Copenhagen, has the longest pedestrian mall on earth. The mall, Stroget, It is an amalgamation of five streets: Frederiksberggade, Nygade, Vimmelskaftet, Amagertorv and Ostergade. It runs through the center of the city between Radhuspladsen and Kongens Nytorv, the square at the head of the Nyhavn canal. The mall is filled with fascinating reminders of Denmark’s past as well as department stores, shops, restaurants, theaters and museums.
For sightseeing beyond the city there is an excellent and efficient public transportation system. Trains and buses operate from 5 am to midnight. After that, night buses run every half hour from the main bus station at Radhus Pladsen to most areas of the city and surroundings.
Interesting architectural sights include the administrative palace of Christianborg Slot on the island of Slotsholmen and the fascinating steeple of the Gothic style Vor Frelsers Kirke.
Main squares located in Copenhagen City Centre
Amagertorv — Amagertorv square is the most central one of Copenhagen city centre and is dominated by the Stork Fountain. It is part of the Stroget pedestrian zone.
Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads — square in the central of Copenhagen in front of Thorvaldsens Museum on Slotsholmen. In the centre is a pool designed by Jørn Larsen.
Bispetorv — smaller town centre plaza on the corner of Nørregade and Studiestræde. The main entrance of the Cathedral of Copenhagen is located on this square.
Vor Frue Plads — on this square you will find the Vor Frue Kirke (Church of Our Lady), a neo-Classical cathedral built in 1829.
Christiansborg Slotsplads — Christiansborg Palace Square is set on the island of Slotsholmen in the centre of Copenhagen Denmark, in front of Christiansborg Palace. This palace is the seat of Folketing or the Danish parliament, the Danish Prime Minister’s Office and the Danish Supreme Court.
Rådhuspladsen or City Hall Square — situated in front of the Copenhagen City Hall. Other buildings found here are the Scandic Palace Hotel, Politikens Hus, the headquarters of national daily newspaper Politiken, and Industriens Hus, the headquarters of the DI. Many events take place on this square.
Kongens Nytorv — King’s New Square is the largest of the city and located at the end of the Stroget pedestrian street. Important buildings found here include the Charlottenborg Palace, the Thott Palace and the Royal Danish Theater.
Gammel Strand or Old Beach — central Copenhagen square and street bordering Slotsholmens Canal. The art gallery Kunstforeningen and the Ministry of Culture are facing the street.
Gammeltorv or Old Market — is the oldest one of Copenhagen, dating back to the foundation of the city in the 12th century. Found here is the oldest fountain of Copenhagen, Caritas Well or Caritasbronden.
Gråbrødretorv — centrally located just off Stroget shopping streets.
Højbro Plads — located between the adjoining Amagertorv and Slotsholmen Canal. On the central of this city centre square stands the equestrian statue of Absalon.
Nytorv or New Square/New Market — part of the Stroget pedestrian zone and dominated by the imposing Neoclassical façade of the Copenhagen Court House, which from 1815-1905 also served as the City Hall.