A beautiful house and a tragic event
Next to the Royal Theater on Kongens Nytorv is the richly decorated Brönnum’s House. The building housed, among other things, a very popular theater cafe where celebrities such as H.C. Andersen was often seen. Hirschprung, who was great in art, also had a residence here in the upper floors.
But now to the falling angel. During the construction of the house, a serious accident occurred: A 19-year-old bricklayer’s apprentice fell from the scaffolding and lost his life. So in memory of this tragic event, it was decided to let one of the adorning angels simply “trip”. You can see it high up on the facade.
August Bournonvilles Passage 1