Welcome to our favourite neighbourhood in Copenhagen: the cool, urban, and diverse Nørrebro! Find out where the best chefs in Denmark go for midnight snacks, visit the city’s best coffee roasters and bakers, taste the world-famous Mikkeller beer, and find out why this lively corner of Copenhagen will always boast its own kind of cool.
Your Copenhagen tour will meet at Dronning Louises Bro, a bridge that connects the inner city and Nørrebro. Thousands of pedestrians and cyclists cross the bridge daily, making it one of the busiest bike lanes in the world. The bridge is also a favourite local hangout that feels more like a park than a path — a great example of the city’s best urban planning.
And speaking of urban planning, we’re going to show off why Copenhagen is the world’s most livable city! The first stop on our tour will be the largest green courtyard in Nørrebro, where you’ll learn how life has changed in what used to be one of the poorest parts of Copenhagen — and how local activists and clever policies have helped to re-imagine the area.
We’ll exit the courtyard at Blaagaards Plads — a square that has played a central part in the area’s history and continues to do so today. From there, we will continue towards Assistens Cemetery, which dates back to 1760 when it was founded outside the city walls. We’ll walk through the cemetery, where some of the most famous Danes are buried. Our path will conveniently lead us to a local bread shop, and yes! we’re going to taste some. We’ll sample some of their great products and learn about their unique baking philosophy.
From there, our Copenhagen tour will walk along Nørrebro Park, which used to be a pretty shady place, but has now been turned into a huge playground for locals. We’ll also head to Jægersborggade, a lively street that’s dominated by independent design shops and small restaurants and cafés. On Jægersborggade, you will also find some of the city’s most exciting restaurants, everything from a Michelin star spot to the kebab shop where many of the city’s celeb chefs go for a midnight snack after a long day in the kitchen. After sampling some of the local offerings, we’ll stop in at Mikkeller Bar for a well-deserved beer.
Thirsts quenched, we’ll then head to another newly designed urban space, Superkilen public park, designed by Copenhagen’s own Bjarke Ingels. You’ll get the inside story of the different elements of the space, and learn how they play into Nørrebro’s modern history.
From there, we’ll walk through a residential neighbourhood before reaching one of Copenhagen’s best-kept secrets: a small, unpretentious eatery. Here we'll grab a refreshment to experience the epitome of Nørrebro quirk and that hard-to-define hygge feeling.
Our tour will end here, but your guide will be happy to share some dinner recommendations — there are many excellent places just around the corner.