One of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe, Strøget in Copenhagen is a shopping paradise, with a range of goods to be found. From high-end boutiques to high street fashion Strøget stretches out over 1.1 kilometres. It is in the heart of the city, with one end starting at the City Hall with many landmarks such as churches, fountains, and squares, to be seen along the way. It is the main shopping area of the city and a key tourist attraction in itself. Even without buying anything, walking down Strøget is a classic Copenhagen experience.
For fashion lovers, there are numerous international brands to found along Strøget, including Prade and Louis Vuitton, as well as high streets shops such as H&M and Zara. There are some iconic features along the way such as the Church of Our Lady and the Stork Fountain providing the perfect sightseeing break from shopping. In addition to its shopping opportunities, the street is full of performers, magicians, artists, musicians, acrobats, who all come to Strøget to show off their skills to tourists and reveal a spark of local culture.
The pedestrianised network of Strøget is made up of many streets, the main one of which is connected to the west of the City Hall Square in the centre of Copenhagen. The essence of the street is pedestrianised, with many areas reachable by foot. To get into the Strøget area, visitors can take any of the many buses going to City Hall Square.
Strøget became a pedestrian zone in 1962 as a part of the Copenhagen initiative to reduce the amount of cars using the city space. It was a very unpopular decision at the time. However, the street is now one of the city’s most popular areas and biggest attractions. Every day at noon, the Royal Guard march from Rosenborg Castle and pass through Strøget on their way to Amalienborg Palace, another burst of Danish culture offered by the street.