Israel's Square

Photo: Wonderful Copenhagen

Israels Plads by COBE_Photo Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST

Photo: Wonderful Copenhagen

Israels Plads_credit Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST_07

Photo: Wonderful Copenhagen

COBE_Israels Plads_Credit Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST

Five million people’s urban living room

That’s how many people stop by the area around Israel’s Square in Copenhagen’s city center every year. Designed by the progressive Danish architecture company COBE, the square is located right between the lush Ørsted Park and Copenhagen’s popular food halls, Torvehallerne.

Israel’s Square has undergone quite a few transformations through the years before it got the top modern makeover it features today. Way back, it was part of the ring of fortifications surrounding Copenhagen – some of which still exist at Christianshavn – but as the city grew bigger, the fortifications were outgrown and had to be demolished. A big vegetable market then moved in and for many years created a lively urban area, but as the demand for parking space in the city increased, it was taken over by a car park in the 1950’s.

With COBE’s reinvention of the square, the cars have been “swept under the rug” (into an underground carpark), and the space has been handed back to the public. Basketball courts, skate spots and staircases invite the neighborhood to use the plaza for leisure and sports, and one end is even connected to Ørsted Park, where your outing can be continue in beautiful, green surroundings.

Hotels nearby of Israel's Square

  • Hotel Astoria - SDH Partner Hotel

    1.11 km

    If you want to be centrally located in inner Copenhagen, you can safely choose to stay overnight at Hotel Astoria. Here you only have a few minutes' walk to Tivoli, delicious restaurants, cafes, Strøget and more fantastic city options.
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  • Hotel Hebron - SDH Partner Hotel

    1.24 km

    Centrally located in the city center, this Copenhagen hotel is minutes from the beautiful Tivoli Gardens and 'Stroget', Europe's longest pedestrian street.
    Read more : Hotel Hebron - SDH Partner Hotel
  • Absalon Hotel

    1.33 km

    Absalon Hotel is a unique, modern yet classic hotel in central Copenhagen. The wonderful bedrooms are furnished with collections from the international home and lifestyle company Designers Guild. Relax and plan your day in the comfortable lobby lounge, and enjoy a refreshment. Walled garden with miniature golf.
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  • Plus Park Globetrotter Airport Hotel - SDH Partner Hotel

    7.85 km

    Park Globetrotter Copenhagen Airport - SDH Partner Hotel presents a comfortable accommodation option for both business travelers and leisure travelers, located near Copenhagen Airport and Amager Strand. Experience modern facilities, welcoming service, and easy access to public transport, just a few minutes walk from the hotel.

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  • Skovshoved Hotel

    8.66 km

    The beautiful seaside hotel, one of the world’s hippest, according to Condé Nast Traveler, is loved by guests from all over the globe. They come, not only to enjoy the beautiful location and the stunning views of the Sound, but also for the exquisite food.

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  • Taastrup Park Hotel

    17.11 km

    Taastrup Park Hotel is situated centrally between Roskilde and Copenhagen, not far from the motorway. The hotel has its own free car park and is located just a two-minute walk from Taastrup Station, restaurants and shops. The comfortable rooms and delicious breakfast buffet keep our guests coming back again and again.
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  • Skjalm Hvide Hotel

    30.12 km

    Skjalm Hvide Hotel is close to sights and attractions of both Copenhagen and northern Zealand. The hotel is an ideal starting point for day trips and wonderful excursions. The beautifully appointed hotel with its newly and tastefully refurbished rooms is perfect for relaxation and recharging your batteries.

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  • Hotel Hillerød - SDH Partner Hotel

    31.47 km

    Magnificent forests, lakes and sports routes surround you here. The city and nature have inspired the hotel. A small village has been created here with winding avenues, green plants and sunshine. The rooms are suitable for families, business or couples on holiday.
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  • Marienlyst Strandhotel

    40.36 km

    The internationally known Beach Hotel Marienlyst of Elsinore was built in 1901 at the waterfront as a part of the former baths “Cuur og Badeanstalt” of Marienlyst Castle. There are restaurant and bars, lounge, casino and large terraces overlooking the Sound. Close to Castle and the art museum Louisiana.
    Read more : Marienlyst Strandhotel