Danish Architecture Guide

The King's New Square

The square, encircled by buildings on five sides, was paved with cobblestones in 1670, and the equestrian statue of Christian V on horseback was raised in 1688. It is the oldest equestrian statue and royal sculpture in the city. Round 'the Horse' an elliptical ring of trees was planted (Krinsen). It had disappeared when the innermost trees, a dozen of free-growing elms, were planted in the mid-19th century. In 1908 a parterre with ornamental box trees was laid out. Eight years later Krinsen (the ring of trees) was recreated with elm trees, which were kept pruned back.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 / By Kasper Egeberg

Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014