Vesterbro Cultural Tour with Beer Tasting

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Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Copenhagen, Copenhagen

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Discover Vesterbro, the epicenter of Copenhagen’s hipster culture, on this beer and culture walking tour. 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!

What's Included

1 traditional Danish beer and 2 craft beers

1-on-1 recomendations for further exploring the city

Native English-speaking guide

What's Not Included

Additional food and drinks

Post-tour dinner

Souvenirs of a personal nature

Tips/gratuities for your guide.

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of rain
  • For your Copenhagen By Mie & Friends tour you will be in a small group of a maximum of 10 people.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Passengers under 18 are not permitted on this tour
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Travelers who show symptoms for COVID-19 will not be allowed to participate in the experience.
  • 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
  • Comfortable footwear for walking recommended
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Copenhagen Central Station
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.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mikkeller Bar
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.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Det Ny Teater
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.

• Admission Ticket Free

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.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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!).

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Fermentoren Beer Bar
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.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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