Kongens Bryghus

A bastion for beer and defence


The Royal Brewery, with its enormous tiled roof, is one of the most distinctive buildings in Copenhagen. It was built as a bastion of defence in 1562 and converted into a beer brewery in 1618. In 1632, the brewery itself burned down but was rebuilt in subsequent years …

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Castle and brewery under one roof

The coastline at Slotsholmen was a weak point in Copenhagen's defences. So King Christian IV…

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