7 things that'll make you want to live in Vesterbro

Traditionally a working-class area and famous for its red light district, Vesterbro has gone through quite a change. Today, the reasons to go are plenty, and we've picked a few.

#1 This little gem

Few things say ‘hygge’ better than Central Hotel & Café, the world’s tiniest hotel just off Værnedamsvej. Getting a room here is hard (since there is only one), but Vesterbro is one of the areas in Copenhagen which houses the most hotels.

#2 The abundance of great restaurants

Et opslag delt af KUL (@restaurant_kul) den23. Okt 2015 kl. 4:46 PDT

In Vesterbro you’re lucky enough to have a selection of quality restaurants covering all ranges of cuisines and price ranges. From the rustic to the more refined like Restaurant KUL located in The Meatpacking District.

#3 A perfect night life scene

Et opslag delt af Lidkoeb (@lidkoeb) den23. Feb 2016 kl. 12:38 PST

Flush down your dinner with a cocktail at Lidkoeb. Tucked away in a charming little courtyard and recently voted among the world’s 50 best bars.

#4 Copenhagen’s most iconic music venue, Vega

Et opslag delt af VEGA (@vegacph) den26. Nov 2015 kl. 7:09 PST

Showing you one of the stages would have been the simple choice here. Instead, here’s a picture perfectly encapsulating the slick, original 1950’s architecture that makes Vega such a unique space and one of the youngest listed buildings in Denmark.

#6 This elevated bike bridge

Cross the harbour 7 meters above the water. The Bicycle Snake takes you from Vesterbro to Islands Brygge in style and with perfect vistas of Copenhagen’s harbour, towers and spires.

#6 Absalon, hip and hearty community house

Et opslag delt af Absalon (@absaloncph) den30. Apr, 2018 kl. 6.39 PDT

Right on Vesterbro's main strip, Sønder Boulevard you'll find the community house Absalon. The doors to the former church are always open to anyone and for all kinds of funny events and activities. Locals flock to morning yoga, daily community dinners, movies, parties, vinyl markets and plant markets - just to name a few. 

#7 Vestre Cemetery

Locals go to this beautifully green cemetery (which is techically just outside of Vestbero) not only to pay their respects to the dead or for religious purposes, but just as much simply to kick back and enjoy some fresh air in natural surroundings. 

Continue to our complete guide to Vesterbro.

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