The Stork Fountain - Copenhagen

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The Stork Fountain at Amager Torv, with Absalon's statue and the Christiansborg Palace in front.


Stork Fountain and Amagertorv

The square around the Stork Fountain called Amagertorv, has always been one of the most hectic pleases in town and a meeting spot for many people for generations. Around Amagertorv are some of the oldest building from 1600, situated in Dutch Renaissance style from the time when the square was the maim market place in Copenhagen.

Celebration of a Royal Silver Wedding
In connection with the celebration of King Frederik VIII (1843-1912 – ruled 1906-1912) and Queen Louise’s (1851-1926) silver wedding the Stork Fountain was given to them by the city council in 1888 and inaugurated 1894. The fountain is created by sculptor Vilhelm Bissen (1836-1913).

The Stork Fountain around year 1900, where the first underground toilets in Copenhagen was established. At the square hole in the street, just at the back of the fountain are the new facilities.
The Society of Copenhagen's Embellishment donated the Stork Fountain to the city in connection with the celebration of King Frederik VIII and Queen Louise’s silver wedding in 1894.

Underground toilets
Later in 1900 the first public underground toilets in Copenhagen was established and placed at Amagertorv.

Graduated Midwife's
Since 1950, it has been a tradition for new graduated Midwife’s to dance around the Stork fountain - and during the 1960s the fountain became the central meeting place for hippies and provo’s from all over the world.

The Stork Fountain has for generations been a very popular meeting spot for Copenhageners and tourists. In 1960s the fountain was a focal meeting place for Hippies and Provo’s from all over the world.
It has been a tradition every year since 1950, that the new graduated Midwife’s danced around the Stork fountain to celebrate their diploma together with their families. The event gathers a lot of cheerful spectators.

Stork Fountain and "Strøget"
The area around the Stork Fountain called "Højbro Plads" (High Bridge Square) was a part of the plan to extend the new Pedestrian Street "Strøget" in Copenhagen (the world’s first shopping street), where all traffic was excluded in 1967, when the world’s longest pedestrian street was opened.

Location

The Stork Fountain is located very centrally on Amagertorv right on the Pedestrian Street "Strøget” and nearby The Church of The Holy Ghost - Round Tower - Nikolaj Church - Christiansborg Palace - Thorvaldsens Museum - the Old Stock Exchange and Holmens Church.

The Stork Fountain - Amagertorv

Address
Storkespringvandet
(The Stork Fountain)
Højbroplads
Copenhagen

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