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Vesterbro Cultural Tour with Beer Tasting

Discover Vesterbro, the epicenter of Copenhagen’s hipster culture, on this beer and culture walking tour with COVID19 safety protocols in place that doesn't require a mask. Spend an afternoon with a couple of brews exploring the former red-light district of Vesterbro, while you find out why Lonely Planet have called this neighborhood one of the coolest in the world with a local guide and a small group of like-minded travelers.

- Tune into seedy Vesterbro tales of the past through a couple of brews with locals who have walked these streets most of their life.
- Discover where the locals live and love to hang out with pit-stops in 3 beloved and markedly distinctive pubs, where you of course get to taste the golden and distinctive beers with the locals
- Experience how gentrification is transforming a shady neighborhood into a hip urban area without compromising the neighborhoods past identity, while you support a range of good causes
- Discover that beer makes Vesterbro better!

per adult from

$82

AUD

Duration

3 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Native English-speaking guide
    • 1 traditional Danish beer and 2 craft beers
    • 1-on-1 recomendations for further exploring the city
    What's excluded :
    • Additional food and drinks
    • Tips/gratuities for your guide.
    • Souvenirs of a personal nature
    • Post-tour dinner
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Copenhagen Central Station, Bernstorffsgade 16, Copenhagen 2004 Denmark

    Meet your native guide right in front of the gates that used to be the entrance point to Copenhagen. To get a better understanding of the neighborhood, your native guide will present some context of how the neighborhood's identity was formed back in the days.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Istedgade, 1650 København, Denmark

    Walk through Istedgade, Copenhagen’s former red light district, that have a glorious history of drugs and prostitution and still a seedy reputation around Denmark but is completely safe too frequent today. Here tune into stories on how Copenhagen maintain its more shady elements that is part of the neighborhoods identity through a variety of awesome government programs.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Zealand

    Traditional Danish dive bar, Copenhagen: Come on in to the first stop of the tour, a traditional Danish dive bar, beloved by the locals. Here enjoy a classic pilsner with the locals and take in the common room atmosphere of the past and tune into tales about the Carlsberg workers and everyone else from the working class who used to frequent these bars after work and why it was so important to them and the community

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Meatpacking District, Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Walk through Copenhagen’s meatpacking district that have won several design awards for its contemporary use of these old buildings and we will walk through all of the 3 areas and tell you the fantastic story of how it was used and how it has turned into a very hip and popular place today for the locals. We will end the tour close by, so you can come back and explore the cool restaurants, bars, and shops on your own afterwards if you would like.

    Stop At: Viktoriagade, København, Denmark

    Marvel at Vesterbro’s heart that might not look like much, but mean a lot to the locals as a token of the neighborhoods rebellious and more chaotic past. If you’re lucky, your guide may even have a pen with them, so you can make your own little drawing on it - don’t worry, it’s of course allowed.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade 8 BC, Copenhagen Denmark

    Sit down and tune into a drama-filled story of two siblings who had a nag for beer, which they turned into a hugely popular beer brand nearly over night that resonates so well with the city’s contemporary way of life. Their beer is of course world-known today, but this is the bar where it all started and if you would like taste one of the four initial beers they took the world by storm with. All while you of course get to see the very distinct contrast between the dive bar you just visited and this very minimalistic one.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Det Ny Teater, Gammel Kongevej 29, Copenhagen 1610 Denmark

    Walk by the new theatre, which of course is a very beautiful building in and of itself. But your native guide will point out a minor detail as you pass by from the Vesterbro side to the Frederiksberg neighborhood side showcasing something very unique and symbolic of this neighborhoods past.

    Pass By: Central Hotel & Café, Tullinsgade 1, 1618 København V, Denmark

    As we walk, your guide will lead your gaze toward a charming small building with an upper floor and one window with a very nice story highlighting the neighborhoods wonderful history.

    Stop At: Westend, København, Denmark

    As we walk through the French quarter, we’ll take a right turn in and here you’ll be met by a few art pieces made by graffiti artists sanctioned by the municipality. Take in the stories of these magnificent pieces and learn why sanctioned places for graffiti is important in such a historical city like Copenhagen.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Skydebanehaven, Absalonsgade 12, Copenhagen 1658 Denmark

    Proceeding onwards, we’ll open a gate where you might suspect there is a castle and there is not. Your local guide will let you know why and let you feel what this kind of place used to be for the royals and why they built a seemingly pointless wall right next to this fantastic green haven and playground. Here you will also learn where the Danish phrase ‘To Shoot The Parrot’ come from, as the saying actually originate from this fantastic place.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Sønder Boulevard, Sønder Blvd., København, Denmark

    With a change in the public planning processes in the late 1990s, Vesterbro changed significantly for the better. Sønder Boulevard is one of those areas that used to be very polluted and heavily trafficked, but now is one of the locals favorite places to relax with its awesome green leisure spaces.

    Stop At: Kihoskh, Soender Boulevard 53, Copenhagen 1720 Denmark

    On our way down Sønder Boulevard, we’ll pop into what we argue is the coolest kiosk in town. Hidden in the basement, you’ll find the biggest craft beer selection in town and weather permitting, your guide will assist in picking one of those beers and join the locals on Sønder Boulevard for a beer outside (yes, you can drink in public here in Denmark. Yay!).

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Fermentoren Beer Bar, Halmtorvet 29C, Copenhagen 1700 Denmark

    If we decided not to stop for the beer outside and the weather didn’t allow it, we’ll head for one of our favorite local bars to conclude the tour. The place mix the homely atmosphere of the first traditional bar and the new golden craft brew from the other in a fantastic way. They also got a lot of different taps that change every week, so if you would like to keep the simple you can even roll the dice if their selection get too overwhelming. Stay as long as you like, or, if you feel like exploring further, your guide is happy to share dinner recommendations — there are many excellent places just around the corner.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Reventlowsgade 7, 1651 København, Denmark
    Departure Time :
    3:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Halmtorvet 27E, 1700 København, Denmark
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Passengers under 18 are not permitted on this tour
    • For your Copenhagen By Mie & Friends tour you will be in a small group of a maximum of 10 people.
    • Comfortable footwear for walking recommended
    • Bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of rain
    • 1 Euro per guest will be donated to the ‘Mændenes Hjem’ organisation – a social welfare initiative dating back more than 100 years that aims to help the homeless and other disadvantaged local people
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Travelers who show symptoms for COVID-19 will not be allowed to participate in the experience.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Fitness Req.

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Group Size

10

Organised by Copenhagen By Mie

Activity ID: V-262506P5

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