If you haven’t really had time to travel to other parts of Denmark, Copenhagen may easily dominate your mind as being the whole country. In fact, most visitors never have so much time to traverse Funen and Jutland which also hosts a significant population of Denmark as well as great historical and contemporary attractions. But in every sense, Copenhagen is a city like no other and a great face of Denmark that perfectly manifests a melting pot of cultures and civilisations. It is in this city that one gets to experience the real taste and sounds of bustle Denmark. Among the remarkable and notable places you will come across in Denmark is Vibenshus Runddel. Runddel is Danish meaning Round part. It is at this place in the city of Denmark where the three streets of Jagtvej, Nørre Allé, Øster Allé and Lyngbyvejen meet.
Copenhagen, best known as København in Danish, is the capital city of Denmark. The city prides itself as being ahead of much of Denmark as regards cultural diversity and custody of rich Danish heritage. When you visit the city, you are likely to catch a glimpse of the relaxed pace of life in the city. Similarly, if you are from a more socially reserved country, you might be surprised by the liberal social attitudes here. However, the one thing to love about it is the availability of many attractions.
Spending a day around Copenhagen
While in the City you can plan your itinerary to visit the main attraction sites that are available. A good example is the Tivoli theme park that will leave you both charmed and nostalgic. Another great place to visit while in the city is Vibenshus Runddel. It can be loosely translated to “Vibenshus Circle”. It is a major destination for foreigners and locals alike. So, this major public space should be on your to do list while in Denmark.
Vibenshus Runddel is a public space so you can visit with the whole family or with your friends. It is a great spot for taking good pictures which you can then share with family or friends. Whether you are a foreigner or a local, you can still count on enjoying your visit to Vibenshus Runddel. It is a good place to visit with your partner before taking the train at the metro station to another destination.
Overview of Vibenshus Runddel
Vibenshus Runddel can also be referred to as the Vibenshus circle. It is a vital junction in Copenhagen that also serves as a public space. It is where the streets Jagtvej, Nørre Allé, Øster Allé and Lyngbyvejen meet at the northwestern corner of Fælledparken. Vibenshus Runddel is a popular spot in Copenhagen. It also acts as a major landmark in the city since almost everyone knows where it is.
The junction borrows its name from the Danish word ‘Runddel’. Runddel in Danish refers to any “round open space at a street junction”. Copenhagen is a major cultural center, so it makes sense that such an important junction would revert one to the local language. You should also know that the junction hosts one of the 17 stations at the operating City Circle Line of the Copenhagen Metro. So, it means that you can access it from many places outside and within the city.
Vibenshus Runddel Station
Vibenshus Runddel is also home to Copenhagen Metro station Vibenshus Runddel station. It is an underground station at the corner of Jagtvej and Nørre Allé. Its primary staircase faces Vibenshus Runddel. So, it’s also a great spot to take pictures of the major junction to share with other people or just for yourself. However, it also has a secondary emergency staircase that faces away from the junction.
The station is also equipped with an exquisite escalator shaft. It blends different colours making it particularly appealing to the eye. Its panels are mainly white but have somewhat exposed undersides. The undersides are yellow, green, blue, red and orange. If you love blending colours then you will truly love its appearance even from a distance.
Link between Vibenshus Runddel and Frederiksborg
Vibenshus Runddel can trace its history as far back as 1629. The public space was named after an inn Store Vibenshus (Great Vibenshus). The store was built here to house the gatekeeper at the royal road to Frederiksborg. This was way back in the early 17th century when Danish royalty was still at play.
By 1669, the Vibenshus name had been recorded and remains to date. However, the circle part of the name only came to be in the late 18th century. In 1770, the circle that inspired the second half of the name was built at the site. So, it’s also a major historical site in Copenhagen if you are into medieval Danish royalty.
Vibenshus Runddel and Architecture
In 1925, a fire destroyed the great Vibenshus building leading to its demolition. It was then taken over by the chocolate manufacturer Galle & Jessen. The company decided to build a company in space. They even put up a neon sign advertisement at the site that made it even more popular with the locals.
In 1918, they held an architectural competition for a new building at the site. However, the winner’s building proposal was never implemented. The site and the factory remained a major landmark in Copenhagen until the 20th century. Subsequently, the circle disappeared in connection with a road extension in the 1970s.
Vibenshus Runddel and Fælledparken
You can also access Fælledparken from Vibenshus Runddel. In fact, the yellow, green, blue, red and orange undersides on the panels of Vibenhus Runddel station are a reference to it. It is the biggest park in the city and thus is very popular with the locals and foreigners.
So, while visiting the junction, you can also take your children to the playgrounds in the park. It’s a great place for couples since it has a dance pavilion complete with green lawns where you can have a romantic picnic.