Pilestræde (lit. English: Willow Alley) is a street in central Copenhagen, Denmark. It is a side street to the pedestrianized shopping street Strøget and commonly associated with the newspaper publishing house Berlingske Media, which has its headquarters in the street.
In the 16th century, Copenhagen's stud farm (Københavns Avlsgård), where the city's bulls were stabled, was also located along the street. The stud farm was in 1671 sold to Trinitatis Church for use as a cemetery. The northernmost part of Pilestræde was originally called Springergade with a reference to the bulls at the farm. Local residents found the name inappropriate and the street was therefore included in Pilestræde in 1881.
In 1765, Berlingske's publishinghouse established in one of the yards on the east side of the street.
Notable buildings and residentsEdit
No. 32-34 was built for Berlingske Publishing House in 1930 to a design by Helweg-Møller. The building to the right of it is from 1741 and is part of the Berlingske complex. No. 26 was built in 1764 for mayor Peter Harloff Wieck.
No. 33 is from some time before 1745 and is listed. No. 37, 39, 44-45 are also listed.
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