Local Walk - Østerbro

Explore a child-friendly, climate-conscious and historic neighbourhood.

The StoryHunt app uses your location to guide you between 21 stories.
The tour takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Listen to narrated stories about where you are – also available as text.
The experience lasts 2.7h. Go at your own pace and whenever you want.
The tour lasts for as long as you want to with 21 stories to unlock.

Test your knowledge and quiz along the way – fun with groups!

About this tour

Østerbro is known as a peaceful neighbourhood and not least for the young families who choose to settle down here. Østerbro, however, has much more to offer, including dramatic war tales, Danish workers' history, a progressive climate movement and even a legend about a sea monster. The name ‘Østerbro’, which means ‘Eastern Bridge’ in Danish, is known all the way back to the 1770s, when it supposedly referred to a small bridge outside the eastern city gate. Until the middle of the 19th century, the area was sparsely populated, unlike the working-class districts of Vesterbro and Nørrebro where development began earlier. This was an advantage, as new regulations did not allow dense constructions, resulting in significantly wider streets. But when the expansion took off, the population grew rapidly from approx. 1,500 in 1850 to 66,000 in 1906. The first to move to Østerbro were wealthy families from the posh street Bredgade in the city center. They built large villas in the then rural, green and swampy Østerbro. Along the current Østerbrogade, high-rise buildings shot up with spacious apartments. The ‘Rosenvænget’ area with its magnificent villas was for the richest only. Østerbro is located on the coast but with the construction of Copenhagen's Freeport, the neighbourhood was cut off from the sea. It is only in recent years that residents have benefited from the coastline, and they diligently use both the harbour bath in Nordhavn and the beach in Svanemøllen. Today, Østerbro is a lively neighbourhood with many good restaurants, specialty boutiques and secondhand shops for the quality conscious. At the same time, Østerbro is one of the city's greenest neighbourhoods with plenty of space for play and movement.

Tour created by
Copenhagen Municipality

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Where does the tour start?

The tour starts at Blegdamsvej 25 and follows a route between 21 stories in Copenhagen.

Where does the tour start?

This is a Story Collection with no order. This means that you can start the tour from any of the 21 stories in Copenhagen.

How long is the tour?

The tour takes approximately 2.7h depending on how many breaks you take.

How long is the tour?

You decide how many of the 21 stories you wish to unlock – do them all in one take or just pick the best ones.

Can I bring friends?

Yes. If your friends want to listen on their own device they will need their own ticket.

Can I bring friends?

Yes. You can bring as many friends as you want! The tour is 100 % free for all.  

Can I give the tour as a gift?

Yes. Once you have purchased the tour you will receive instructions on how to gift the tour.  

When can I take the tour?

You can take the whenever you want to. Once you have purchased the tour, it's yours forever.

Will there be a tour guide?

No. This tour is self-guided so there is no physical tour guide. Instead you can explore at your own pace with the StoryHunt app.

Can I take the tour again?

Yes. When you purchase a tour, you get life-time access and can take it as many times as you want to.

Do I need an app?

Yes. The tour is experienced through the StoryHunt app. Download instructions will be provided after purchase.

Do I need internet access?

Yes. You need continuous access to the internet to experience the tour. It cannot be downloaded beforehand.

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