Copenhagen's fire houses


The five houses at Gråbrødretorv 1-9 were built after the great fire of Copenhagen in 1728. It was the first major disaster in the city's history. At that time, fire insurance for houses didn't exist. So the fire was a catastrophe for Copenhagen. But…

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The poet who couldn't live off fame

In 1772, a Norwegian poet named Johan Herman Wessel was living at Gråbrødretorv 3 when he wrote a…

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