COPENHAGEN — Nørrebro

This area is the most multicultural part of the city with many of its citizens from the Middle East. This is evidenced by the many clothing shops, groceries and eateries with signs written in Arabic. There are also parts of Nørrebro that have trendy cafes, bars and clubs. It was once a working class area associated with lots of political undertones and protests.

The sights found here are:
Assistens Cemetery
Herman Stilling Museum
Airplay Street Gallery
Museum of Police History
World Cultural Center
Barbie Doll Museum
Grundtvigskirken

Assistens Cemetery

Assistens Cemetery
This is the largest cemetery in Copenhagen and it is also a public park used for concerts as well as family picnics. It dates from 1711 and contains the graves of two very important Danish literary figures, Hans Christian Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard. There are also many other noted Danes including the patriarch of the Carlsberg dynasty, Christen Jacobsen. You can get here by catching buses 18, 5A or 350S and it is open from 7am until 7pm from November to March and from 7am until 10pm the rest of the year.

Herman Stilling Museum
Herman Stilling was a Danish author and artist who lived most of his life in the Nørrebro area. This small museum containing a lot of his paintings of trolls and gnomes is found in the old stables next to the Assistens Cemetery.
For information about the museum visit the website at: http://www.hermanstillingmuseet.dk

Airplay Street Gallery
This is Denmark’s first outdoor gallery and it was created in 2006 in a small green square that is camouflaged as a basketball court. When you visit this site you will see a large projector which displays photography along with digital and video art. It is found at the corner of Sct Hans Gade and Ravnsborggade.

Museum of Police History
This is the only museum of its kind in Denmark. It shows the history of the Danish police as well as crime in Denmark including the most famous Danish criminals. The collection consists of uniforms, badges, photographs, documents and police motorcycles.
For information about the museum visit the website at: http://www.politimuseum.dk

World Cultural Center
The World Cultural Center is found at Nørre Allé 7 and is open Monday to Friday from 8am until 10pm. Here you will find festivals, lectures, art exhibitions, concerts and film screenings, organised by various ethnic minority associations in the city. There is also a cheap cafe, with a single daily dish of the day.
For information about the center visit the website at: http://kulturogfritid.kk.dk

Barbie Doll Museum
This museum found at Borups Allé 180 houses one of the best collections of Barbie dolls dating from 1959 to the present. You can view the collection with the owner but it is by appointment only. Ring for an appointment on +45 38 10 30 23.

Grundtvigskirken

Grundtvigskirken
This unusual and rather magnificent church was designed by Peder Klint and it is a mixture of traditional Danish and Gothic style of architecture. Construction started in 1921 but it wasn’t finished until 1940 because of the death of its architect and it was later finished by his son. It is found on På Bjerget 14B.