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Vesterbro Tour: Beer Tasting And More

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highlights
  • Wander around ancient streets in the Vesterbro neighborhood
  • Explore the top beer bars and pubs in Copenhagen to sample craft brews
  • Interact with the local
  • Discover the city's meatpacking district, once considered to be the roughest neighborhood
Venture into what used to be the roughest neighbourhood in Copenhagen: Vesterbro. Once the land of drugs, porn, and prostitution, today it’s one of the city’s trendiest districts — and also one of the best places to find a good beer. Listen to gritty tales of Copenhagen’s past as you share a brew or two (or four) with the locals.

Your Copenhagen tour starts at the city’s central station before venturing into what used to be the roughest neighbourhood in town. This was the world’s most famous red light district in the 1960s when Denmark was the first country to legalise porn, attracting curious visitors from around the globe. A few of those original shops still exist today, so no surprise that Vesterbro not only was, but still is, the centre of street prostitution in Denmark. In the 1970s and ‘80s, drug addicts, street prostitutes, tattoo shops, and shady dive bars dominated the neighbourhood. But wandering the streets today, you’ll see first-hand how gentrification can change a place.  

We’ll start the tour with a visit to one of the few bars still standing, that has not been completely overrun by newcomers to the area. From there, we will make our way up Istedgade and you’ll hear stories of the Vesterbro of yesteryear. We’ll then stop at a place that’s a new take on the classic Danish bodega. Run by three friends and selling beer from a great brewery, it’s a local favourite with stories to share. 

We’ll then wander the backstreets before reaching Sønder Boulevard, where we’ll do as the locals do and get a drink at a popular meeting point before reaching Kødbyen, Copenhagen’s old meatpacking district. Today there are still butchers and other shops that cater to the city’s restaurants, but they live next to stylish restaurants, bars, and galleries. We’ll tell you the #localsknow stories about the place, point out the great functionalistic architecture, and tell tales of the people who have worked there. 

We’ll end the tour at one of the newest additions to the Copenhagen bar scene — a Danish-Texan brew pub and restaurant that’s making a name for itself around the world. Stay as long as you like, or, if you feel like exploring further, your guide will be happy to share dinner recommendations — there are many excellent places just around the corner. 
what’s included
  • Local english-speaking guide
  •  one-on-one recomendations for further exploring the city
  •  one full beer and beer samplers
what’s excluded
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Post-tour dinner
  • Tips and gratuities for your guide
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 4 hours
Tour Type Group Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Meeting/Start Point Copenhagen, Denmark
customer reviews
4.2 - Very Good Based on 1 review
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“I did submit a more positive review for the "Hygge and Happiness" tour that I did on 2.4.16 - resulting in my booking this one too - but unsure it got submitted. Both walks left very positive impressions on me - and I must emphasise that, first and foremost! I spent a MOST enjoyable afternoon with Villads (and the two 'shadowers') - but did find this tour quite lacking in content for an "Urban Adventures" walking tour. I have done others in Delhi, Paris and Budapest (all outstanding, as the "Hygge and Happiness" one - so my expectations were high!!). This one, content wise, was a little 'thin' mainly because a regenerated, former "seedy" area around the train station is nothing new (the case in lots of cities). Also, although I like beer, having four beers on this trip in the afternoon was A LOT!! I have no problem with the choices made (each was very different from the others) - but I would suggest SAMPLES in the future, rather than FULL glasses/pints! And, some food/snacks should be included (maybe a "Smorrebrod" sample, a chocolate, a sample from a sausage stall etc.? - even if not customary to have with beer in Denmark!). Maybe also start the tour a little later (4 pm?) so that if people wanted to stay in the Meatpackers' area for the evening, it would be a more suitable time to do so? Do not want to sound over-critical and hope this will be accepted as constructive criticism... Don't want to praise too much, either, in case this tours become TOO popular. The individual nature of them is their attraction for me (and the Australian woman who was on my first one in Copenhagen). Villads was excellent, on both tours!”
Good to know Dress standard: Please wear suitable footwear for walking, and bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of rain.

Child Policy: Passangers uder 18, are not permited on this tour.
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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Urban Adventures / Product Category: Beer Tasting Tours
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