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Visit Carlsberg, Copenhagen

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Have a glass of beer with your history lesson at Visit Carlsberg. On the site of the original brewery founded in 1847 by industrialist J.C. Jacobsen, the visitor center is one of the city's major tourist attractions. Book a private guide to show you the city's blend of history, beer, and architecture. You can also explore the old brewery on your own, starting at the center's ticket store. From there, proceed along the designated route to see the biggest collection of unopened beer bottles in the world, as well as a sculpture garden featuring a small replica of the famous mermaid sculpture Jacobsen donated to his city. Each entry ticket includes a complimentary drink at the on-site bar. Make Visit Carlsberg part of your personalized Copenhagen itinerary using our Copenhagen trip itinerary maker.
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  • Visited in February 2017. Finding the entrance proved to be difficult due to poor signing and ongoing construction around. The place was quite cold inside despite walking indoors. Whole experience con...  more »
  • Good beer to taste (2 beers included in the price). Possibility to eat on the spot (outdoors) not a Museum in the true sense (tour lasts approximately 30 minutes without the beer tastings). It can be a good place to relax in a visit to Copenhagen. Gift shop specific Carlsberg on-site.
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  • We visited here in Feb 2017. We got the Sightseeing bus (Carlsberg route), which dropped us a little bit away from Carlsberg. This is where the confusion and frustration started. There is construction...  more »
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  • Having visited many distilleries and breweries, one aspect I really enjoyed with Carlsberg was that they left it to you do to as much or as little as you wanted. Tours can be self-guided or guided and having done both there really is no "wrong" way to experience the facility, making it perfect for those with a tight schedule or with an otherwise limited interest in the brewery's history or brewing in general. For everyone else, there is plenty to dive into.
  • I would recommend everyone, especially to home brewers the visit to the old Carlsberg factory. Besides, with the ticket which is approximately 10€, you have two beers included. Taking into account the cost of the beer in a bar in Copenhagen, the ticket is just the price of the two drinks!
  • Really interesting museum and tour telling the history of beer in general and Carlsberg in particular. Highlight: workers in the 1900s who were late or made mistakes had to pay fines directly to the children's orphanage. Choice of free beers (2 x 0.25l) is very good.
  • a little bit outside the town, not a must do, if you ever been to the heineken brewery in amsterdam, its not worth visiting, you pay about 12 € and can walk around the carlsberg brewery and get 2 small beers included, the tour takes half an hour / hour,
  • I went here as part of the Copenhagen card deal and I really enjoyed it. Anytime you can drink beer at a museum is a good time. I went near the end of the day on a weekday and we had the entire museum to ourselves. They have a beautiful outdoor courtyard that is a great place to have a drink outside. The souvenirs in the gift shop are some of the most reasonably priced that I saw while in Copenhagen. Also if it is late and you want to score a free beer you can download and play their beer making game. The game is crap but if you're the only one on the leader list you can claim a free beer at the bar upstairs.