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Historical and old photos of Frederiksberg, Capital

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Historical and old photos of Frederiksberg, Capital

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Geography: Frederiksberg is a part of the Capital Region of Denmark. It is formally an independent municipality, Frederiksberg Municipality, separate from Copenhagen Municipality, but both are a part of the City of Copenhagen. It occupies an area of less than 9 km2 and had a population of 103,192 in 2015.

Frederiksberg is an enclave surrounded by Copenhagen Municipality. Some sources ambiguously refer to Frederiksberg as a quarter or neighbourhood of Copenhagen, being one of the four municipalities that constitute the City of Copenhagen (the other three being Copenhagen, Tårnby and Dragør). However, Frederiksberg has its own mayor and municipal council, and is fiercely independent.

Frederiksberg is an affluent area., characterised by its many green spaces, such as the Frederiksberg Gardens, Søndermarken, and Hostrups Have. Some institutions and locations that are widely considered to be part of Copenhagen are actually located in Frederiksberg. For example, Copenhagen Zoo as well as several stations of the Copenhagen Metro (the stations Forum, Frederiksberg, Fasanvej, Lindevang, and Flintholm) are located in Frederiksberg. The Copenhagen S-train system also has several stations in Frederiksberg, including Peter Bangs Vej station and Flintholm station.

Date of foundation: City story begins with June 2, 1651

History:

Population: 103 960

Sights:

Frederiksberg. Allegade Krydset - Crossing Allen street, 1934
Allegade Krydset - Crossing Allen street, 1934
Frederiksberg. Church
Church
Frederiksberg. City Garden, 1909
City Garden, 1909
Frederiksberg. Den indre Slotsgård - Inner castle courtyard
Den indre Slotsgård - Inner castle courtyard
Frederiksberg. City Garden, entrance
City Garden, entrance
Frederiksberg. City Garden, entrance
City Garden, entrance
Frederiksberg. Frederick VI Monument in City Garden
Frederick VI Monument in City Garden
Frederiksberg Alle
Frederiksberg Alle
Frederiksberg Castle
Frederiksberg Castle
Frederiksberg Castle
Frederiksberg Castle
Frederiksberg Castle, fountain
Frederiksberg Castle, fountain
Frederiksberg Castle and the View Tower
Frederiksberg Castle and the View Tower
Frederiksberg Runddel - Tram Roundabout
Frederiksberg Runddel - Tram Roundabout
Frederiksberg Sorø
Frederiksberg Sorø
Frederiksberg station, between 1862 and 1894
Frederiksberg station, between 1862 and 1894
Frederiksberg. Hospital, entrance
Hospital, entrance
Frederiksberg. Howitzvej and Solbjerg Church
Howitzvej and Solbjerg Church
Frederiksberg. Institut Jeanne d'Arc
Institut Jeanne d'Arc
Frederiksberg. Josty's Pastry Shop in City Garden, 1905
Josty's Pastry Shop in City Garden, 1905
Frederiksberg. Møntporten - Coin gate
Møntporten - Coin gate
Frederiksberg. Norske lysthus i have
Norske lysthus i have - Norwegian pavilion in city garden
Frederiksberg. Pavilion in City Garden, 1913
Pavilion in City Garden, 1913
Frederiksberg. Rådhuset - Town Hall, 1908
Rådhuset - Town Hall, 1908
Frederiksberg. Rådhus - Town Hall
Rådhus - Town Hall

History

Frederiksberg's original name was Tulehøj (= Thyle-hill), indicating that a thul (= thyle) lived there, the reciter of eldritch times. The term is known from the Snoldelev rune stone. In Beowulf, Unferth holds the same title. In Håvamål, Odin himself is referred to as "the old thul". Thula translates as "song", like in the Rigsthula poem from the Edda. By 1443 the name Tulehøj was spelled Tulleshøy. It was regarded as Copenhagen's border to the west. People lived here since the Bronze Age.

The history of Frederiksberg goes back to 2 June 1651 when King Frederik III gave 20 Danish—Dutch peasants the rights to settle at Allégade (= allé = tree-lined street, gade = street), and founded the town then named "Ny Amager" (= New Amager) or "Ny Hollænderby" (= New Dutchman-town). Farming was not very successful, and in 1697 most of the town burned down. This meant that the peasants were unable to pay taxes, and the land reverted to the crown by Frederik III's son Christian V.

In 1700-1703, King Frederik IV built a palace on top of the hill known as Valby Bakke (bakke = hill). He named the palace Frederichs Berg, and the rebuilt town at the foot of the hill consequently changed its name to Frederiksberg. A number of the local houses were bought by wealthy citizens of Copenhagen who did not farm the land, but rather used the properties as country houses.

The town changed slowly from a farming community to a merchant town, with craftsmen and merchants. During the summer rooms were offered for rent, and restaurants served food to the people of Copenhagen who had left the cramped city for the open land, and to be near the royals.

Initially the town grew slowly with population growing from 1,000 in 1770, to 1,200 in 1800, and to 3,000 in 1850.

In 1852, Parliament removed restrictions which prohibited permanent construction outside Copenhagen's city walls. Almost immediately numerous residential areas were constructed, starting in the eastern part near Copenhagen, and ending in the western part farthest away from Copenhagen in 1950. This led to rapid population growth; in 1900 the population reached 80,000, and in 1950 Frederiksberg peaked with a population of 120,000.

Today Frederiksberg consists almost entirely of 3- to 5-story residential houses, large single-family homes, and large parks; only a few small areas with light industry remain.

Origin: en.wikipedia.org




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After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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