Grundtvigs Kirke

It took me three trips to Copenhagen before I made it to this place... and it really should have been at the top of my list.

Grundtvigs Kirke was designed by Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint, who sadly died before the church was completed in 1940. Jensen-Klint's son, architect and acclaimed furniture designer, Kaare Klint assumed responsibility for the completion of the church after his father's passing. 

Churches the world over can blend into one, hence AFC (Another Fucking Church) Syndrome. But Grundtvigs Kirke is a masterpiece of restraint and brickwork in a neo-Gothic style. When the Gothic style was born in France, the goal was for a light filled interior to bring the worshipper closer to God. Now, I am not religious in the slightest, but this exquisite space is possibly the closest to God-like, a piece of architecture can get!

Grundtvigs Kirke is located a little bit out of the centre of Copenhagen, but it's well worth the short bus ride. You'll be joined by other archinerds who've decided to make the pilgrimage. 

Hope you enjoy my photos and I'd love to hear from you if you're planning to visit or have visited Grundtvigs Kirke! Also, make sure to check out my super long Copenhagen hit list, L x