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Norrebro

Named by Skyscanner the #9 out of the 20 most hipster neighbourhoods in the world, Nørrebro (also called Norrebronx for being a cultural melting pot) is definitely worth the title. If you dress the Urban Outfitters’ way, if you like flannels, statement glasses, vynils, polaroids and if you love spending your spare time sitting in a bar combining a mud of coffee with organic food while you’re working on your mac, that’s the place to be.

Remember to bring your full beard and tattoos with you! After having spent six months living in this amazing area, my best advice is to depart from chaotic and shabby Norrebrogade as soon as possible and dive into the trendy cross lanes to get a hip taste of Copenhagen. Elmegade is a very nice street full of interesting fashion stores. However, the most famous one is probably Jægersborrgade, a long cobbled street where the Michelin starred restaurant Relæ is located. Worthy to mention here are also the jewellery Lady Fingers (amazing atelier of independent designers), the many art galleries and vintage shops present in this street, and the restaurant Manfred’s with its delicious braised beef (best dish of the day ever!). This cute street is really enjoyable especially on non-working mornings, when you have the opportunity to relax in front of a cup of one of the best coffees in town (Coffee Collective) and pick up a delish cinnamon roll at Meyer’s Bakery just right in front of it. Still recovering from hangover and wanna have a nice brunch? I’d say go to Grød in Jægersborrgade if you like porridge, or try Cafè Auto. In Nørrebro you can also find one of the best organic pizza in Copenhagen at Bæst (recently opened!). Enjoy it after a good movie at the Empire Bio cinema. If you’re more up for a drink Nørrebro hosts many of the coolest bars in town. Just to mention a couple of them: The Barking Dog, Bryghus, Oak Bar.

Practical information

  • Distance from the city centre is about 25 minutes walking, otherwise the metro brings you downtown in 10 minutes from Forum station. While, if you have a bike (warmly suggested here!), you can cycle to reach the centre in 15 minutes. The airport is about 20 minutes far by metro.
  • Nørrebro can be generally regarded as a safe area, although it combines a wide ethnic mix and it may look a bit shabby sometimes. It can be only occasionally unsafe at night if compared to other areas – for Danish (highly safe) standards.
  • It is a very convenient location where to live if you are a CBS or Niels Brock student, as it is almost in the middle between the city centre and Frederiksberg, where CBS is located. Moreover, young people use to go out a lot in Nørrebro!
  • Very well served area in terms of shops and supermarkets, great variety of choice.

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