La Banchina
Area guide
Wine with a view and that special Refshaleøen vibe at La Banchina

Refshaleøen; from industrial to happening indie area

In recent years, the former industrial district has become one of Copenhagen’s hippest areas and a hub for creativity, alternative urban development, festivals and great foods of very different kinds. Easily reached by bike, bus or even harbour bus, the island is an integral part of the city but with its very own identity.

Top 10 things to do in Refshaleøen

One of Copenhagen’s most spectacular contemporary art spaces and a wide range of action-packed activities are some of the things you experience.

Excellent food and drinks pointing in all directions

The neighborhood still can't brag about unlimited amounts of restaurants, but the ones they do have are all spectacular in their own unique ways.

Take the harbour bus (or bike or bus)

Refshaleøen is easily reached by bike or bus, but why not add an extra dimension to your trip there by jumping on the public harbour bus?

Refshaleøen Highlights

These places will give you some different experiences cool in each their way. But common for all is the profound Refshaleøen DNA; creativity, fun and entrepreneurial spirit. 


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Copenhagen Contemporary

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