Explore hip Vesterbro district, hippie commune Christiania - and if biking: Danish biking culture and multicultural Nørrebro
Surrounding the inner city of Copenhagen are the old worker's areas of Vesterbro, Nørrebro and Christianshavn. Built in late 19th century with small and simple apartments for the working class, they each have developed their unique character that now define modern Copenhagen.
Another highlight of this tour is Christiania - "the hippie commune" - whose birth was in 1971 when 500 "flower-power hippies" invaded the old navy ramparts to build their own Utopia in the green surroundings. Despite political controversy over the years, the commune exists to this day - the central part being Lower Scandinavia's favorite hang-out place for soft drugs (or alternative concerts, a beer after work, street art. . . ), while the majority of the space is a wonderful mix of nature and home-built houses, from simple sheds to artesanal octagonal pyramids.
During the trip, we will find a nice and interesting place to eat, depending on where we are, your wishes and your budget.
Vesterbro: Meatpacking district, diversity, red light district, boutique clothing stores (if between 11-17 Monday-Friday), pocket park, gourmet coffee and food and more.
Christiania: Pusher street (see displays the biggest selection of soft drugs you are most likely to have seen), hippie commune and history of Christiania, homebuilt houses in romantic settings, second-hand stores, alternative cafes, street art, navy fortifications and more.
Christianshavn - "Little Amsterdam of Copenhagen" - canals, cafés and oldest houses in Copenhagen.
If we go on bike:
Nørrebro - multiculture and contrasts, Public cemetery where Hans Christian Andersen, Søren Kirkegaard and many more are buried, "Alternative streets" with gourmet foods - and more.
Copenhagen biking culture: "The bicycle snake" and other solutions that have made Copenhagen the probably most bike friendly city in the world.
Biking tour includes an introduction to Copenhagen bike rules.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can meet you in your hotel.
If you would like to rent bikes and want to get a head start, we can meet by Baisikeli, Ingerslevsgade 80 (by Dybbølsbro Station) (time to meet: between 10 and 12).
If we walk, and you want to get a head start, we can meet in the middle of the central station ("Under the clocks").
End location: We'll agree on that. I can leave you at your hotel, at the bike rental (if we rent bikes), or at a nice place to have a drink or food.
Duration: 6 hours
The tour can be made shorter (or longer). Ask me for different prices.
Depending on your wishes we walk or bike, or both. The options are:
1. Walk: in-depth exploration of Vesterbro, Christianshavn and Christiania. On the way, we can decide if we like to use bus, taxi - or perhaps a city bike -for the transport to Christianshavn and Christiania where we again walk.
2. Rental bikes: We manage to cover a bigger area including Nørrebro since we have our own bikes at our disposal the whole day.
Your guide's knowledge of the areas and full attention
A personal, printed guide to Vesterbro's cafes, restaurants and bars for exploring after the tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
255 dkk - You don't really need any local cash as all things can be paid for by international credit cards (Visa, Mastercard but not always American Express. If you would like to buy a unique souvenirs on Christiania, you might have to pay in kroner, but if so, I can pay and you pay me back in your currency.
Lunch (or dinner if night)
Bike rent if we go on bike (and you can't use a hotel bike)
Local transportation once or twice (bus, metro or taxi) - if we don't go on bike
Snacks if you like (ice cream, coffee...)
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