Norrebro: Vibrant fun in Copenhagen
Posted on Tuesday 31 August 2010
in Shopping, Copenhagen
By Dylan Thomas
Copenhagen has its share of attractions, whether it's Tivoli Gardens or the Little Mermaid statue. Yet it's the lesser-known and unpublicized locations - bars, shops, restaurants, museums and clubs - that frequently make or break a holiday.
Fortunately, Kiwis on Copenhagen holidays won't likely be disappointed by any of these offerings, especially if they explore the Norrebro district. This area, known mainly for its main street, Norrebrograde, is the center of an up-and-coming middle class community in the city.
Norrebrograde winds along a beautiful lake and offers travelers a wide range of eateries and shops. It's also the home to "Little Arabia," the center of the city's Middle Eastern district - a great place to get a change of pace during a vacation.
Noreebro is also a cultural center, and travelers should be sure to check out Empire Bio, considered Copenhagen's best independent cinema by many. This is also the home of Copenhagen's theatre district, and while travelers won't find Broadway spectacles, they'll enjoy plenty of options in down-to-earth comedies, modern drama or even onstage literature readings.
Yet the heart of the district is shopping, and travelers will find tons of stores off the main street. Ravnsborggade is known for its antique stores, while Elmegade has a mix of designer boutiques and take-out eateries.
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