"Vesterbro" Inner Suburbs Tip by metteks

Inner Suburbs, Copenhagen: 9 reviews and 9 photos

by metteks

Vesterbro is used to be a place to avoid. It is not like that any longer. Istedgade and Halmtorvet used to be the workplace for prostitutes and drug addicts; they are still here, but not that many and not that visible. In resent years the houses and the streets have been renovated, and the place is now a hip place where students and first time parents settle down. The apartments are small, and many are still without bath, but the place is getting better all the time. The buildings here were built to accommodate the workers of Copenhagen during the industrialization and therefore they are poorly built in a hurry.

The courtyards of the buildings used to be dark and crowded since more buildings had been added here to solve the problem with overpopulation in Copenhagen. Now many of them have been torn down and the courtyards have nice gardens. Mostly you can?t see them, because they have been locked up, but try to look inside the gates.

There are not many tourist sights here. It is all about feeling the atmosphere. Walk down Vesterbrogade and Istedgade and visit the many small shops here, owned by the immigrants who live here due to the cheap apartments. The shops sell exotic products from their home countries.

One tourist sights is the Københavns Bymuseum (Museum of Copenhagen) and it introduces the visitor to the city's history, both past and present.

Also the former shooting area is a unique place to visit.

Humleby (See the photo) is a nice place for a walk. In this area you´ll see the old houses made by Carlsberg for the workers. It is located between Enghavevej, Ny Carlsbergvej, Vesterfælledvej and Enghave st.

Directions: Vesterbro, Nørrebro, Østerbro, Frederiksberg

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  • Written Jul 25, 2005
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