The cosy shopping town
Kongens Lyngby is often referred to as one of the most lively and thriving shopping towns in Denmark. Small cosy streets, alleys and squares lined with specialty shops and trendy shopping turns the town into an atmospheric sweet spot with cafes, restaurants, malls, a culture house, cinema and much more.
Lyngby Hovedgade is a vibrant shopping street in the centre of Kongens Lyngby running from southeast to northwest of Lyngby church. Here you meet, get your groceries, drink coffee and do your shopping.
In 1960 Magasin du Nord opened their first branch outside Copenhagen in Lyngby thus “endorsing” the small urban community north of Copenhagen as a “trendy” town.
Lyngby Storcenter was established in 1973, was completely renovated in the early 00’s and today houses a mix of over 100 shops.
In addition to all the movie premieres in Kinopalæet and the exciting experiences in Kulturhuset in the center of town, Kongens Lyngby and the surrounding areas offer numerous cultural experiences. The local library is located by the small street pond and offers many inspiring activities ensuring to welcome all citizens regardless of age.
Lyngby Hovedgade turns into Hovedvejen after the church and here you will find Frilandsmuseet. This open air museum is among the largest and oldest in the world and offers a look at old houses, farms and mills from all over the old kingdom.
City of knowledge, education and business
The municipality of Lyngby-Taarbæk is working towards realising ‘The City of Knowledge strategy’ – which among other things focuses on creating a green city with a vibrant and attractive urban environment. The goals of the strategy are i.a. to make Lyngby-Taarbæk one of the leading cities of knowledge and education in Northern Europe.
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is taking the lead on the many educational offers available in Kongens Lyngby. DTU is an elite university with international reach and standards. The many students and teachers have a great need for being able to use the city both now and in the future, for which reason they will benefit from the development of Trongården as a new urban neighbourhood in their local area.
Large knowledge-intensive companies such as Microsoft, Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service have also settled in the area. Along with Novozymes, who are building an ambitious domicile on the area north of Trongården, these prestigious companies are helping to emphasise Kongens Lyngby’s status as a city of knowledge and power.
The presence of the business community’s many and large players not only creates significantly more and new jobs but also makes new and attractive residential areas necessary for future newcomers.
H. C. Ørsted Gymnasiet
The TEC college is moving from its previous location at DTU to a brand new building, becoming a Trongården neighbor on the western side. The architecture pays tribute to both the physicist, philosopher and scientist H. C. Ørsted with internal visual references to electromagnetic coils and at the same time supports the college’s high academic ambitions by e.g. giving the building a unique exterior look with a specially developed façade in vertical aluminum slats. Even before the construction, the project has won a prestigious award at the “Iconic Awards 2018” in the category “Innovative Architecture – best of best”!