The lakes at sunset | Jarvis Lawson

8 ways to do Nørrebro

Photo: Jarvis Lawson

Your guide to get the most of Copenhagen's most vibrant and multicultural neighbourhood. 

Over the last couple of decades, Nørrebro has risen to become one of the most popular districts in Copenhagen. With its mixed crowd and rich culture, there's plenty of different ways to experience the area. Of course, the perfect way would be on a bike - it's not a coincidence there are bikes on almost every picture.

For the full story, check out our area guide to Nørrebro. And if you don't have wheels already, let's just fix that with some recommendations for bike rentals.

Feel the pulse of Copenhagen's multicultural center

The area around Nørrebrogade is Nørrebro's beating heart, running all the way through the district it branches out i a myriad of cool side streets. If you're looking for bike shops, cheap haircuts or dürum, this area is your spot. Nørrebro even has a yearly kebab championship, won twice in a row by Kösem at Nørrebrogade 186.

The Lakes and Dronning Louises Bro

In spring and summer, half the population in Copenhagen (okay, a bit exaggerated) gather around the lakes to relax and enjoy the weather. Dronning Louises Bro will be buzzing with young people playing music and sharing beers.

Go on a free guided digital walking guide

With Know Your 'Bro you'll learn about the history, culture and daily life in this neighbourhood through text, audio, photographs and video-clips. The guides are super simple to use - go to and the route and instructions will appear. Ready to go!

See the city from above

Discover University of Copenhagen’s award-wining tower. The Mærsk Tower is a part of University of Copenhagen, and it houses parts of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Three times a week, you can take a tour of the architectural masterpiece, which includes this stunning view!

Hang out at the vibrant urban spaces

Superkilen is an open urban space in Nørrebro close to Nørrebro Station. The park is divided into three main areas that are always busy with people, bikes and skaters.

Beer breaks and people watching

Nørrebro is full of vibrant and cozy streets with equal amounts of cozy beer bars and cafés. The area around Rantzausgade has a special rugged local vibe to it, and at Kølster's Tolv Haner you can be sure to have a good time and a good view over the bustling street-scape. 

Assistens Cemetery

Nørrebro's green oasis. As you may have noticed, Copenhagen's cemeteries are happily used as parks. As the weather gets warmer, the green areas will fill up with people chatting, reading, sunbathing and exercising.