Skindergade

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No. 8 Skindergade

Skindergade is a street in central Copenhagen, Denmark. Running roughly parallel to Strøget, to which it is connected through Jorcks Passage, it extends for approximately 400 metres from Gammeltorv to Købmagergade.

Its name dates back to the 15th century when it was a venue for leather craftsmen (skinder- derives from Danish "Skind", meaning skin) such as skinners, glovers, purse-, saddle- and shoemakers.[1]

Notable buildings and residents[edit]

Pressens Hus at No. 5–7 is home to the Danish Media Association. It is a former commerce house from 1902, expanded with a glazed extension by Erik Korshagen in 1976.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detektiv i København". tyra.dk. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  2. ^ "Niels Hemmingsensgade 34-36 / Skindergade 5-7" (in Danish). indenforvoldene.dk. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 

Coordinates: 55°40′47″N 12°34′28″E / 55.67972°N 12.57444°E / 55.67972; 12.57444