Holte

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Holte, formerly Ny Holte (literally New Holte), is a suburban district in Rudersdal Municipality in the northern outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark. The local town centre is centred on Holte station. It is surrounded by extensive areas of single-family, detached homes and several lakes and forests.

History[edit]

Modern Holte is located on land that used to belong to the Dronninggård estate. The name Holte originally referred to the medieval village of Holte (now Gammel Holte) located a few kilometres to the northeast of the modern district. When the owner of Holtegård moved his inn to a new site on Kongevejen in the 178+s, he gave it the name Ny Holte Kro ("New Holte Inn"). This name was adopted for the local railway station when the North Line opened in 1864. The name of the station and the surrounding district was later changed to Holte while the old village was changed to Gammel Holte ("Old Holte").[1]

Landmarks[edit]

The Søllerød Town Hall, completed in 1942, was designed in the Functionalist style by Arne Jacobsen and Flemming Lassen.[2] The town centre also contains the Holte Midtpunkt shopping centre and Rudersdal Central Library. Holte Church was completed on the top of Geel's Hill (Geels Bakke) in 1945.

Natural surroundings[edit]

Several lakes are located in the Holte area. There is a small harbor forleisure craft and a beach at Vejlesø which is connected to the larger lakeuresøen on the western boundary of the district by a canal. A small ferry operates on the two lakes in the summer time. Søllerød Lake separates Holte from Søllerød to the east.

Holte also borders on the natural areas Vaserne, Rude Forest, Søllerød Naturpark and Geel's Forest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Holte" (in Danish). Rudersdal Municipality. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  2. ^ "Rudersdal Rådhus", Rudersdal Kommune. (Danish) Retrieved 5 November 2011.