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Around the streets of Copenhagen

Blog post   •   Jun 14, 2019 10:57 UTC

Picture: visit copenhagen Text: Mads Mørch

Every third tourist in Copenhagen comes for the food, according to the head of local tourism. Consequently, foodie walking tours have become hugely popular.

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“The first thing I do when planning my own travels is to find out where I want to eat,” says the founder of Foods of Copenhagen, one of the companies offering exciting and favour-filled gourmet tours of the city. She is far from alone in that. Food is passion. Food is art. Food is love. Food experiences are increasingly something to talk about, dream about and even collect on your bucket list.

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For example, you can join the team behind Foods of Copenhagen on a 4-hour culinary walking tour of trendy Nørrebro, tasting traditional Danish dishes and more exotic flavours courtesy of some of the district’s 55 or so different nationalities. Or head to Vesterbro, for possibly the hippest food scene in the city. The streets here were formerly rife with drugs, porn shops and prostitution. You can still expect some less-than-respectable goings-on, but in recent years trendy restaurants and bars have popped up on every other street corner.

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However, there are plenty of interesting tours not dominated by calorie consumption. Historical city tours filled with tall tales of kings and noblemen, seafarers and merchants. Or you can join a tour exploring the Danish concept of hygge. If fast-paced is more your style, you could join the team behind Go Running Tours in Copenhagen for a sunrise run as the city is just waking up. And it wouldn’t be Copenhagen if there wasn’t also a beer running tour. The 5-kilometre run takes in bars and microbreweries where you can quench your thirst before continuing your run.

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Also check out Visit Copenhagen’s film location guides for TV hits The Bridge, The Killing and Borgen.

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