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Church of Our Saviour


  • Type: Church
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

After the Church of Our Lady, where the chorus is decorated by thirteen statues by Thorvaldsen depicting Christ and the Apostles, I am bound to mention the Church of Our Saviour at the island of Amager on the other side of the harbour area. The building has no architectural significance in itself, but it is dominated by a high tower, to the top of which you can only find your way by the externally fitted ramp, which winds its way in a helical line around the tower. It takes a sturdy heart to complete this ascent. My brother has, in his 'A journey to the centre of the Earth', allowed us to witness a 'lesson in acrophobia' which professor Lidenbrock teaches his nephew Axel on this staggering ramp. Paul Verne

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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1881/06/00 Gaston Verne Visitor Paul and Gaston Verne climb the Church of Our Saviour spire, but Jules Verne probably did not.
1881/06/00 Paul Verne Visitor Paul and Gaston Verne climb the Church of Our Saviour spire, but Jules Verne probably did not.

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Particulars for Church of Our Saviour:
Area of Significance Architecture
Architecture Style Baroque
Sight Category Building
Musical Instrument Carillon
Building Type Church
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property



Creative Works »

WorkTypeAsNotedInCreatorNote
Journey to the Center of the Earth Book Jules Verne Setting for Axel's lesson in acrophobia

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