The second-largest square in the Danish capital is this area of open space (after Kongens Nytorv). After the western gate that existed on this location was demolished and the defensive embankments were leveled, City Hall Square was created in the second half of the 19th century. The decision to construct the current city hall was made shortly after, which accelerated the growth of the neighborhood. Since 1994, the square has been pedestrianized and is well-liked by tourists. On New Year’s Eve, revelers congregate there as well.

Rådhuspladsen contains a number of noteworthy monuments. The 1923-built Dragon’s Leap Fountain is situated just outside the municipal hall’s front door. A towering column with two bronze statues of Vikings blowing bronze horns that was unveiled in 1914 is located little off to the side, beside Rdhus’ tower. The figurines are said to blast their horns when a virgin walks below them. A charming and attractive seated figure of Hans Christian Andersen that faces Tivoli may be found nearby on Hans Christian Andersens Boulevard. At the intersection of Vesterbrogade and H C Andersens Boulevard is an odd barometer that is suspended from a billboard-covered building. A girl who rides a bicycle in good weather and unfolds her umbrella when it rains is depicted on the barometer. A adjacent thermometer provides the current day’s temperature.

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