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A walking and shopping street, that runs from Amagertorv to Nørreport. It runs down the middle of Middelalderbyen (=the medieval town), the oldest part of Copenhagen, and will take you past Rundetårn – the round tower – and another of the great squares, Kultorvet (close by Nørreport).
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There's a wide range of wonderful shops in the pedestrianised Strøget, Copenhagen's main shopping street, and it's a pleasure just looking in the windows. Particularly interesting are those shops selling furnishings, glassware etc. where there is a vast array of cutting-edged designs and extremely elegant objects.
You will also see the tobacconist shop, W. Ø. Larsen, which has been trading since 1864 and is apparently where Queen Margrethe still buys her cigarettes.
There are also some very nice cafés where you can sit outside and watch the world go buy while enjoying a drink.
The Stroget -- or Pedestrian Mall -- in Copenhagen is considered the world's longest pedestrian-only shopping area. It is comprised of five streets that run roughly in a straight line from Tivoli Gardens in the east to Kongens Nytorv square in the west, covering about 1.5 kilometers. This area of cobblestone streets and expensive shops has only existed since the 1960s, but it is assuredly Copenhagen's busiest area.
While walking the Stroget (Danish meaning "to stroll") you will get your fill of shopping and eating, but you will also see several important historic sites including Tivoli Gardens, the Radhaus (City Hall), Holy Ghost Church, Nikolaj Church, and the Royal Theater.
The main street of old Copenhagen – the foot street Stroget. This street changes the name several times on its extent. Its part that adjoins to Radhuspladsen has the name of Frederiksberggade.
We walked along the Stroget right from there. Then the street is named Nygade, Vimmersk, Amarertorv and Ostergade. Stroget comes to an end on Kongens Nytorv. The street is wide enough, filled by gift shops, cafe and small museums-attractions such as a museum of Guiness records (Ostergade, 16 - daily June-August 9.30-22.00).
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the stroget is a pedestrian street that will take you from radhuspladsen (city hall plaza) north to kongens nytorv (square). the stroget can not be found on a map because it is actually several connected streets. starting at radhuspladsen you walk north on frederiksbergade, nygade, vimmelskaftet, amagertorv, and ostergade which ends at kongens nytorv. the stroget is a pleasant way to transverse central copenhagen. these streets are lined with shops, bars, restaurants and interesting squares.
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Stroget...........Shopping, shopping, shopping
This is a must for every shoppaholic, it is the longest pedestrianised shopping district in Europe, so ladies enjoy.
It is however, also a place of history. In fact the name is not of the street but refers to about 5 streets which were once an area of Copenhagen.
Summer starts at 15 degrees in Copenhagen but don't fret when you feel in need of a coffee and notice that all the tables have been placed out on the sidewalk because you will not only be served your coffee but will be provided with a blanket to wrap yourself in too.
This is the main pedestrian artery through the city center. You can take this from the Radhaus Plads straight to Nyhavn, stopping at many pubs and shops along the way. There is an Irish Pub just to the right after leaving the Plads that I would highly recommend.
Europe's longest pedestrian shopping street
Copenhagen's largest shopping area is centred on Europe's longest pedestrian shopping street, Strøget, and the streets that surround it.
Prada, Max Mara, Louis Vuitton, Cerutti, Mulberry, Chanel, Marlboro, Karen Millen, Hermès and Boss are represented at the Kgs. Nytorv end of Strøget.
Strøget is also a popular for street performers
Amagertorv - Storkespringvandet
After checking out the weather, the girls decide to stroll along Strøget and Amagertorv. Over there, they saw a splendid ol' fountain with storks. Of course, it was only much later that the girls only found out that the fountain was called Storkespringvandet and that midwives used to hold hands and dance around it after graduation. Sounded quaint and cute at the same time. Whatever is it with Europeans and dancing around poles and fountains?
Afterthought:The thought of midwives dancing around fountains sounds like a fertility ritual.
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Gammel Torv - Fountain of Charity
Well before the girls could figure out what joy dancing around fountains entailed, they saw another strange-looking water spouter at Gammel Torv (Old Square). Instead of quaint storks, there was a naked, pregnant woman with water spouting out from her breasts and a naked boy peeing right at the top of the fountain! Was there another quaint story behind this fountain? The girls didn't know but it didn't surprise to know later that these figures
were once "corked" during the Victorian era:)
If you look into the background carefully, you can see the neoclassical structure of the Cathedral of Our Lady. That is the church where Crown Princess Mary married her Prince Frederik!
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Pedestrian Shopping Street
Stroget is huge, with every imaginable thing available there. It is great to be there if you want to buy something, or if you want to window shop, or even if you just want to idle around.
Here you see my wife posing against the backdrop of the street.
Stroget's the place to shop...expensively
Stroget's a great walking street, actually made up of five different streets: Ostergade, Amagertorv, Vimmelskaftet, Nygade, and Frederiksberggade. It runs from Radhusplasden to Kongens Nytorv. On it you can find many fine shops, but also the Guinness World Records Museum, and a few churches and squares along the way. Rundetarn can be found nearby, as well as the Museum Erotica!
Sadly, the marchers for the wedding kept coming down the street the day I walked it, so the only photo I have is of marchers. I'm sure others have better photos of Stroget.
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The Stroget is Copenhagen main axe and one of the longest pedestrian street in the world. Its length is almost of 2 kms; it winds from the two main traffic knots: Radhuspladsen and Kongens Nytorv.
The whole life of the capital is concentrated on the Stroget. There are fashionable shops, charming restaurants, buskers, comicians. The city show is performed all around the clock.
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Stroget is a pedestrian area in the middle of Copenhagen. The Stroget area is comprised of several streets and stretches from Radhuspladsen to Kongens Nytorv. Fortunately, the only traffic you will encounter is that of other people. The area can get quite crowded. I found that the lack of cars made the area very manageable. Instead of dodging cars and trams as I have had to in other cities, I was able to wander at my leisure.
Stroget is lined with stores, cafes, and ice cream shops. Sitting outside at a cafe on a nice day is an excellent way to do some people watching. Cafes will be more expensive as it is a big tourist area.
In addition to shopping and eating, there are attractions such as the Round Tower, Guinness World Records Museum, and Museum Erotica (definitely don't have one of these in my home town!).
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Strøget - the pedestrian street
The world-famous pedestrian street Strøget, is the longest on the planet and inaugurated in November 1962. The shops and department stores along Strøget offer everything from world-famous Danish design to trendy clothing, antiques to e.g. souvenirs.
Even if you don't want to buy any thing it is fun to stroll along th street.
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