"Farmers village" and old houses

BondebyenBondebyen (Farmers' Village), is the oldest part of Kongens Lyngby, located on the slope to the north-east of Lyngby Church.

The heart of the old quarter is the large old farms once owning all the farm land of the village. If, for example, one walks into the yard of the Lindegården, one perceives the old greatness and richness char-acteristic of the farmers of Lyngby.

In addition there are also cottages, pensioners' houses, and institutions. Bondebyen is further marked by the old farm buildings having been converted into tenements from the 1890s.

In the 1980s, Bondebyen was redeveloped and got its present look.


Støvlet Katrines HusKongens Lyngby is rich in old famous houses. One of them is Støvlet-Katrines Hus (Bootee Katrine's House) in Bondebyen, Gl. Lundtoftevej 31.

Støvlet-Katrine was one of the colorful characters surrounding the mad King Christian VII. It is, however, a mystery that the house bears her name as she never set foot in Lyngby and died in 1805: the house was not built until 1808.

It is more easily understood why Christian Winther's House (Strandvejen 839) is in Spring-forbi and why Peter Liep's House is located in the Deer Park because these persons actually lived in these houses.

The beautiful country house of Spurveskjul, ("Hide-out for Sparrows") which the painter Nicolai Abildgaard built for himself in 1805, is situated in the vicinity af Frederiksdal. Facing Spurveskjul is a small yellow half-timbered building which, according to rumor, inspired Hans Christian Andersen to write his song called "Hist, hvor vejen slår en bugt" (lit. "Yonder, where the road curves"). August Strindberg, the Swedish author and playwright, lived in a house in Taarbæk; and the Danish author Viggo Stuckenberg has lived in two different houses in Lyngby.