Copenhagen Gallery

Hauser Plads

Just a stone's throw away from the bustling shopping street of Købmagergade one finds Hauser Plads, a small, green oasis with lots of space for adults, but most definitely for children too. Because, right in the middle of the square, is a lovely playground.

Just because you live in the heart of Copenhagen and happen to have a family, it does not mean you have to leave the city centre in quest of recreational areas for your children. The new playground on Hauser Plads offers ample opportunity for children and adults to while away a couple of hours.

Resembles a Teletubby landscape

The playground has a very distinctive appearance.  It looks like a futuristic, Teletubby-style, mini range of hills, and really makes its mark on the old square.

All over the playground there is a wonderful mixture of materials and shapes. In amongst all the usual playground elements there are conifers, real grass, artificial grass and concrete sculptures, which children can play on. But what all these wonderful playground elements have in common is a well-designed and minimalist look, which makes the playground exciting and interesting on an aesthetic level as well.

Other playgrounds in the city centre

Traditionally, one does not associate the vibrant, and at times hectic environment of the city centre with play and child-friendly recreational areas. Nonetheless, there are in fact several places in the city centre, where you can catch your breath, and which provide plenty of space for children to play. The City of Copenhagen is constantly working to improve the city's playgrounds. To assist families in their quest for playgrounds, they have created a printable map of all playgrounds in Copenhagen. 

The playground is located on top of 'center for renhold' ( cleaning facilities centre)

The playground on Hauser Plads resulted from a major restructuring of the whole square. That included moving the Cleaning Facilities Centre in under the playground, on the site of the former underground car park. So now there are offices and space for everyone involved in the day-to-day cleaning of the city's public spaces. 

Monday, October 28, 2013 / By Julie Ingstrup

Last updated Tuesday, January 21, 2014