Autumn 2023 Supplement

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October 2023
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Here’s what to do


Special Halloween exhibitions and events fill the famous garden. The "scary house" is a big hit among children and adults. The Halloween program also includes the traditional pumpkin competition (see cover photo) and the Monsters Night Out parade.


Dining Week is the largest restaurant festival in the North, taking place twice a year; in the autumn holidays and the winter holidays. It brings together a wide range of the best restaurants around the country, all of which have put together a festival menu and dedicated the week to ensuring that guests get a unique restaurant experience at a great price.


Copenhagen's annual Culture Night kicks off the autumn break in Copenhagen and offers children and adults hundreds of cultural events in just one night. Since 1993, Kulturnatten has been one of Copenhagen’s most organized and well-attended cultural events.


Sydhavn Tippen is a pleasant, green area in the Copenhagen area of Sydhavn. A bike ride there can be done in 20 minutes, and it's a perfect place to spend an afternoon a bit away from the big city atmosphere. And it doesn't make the place any less fantastic that it is inhabited by free-ranging sheep and alpacas. 

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Dining Week promises to serve up a spectacular culinary experience 

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Autumn holiday activities

14 – 22 October

Viking Valhalla

In the autumn, the Viking warriors returned from their summer raids. The ships were hauled ashore and they prepared for the long, cold winter.

At the Viking Ship Museum, we gather around the campfire during the autumn holidays and tell exciting stories about the Norse gods. Meet the Viking warrior who demonstrates his impressive weapons and step aboard the 30 metre long Viking ship ‘The Sea Stallion of Glendalough’.

Free entry for children under 18

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Vindeboder 12

DK - 4000 Roskilde

The Viking Ship Museum

In the footsteps of the Vikings

UNESCO recently recognized Danish Viking Age Ring Fortresses as part of the World Heritage List

This summer, five Danish Viking age Ring Fortresses were added to the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List. The fortresses, built between 958 and 987 were spread across the country and strategically positioned for defensive purposes

“The Viking age holds a unique place in world history, and the Ring Fortresses are a physical manifestation from the time when Denmark was united as one kingdom and Scandinavia became a part of the Christian movement in Europe,” Rane Willerslev, Museum Director of The National Museum of Denmark, said in a press release.

He added:

“Therefore, it is amazing – and with a good reason – that the Danish Ring Fortresses are now recognised by UNESCO as world heritage at the same level as, for instance, the Pyramids and the Great Wall of China. This decision will support the future research and communication about the Ring Fortresses – and hopefully, it will also contribute to attracting more visitors.”


The five-ring fortresses stand as remarkable testaments to the Viking era's enduring legacy, and they have earned their place among the world's most impeccably preserved historical monuments.

Built under the reign of Harald Bluetooth they are part of the Danish Viking King’s ambition for the kingdom’s unification to cope with the German-Roman emperor Otto II's rise.

Søren M. Sindbæk, a Professor of Archaeology at Aarhus University, articulated the significance of these fortresses in an interview with Science Nordic.

“The fortresses were intended to deter potential attackers, by allowing the local population to seek shelter and defend themselves. This allowed locals to withstand attacks, and provided Harald Bluetooth with a mobile army that he could deploy to the German border,” he explained.

Despite their imposing scale and architectural brilliance, these fortresses were not enduring homes for generations. Surprisingly, research suggests that some of them may have functioned as defensive strongholds for as brief a period as ten years. 

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The Ring Fortresses in short Aggersborg

Located near Løgstør in Northern Jutland is the biggest of all with 240 meters in diameter. A total of 48 houses surrounding a tower in the centre were built inside the ring.


Find it near Hobro in Northern Jutland. It was built to maintain royal power and was inhabited by men, women and children, The fortress rampart offers an impressive view.


Nonnebakken fortress means ‘The Nun Hill’ in English. It was named after a nunnery located on the

mound in the 12th century. The ancient monument is currently hidden by Odense - a city in Funen.


This great fortress can be seen clearly today near Slagelse in Western Zealand and the village of Slagløse has been reconstructed to show how the Vikings once lived.


Borging’s fortress was constructed in front of Køge Bay to control and monitor all traffic in and around East Zealand. Borgring secrets and mysteries are still being resolved by archaeologists who visit the area every summer.

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Aerial view of Trelleborg Viking-Age Ring Fortress, seen from the east  Photo:The National Museum


“Unruly parodies of modern masculinity, that makes me burst out laughing”

Dagens Nyheter

“With his love of repetition Kjartansson enchants guests at Louisiana”

Süddeustche Zeitung

“LOVE! This year’s best exhibition”


“A must-see of 2023”

The Art Newspaper

“Dedicated to the greatest emotions and inner darkness like no other artist today”

Die Zeit

“As soon as I leave this exhibition, I want to go back and see it again”


“The finest performance artist of our time”

Apollo Art Magazine

“What a party this show is, while the performance Bangemand remains downright heartbreaking”

Kulturnytt P1

“Absolutely impressive in the balancing between the comical and the critical”

Morgenbladet, Norway

“An artist with a very special ability to nail the zeitgeist”


“Louisiana presents one of the masterpieces of our time”

Svenska Dagbladet


Ragnar Kjartansson, Margrét Bjarnadóttir & Bryce Dessner, No Tomorrow 2022. Six-channel video installation with sound. Duration: 29:18 min. Commissioned by Sigurður Gísli Pálmason; based on a commission by the Iceland Dance Company. Photo: Ari Magg Main Corporate Partner: Udstillingen støttes af:

Tour de Beer: Discover Danish beer - and the capital - by foot

Once Vesterbro was the land of drugs, porn, and prostitution. Today, it’s also one of the city’s trendiest districts housing several breweries. The Copenhagen Post went on a guided tour to learn about both the city and Danish beer evolution.

Bar Pilsner and Classic beers, brewed by the brand 

Denmark is world famous for its production of beer. Major breweries like Carlsberg and Royal Unibrew are global players, but in recent years a great number of small, local breweries have entered the Danish beer

scene across the country.

In Vesterbro - the part of the capital that’s known for its red light district - some of these new and hip breweries are located, telling a story about both city and beer evolution.

On a Wednesday in September, The Copenhagen Post went on a guided tour to find out if it’s as cool as the Danes tend to claim.

At the Copenhagen Central Station, we’re introduced to the history of the neighbourhood. From

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Freddy’s All photos: Leticia Bossi

the early beginning hundreds of years ago, to the late 1960s when pornography was legalised, moving fast forward to today, where apartments are being sold for astonishing amounts. Then we’re heading for three different bars.


According to Mie Dybro, owner of Copenhagen by Mie and Friends’, who promotes the walk we’re on - the purpose of the tour is to show how locals live and love to hang out in distinctive pubs.

The tour also explains how a shady neighbourhood has been transformed into a hip urban area.

“The first stop symbolises the old part of Vesterbro, then Mikkeller represents the new part and we picked Fermentoren as the last spot because it perfectly combines those two aspects. The beers support the story and highlight the uniqueness of the area,” says Dybro.

Close to Freddy’s Bar - the first stop on the beer walk - we passed a center for homeless people. The bar houses the local brewery, named Freddy’s. Then beer is served.

To me, the taste of the two we tasted was quite close to Carlsberg's ordinary pilsner, but Freddy’s beers are, however, a bit more refreshing.

According to, Denmark’s tradition of brewing beer dates from approximately 1,370 BC and according to Statista the number of active beer breweries exceeded 240 in 2021. To supply the 347 million litres per year consumed in the country, locals, however, rely on major breweries like Carlsberg and Royal Unibrew - the two largest beer makers in Denmark.


Moving on for a detour through the Meatpacking District, we learned that before hosting nightlife and restaurants, the area was dedicated to meat industry businesses and saw the first support center for drug usersstrangely located in front of a fancy wine-tasting restaurant. Once arriving at the second stop, Mikkeler’s first craft beer bar, we could choose from a great number of beers.

Later, as we were walking in the streets, we were encouraged to buy a Tuborg at a 7/11 store, giving the tour a full Danish experience, because walking with beers in our hands made us look like locals, the tour guide said.

On the tour's last stop, we entered Fermentoren, which is a kind of hybrid between the old part of Vesterbro highlighted by Freddy’s bar and Mikkeller’s hipsters.

The bar is known for its many varieties of IPA and once again, tour participants were able to choose from the beers available at the counter. 

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The tour guide, Lauritz Modstand, holding a Tuborg classic  Inside Freddy’s Bar - decorated with street names, signs and famous logos 

An internationals guide: What to explore in the fall with children

A Bangladeshi living in Denmark since 2007, Saiful Azim is an academic employee at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences in The University of Copenhagen. Now, he shares his best tips on what to do in the fall

What: Capture Northern Lights

Where: Liseleje beach and surrounding

Why: “I like to photograph it because it's a certain natural thing we cannot see regularly in a proper way from Denmark and it is also challenging to capture it in a camera. I usually go to Liseleje beach because it's far north, dark, free from light pollution and crowds. So you have the proper vision in darkness to


What: Dragedag i efterårsferien - Kite Festival

Where: Naturcenter Amager Strand

Why: “That is one of the biggest kite festivals in Copenhagen. I don't fly kites usually but mostly I take photos. When my daughter is there, we both look at the kites, talk to people and enjoy the day.”

What: Model aeroplane fair

Where: Taastrup

Why: “Usually I go to the model train and diecast car fair but I also recommend the aeroplane one. I like to go to these events with my daughter. She is very interested and wants to explore more. We enjoy seeing and maybe buying such toys together for her or collector’s items for me.” 

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Saiful Azim shares his top tips  Photo: Yeasna Hasan Pia

Guide to child-friendly museums

In Copenhagen and within an hour from the capital, many great museums can be found. Many of them offer a child-friendly environment or workshops for the little ones. The Copenhagen Post highlights a few


Rømersgade 22, Cph K

The Workers' Museum is a journey through 150 years of industrial history that changed the course and conditions of workers’ lives - and also women’s lives in a new exhibition from October 13. And traditional Danish Smørrebrød in truly historic surroundings is served.The Workers' Museum is the first Danish Museum ever to be awarded the Council of Europe Museum Prize according to the official website. The museum transformed its backyard to make it appear as an authentic 1930s Copenhagen one. It’s now a place for children to play, be creative and immerse themselves in the urban culture of the time.


Sølvgade 48-50, Cph K

Statens Museum for Kunst, the National Gallery of Denmark is the country's largest art museum, with international collections, temporary exhibitions and kids' activities. The permanent exhibition contains Danish and Nordic Art from 1750 to 1900 and provides 400 paintings spread out over 24 rooms. It’s the most significant collection of Danish art. The museum provides a workshop for children where they can explore their fondest memories from their summer holiday and paint or build an art piece on what it means to them.


Gl Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk

Going to the Louisiana Museum is an experience in itself and a lovely way to spend a family day. The sculpture park, Louisiana's Collection - which includes more than 4,000 works, as well as the many events organised at the museum and the Café’s splendid view make the escapade unique. Daily workshops inspired by the current exhibition are conducted by arts professionals at Louisiana Børnehus - the children’s area.


Ny Vestergade 10, Cph K

The National Museum of Denmark is one of the best places to experience the heritage of Denmark. This autumn a large collection of items from the Viking Age is exhibited, you can learn about the history of money, and don’t miss to get a glance at astronaut Andreas Mogensen’s space- and skinsuit from his 2015 mission. In The Children’s Museum, kids can enjoy a playground, touch everything and explore history while they play.

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Photo: Malthe Ivarsson The Workers Museum is the first Danish museum to win the coveted Council of Europe Museum Prize 


Ny Kronborgvej 1, 3000 Helsingør

This year M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark has been nominated the best museum for children in Denmark by “Børn I byen” for the second time. Discover THE DREAM SHIP, which is a replica of a motorship built in the museum’s grand playground where everyone in the family can enjoy and learn more about ships. Also, a series of special tours are made to celebrate Copenhagen’s nomination as the world’s capital of architecture in 2023.


Svanholmsvej 3A, 1905 Frederiksberg

The Children’s Museum regularly holds events and workshops from soap-making to graffiti art.The informal atmosphere invites the participants to try creative experiences and join activities such as cup-cake decoration, painting or even hair ornament workshops. Birthday parties can be organised in the museum, where workshops are led by professionals. Companies can also benefit from the services of the Children’s Museum when they organise a family day or other parties.


Kongevejen 100, 2800 Kongens Lyngby

Visiting the Open Air Museum North of the capital is like travelling back in time to see how Danes lived hundreds of years ago. At the Open Air Museum, visitors stroll along the gravel roads, visiting the fully-furnished homes of the people of the past, such as the peasant, the wealthy miller, the village weaver or the inmates of the poorhouse. The horse-drawn carriage is a child-friendly activity. Also, the museum provides pleasant picnic areas with a cosy country kiosk to buy sandwiches, coffee, cakes and old-fashioned sweets and soft drinks.


Vindeboder 12, 4000 Roskilde

The Viking Age is an important period of time in Danish history. At the Viking Ship Museum, both adults and children can learn about the Vikings through exhibitions, activities, and audio-guided tours. Ships dating back to the 1030s are exhibited and a must-see. On top of that, the museum organises several activities for children such as a digital treasure hunt, a selling trip, a boat-building workshop and an autumn holiday activity called 'The Vikings' Valhalla'.

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Check out the calendar on for events in the Copenhagen area.

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Photo: Gautam Arora/Unsplash Photo: Maria Dønvang Photo: Simone Stæhr Keller Photo:Werner Karrasch
FreeOctoberentrance 2 10-21 World Architecture Day Exhibitions, Gallery Tours, Talk, Family Workshop and Architecture Quiz

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