Welcome to the neighbourhood of Vesterbro. This was once (and to some extend still is) the red light district of Copenhagen, filled with prostitutes and drug dealers, but after a gentrification process, Vesterbro has become a popular place to live.
The most famous street, Istedgade (where I lived myself some years ago), is still a very mixed place. At one end you will still find drug dealers, sex shops and prostitutes, but at the other end lies Enghave Park, which is cozy little park filled with couples, and families with young children.
Vesterbro is the best place for hipsters. It is filled with second-hand stores, and small cafes and bars selling specialty beers and old-school cocktails. It is a place which seems to have an abundance of creative personalities in lumberjack shirts and big beards.
This tour starts at the central station and we will move our way through the notorious street Istedgade to the Meatpacking District, a district of Vesterbro, which housed businesses relating to the meat industry for several decades. Today, it has changed into a new creative cluster with a trendy night life.
Others things you will experience on this tour is the worlds smallest hotel and "Skydebanen", the 'shooting range', a recreational park that used to house the Royal Copenhagen Shooting Society back in the 1800s. The fortress-like wall was erected in 1887 to protect people in the streets from stray bullets.
Join me for this trip. Don´t hesitate to ask me questions.
If you´re a group of more then 4 people write me a message to get a group discount.
My name is Jesper. I´m a danish guy at 37 years. I am born and raised in Copenhagen, where I also live. I love my city and love to share it with you. I´m passionate about the quirky side of Copenhagen and prefer to show authentic and unique places followed by local knowledge and insider information you won´t find in a guidebook. I have worked within many different fields from digital design, tourism to cultural politics and have a masters in digital design and communication from the University of Copenhagen. I´m an experienced traveller and have lived in both New York and Barcelona which helped me to understand what makes great and unique experiences from a travellers perspective. Send me a message and tell me about you and your travellers interests - together we can create the best experience based on your wishes. Check out my various experiences on my profile. Can wait to meet you! Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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