Discover Copenhagen’s once-infamous neighborhood of Vesterbro on this 3-hour beer and culture walking tour. Formerly a red-light district, Vesterbro is now one of Copenhagen’s hippest areas, with innovative restaurants, cool cafes and trendy beer bars. Explore the vibrant streets with your in-the-know guide, see some of the original places that helped earn its shady reputation, and stop to sample delicious craft brews as your guide tells tales about Vesterbro’s seedy past. Numbers are limited to 12 for a more personalized experience.
Your Copenhagen tour starts at the city’s central station before venturing into what used to be the roughest neighborhood in town. As the world’s most famous red light district of the '60s, Vesterbro quickly made a name for itself, which brought drugs, prostitution, tattoo shops, and dive bars along with it. Wandering the streets today, though, you’ll see first-hand how the neighborhood has changed.Visit one of the few traditional bodegas still standing that has not been completely overrun by newcomers to the area. Here you will enjoy a beer and talk about what this establishment means to locals who have lived in the neighborhood all their life. From there, make your way up one of the most famous streets in Denmark, where you will hear stories of the Vesterbro of the past. Travel through a quiet street where you will hear a drama-filled story of two siblings who had a nag for beer, which they turned into a hugely popular beer brand that resonates so well with the city’s contemporary way of life.You'll also pass one of the city’s amazing parks and learn about its importance to the neighborhood. Then, enjoy an introduction to a local breakfast secret that you just must try. Your tour will end at one of the newest additions to the Copenhagen bar scene: a Danish-Texan brewpub and restaurant that has taken Copenhagen by storm. 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.