Fodor's Expert Review Kongens Nytorv

Centrum Plaza/Square

This square, Kongens Nytorv, King's New Square, is the beautiful center of the royal, historic, and affluent part of the city. It is lined with theaters, luxury hotels, ambitious restaurants, and cafés where the city's financial and cultural elite have their morning coffees or afternoon aperitifs. A mounted statue of Christian V dominates. The statue was crafted in 1688 by the French sculptor Abraham-César Lamoureux, and the subject is conspicuously depicted as a Roman emperor. Every year, at the end of June, graduating high school students arrive in truckloads and dance beneath the furrowed brow of the sober statue.


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Copenhagen, Capital Region  1050, Denmark

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