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Vesterbro: Copenhagen Neighborhood Walk

Spend the afternoon in one of Copenhagen’s most authentic neighborhoods.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview:  Vesterbro has retained undertones of its previous lives: Istedgade is still dotted with halal markets and denlike student bars; and at... more »

Tips:  Copenhagen’s weather: Denmark’s general climate is relatively mild, given its northern locale, but winters are cold and dark. The... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Axel

Many of the 129 rooms have terraces and separate sitting areas.

Address:
7-11 Helgolandsgade
Copenhagen
Denmark

Phone:
45-3331-3266

The Bertrams Hotel Guldsmeden is committed to welcoming its guests. It starts at the cheerful entryway, which feels like that of a private residence, and continues into the light-filled dining room and courtyard with its voluptuous breakfast spread. Here, you’ll find a buffet of charcuterie, thick wedges of Scandinavian cheese, crusty rolls and... More

3. Birna

For pieces that successfully blend street style and glamour.

Address:
99 Istedgade
Copenhagen
Denmark

Phone:
45 3325-7913

Grab a seat at a long, communal drafting table, and you suddenly find yourself at a boisterous dinner party with all the right people. The seasonal menu, a fantastic value, blends Danish and French cuisine (cod with horseradish and bacon, créme brulée).

Address:
7 Abel Cathrines Gade
Copenhagen
Denmark

Phone:
45-3313-6060

5. Designers Remix Collection

Made its name with tailored dresses, trench coats, and a great selection of bags.

Address:
7 Bagerstræde
Copenhagen
Denmark

Phone:
45-3331-0034

6. Donn Ya Doll

Sells pastel dresses from the romantic Danish atelier Bruuns Bazaar.

Address:
55 Istedgade
Copenhagen
Denmark

Phone:
45-3322-6635

7. Hackenbusch

Vesterbro’s most enduringly packed boîte—head here for a taste of the city’s traditional drinking culture.

Address:
124 Vesterbrogade
Copenhagen
Denmark

Phone:
45-3321-7472

Specializes in straightforward brasserie food served alongside avant-garde art installations from the likes of Olafur Eliasson.

Address:
57-67 Flæsketorvet
Copenhagen
Denmark

Phone:
45-3321-5509

9. Københavns Bymuseum

Spend an hour at this museum for a highly informative tour of the city’s thousand-year history.

Address:
59 Vesterbrogade
Copenhagen
Denmark

Phone:
45-3321-0772

10. Samsøe & Samsøe

Find skinny jeans by Scandinavian designers such as Filippa K and Acne Jeans.

Address:
12 Værnedamsvej
Copenhagen
Denmark

Phone:
45-3322-1638

11. Vega

One of the city’s best live music venues, the space was designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen, a renowned Danish architect and has been known to host David Bowie to Interpol.

Address:
40 Enghaveve
Copenhagen
Denmark

Phone:
45-3325-7011