Odd Fellows Mansion, Copenhagen

Odd Fellows Mansion, Copenhagen
Odd Fellows Mansion

The Odd Fellows Mansion seen from Dronningens Tværgade
General information
Architectural style Rococo
Town or city Frederiksstaden, Copenhagen
Country Denmark
Construction started 1751
Completed 1755
Design and construction
Client Christian August von Berckentin
Architect Johann Gottfried Rosenberg

The Odd Fellows Mansion (Danish: Odd Fellow Palæet) is a Rococo town mansion in Copenhagen, Denmark, named after the local branch of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows which acquired the building in 1900. Before that, it was known as the Berckentin and later the Schimmelmann Mansion after its successive owners.

The Building is located on Bredgade, opposite Dronningens Tværgade for which it serves as a point de vue. It houses a concert hall which is open to the public.



The Berckentin era

The mansion was built as part of the redevelopment of the new Frederiksstaden district. It was designed by Johann Gottfried Rosenberg under the supervision of Nicolai Eigtved who had also conceived the district plan.[1] It was built as a home for the wealthy merchant and politician Christian August von Berckentin who had just been ennobled with the title of count.

After Berckentin's death in 1758, the Berckentin Mansion was taken over by his son-in-law, Christian Sigfred von Plessen, who also owned Glorup Manor on Funen, and had married von Berckentin's daughter Louise von Plessen née Berckentin in 1744.

Schimmelmann Mansion

In 1762, Heinrich von Schimmelmann bought the property which now became known as the Schimmelmann Mansion. After his son Ernst Schimmelmann inherited it in 1782, the Schimmelmann Mansion became the centre of a colourful cultural life. Ernst and his wife, Charlotte Schimmelmann, shared a deep interest in the arts and Charlotte was famous for her salons. In the summer, these pursuits were relocated to their summer residence at Sølyst north of the city.

See also

  • Freemason's Hall, Copenhagen


Coordinates: 55°40′58″N 12°35′24″E / 55.68278°N 12.59°E / 55.68278; 12.59

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Musikforeningen — Odd Fellows Mansion in Copenhagen, Musikforeningen s venue for concerts Musikforeningen (The Music Society) in Copenhagen was Denmark s most important concert venue in the 19th century. It operated from 1838 to 1931 but it was especially under… …   Wikipedia

  • Carl Nielsen — in 1910 Carl August Nielsen (Danish pronunciation: [kʰɑːl ˈnelsn̩]), (9 June 1865 – 3 October 1931), widely recognised as Denmark s greatest composer, was also a conductor and a violinist.[1] Brought up by poor but musically talented… …   Wikipedia

  • Dronningens Tværgade — The intersection with Borgergade followed by Dronningegården Dronningens Tværgade (lit. English: The Queen s Cross Street) is a street in central Copenhagen, Denmark, which runs from Bredgade to Rosenborg Castle Garden. With the Odd Fellows… …   Wikipedia

  • List of concert halls — The interior of the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan, Italy, circa 1875 …   Wikipedia

  • performing arts — arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. [1945 50] * * * ▪ 2009 Introduction Music Classical.       The last vestiges of the Cold War seemed to thaw for a moment on Feb. 26, 2008, when the unfamiliar strains …   Universalium

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.