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Copenhagen is reassuringly provincial

The capital of Denmark since 1443, there’s more to Copenhagen than canals and bicycles. Though still known for its free spirit (as epitomised by autonomous Christiania), it’s also celebrated for its harbor-bathing facilities, fashion weeks, and Michelin-starred restaurants. Recognized for its high quality of life and equally high living costs, Copenhagen is also the perfect city for families, with a wealth of activities exclusively for children and ample green space and parks. With the Øresund Bridge placing Sweden just minutes away, Copenhagen is the very picture of a youthful, modern city.

Kongens Nytorv, plazaLa Citta Vita / CC BY-SA 2.0

Kongens Nytorv

Kongens Nytorv

Copenhagen's most popular square

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Copenhagen's most popular square Editors' Note

Copenhagen’s largest and most popular square, Kongens Nytorv is located at the end of shopping street Strøget. It was laid out by King Christian V in 1670 and features an equestrian statue of him in the center.

Kongens Nytorv was part of a large initiative to move the centre of the city from the medieval area around Gammeltorv to a new square with a garden complex which was inspired by the Royal city planning of Paris from the early 17th century. Surrounded by historical buildings and the Krinsen Garden Complex, the square also features a Baroque Revival old kiosk and telephone stand form 1913. The kiosk provided the first public telephonic connection in Copenhagen.

Kongens Nytorv
Between Gothersg., Copenhagen