If you're visiting Copenhagen in the winter, rent some ice skates and take a few spins around a royal equestrian statue. In the summer, the circular "square" leads you to Copenhagen's famous pedestrian street, Strøget (to your left as you exit the station), or the picturesque Nyhavn harbor (from outside the Metro station walk toward the equestrian statue, and then veer right.)
Copenhagen’s grandest square is lined with masterpiece buildings, from the elegant and classy Hotel D’Angleterre, synonymous with luxury, to the Royal Theatre. This is the grand daddy of Danish drama and music, with ballet performances and concerts on Sunday afternoons. Opened in 1748, concerts in this auditorium, with its mad frescoed ceiling, are highlights of Copenhagen’s social scene; audiences are well attired and performances well attended. In the summer, the center of Kongens Nytorv fills up with cafés and bars, which open late into the night. Copenhagen’s most famous pedestrian street, Strøget, is to the left as you exit the metro station; atmospheric Nyhavn is a three-minute walk across the square from the metro.