Shopping and strolling in Strøget

Strøget is the longest car-free street in the world and the most popular shopping area in Copenhagen. But in addition to a large number of shops, Strøget also offers numerous other attractions and is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll.

Department store chain Illum

Department store chain Illum

Shop ‘til you drop at Illum

Since its foundation in 1891, Illum has been the largest department store chain in Scandinavia and of course there is a branch in Strøget. Golden chandeliers and white marble pillars create an elegant ambiance in this shopping paradise filled with clothing, shoes, bags and cosmetics. Don’t forget to visit the third floor; a large part of this section is dedicated to interior design by Danish designers.

The Copenhagen cathedral

The Copenhagen cathedral

A look inside the cathedral

The Vor Frue Kirke, the cathedral of Copenhagen, is Denmark’s national cathedral. The current building dates back to 1829, but the history of this church already begins in the 13th century. Over time, the church burned down several times and was rebuilt again. The cathedral is famous for its sculptures of Christ and the Twelve Apostles, created by Danish sculptor Thorvaldsen.

Smørrebrød is a Danish specialty

Smørrebrød is a Danish specialty

Eating at the pharmacy

Stop for an authentic Danish lunch or dinner at Det Lille Apotek, or the Small Pharmacy. Dating back to 1720, this charming eatery is Copenhagen’s oldest restaurant. As the name suggests, this used to be a pharmacy and the interior exudes nostalgia. The menu offers a selection of delicious Danish specialties, such as smørrebrød and roasted pork with plums.

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