Tivoli Gardens is a famous amusement park in Copenhagen, located next to Vesterbro district. The second oldest park in the world, Tivoli Gardens opened in 1843 and has been thrilling amusement-hunters ever since. Take a ride on Rutschebanen, built in 1914, one of the oldest wooden coasters in the world, or see the stunning view of Copenhagen from the 80 meters tall carousel Star Flyer, second tallest in the world. Besides being an amusement park, Tivoli also offers a relaxing spot among their beautiful Japanese gardens.
Tivoli Gardens, Vesterbrogade 3, København, Denmark, +45 33 15 10 01
Det Ny Teater
Built in 1908, Det Ny Teater has been an active theater for almost a century. The stunning building, which spans a passage between Vesterbrogade and Gammel Kongevej, is one of the most beautiful theaters in Northern Europe, as well as being the largest in Denmark at 12.000 sq meters. After years of renovation, it was reopened in 1994 and received the Europa Nostra, a cultural heritage award of the EU. The theater usually stages famous musicals and plays, such as Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Billy Elliot The Musical and Evita.
Det Ny Teater, Gammel Kongevej 29, København V, Denmark, +45 33 25 60 05
Øl & Brød
Stop by Øl & Brød for a perfect Danish lunch. Øl & Brød, meaning beer and bread, offers traditional Danish open sandwiches with a modern twist. The menu changes seasonally and offers up to 10 different sandwiches or smørrebrød. There is a large selection of Danish and international beers, aquavit and schnapps, and delicious organic apple juice.
Øl & Brød, Viktoriagade 6, København, Denmark, +45 33 31 44 22
Museum of Copenhagen
The Museum of Copenhagen is located just half a kilometer from Copenhagen’s Central Station, in a beautiful mansion from the 18th century. The museum explores the last 300 years of the city’s history through interactive exhibitions. Discover the WALL, a 12 meter long multi-touch screen which presents Copenhagen’s past and present. In the upcoming winter months, stop by to see the Museum’s outdoor Christmas exhibition, located on Nikolaj Plads street.
Museum of Copenhagen, Vesterbrogade 59, København, Denmark, +45 33 21 07 72
This charming and kitschy street, located between Vesterbro and Frederiksberg, is a place where locals gather to hang out and enjoy good food and great weather. As it captures a decidedly French atmosphere, the street is known as Copenhagen’s Little Paris. Enjoy a cup of coffee at Granola, sample Danish cheeses at Helge’s Ost and try handmade organic chocolates at Summerbird. Alternatively check out interior design at shopDORA and see the flower displays at Blomsterskuret.
For decades, Copenhagen’s Meatpacking district was home to dozens of businesses relating to the meat industry. In the early 21st century, the area expanded and today houses restaurants, art galleries, bars and trendy nightlife spots. Explore the food market on the weekends in summer months, try delicious seafood at Kødbyens Fiskebar or sample beers at hip brewpub War Pigs. After a satisfying lunch, why not check out V1 Gallery, a contemporary art gallery which was the first in Scandinavia to showcase the work of street artists such as Banksy and Eine.
Sønder Boulevard is a long green area in the middle of Vesterbro. The area offers a biking track on the side; different playgrounds and fields for ball games; and flower gardens and green grass fields are a perfect area to have a picnic lunch. Relax, have a wander or participate in sport activities while exploring Sønder Boulevard.
Øksnehallen is an old cattle market, now used as an exhibition hall. Located in the Meatpacking district, the building was constructed in 1899. As it didn’t meet hygiene standards, it was phased out after only 20 years. After renovations, it opened as an exhibition space in 1996 and is today Copenhagen’s largest exhibition and conference venue. Over the years, Øksnehallen has hosted the World Press Photo exhibition, flea markets, baby fairs and Vision event during Copenhagen Fashion Week.
Øksnehallen, Halmtorvet 11, København, Denmark, +45 33 86 04 00
Shop along Istedgade
As Vesterbro’s main shopping street, Istedgade is filled to the brim with trendy shops, cafes and restaurants. The street runs through Vesterbro, connecting Copenhagen Central Station to Enghave Park. Stop by Donn Ya Doll for funky accessories and Girlie Hurly for all your interior design needs. For vintage inspired clothes check out RUDE or browse through Asfalt for women’s clothing. Enjoy a cup of coffee at Sort Kaffe & Vinyl, a cool combination of record shop and café.
The small public park Skydebanehaven got its name from playing host to a shooting range of the Royal Copenhagen Shooting Society. Located in the heart of Vesterbro, the park is known for the shooting range wall, built in neo gothic style in 1887, to shield traffic on neighboring Istedgade street from stray bullets. The Shooting Society had it’s headquarters at The Museum of Copenhagen, which is right next door to the park.