pedestrian street has since its establishment in 1962 - been
a great success.
- The Pedestrian Street When
the volume of traffic increased in the beginning
of the 60s - in the inner part
of the old narrow streets - and
the expanding shopping areas
around central Copenhagen - as well as the sidewalks
streets became more and more crowded with busy
pedestrians - who was bumping into each other
and blocking the way on the narrow pavements -
Copenhagen’s City Council decided in 1962
- to establish a car free pedestrian zone from
the westerly Town Hall Square
to Kongens Nytorv (The Kings
New Square) in the eastern part of the town called
- which also includes a maze of small streets
and historical squares - that altogether are fanning
out from “Strøget” - and the
mediaeval part of Copenhagen
- having a total length of almost 3,2
km - and being the oldest and
longest pedestrian street system in the world.
of the former pedestrian street in 1935, near
Østergade and Amagertorv - where the traffic
started to increase with different types of motorised
longest coffee table in the world stretched from
the one end of the pedestrian street to the other
in connection with Copenhagen's 800 year jubilee
history and timeline of establishing the
Copenhagen City Council decided at a council
meeting on October - 1962
- that “Frederiksberggade”
- which begging’s at the Town
Hall Square - and to “Kongens
Nytorv” (The King’s
Square) - should be tested in a period -
as a new "Pedestrian Street"
- from the 17 November
- 1962. And after a successful
2-year trial period - with
much cleaner air - and no traffic - plus
many happy pedestrians - the city council
decided to transform the tested zone into
a permanent “Pedestrian Street”
in February - 1964. The
new “Pedestrian Street”
was the first - and since been the longest
in the world - called “Strøget”.
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".
On the west side entrance of
will find the Lure Blowers -
Town Hall - Tivoli
- Glyptotek - Vesterbrogade
and Major Cinemas - and at the opposite east
end of the car-free strip of “Strøget”
- all the shops with the established international
brands are located beside Kongens Nytorv
- Nyhavn and the Royal
pedestrian street in central Copenhagen is almost
3,2 km long - with all squares and additional
is a great extent of outdoor entertainment - and
activities all day long and during late evening
hours too at "Strøget".
In 1967 - Copenhagen celebrated
the city's 800 year jubilee
- and used the Pedestrian and Shopping street
“Strøget" to create the world’s
longest coffee table - by serving more than
800,000 cups of coffee - as
well as 100,000 of the famous
Town Hall pancakes - which
are traditionally served on special occasions
to official guests that visits the Town Hall.
The Pedestrian and Shopping Street “Strøget”
was a great success from the very beginning - and have
since survived for 50 years - and at
the same time been a admired model and source of inspiration
to hundreds of capitals and major cities around the
world. The Pedestrian Street - "Strøget"
- can celebrate it's 50-year jubilee
on 17 November - 2012.
noon the Royal Guard
will march to Amalienborg Palace through
- when the Royal family is in residence in Copenhagen.
This tradition began in 1794 - when Amalienborg
Palace became the prime royal residence.
Cafes - bistros and cozy restaurants are located
around the pedestrian area - as well as the mediaeval
part of the inner city - offering a broad selection
of national and international menus - plus seasonal
Every noon the Royal Guard - will march
from Rosenborg Castle through the Pedestrian
Street “Strøget” - to Amalienborg
Palace. When the Royal family is in residence
at Amalienborg Palace - the Royals Guards will be followed
by an accompanying music band. Amalienborg
pedestrian street starts at the Town Hall Square
and ends at Kongens Nytorv - or visa versa.
of the strip "Strøget"
The pedestrian strip "Strøget"
begins at Frederiksberggade at the Town
Hall Square and passes over Nytorv
(New Square) and Gammeltorv
(Old Square) - then runs through Nygade
(the shortest street in the city) to Vimmelskaftet
- then flows out of Amagertorv
and Østergade - where
it ends at Kongens Nytorv (The
Kings Square). At Amagertorv the pedestrian
street continues by Købmagergade
through Kultorvet (Coal Square)
right up to Nørrevoldgade and
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