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Copenhagen neighbourhoods: Frederiksberg

City within a city, Frederiksberg. Copenhagen with the University Post, neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood

In a previously published guide to Copenhagen neighbourhoods (with some of the interviews included here, but not all the pictures) we presented an overview of all the Copenhagen city areas.

Now we focus more on each of the local areas, and with more tips from the locals.

In between Vesterbro and Nørrebro, you will technically leave Copenhagen, as Frederiksberg is its own municipality. A city within the city, it is the most densely populated city in Denmark, and also the most expensive to live in. The inhabitants are generally therefore also very wealthy, and the shops here are mostly small boutiques with designer clothes and speciality goods.

See an overview of all the Copenhagen neighbourhoods here.

Oldest gay bar in Copenhagen

Here they have the Copenhagen Zoo, which is by now probably most famous because of its giraffe killings (if you haven’t heard about those yet!) however, there are still many living exotic animals, and it is always a popular place for tourists. It lies just beside the Frederiksberg Palace, which houses the Danish Army Officer Academy.

The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) has a campus in this area, called Frederiksberg Campus, which holds parts of the Faculty of Science and the Faculties of Heath Science and Medical Science, with studies ranging from food research, veterinary and life sciences, natural resources to landscape architecture and planning.

Both the palace and the zoo are surrounded by Frederikberg park, another nice park to take a stroll in. Nanna, a 23 year old English student at UCPH, says:

”My favourite place is definitely Frederiksberg Park. In the summer, it is a great place to go on a picnic. They have a Japanese tea house in the summer, and if you go over to the Zoo, you can see the elephants from the park. Outside the park, you will mostly meet young mothers and their carrier cycles, and CBS [Copenhagen Business School] students. They are everywhere but, of course, you can find all kinds of people.”

“Frederiksberg also has the oldest gay bar in Copenhagen, Café Intime. Even though it is a gay bar, it is for everyone, and they have a piano and an open mic, so you can drop by and sing a song, if you feel like it. It is great fun,” says Nanna.

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