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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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  • It is nice to go there you can try new beers and watch the story about beer construction and visit and the horses and a coffee where can page and take a nice dinner
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  • Very interesting Museum and curious. Bar for wine tasting, cute and really nice restaurant with good food and friendly staff. If you go to Copenhagen to visit the carlsberg is a must ... and then there also 2 complimentary beers!
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  • Another attraction we were in and out of in 30 minutes or less. Missed the last guided tour and horse and carriage rides even though we arrived at around 2.30. The museum itself was much shorter than ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • This was a great visit! My friend and I experienced a small hiccup when trying to find the brewery ( yes, it's huge but we got a little lost due to the construction). They offer two free pints of beer when you come for the tour. We purchased a tour card at the airport which covered our entry into the brewery. We didn't use a guide for our tour because we had just missed the cutoff time for the English language tour. It was fine because it was pretty self explanatory when you read the information attached to each room. Once we finished the tour, we purchased beer that could only be purchased at the brewery and had the most AMAZING platter of pickled herring that I had ever eaten. All in all... I was glad I experienced the brewery tour and its goodies.
  • Good afternoon out, worth it for the 2 free beers but save your tickets to the end and get your free beer in the bar. You can then select from ALL Carlsberg brands. If you get the beer in the first room you visit, then you only have one choice. Basic Carlsberg. Then tour is in the original brewery and shows the history of the Carlsberg company. No brewing is done on site, but it still has all the equipment, preserved for prosperity. Particularly interesting is the bottle collection comprising over 11k different beer bottles. It's a Guiness World Record. Forget about the Carlsberg that you may have drunk in the UK (brewed under licence in the UK), Danish brewed Carlsberg is NICE!!
  • 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.
  • Having visited the Heineken experience in Amsterdam the Carlsberg museum was a bit underwhelming. However taking it for what it is (and at half the price) it's very good for a few hours entertainment. Especially as you get two free beers or soft drinks if you prefer. It's about half an hours walk from the central Copenhagen station, through the meat packing district. Well worth timing it to stop off for lunch or dinner on the way to or from Carlsberg. Being able to walk through the stables was lovely and you also have the opportunity to go for a carriage ride for a very reasonable price. You will probably see the horse and cart throughout Copenhagen.
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