The Købmagergade is a pedestrian street in the center of the Danish capital Copenhagen.
On the road are several tourist attractions, such as the Round Tower (No. 52A ) and in the cultivation of the historic post office building ( No. 33), the Post & Tele Museum (No. 37). Also found there the dormitory Regensen, the flagship store of the bookstore chain Arnold Busck A / S ( Købmagergade No. 49) and their children bookstore obliquely in the building opposite (No. 50). At the corner Købmagergade and Silkegade is the Købmagerhus, which was built in 1898.
Since the 15th century up to the 1530s butchers were resident on the road, so it was named Kjødmangergade (meat Merchants Street ). The name Købmagergade can already be found in 1660, but it is used regularly only since the 19th century. In the 18th century was in the street, the Royal Porcelain Manufactory.
1780 established the state post and Telegrafiewesen, forerunner of Post Danmark and Tele Danmark, in the No. 33 headquarters, until 1912 the administration moved to Centralpostbygning. On the then used only as a simple post office building, the Blekingegade gang committed a serious 1988 robbery in which a policeman was killed.
From 1845 to 2009 was in the 67-69 Købmagergade a Wienerbageri ( Viennese bakery). It was founded by Niels Christian Albeck after a study trip to Vienna, from which he brought with him three bakers who baked typical Austrian cakes and breads. These were also delivered to the royal house. From this stand-alone fashion recipes that are collected called Wienerbrød later developed.
In No. 5 is to find since 1857 the Hutmachergeschäft Petit gas.