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Alternative Tour Copenhagen

  • See areas of Copenhagen you might not discover on your own
  • Guide provides detailed information on Copenhagen's underground culture
  • Walking tour gives an up-close, personal look at area landmarks
Alternative Tour Copenhagen
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Tour in English
2.5-hour walking tour with a local English speaking guide.
Tour in Spanish
2.5-hour walking tour with a local Spanish speaking guide.
Take a walk through areas of Copenhagen that you might not find on your own during this guided walking tour of the city's off-the-beaten-path highlights. With a guide's commentary to help shape the group's understanding of the Danish capital's history and modern culture, visit the hip neighborhood of Vesterbro, a local homeless shelter, the Kødbyen neighborhood, the red-light district, and the Free State of Christiana.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at a designated coffee shop in the super-hip district of Vesterbro. Follow your guide on a walking tour through the off-the-beaten-path areas of Copenhagen that help define its modern culture. At each stop, learn about its history and the role it plays in underground culture.

Visit a local homeless shelter to see the revolutionary way the city handles homelessness. Stop by the New Theatre to learn about the arts and culture scene and walk along the museum street of Absalonsgade. Swing by the historic Eliaskirken, which serves as a talking point for the evolution of the Christian religion in Denmark. Learn about the the city’s red- and green-light districts, and finish up in the self-declared Free State of Christiana. You'll walk away from the tour with a firm grasp on Copenhagen's vibrant counterculture and some ideas about where to explore further.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Good insight

Briony was a fabulous guide. Well paced dialogue and good understanding of social history. Plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Thank margery H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Martin is a wonderful guide

The alternative tour deserves it’s name. Eye opening on Copenhagen seedier sides and the difficulties for the danish government to address those issues. Martin was thought provoking and very funny. Doing the alternative tour is a no-brainer for anyone wishing to discover another side to...More

1  Thank camille-trouve
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fantastic and fun way to get to know Copenhagen

We were in Copenhagen for only a night and day as we were joining a cruise. The evening before we had sampled Tivoli gardens which were excellent. So we now had a day to appreciate the rest of Copenhagen. The choices were a bus tour...More

1  Thank BrianR6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Best Guide ever, Martin

Interesting and enlightening with a touch of humour in the right places. Martin knows his stuff and the 2.5 hours flew by.

Thank Simba3262
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Exploring neighborhoods, learning about social issues

What a nice way to explore beyond the tourist sites/area. It was great to get out into some of the neighborhoods, all while learning a bit about the history of the areas and how they've dealt with some of the social issues. I feel like...More

Thank SAMFLFlorida
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July 1, 2018|
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Response from Enfys E | Reviewed this property |
You can just show up. We registered but so many people just showed up there. . They separate you into language groups so it's not overcrowded
June 2, 2018|
Response from Caroline S | Reviewed this property |
It’s at least a couple of hours tour and then you spend as much time as you want to in Cristiana.
Amy K
April 27, 2018|
Response from MartinThomsen2014 |
AT 3 PM every day at Espresso House, corner of HC Andersen Boulevard and Vesterbrogade
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