Magasin du Nord Copenhagen: Department Store

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Magasin du Nord Copenhagen

Kongens Nytorv Retail Outlet, Denmark: Danish Department Store in French Renaissance Revival style

page updated 3 Sep 2016

Magasin du Nord

Danish department store on Kongens Nytorv

Address: Kongens Nytorv 13, 1095 København, Danmark
Phone: +45 33 11 44 33

Date built: 1894
Architects: Henri Glæsel and Albert Jensen ; Executive architect: Olaus Mynster

Key Copenhagen store – Magasin du Nord Photos:
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In 1870 the Aarhus drapers Emil Vett & Co opened a shop in Copenhagen. It was located in rented rooms in the mondain Hotel du Nord on Kongens Nytorv where Hans Christian Andersen had boarded from 1838 until 1847.

The shop occupied an ever larger part of the hotel and the company adopted the name Magasin du Nord after it in 1879. In 1876 the two owners also founded a textile manufactury in Nørrebro, Vett, Wessel & Fiala, which later moved to Østerbro where it also produced textiles for furniture.

By 1889, Magasin du Nord had taken over the entire hotel. It was demolished in 1893 together with a neighbouring building.

The current department store building was completed in 1894 in a French Renaissance Revival style to designs by the architects Henri Glæsel and Albert Jensen. The executive architect was Olaus Mynster.

Magasin du Nord context : Kongens Nytorv

Magasin du Nord is located at the southwest corner of Kongens Nytorv:
Magasin du Nord Store Kongens Nytorv

Magasin du Nord is at the east end of the famous Strøget Copenhagen:
Strøget Copenhagen

Magasin du Nord Building Photos © adrian welch


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