Strøget

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Strøget is a pedestrian, car free shopping area in Copenhagen, Denmark. This popular tourist attraction in the centre of town is one of the longest pedestrian shopping streets in Europe at 1.1.km.

The pedestrianisation of Strøget in 1962 marked the beginning a major change in the approach of Copenhagen to urban life; following the success of the initiative the city moved to place a much greater emphasis on pedestrian and bicycle access to the city at the expense of cars. This approach has in turn become internationally influential.

The main street is bound on the west by The City Hall Square (Danish: Rådhuspladsen), the central town square by Copenhagen City Hall, and on the east by Kongens Nytorv ("The King's New Square"), another large square at the other end. But the Strøget area is actually a collection of streets that spread out from this central thoroughfare.

Many of the city's most famous and expensive stores, such as Illums Bolighus, Magasin du Nord, and the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory are located along the strip, as well as some of the most famous and expensive chain stores in the world, such as Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani, Bang & Olufsen, Tommy Hilfiger, Hermès, Gucci, and Burberry. It also features a multitude of souvenir shops and fast food outlets.

Source : Wikipedia Contributors, "Strøget"

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