Street life – on Købmagergade16.06.2013
18 May–16 June
The Round Tower celebrates 40 years of Købmagergade as a pedestrian zone with an exhibition about the street and its people.
Over the centuries, people have walked, ridden, cycled and driven in horse-drawn carriages, trams and cars along Købmagergade, the history of which dates back to the Middle Ages. It has always been narrow and busy, and pedestrians had a hard time of it until Købmagergade was pedestrianised in 1973.
At the heart of the exhibition is a model of Copenhagen circa 1660. From here we follow a number of threads to find lots of fun, exciting, scary and interesting stories, in the form of small tableaux that offer insights into the history of the street, all revolving around the main theme of traffic.