"Strøget" is far and away the most famous street in Copenhagen.
The walking street is 1111 meters long, making it Europe's longest pedestrian street. There are other walking streets in Copenhagen besides Stroget. However, none of them can compare with atmosphere of Copenhagen’s best known street. The street is a wonderful place to go shopping or simply to go for a pleasant stroll, taking in the sights and sounds of this vibrant city.
The street goes from Copenhagens City Hall Square (Rådhusplads) which is near Tivoli to King's New Square (Kongens Nytorv) which is near Nyhavn. Stroget was Denmark's first pedestrian street dating from 1962. It is also one of the world's first completed purpose built walking streets.
Stroget actually consists of multiple streets and squares, so you many notice that the street signs change names as you travel the length of the walking street.
Starting by the City Hall Square you will travel through the following streets and squares, never leaving Strøget: Frederiksberggade, Gammeltorv & Nytorv, Nygade, Vimmelskaftet, Amagertorv and Østergade, finally arriving in the King's New Square.
The "auto-free zone" in Copenhagen is a great tourist attraction and offers plentiful of restaurants, outdoor sidewalk cafes, fast food, specialty shops, art galleries, gift stores, department stores, street entertainment, theatres, museums and much more.
Day and night, there's always something to see and do on "Strøget" ... :)
Strøget is the longest shopping streets in Copenhagen and even in Europe.
Common opening stors hours:
Monday - Friday: 10.00 to 18.00 or 19.00 (10 am - 6 or 7 pm)
Saturday: 9.00 to 15.00 (9 am - 3 pm)
Sunday: only bakeries and souvenir shops.
One of two large department stores - Det Ny Illum is situated half-way down Stroget, at Amagertorv.
A other one - Magasin du Nord is located across the Royal Theatre.
What to buy: Malls may have longer opening hours.
What to pay: Depend
The Stroget is the longest pedestrianised street in the World,the street is bound to the west by Radhus Plasden square and to the east by the Kings New Square(Kongens).Many of the city's most famous and expensive stores are here such as IIIums Boligus,Magasin Du Nord and Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory.There are also a multitude of fashion stores,Electrical outlets,Fast food and souvenir shops.
What to buy: Practically anything-Clothes,electricals,food,gifts etc.
What to pay: All depends on what you buy
Stroget is actually five short streets together that are pedestrianized and stretch from the large square, Kongens Nytorv near Nyhavn to the City Hall square Radhuspladsen covering more than a kilometer. The street is lined with shops, department stores, boutiques, cafes, restaurants. You can do all your shopping here, from designer outlets to souvenir tat. There's a flagship store for the Royal Copenhagen china shop, posh department store Illum, a big Lego store, and lots of others. You may see musicians busking along the way. The side streets and parallel streets also have shops and restaurants and definitely worth exploring. The crowds can get pretty thick especially on weekends so watch your wallets and handbags for pickpockets, inevitable in a spot like this.
There's also another long pedestrian street, Kobmagergade, with shops as well, which crosses Stroget, leading from a large square Amagertorv near the Illum department store, passing by the Round Tower and ending up at Norreport Station.
For prices, you might think you'd pay higher for a tourist area like this but you will find shops for all budgets.
The street is described as the City's main shopping street and runs for more than 1 kilometre through the heart of Copenhagen.
The outlets range from cafes and restaurants to speciality stores. The range of products and goods available is extensive, where you can buy anything from furs to amber; training shoes to waffles; stamps to a visit to the museum of erotica.
Many of the buildings are designed during the classical period, and the atmosphere can be lively and is filled with the noise of shoppers, tourists, street musicians and pavement cafes.
After we decided not to wait for the Yellow Route of the Hop On Hop Off bus, we went in search of lunch. Because I thought my granddaughter might like to shop, I started walking down the famous pedestrian shopping street called Strøget. Strøget is not actually the name of a specific street, but a connection between the west and east part of Copenhagen.
We started at the Frederiksberggade end, but we didn't get very far before we stopped for lunch. There are plenty of places to eat, and not just Burger King and McDonalds. We ate looking out at the people walking up and down the street in the rain
What to buy: My granddaughter saw some sun dresses on sale, but I could not persuade her to buy any.
Copenhagen’s main shopping area is situated at and around Europe’s longest pedestrian street, on Strøget.
Strøget runs from Kongens Nytorv square to Radhuspladsen (Town Hall Square), almost two kilometres. The crowds are always thick and there are always surprises and interesting things to look at.
Begin your shopping at the Magasin du Nord, across the Royal Theatre, which claims to be the biggest department store in Scandinavia.
On 3rd floor there is a room where the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen used to stay, complete with its original furniture.
Address: Kongens Nytorv 13.
The other top department store is Det Ny Illum situated half-way down Stroget, at Amagertorv. It has a fine interior on six floors of designer shops and a spectacular glass dome on the top floor, which houses nine restaurants.
Address: Østergade 52
You will find some of the city’s most popular shops in the area: Illums Bolighus ( Amagertorv 8 ) featuring Danish design, the flagship stores of Royal Copenhagen ( Amagertorv 6 )porcelain and Georg Jensen ( Amagertorv 4 ) silver.
Common opening hours in Copenhagen: are Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6 or 7 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 3 pm, Sunday: only bakeries, florists and souvenir shops.
Some of the large department stores have extended opening hours, and some are open on Sundays, especially during the summer season.
The local currency is Danish Kroner, DKK. You can change money at banks, or for competitive exchange rates and less hassle, change at ATM machines located throughout the city. Of course, major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere.
The prices vary, though the best deals are to be had during the January and late summer sales.
Stroeget is 1,6 km long pedestrian street full of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. Everything you need can be found here! :)
Even if you don't like shopping, it's nice to wander along Stroeget and once it gets too hectic for you, just step over to one of the quiet side streets.
What to buy: Here you can find all the trendy fashion shops and chains such as New Yorker, Mango, Zara, H&M, BikBok etc. Also the top design shops such as Gucci can be found on Stroeget as well as the big department store Illum.
What to buy:
As well as in any European city - the tourist center - souvenirs are on sale practically everywhere. Walking on Stroget it is difficult to give up a pleasure to watch out colorful show-windows of numerous shops, to come into a small gift shop and to buy something for memory which would remind us Copenhagen.
We were involved with show-windows with figures of various trolls and knights.
Strøget is a long pedestrian street in the heart of Copenhagen that goes from the City Hall Square to Kogens Nytorv, but believe it or not, every part receives a different name. The part seen in the pic, is called Nygade. There are the most important shops of fashion together with shops of electronics and many other items offered. This street also has resaurants, bars and museums. So that, don't be surprised if you find the same info in the Restaurants or Nightlife sections.
If you are looking at doing some shopping while in Copenhagen then Strøget is a place to start. This street runs from Rådhuspladsen to Kongens Nytorv (it runs for about a kilometre) and is a pedestrian street. Throughout the street you will find shops like: Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Vero Moda, H&M, Fona (CDs, DVDs, electronics) and Magasin and Illum - department stores featuring products by Danish designers.
If you're looking for something to eat, you will find a couple of McDonalds, Burger King, and plenty of other restaurants (Chinese, Danish sandwich shops, etc.).
There will be a stream of people walking up and down Strøget, and to keep the masses entertained while shopping you may come across a couple of street performers.
It's a great place to do some shopping, and there are some souvenir shops if you're looking at taking a couple of Danish souvenir's home.
This is the largest pedestrianised shopping street in Europe & was much quieter in the evenings which is the only time we walked it to be honest.
Donna & I tried to steer clear of this main street due to the crowds & rather discover the hidden corners of Copenhagen
Of course doing this I did not shop for anything & had to buy some stuff at the airport with limited range
Selling latest fashion trend clothing for women, men & children.
A long pedestrian lane of shopping store catering to everybody's favourites design label Mango, Adidas, Hermes, H&M. Marlboro Classic and more....
The shops lining Stroget are not to be missed. While some of the prices are expensive, there is an amazing variety of high end and bargain goods. You can buy clothes, shoes, electronics, art, jewelry, furnishings, etc. It is always crowded and festive, particulalry on the weekends. If you are traveling with non-shoppers, they can always stop off at a sidewalk cafe for a drink or head to Nyhavn just a quick walk away.
What to buy: Copenhagen has amazing interior furnishings. The Royal Copenhagen china shop is also located on Stroget. Shoe stores also abound - one danish brand to look out for is Bianco.
What to pay: Prices range from very low to very high. It all depends on what store you go into.
Stroget is Copenhagen's famous pedestrianised shopping street which was inaugurated in 1962. In fact, Stroget consists of five different streets and is therefore said to be the world's longest shopping street.
What to buy: The shops, stores, cafes and restaurants offer everything for shopping and dining enthusiasts. So if you have small children you should buy them some LEGO, which is one of the most famous Danish brands.