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Bicycles spin alongside automobile traffic, and in the early morning in the pedestrian streets of the city
the air is filled with the aroma of freshly baked bread and newly scrubbed storefronts. A prominent point
of orientation in the city is the main rail station, Central Station, which is bordered on the west by
the primary hotel district and to the northeast by the ever popular Tivoli Gardens. Just north of Tivoli
is Radhuspladsen, the central city square and the main terminus for the local bus network. To the east
is the city's waterfront, including the canal district of Christianshavn.
Copenhagen is not divided into single-purpose districts, so people work, play, shop, and live throughout
the central core of this multi layered, densely populated capital. Most sights lie within this one
square-mile center. Copenhagen, has the longest pedestrian mall on earth. The mall, Stroget,
(pronounced 'stroll' and meaning 'stripe') was completed in 1962 and serves as a model for pedestrian
malls all over the world. It is an amalgamation of five streets: Frederiksberggade, Nygade, Vimmelskaftet,
Amagertorv and Ostergade. It runs through the center of the city between Radhuspladsen and Kongens Nytorv,
the square at the head of the Nyhavn canal. The mall is filled with fascinating reminders of Denmark's
past as well as department stores, shops, restaurants, theaters and museums.