" The Famous Stroget Street" Strøget Tip by starship

Strøget, Copenhagen: 46 reviews and 70 photos

 
 

Walking the length of Copenhagen's famed shopping street known as "Stroget" is a delightful way to spend several hours. The Stroget (pronounced "stroy - et") is Europe's longest, pedestrian-only shopping street. The Stroget is lined with charming apparell shops, gift shops, restaurants and quaint buildings, sidewalk vendors, and the window displays are a feast for the eyes. The somewhat narrow Stroget has many side streets and squares to explore. If you wander off into some of the scenic side streets, you won't be disappointed. Perhaps you will come upon a rather well-known, little restaurant called "Det Lille Apotek."

Begin your stroll down the Stroget at Radhus Pladsen, and if you like a good long walk, follow it all the way to Kongen Nytorv (King's New Square) and Nyhavn. Some say that prices in stores closest to the Radhus Pladsen are the most reasonable or least expensive while prices in stores at the far end of the Stroget are the most expensive---designer shops like Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss would fall into this category obviously. This is a place to find trendy clothes and shoes!

If you're looking for gifts from Denmark, this is the street for it! From inexpensive to the very expensive. If you like postcards like I do, you'll find many choices here too.

You can take in the local free entertainment by watching some of the many street performers who obviously know a good thing when they see it---a captive crowd who will reward their performances with a few Danish Kronor tossed into a hat or even violin case. These performers are usually very good and worth spending a few minutes to watch and listen to.

We walked to the Stroget from our hotel 2 days in a row and had dinner each night at "Streckers Pub & Grill " because we thought it had a nice atmosphere and the price was certainly right. Had we been able to spend more time in Copenhagen, an evening stroll along the Stroget just might have become a nightly ritual!

Address: Stroget
Directions: Begins at Radhus Pladsen and continues as far as Kongen Nytorv and Nyhavn Canal

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  • Updated Feb 20, 2013
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