The Old Stock Exchange - Copenhagen

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The Old Stock Exchange
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The impressive Old Stock Exchange from 1619-1640 built in Dutch Renaissance style.
 

Old Stock Exchange (Børsen)
One of the oldest buildings in Copenhagen is the Old Stock Exchange - situated on the island of Slotsholmen and built by King Christian IV (1577-1648 - ruled Denmark and Norway 1588-1648) in 1619-1640. The King was called the great builder and architect of Copenhagen - and had the ambitions to turn Copenhagen into a financial and trade centre by creating this magnificent building that housed the Danish stock-market until 1974. The Danish stock-market has moved to more modern and suitable facilities.

 
The market-place for merchants
The exchange hall from 1858 was once the market-place for merchants with small shops and booths selling corn and all types of merchandise.
Banquet and Conference facilities
The present exchange hall, where some of the daily stock listing took place until 1974 -is used today as Banquet and Conference facilities.
 
Fascinating Landmark in 1640
The Old Stock Exchange (Børsen) is built on the gravel filled embankment and dam to Christianshavn - where the foundations were laid on wood piles, which is still supporting the existing construction from that time. The impressive building was placed by King Christian IV right at the entrance to Copenhagen as a prestigious landmark to mark the growth and wealth of the city and to impress Danish as well as foreign merchants that arrived from the sea side. The building had a quay on both sides for easy and direct access to the market with goods and other merchandise from the shipside.
 
The Stock Exchange in 1842
The Stock Exchange in 1842 - with a quay on both sides for easy and direct access from the shipside to the marketplace on the first floor.
Stock noting in 1936
The stock noting in 1936 was carried out only by men at the Old Stock Exchange - here in one of the small corner rooms.
 
Marketplace and spire in Dutch Renaissance Architecture
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he Stock building was designed in the Dutch Renaissance style with its prominent spire of four dragons with their tails twisting towards the top and ending in a spear with three crowns representing The Kalmar Union between Denmark - Norway and Sweden symbolizing the close relationship among the three Nordic countries. The tower and spire is almost 60 meters high and the entire building has survived all of the great fires that have ravaged Copenhagen up to date.

Shopping Center in Dutch Renaissance style

After the completion of the Stock building in 1640 - the great hall inside was filled up with 40-50 small shops and booths - which was rented by striving merchants selling everything from corn to all types of merchandise, and on the entrance the King wrote in brief - that he had created a marketplace for the profitable use of buyers and sellers - a kind of nowadays shopping centre.
 
The famous "Dragon-spire"
The tower on the Stock Exchange with the famous "Dragon-spire" symbolizing the union of the Nordic countries - with three golden crowns on top of the 60 meter high tower construction.
Foundations of wooden piles from 1619
The prestigious old Stock building is still resting on the original foundations of wooden piles from 1619 - and the property has survived all the great fires that razed Copenhagen during the past.
 
The first preserved building in Denmark
After several wars and in deep debt King Christian IV mortgaged the complete building in 1647 to a wealthy Danish merchant named Jacob Madsen - but later his son King Frederik III (1609 - 1670 - ruled Denmark and Norway 1648-1670) purchased the property back to the Royal Family. In 1857 King Frederik VII (1808 - 1863 - ruled Denmark 1848-1863) sold the entire Stock estate to the Merchants' Guild and according to the deed between the two parties - The Old Stock Exchange (Børsen) became the first preserved building in Denmark. In 1987 the Merchants' Guild turned into the Danish Chamber of Commerce - and is still the firm owner of the Old Stock Exchange.
The Old Stock Exchange - Your next Conference - Banquet and Event Venue!
 
Conference - Banquet and Event Venue!
The Old Stock Exchange can be used as a Conference - Banquet and Event Venue in historical surroundings.
The Old Stock Exchange

Your next Conference - Banquet and Event Venue!
The historical Old Stock Exchange from 1619 has open it’s premises to hold your next Reception - Conference - Banquet - Gala Dinner - Sales Meeting - Grand Buffet and Dinner Dance - or other types of arrangements and events in this old renaissance building - and landmark - where all guests and participants can suck up the presence of history and atmosphere - while the walls can tell many true stories of merchants and their merchandise - and the bustling activity in this former financial and trade centre.

A venue with several possibilities
We can help you to plan and organize your future arrangement with solutions that will match your specific requirements - and end the day or evening successfully.
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Location
The Stock Exchange is located beside Christiansborg Palace and the Danish Parliament "Folketing" - and opposite Holmens Church and Knippels Bro (Knippels Bridge).
 

The Old Stock Exchange

Address
Børsen (Old Stock Exchange)
Børsgade
1217 Copenhagen K


Busses: 2A - 40 - 66 - 350S

Metro - Christianshavn Station - Kongens Nytorv

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