The City Center and Old Town of
The first part of this page is concentrated on the sights at Strøget, from Kongens Nytorv to Rådhuspladsen:
Rådhuspladsen, City Hall Square with the City Hall to the right and the Palace Hotel and it's tower
to the left. Rådhuspladsen is the largest and most important square in Denmark, and the absolute center of Copenhagen.
On this balcony, you can sometimes see royalties on national holidays. The gilded statue above is of Absalon. See more of the City Hall here.
This hot dog stand sells "pølser", a red sausage that is especially popular among Swedes visiting Denmark.
This is Industriens Hus (House of Industry), an office building that was modernized in 2013 with a glass facade instead of the look of the ugly 60s building that used to be there (the one that used to have a shopping arcade inside) at the west side of Rådhuspladsen.
Industriens Huse at Rådhusepladsen under construction (2011), before the application of the extern glass facade with the diagonal pattern.
The same angle with the old facade of Industriens Hus versus the new facade.
The new face of the Industriens Hus office building towards Vesterbro.
Rådhusepladsen 2016, looking towards Vesterbro. The square is here currently under reconstruction.
Rådhuspladsen during world football championship 2010.
Rådhuspladsen towards Vesterbro.
Rådhuspladsen with the Town Hall, the House of Industry and Tivoli.
The HC Andersen Statue is situated at Rådhusepladsen's corner opposite Tivoli, at HC Andersen Blvd.
HC Andersen Boulevard as seen from the crosswalk at Rådhuspladsen.
The beginning of Stroget at Rådhuspladsen.
Renaissance building at HC Andersen Blvd, near Rådhuspladsen.
Kongens Nytorv is Copenhagen's 2nd largest square and is where Strøget begins. It is currently under reconstrution (2011), just like Rådhuspladsen.
The equestrian statue of King Christian V in the middle of Kongens Nytorv (that means King's New Square).
Kongens Nytorv, northeast side. You can see Magasine du Nord and Nikolai kirke to the left.
Kongens Nytorv with the royal theater to the left and Magasine du Nord to the right.
A market at Kongens Nytorv.
The interior of Magasin. The department store chain opened in 1868 and is Denmark's oldest.
The Royal Theater. This neo-classicsit building at Kongens Nytorv was built in 1874 and features 1600 seats.
Back part of the Royal Theater building, designed by Vilhelm Dahlerup.
SLOTSHOLMEN (CASTLE ISLAND):
Christiansborg Castle (now with brown copper roof) is situated on the island Slotsholmen. It is the seat of the Danish Parliament. Several parts of the palace are also used by the monarchy. It has served as the residence for Danish kings, and since 1849 as the seat of the parliament. The current buildings, the last one of 3 castles, were completed in 1928.
Absalon Statue, Hojbro Plads.
At the side of Christiansborg Castle and Thorvaldsen Museum.
|Christiansborg Castle courtyard||Thorvaldsen Museum
||Christiansborg Castle courtyard|
|Square next to Christiansborg||Thorvaldsen Museum. A large collection of the famous sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) is represented here.
||Sculpture at Christiansborg|
|National Museum (click here)||Marmorbroen (Marble bridge)
||Traffic jam at Vindebrogade|
|National Museum (click here)||National Museum
||Ny Vestergade, opposite the museum|
|The book café||The book café
||The book café|
Details of the Bourse house.
Sankt Nikolajs Kirke from 1829. At 90m this is Copenhagen's tallest church.
Has the gravitation diappeared at Amagertorv?
The Metropol building at Strøget.
A parallell street to Strøget.
Larsbjornsstraede is the most hip side street to Strøget with record stores, cloth stores for young people and rock clubs.
Runde Tårn (round tower) from 1642, as seen from Købmagergade, a typical Danish street. Actually part of a church, this is Copenhagen´s premier observation point. You can see the views from it in the skyline section.
Domkirken. Vor Frue Kirke, the cathedral of Copenhagen is situated at Frue Plads, close to Strøget, and is the main building of the University of Copenahgen. The current church is from 1827, but there was a church on this place already in the 1200s.
The entrance to the Cathedral (Vor Frue Kirke - Church of Our Lady), built in neoclassical style. It was designed by Christian Frederik Hansen.
Interior with statues by Bertel Thorvaldsen depicting Jesus Christ and his Apostles. The cathedral (Vor Frue Kirke) is 63m high and 83m wide.
Looking up to the roof of the cathedral. Until 1648, many kings have been coronated there. Monday-Saturday morning a live act of worship is broadcasted there.
The University of Copenhagen, opposite the cathedral.
A nice parallel street to Strøget.
Amagertorv in the middle of Strøget.
Helligåndskirken (Church of the Holy Spirit). This church is situated right at Strøget.
Nytorv (New square) is a square in the middle of Strøget (not to be confused with the much larger Kongens Nytorv). It is situated opposite Gammeltorv (Old square).
Gammeltorv (Old square), opposite Nytorv, with the Cathedral (Vor Frue Kirke) in the background. The fountain is a popular place to sit for tourists.
An arcade from Strøget to a parallel street, a bit British in style.
Towards the old town city center.
Amagertorv, the square in front of the larger square Hojbro Plads at Christiansborg Castle.
Soap in the fountain at Amagertorv.
Street musician playing all instruments at Amagertorv.
Gråbrødre Torv (Greybrother's Square), a square with an oldtime atmosphere and many pubs and restaurants between Strøget and Skindergade.
Gråbrødre Torv, a small but very colourful square.
Gråbrødre Torv. Tried a guacemole burger at Sporvejen, a restaurant decorated like a streetcar.
Monki, one of many store fronts at Strøget.
Illum is perhaps Denmark most luxorious department store and is located at Strøget. It opened in 1891.
One of the 2 luxorious atriums inside Illum. It has a mosaic glass floor, marble columns and a large chandelier.
Illums Bolighus, a department store on Strøget specialized on Scandinavian design. Not to be confused with the large Illum.
It is very expensive at Illums Bolighus, for example you can buy a chandelier for 250 000 DKR ( about 250 euro).
Another perspective of Copenhagen. Taken outside a public underground toilet.
The LEGO store at Strøget. As you might know, LEGO is Danish.
Inside the LEGO store; paintings and miniatures in LEGO.
Bogcafé, a very nice book café with old fashioned interior and old books.
The quarters a bit away from Strøget:
Buildings at Nørreport Station, a large transportation hub in central Copenhagen. The glass roof was recently added to this old building.
Torvehallerna, the new markethalls at Israels Plads next to Nørreport.
Majestic building at Israels Plads.
A black glass building in the city center with old buildings mirroring.
There are many interesting church in the Old Town.
The National Museum.
The National Bank of Denmark, designed by the famous architect Arne Jacobsen. This modernist building, completed in the 1970s after Jacobsen's death, has won many prices, but is actually not very beautiful.
Rosenborgs Castle Gardens (Kongens Have)
This is the oldest and most visited park in Copenhagen, situated close to Strøget. Here you can find the Rosenborg Castle.
Rosenborgs Castle is a renaissance castle in Rosenborgs Have (the castle's garden), built 1606-24. It is 50m high to the top of the spires of this royal castle. It was a project by Christian IV, and has been a residence for many regents.
Rosenborg Slott (Rosenborg Castle).
The park at Rosenborg Castle is a very popular place ot relax summertime.
Sculptures in Rosenborg Have.
Perfectly cut trees in Rosenborg Garden.