Red Bull Cliff Diving

Aug 2018 Saturday
The Danish capital hosts the fifth stop of the season after a two-year break

Stop # 70! After tackling 31 locations in 25 different countries since 2009, the 70th competition of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is hosted in the heart of the Danish capital, in front of a royal background. Amalienborg Palace is home to the royal family and only shortly after the traditional changing of the guards at high noon, the male cliff diving elite will draw all the attention to the 27m platform on the cantilever roof of the Opera House.

Stop 5 takes the World Series to the most northerly point in the entire season and provides the most panoramic view of Copenhagen.

Located in the heart of the Danish capital city just opposite the shore of the harbour, the Opera House is built in alignment with Amalienborg and the marble church, so that if one stands in the main entrance of the building, one can see the church over the water through the palace. Donated to the Danish state by A.P. Møller, the co-founder of Mærsk, the world's largest container ship and supply vessel operator, and Chastine McKinney Møller's foundation in August 2000, the Opera House was designed by the architect Henning Larsen and engineers Ramboll and Buro Happold and theatre consultant Theatreplan. A lot of time and passion was dedicated to the acoustics and interiors, making the house one of the best equipped in the world. Construction began in June 2001 and was completed on October 1, 2004. It was opened on January 15, 2005.

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By: Red Bull Cliff Diving
(Author of the event)