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Type of Attraction
Streets & Squares, Shopping Areas & Stores
Interests That Apply
Outdoors, Photography, Architecture, Shopping, Local Culture
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required Busy/High traffic
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Available
Notes: On either side of the square, there are numerous restaurants and fast-food establishments with restrooms.
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Town Hall Square

City's Main Square

Family Time Must See

Copenhagen, 1550


Rådhuspladsen is at the heart of Copenhagen. Here, you find the Town Hall, and the house of Politiken, where neon signs provide the passers-by with news from all over the world. Also the Palace Hotel, the Bus Terminal, outdoor restaurants, newspaper stands and the famous Danish pølsevogne (hot-dog stands) are all here. Rådhuspladsen is an important social meeting-point, and a place for magnificent views of the Tivoli fireworks. Now part of the square has been closed for traffic and the public space can be enjoyed all the more. At the same time, they created a better access to the pedestrian street, Strøget. Earlier Rådhuspladsen was famous for its many pigeons. Children from all over the country came to buy a small bag of peas to give to the pigeons, while being photographed. With the increasing pollution of the city the pigeons started to become infected with diseases and an end was put to this popular custom. Rådhuspladsen was originally built in the shape of a shell; the model was the big square in the Italian town of Sienna.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs, daily
Visit Time: 30min-1hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: Hovedbanegården
Best Modes of Transportation: Bicycle Bus Train Walking
Parking Availability: No

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