Vangede

Vangede is a suburb 8 km north of central Copenhagen, Denmark. This area is primarily made up of one and two family houses and two and three story apartment buildings.

History

The first known references to the village is from 1346 when it is referred to as Wangwethæ.[1]

Landmarks

Munkegaard School was completed in 1953 to a design by Arne Jacobsen. Vangede Church is from 1974 and was designed by Johan Otto von Spreckelsen, who would later also design the Grande Arche in Paris. Vangede Battery has been converted into a park.

Transport

Vangede has three S-train-stations, Vangede, Kildebakke and dyssegård, all three of them are located on the Farum radial. Vangede is served by both the A and H trains while Dyssegård is only served by A trains. Some would consider Dyssegård being located in Dyssegård and not in Vangede.

Cultural references

The author Dan Turèll grew up in the neighbourhood and has portrayed it in his book Vangede billeder.

Notable people

References

  1. "Vangede" (in Danish). Gyldendal. Retrieved 2014-01-15.


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