed in an old reservoir and has been cited as one of Europe's most original museums, presenting this unusual art form in a quite unique setting.