Thorsbro Waterwork

Concurrent with the steady growth of Copenhagen around 1900, there was also an in-creasing need for water among the inhabi-tants and in the factories. The waterworks in central Copenhagen could not deliver enough water, and waterworks were therefore built far outside the city.

One of the new waterworks was Thorsbro Waterworks. Designed by architect Andreas Fussing, the beautiful engine house of Thors-bro Waterworks was completed in 1908 and remained in use until as recently as 1985 when modern technology took over the water supply.

The building is a work of art in its own right, and the machine room contains one small and three large engines built by B&W Ship-yard in the 1930s.

Today the engines are no longer in operation, and the former waterworks has now been converted into a museum which is open to visitors in summer.

Free access.

Opening hours
25/05/2014 - 25/05/2014 Sunday13:00 - 16:00
29/06/2014 - 29/06/2014 Sunday13:00 - 16:00
27/07/2014 - 27/07/2014 Sunday13:00 - 16:00
31/08/2014 - 31/08/2014 Sunday13:00 - 16:00

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2635 Ishøj


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    Longtitude : 12.271636700
    Latitude : 55.622334599