Carlsberg Visitor Centre, Gamle Carlsbergvej 11
1799 Copenhagen, Denmark
tel: +45 3327 1282
fax: +45 3327 4709
The Carlsberg Visitor Centre allows the public to walk through two centuries of brewing history contained within 10,000 sq.m of former production halls since converted into exhibition areas. The tour includes a visit to the stables, where Carlsberg still keep a number of dray horses—though they pull the brewery carts for show only these days—as well as to the peaceful Jacobsen's Garden
, with its collection of sculptures. It ends on the first floor of the Jacobsen brewhouse in the centre's bar, where you can exchange the vouchers handed to you at the beginning of the tour for a beer or soft drink of your choice. Worth visiting even if you're not interested in beer, simply to learn more about fascinating arts patron and entrepreneur Carl Jacobsen. With the exception of the small Jacobsen brewhouse, brewing no longer takes place on the premises, and instead Carlsberg Byen
is being developed as a cultural quarter. The approx. 90-minute tours run daily except Monday and the admission price of DKK 65 includes two beers or soft drinks. Children are welcome on the tour, but because it's a brewery, they will only be admitted when accompanied by an adult.
Photo courtesy of Carlsberg Museet