Town Hall Square
City's Main Square
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.
Nearest Train or Bus:
Best Modes of Transportation: Bicycle Bus Train Walking
Parking Availability: No
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