About Indre Byen
Photo courtesy of Cees V. Roeden
One of Copenhagen's oldest neighborhoods, 'Indre Byen' means literally the inner city, a title that harks back to the days when Copenhagen was a walled city, with entrances at the three ports Vesterport, Osterport and Norreport. Today, it is a vibrant district of shops, cafes and bars, busy during the week with shoppers and in party form on weekend evenings. The district is split in half by its long, pedestrianized street popularly known as 'Stroget' (the Walking Street); to its north, the Latin Quarter is named after the academics of University of Copenhagen, one of the oldest universities in Europe and filled with small, lively streets lined with second-hand shops and coffee bars. South of Stroget, the outdoor cafes of the quarter's canalside streets make a great place to simply sit and enjoy the ambience.