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Stork Fountain, Copenhagen

Stork Fountain, Copenhagen

Stork fountain has always been a popular tourist attraction in Copenhagen. Locals and tourists of different age groups enjoy meeting each other at the square around the fountain known as Amagertorv.

Just walk into the square and look around to find a variety of old buildings. Most of them are built in Dutch Renaissance style the oldest among them dating back to 1600. The Stork Fountain was created by Vilhelm Bissen, a well known sculptor between 1836 and 1913. In 1888, the city council gave this fountain for the celebration of the silver wedding of King Frederik and Queen Louise.

Amagertorv also holds the distinction of being a square in Copenhagen where the city’s first ever public toilets were constructed underground. An interesting custom at the square is the dance by graduated midwifes. Since 1950, it has been a practice for newly graduated midwives to dance around the Stork Fountain.

This fountain is located on the Pedestrian Street Stroget. It is very close to various popular tourist attractions such as Nikolaj Church, Round Tower, The Church of The Holy Ghost, Holmens Church, the Old Stock Exchange, Thorvaldsens Museum and Christiansborg Palace. Do not miss a visit to Stork Fountain and Amagertorv square on your trip to Copenhagen.

***Hans Christian Andersen's Copenhagen***
The Stork is also used in the Hans Christian Andersen story and also a reason to The Stork Fountain probably is the most famous fountain in this part of the world.
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Sight Name: Stork Fountain
Sight Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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