Gammeltorv
The area
Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
How to get there
  • Nørreport • 8 min walk
  • København Hovedbanegård Station • 10 min walk

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ΒΑΣΙΛΗΣ Τ
Mykonos Town, Greece6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Tivoli was the highlight for that period.
Great city with a lot to see
A bit expensive though
Public transportation is reliable
Written 22 December 2022
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy7,210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Large, pleasant square with fountain right in the centre of Copenhagen. The oldest square in the city.
Written 10 June 2022
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923Dan
Swindon, UK3,025 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Walking around the Latin quarter and the main shopping area, came across the Gammeltorv, a Large square & fountain in central Copenhagen.
Nice enough.
Written 12 July 2021
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PETR D
Pardubice, Czech Republic200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This square is the oldest square in Copenhagen. You find here "House of Amber" and some small restaurants. There is also the dominating feature The Caritas Well (from 1608) that is the oldest well in Copangen as well. Next is the Nytorv Square.
Written 1 January 2020
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Linda K
Port Saint Lucie, FL2,273 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
When strolling the Strøget, be sure to stop to admire The Caritas Well (Danish: Caritasbrønden), also known as the Caritas Fountain. It is the oldest fountain in Copenhagen built in 1608 by Christian IV. On Queen Margrethe II's birthday (April 16th), gold covered copper balls, symbolizing golden apples, are placed in the fountain, to balance on the streams.
Written 6 November 2019
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,629 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
During our second stay in Copenhagen we had been enjoying a bit of retail therapy along Strøget and were in dire need of a place to take a rest and enjoy a snack. Gammeltorv, a large city square turned out to be the ideal spot to do these things.
There were several restaurants and cafes with outside tables located around the square as well as a number of park benches in the square itself. On this particular day there were a couple of market stalls set up with vendors selling flowers as well as fruit and vegetables. There was also a hot dog caravan situated on one side of the square.
We were able to find a vacant park bench and we sat there for about twenty minutes enjoying our snacks. Whilst doing so, we admired the impressive fountain in the centre of the square and simply relaxed while watching people come and go.
This was certainly an ideal spot to take a break and relax for a while, in the middle of a busy city.
Written 20 August 2019
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The pedestrian street Strøget is passing this square and the adjoining Nytorv.

The square is lined with some very prominent buildings from the 1800s.

In the middle of the square, you find the beautiful renaissance fountain Caritas.
Written 6 August 2019
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31HomeGames
Charlotte, NC1,463 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Gammeltorv is the first square you will come up when walking the Strøget from the direction of city hall. It is the oldest square in Copenhagen, dating from the 12th century. Most of the the surrounding buildings were built after the great fire of 1795. In the center is the lovely Caritas Well (or Caritas Fountain). Gammeltorv sits right next to Nytorv, together forming one large square. To me, it is not as interesting as Amagertorv, but it is definitely worth visiting for the well and the sense of Copenhagen’s history.
Written 21 June 2019
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Gammeltorv is apparently the oldest square in the city and originally a market square. You will come across in as you walk to the cathedral, the round tower and the university. from the direction of the city hall. All of which are very close by. The square has numerous cafés and restaurants and there are bench seats for you to sit down and relax. There is a 17th century fountain in the centre known as Caritas Well.
Written 2 May 2019
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bob2bkk
Bangkok, Thailand5,930 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
Yet another square as you stroll the Stroeget. The Gammeltrov like the Amagertorv features a statute/fountain. I think this fountain Caritas is more colorful, detailed and beautiful. A good meeting, resting and photo shoot spot.
Written 23 April 2019
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