Strøget is Copenhagen’s pedestrian shopping zone and tourist attraction. It is Europe’s longest shopping street where visitors can find small and large shops that sell a wide variety of items in all price ranges. There are also specialty shops, art galleries, department stores, restaurants, sidewalk cafés and fast food stalls within the vicinity.
The auto free street was established in 1962 to reduce traffic. The idea became so successful that it expanded and it has remained the same for over 45 years. During Copenhagen’s 800th jubilee, the longest coffee table in the world stretched out in the Strøget. On that day they served 800,000 cups of coffee and 100,000 famous Town Hall pancakes.
The Royal Guards are also one of the main tourist attractions. They march through the street at noon whenever the Royal family resides in the Amalienborg Palace. This tradition has been ongoing since 1794.
If you love to shop, then this is the place to be. Find high end shops at the Kongens Nytorv side and visit designer shops like Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Hugo Boss to name a few. Mid-range brands such as H&M on the other hand can be found at the Rådhuspladsen end of the Stroget where you can also find other bargains.
Enjoy the interesting sights and sounds Strøget offers all day. Walk down the street and come across other streets such as: Frederiksberggade, Gammel Torv, Nygade, Vimmelskaftet, Amagertorv, and Østergade. Enjoy your stroll in between shopping as you watch the lively street life with artists, street performers and musicians.
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