Pedestrian Street - and the Largest and Oldest in the World
pedestrian street in Copenhagen is a maze of small and big
streets with hundreds of shops and cafés.
Shopping - Pedestrian streets The
pedestrian street "Strøget" is the world
largest and oldest - and is just like a maze of several walking
streets that runs from east - the Town Hall Square
- to west - the Kings Square (Nytorv) and
to Nyhavn. The walking street
- passes trough the central parts of the city as well as the
old medieval city and Latin Quarters - and is connected to
many large historical squares.
busy - Frederiksberggade in 1929 - and long before it
was turned into the longest pedestrian in the world
- established as "Strøget" in 1962.
noon - the Royal Guard will march through "Strøget"
to the royal residence - Amalienborg for the daily changing
of the guard ceremony.
The pedestrian street was establish in 1962
and has been a great success - especially for tourists
and shoppers. Since then - many streets in
the area have been changed into pedestrian streets and linked
to the main walking street "Strøget". The
pedestrian street system in Copenhagen is slowly expanding
and since its development 1962 - many new fashion
shops - restaurants - sidewalks
cafés - department stores
etc. - and there is always some kind of activity day or night
in this part of central Copenhagen.
the history of the pedestrian street described and illustrated in
wing of the pedestrian street on a hot summer day with lively
activity in relaxed surroundings.
cozy sidewalk Cafés and restaurants are placed alongside
the pedestrian street.
shopping - Vesterbrogade
the other end of the Town Hall Square - east
to west - the grand Vesterbrogade - stretches
way down to the Zoo Garden at Valby
- with hundreds of big and small shops in all categories -
blended in as a perfect mixture that matches the vibrant city
atmosphere. It will take more than a half day to walk up and
down Vesterbrogade and the joined shopping streets to Valby
- and back again to the Town Hall Square. This part of the
city is called - Vesterbro - which is the
genuine DowntownArea of
Copenhagen. When entering Vesterbrogade one will pass Tivoli
Gardens - (Hovebanegården) the Central
Station - (Frihedsstøtten) Liberty
Memorial Monument - (Københavns Museum) Copenhagen's
Museum and much more.
5 km of shops - shops and shops - in
Kongens Nytorv (The Kings square) - end of pedestrian
street - and to the other end of Copenhagen - the Zoo
Gardens - there is almost 5 km of
shops - shops and shops.
The route can start at Kongens Nytorv - then
walk up through the Pedestrian Street - pass
the Town Hall Square - (take a pause here
and enjoy a red Danish hotdog) - then enter Vesterbrogade
right to the Zoo Gardens. The walk tour will
nearly take a half day each way. With a free
city bike the trip will be reduced to half time.
For shopaholics and bargain hunters
- this is the ultimate shopping and workout tour
as well as a great way to experience Copenhagen.
Department stores and numerous speciality shops on the long
pedestrian street offers the latest fashion trends and designer
collections - plus a variety of restaurants on the shopping
extensive Vesterbrogade has a special atmosphere and is the
authentic Downtown Area of Copenhagen plus an oasis for shopaholics
with the Liberty Memorial from 1799 as its landmark. See:
Hours in and around Copenhagen
Monday-Friday: 9.00/9.30/10.00 a.m. - to - 5.30/7.00 p.m.
Saturday: 9.00 a.m. - to - 4.00/5.00 p.m.
City center in and around greater Copenhagen
Monday-Friday: 9.00 a.m. - to - 9.00 p.m.
Saturday: 9.00 a.m. - to - 5.00 p.m.
Small supermarkets, kiosks, bakeries etc.
Open: 10.00 a.m. - to - 4.00 p.m.
Bakeries open early every day.
Sunday - Shops and malls
The first Sunday in every month – shops and malls are open from
9:00 to 17:00.