Elephant Gate

Local nameElefantporten
LocationCarlsberg Byen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Standing on the backs of four stone elephants, this gate was built as an entrance to the Ny Carlsberg Brewhouse. The tower topped by the nice dome was used as a water tower in the past.

Don’t get appalled by the huge swastikas on the sides of the elephants – the gate was built in 1882 and the founder of the brewery wanted to adopt a symbol which would bring him good luck, so he chose this ancient religious symbol which is even today used by both Hinduists and Buddhists.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_Tower,_Carlsberg

Address 136 Ny Carlsberg Vej, København 1799, Denmark

Coordinates 55°40'2.37" N 12°31'55.916" E

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