Vesterbro & Frederiksberg

Below elegant Søndermarken Park lurks Copenhagen's damp, dripping 19th-century reservoir. These days it's best known as Cisternerne, one of Copenhagen's most unusual and atmospheric art spaces. Each year, a renowned artist is given the opportunity to transform the reservoir into a huge, immersive installation. Artists have included Denmark's Eva Koch and German-born Christian Lemmerz, as well as Japanese architect Hiroshi Sambuichi. See the website for current exhibition details.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Vesterbro & Frederiksberg attractions

1. Copenhagen Zoo

0.22 MILES

Located up on Frederiksberg (Frederik's Hill), Copenhagen Zoo rustles and rumbles with more than 2500 critters, including lions, zebras, hippos and…

2. Frederiksberg Have

0.23 MILES

This is Copenhagen’s most romantic park, with lakes, woodlands and lovely picnic lawns. Guarding the main entrance is 19th-century royal Frederik VI, who…

3. Visit Carlsberg

0.32 MILES

Set to reopen in 2020 after a major refurbishment, Visit Carlsberg explores the history of Danish beer from 1370 BC (yes, they carbon-dated a bog girl who…

4. Shooting Range Wall

1.16 MILES

In a cul-de-sac off Istedgade is this imposing red-brick wall, its gate leading to the delightful Skydebanehaven (Shooting Range Gardens). While it might…

5. Tycho Brahe Planetarium

1.37 MILES

Explore the heavens at Copenhagen's planetarium, with its state-of-the-art equipment capable of projecting more than 7500 stars, planets and galaxies in…

6. V1 Gallery

1.45 MILES

Part of the Kødbyen (Vesterbro's 'Meatpacking District'), V1 is one of Copenhagen's most progressive art galleries. Cast your eye on fresh work from…

7. Fotografisk Center

1.47 MILES

Hidden away in a warehouse in the 'brown-brick' section of the Meatpacking District, the Fotografisk Center serves up rotating exhibitions of contemporary…

8. Tivoli Gardens

1.71 MILES

Dating from 1843, tasteful Tivoli wins fans with its dreamy whirl of amusement rides, twinkling pavilions, carnival games and open-air stage shows…