Head down below the green fields of Søndermarken to discover an underground world, where you will be enveloped in the dark, cold and damp space. The former reservoir dates back to the 19th century and is now being used as a spectacular setting for art exhibitions and events.

Cisternerne, the former water reservoir beneath the Søndermarken park across from Frederiksberg Castle, is a unique exhibition venue in Copenhagen. Buried deep beneath Søndermarken’s green grass in the Frederiksberg district of Copenhagen lurks a massive underground space. Here, you will find a dark, cold and humid underground world reminiscent of abandoned cathedrals and gloomy catacombs. Once, the former Cisternerne contained 16 million liters of drinking water, but now the water is gone and has been replaced by art exhibitions and various events based around its architecture and unique climate.

Exhibition: Event Horizon by Tomás Saraceno
Cisternerne currently presents an exhibition by the Argentinian born artist Tomás Saraceno.

Throughout his artistic praxis Saraceno has explored alternative forms of life and dwelling based on studies in everything from spiders to astrophysics, philosophy and engineering.

Taking the unique environment of Cisternerne as his starting point, Saraceno has created a spectacular project which is different from everything he has presented so far.

The exhibition can be seen from a bridge. 

Opening hours
02-06-2020 - 29-11-2021
Monday closed
Tuesday - Wednesday 11:00-18:00
Thursday 11:00-20:00
Friday - Sunday 11:00-18:00

Søndermarken, Roskildevej 28