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Jarmers Plads in Copenhagen is a place where you can see a part of the old wall around Copenhagen; Københavns bymur. One thing you should be able to spot between the bushes is also a part of one of the old towers; called Jarmers Tower. The city wall is named after Wendish Count Jaromar who in year 1259 attacked Copenhagen In 1259 and broke through the wooden palisades which formed the fortification surrounding Copenhagen at this location. His Wendish warriors rolled over the city; plundered, put the houses on fire and destroyed the Castle of Absalon on Slotsholmen.
When several centuries later the city was fortified with a brick wall, his name was commemorated in the tower of Jaromar - today only remaining ruins. Apparently this was reason enough to remember and honour the man when they were looking for a name to the new brick city wall.
Today it is possible to rest on one of modern white benches next to the old RealKredits Danmarks building and look at the leftover of the wall. The piece of the wall which is left is fenced and send a signal of a time that once was.