NileGuide Expert Says:
This world-class art museum makes a perfect day trip.
Gammel Strandvej 13
3050 Copenhagen, Denmark
tel: +45 4919 0719
fax: +45 4919 3505
You could visit Louisiana Museum of Modern Art for its collections, or you could enjoy it for its surroundings, its views and its architecture. Throw it all together, and the experience is breathtaking whether you're a modern art lover or not. Built in 1958 right on the North Zealand coast, Louisiana was conceived as an interaction of art, architecture and landscape; with its challenging architecture and panoramic views over the Øresund Channel, the vision appears to have succeeded. The museum houses a large permanent collection as well as 4-5 temporary exhibitions annually, and includes a children's annex where the youngest visitors can play creatively. With some of the biggest international names in modern art over the past century on show, you could easily spend a day wandering around the many different galleries, the restaurant and the surrounding sculpture park – which is even more possible since the museum began evening opening in 2008.
Photo courtesy of Louisiana Museum