Local Walk - VESTERBRO

Unlock the unpolished, diverse and hip neighbourhood of Vesterbro.

The StoryHunt app uses your location to guide you between 22 stories.
The tour takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Listen to narrated stories about where you are – also available as text.
The experience lasts 2.3h. Go at your own pace and whenever you want.
The tour lasts for as long as you want to with 22 stories to unlock.

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

About this tour

Hipsters, workers and families with young children. They are all here. In addition, you’ll find people with different ethnic background, pensioners, homeless and socially marginalised people. Trendy cafés and restaurants thrive side by side with drop-in centres and traditional pubs. The demography of Vesterbro is diverse and has changed immensely over the years. Once a green pasture for cattle providing Copenhagen with meat, the area transformed radically when the City Walls were torn down in 1857. Real estate speculators were quick to exploit the lack of regulations and devoured the area. Building blocks with double backyards and cramped apartments were built and populated with poor people, who immigrated to Copenhagen from the rural areas looking for jobs and survival. From 1860 to 1880, the number of people living in Vesterbro rose from 7,000 to 25,000. Vesterbro developed into a working-class area, and its vicinity to the Central Station drew people from far away. Even today, Vesterbro has the biggest concentration of hotels in Copenhagen. In the 1960s and 1970s, a new immigration wave took place in Vesterbro, when guest workers from Turkey and Pakistan were invited at a time when Vesterbro had become a worn-down area. As an urban renewal took place, back buildings were cleared and apartments were renovated, resulting in many families with children leaving the area. Rents increased, pushing many of the long-time residents out, attracting others with higher incomes. Vesterbro is today a popular place to wine, dine, hang out – and not least live. Even for families with children, who have returned to the neighbourhood. Though Vesterbro has changed over the years, it certainly still comes with an edge.

Tour created by
Copenhagen Municipality

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Where does the tour start?

The tour starts at Bernstorffsgade 16 and follows a route between 22 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 22 stories in Copenhagen.

How long is the tour?

The tour takes approximately 2.3h depending on how many breaks you take.

How long is the tour?

You decide how many of the 22 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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