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An Ordinary Street Made Infamous by a Legendary Visit from the Devil

The modern-day Laksegade (Salmon Street) doesn’t look like anything special—it doesn’t even look like the fish it’s named for. However, thanks to an old saying, the street is known by many Danes.

The street is mentioned in the phrase “Fanden er løs i Laksegade” (“The devil is loose on Salmon Street”). The story behind this curious sentence dates back to an unusual event that occurred in the house at Laksegade 15 in 1826.


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