Højbro Square

© Ireneusz Cyranek

The main feature of this square is the equestrian statue of Bishop Absalon, founder of Copenhagen. On the base of the statue you see herring swimming - symbolizing the importance of the herring-fishing during the Middle Ages. Export of salted herring was the reason for the growth of the small fishing settlement, which in turn made the building of a fort necessary to protect the town (1167), finally leading to the present city of Copenhagen.

Opening hours
01/01/2011 - 31/12/2020 KøbenhavnMonday - Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Free entrance

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Højbro Plads 9
1200 København K

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  • Coordinates

    Longtitude : 12.5800744
    Latitude : 55.6784712
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    1A, 15, 26