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Kongens Nytorv (Kings New Square) is found at the end of Strøget (the pedestrian shopping street) and is the largest square in Copenhagen. It was constructed in 1670 by King Christian V, inspired by the Place Vendôme in Paris.
Many beautiful buildings are situated around Kongens Nytorv; for instance Charlottenborg (1683), Thotts Palæ (1683) which used to be Niels Juel's Mansion and is now the French Embassy, the department store Magasin du Nord (1894), the Royal Theatre (1874), and Hotel D’Angleterre (1874).
At the middle of the square you’ll find a garden called Krinsen and an equestrian statue of King Christian V. The statue was erected in 1688 and the four corner figures symbolize Queen Artemisia, Alexander the Great, Pallas Athene and Hercules. Every summer, it is a tradition for graduates to dance around the statue.
Kongens Nytorv is a very beautiful place at Christmas when its many buildings are decorated with lights.
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Kongens Nytorv (The new Royale) is a square in the center of Copenhagen. It was built in 1670 by King Christian V in Place Vendome in Paris as an example.
Kongens Nytorv is at the end of Strøget shopping street. On the other side of the square begins the famous Nyhavn. From Kongens Nytorv are several wider roads into the city. Kongens Nytorv also has its own subway station, where the two subway lines, M1 and M2 come.
Kongens Nytorv is a stately square at the center of an equestrian statue of King Christian V surrounded by a park. In the winter months around this park an ice rink built.
In Kongens Nytorv include the following buildings to be found:
The Danish Royal Theatre (Det Kongelige Teater)
Magasin du Nord, a major department store
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Kongens Nytorv, or King's New Square, is about as central as it gets in Copenhagen, and a key stop on the Metro. It's the largest, most open square in the city. At its centre is an equestrian statue of King Christian V, its founder and creator. That is surrounded by a several hippodrome like circuits and then ringed again by trees. It all sits in a cobbled pedestrianized square, itself ringed by some of the noisiest, busiest streets of traffic in the entire city.
Since its transition from muddy market place to grand royal square in 1670, a number of equally grand buildings have sprung up around it. These include the Danish Royal Theater, the French Embassy and the Charlottenborg Palace. Being at the centre of everything, it's just a stone's throw from many of Copenhagen's main tourist attractions. The seemingly endless shopping street of Strøget starts here. The iconic Nyhavn connects to the south west. And Amalienborg and Christiansborg are just a few hundred meters north and south of the square.
This makes the square the perfect starting point for any visit to Copenhagen.
Kongens Nytorv is situated between Stroget (the pedestrian shopping street) and Nyhavn.
Kongens Nytorv means King's Square as it was ordered by King Christian V in 1670. Its main purpose was to replace/move the city centre which back then was situated around Gammeltorv. Gammeltorv was, at that period, a muddy medieval marketplace, which was by this mean replaced by a new and large cobbled square (copyed from early 17th century Paris city planning).
In the centre of the square there is a garden and a statue of Christian V riding a horse.
The square is linned by some fine buildings, from which I'd highlight the Royal Danish Theater.
Backtracking to Kongens Nytorv
After checking out Christianborg Slot, the gals decided to pop down to Nyhavn for lunch. Again, they met another green equestrain statue (Christian V) in the middle of a large square, Kongens Nytorv. Like the stork statue at the Storget, this statue had an inexplicable draw on the Danish folk. And like the folk who usually gather around statue, most would break into a spontaneous dance. I'm not joking..come every year, at the end of June, graduating high school students would arrive in horse-drawn carriages and dance beneath this sober statue. It gets a little saner in winter though, where the gardens would be flooded with water and people would skate around the statue.
This large square near Nyhavn is a good place to start walking tours from, as many streets radiate out from here (Stroget, for instance). In the center of the square is a statue of Christian V. Surrounding the square, you will find Det Kongelige Teater (the Royal Theatre) and the prestigeous Hotel d'Angleterre (shown in the photo, behind the statue, with a big picture of the happy couple on its front).
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When you walk down the main...
When you walk down the main pedestrian street, you will get to this square, Kongens Nytorv. When I was here one time Bill Clinton was speaking here - I didnt see that though. Security was mad so we went and had a beer instead :)
The king's New Square is a major square at the end of Stroget. It houses the Royal danish theater along with major danish department stores.
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This square is a good rest point after walking from the Radhaus Plads towards Nyhavn. After all, you are in Copenhagen, sit down and enjoy a Carlsberg at one of the outdoor cafe's.
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