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Alternative Tour Copenhagen

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Get off the beaten path in Copenhagen and see a part of town that few visitors rarely see on this guided tour of the Danish capital. Visit the achingly hip area of Vesterbro, the Mndenes hjem homeless shelter and the red—not to mention the green—light districts, among other areas including the self-declared "Free State of Christiana." Discover and explore everything from untrammeled working-class districts to neighborhoods crammed with bearded hipsters.
• Get off-the-beaten-path with an insider's glance of an alternative Copenhagen
• Visit Vesterbro—famed for its arts, eccentricity, and red-light district
• Explore the meatpacking district (Kødbyen) a creative cluster with amazing nightlife
• A guide helps you understand the Danish capital's history and modern culture
• An easy-to-find meeting spot in the city makes for a stress-free start
Highlights
  • See areas of Copenhagen you might not discover on your own
  • Guide provides detailed information on Copenhagen's underground culture
  • Walking tour gives an up-close, personal look at area landmarks
  • Afternoon tour time leaves the morning free for other activities
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at a designated coffee shop in the super-hip district of Vesterbro. Follow your guide on a walking tour through the off-the-beaten-path areas of Copenhagen that help define its modern culture. At each stop, learn about its history and the role it plays in underground culture.
Visit a local homeless shelter to see the revolutionary way the city handles homelessness. Stop by the New Theatre to learn about the arts and culture scene and walk along the museum street of Absalonsgade. Swing by the historic Eliaskirken, which serves as a talking point for the evolution of the Christian religion in Denmark. Learn about the the city’s red- and green-light districts, and finish up in the self-declared Free State of Christiana. You'll walk away from the tour with a firm grasp on Copenhagen's vibrant counterculture and some ideas about where to explore further.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a very interesting tour with a well informed guide. I discovered a lot of interesting information I wouldn’t have know about without doing this tour. It also prepares you well for a visit to Christiania.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank marrionb2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the beginning, the tour was disorganized. They couldn't figure out how to divide us into groups. The guide, while a nice person, had no obvious training. He wasn't able to share more than a couple of thoughts with us, which he repeated over and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SusanT55
Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

Our tour was pre-organised as a private group tour. We were lead by Alan the tour guide. Comprehensive in its nature, with a thorough look at the down-trodden of Copenhagen, particularly the free town of Christiania. Somewhat long-winded, but informative nonetheless.

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Reviewed July 11, 2019

Very knowledgable and upbeat. Not boring at all- lots of interesting information provided. I got a little bit tired at the end because it was very quick-moving. But besides that, it was a great tour :)

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank cristellemeza
Reviewed July 7, 2019

We enjoyed our free walking tour so much yesterday that we signed up immediately for the Alternative tour also with Jack! If your looking for a lot of interesting history wrapped in a hilarious package- look no further that Jack! He was so open to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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June 26 2019 is the date when we will be in Copenhagen and we will arrive at Royal Caribbean 9:30AM
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Definitely !! I am sure there will be at least 2-3 things that a resident would also be not aware of. Worth a visit.
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