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Raadvad in 1872, painting by Anders Andersen-Lundby

Raadvad, or Rådvad is a neighbourhood in the Lyngby-Taarbæk municipality, by the Mølleåen, in the middle of the Dyrehaven. It was originally a small industrial town, built around a waterwork, the Raadvad Mølle.

In Raadvad today is a hostel and a restaurant, Raadvad Kro.[1][2]

People connected to Raadvad are the designer Georg Jensen, the painter Axel Lind, the historian Svend Aage Larsen and the early feminist activist Andrea Kibenich.[3]

The Raadvad factory[edit]

The place has given its name to the Raadvad company, which was founded in 1758 with the name Raadvaddams Fabrikker. The company produces mostly kitchen equipment, and is well known in Denmark for its knives. After the First World War, it changed name to Raadvads Knivfabrikker and, for a period, it produced exclusively knives and bread-cutters. In the 1970s, the company moved to Brønderslev, and is now a part of the Fiskars group.[4]


  1. ^ Raadvad: Forside
  2. ^ Pernille Borenhoff (1 February 2008). "Ny Raadvad Kro". Det grønne Område. 
  3. ^ Raadvad en by i skoven, beboerforeningens hjemmeside.
  4. ^ Historie på Raadvads hjemmeside.

Further reading[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Bondebyen, a similar neighbourhood, also in the same municipality, but of agricultural, rather than industrial, origin, and (nowadays) much more central

Coordinates: 55°48′19″N 12°33′34″E / 55.80528°N 12.55944°E / 55.80528; 12.55944