The Northbound tour will take you through the neighbourhoods of Nørrebro, Østerbro, and Nordhavn (the North Harbour area) starting and ending at the historic centre of Copenhagen.

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Areas visited:

Starting from the central city the route will take you to places such as:

  • The Mærsk Tower *
  • Superkilen Urban Park
  • Climate resilient Østebro:
    • Sankt Kjelds Plads
  • Nordhavn Masterplan
  • Copenhagen International School
  • The Silo
  • Lüders Konditag
  • Copenhill (from a distance)
  • The Royal Playhouse

* There is a minor risk that the Mærsk Tower is not accessible due to unannounced events.

Architects:

You will learn about buildings and projects by accredited Danish and international architects and urban designers such as:

“Phenomenal experience – probably my favorite in CPH / of all time! We got a high level of insight from the supremely clever and knowledgeable Alice and loved the tour. Highly recommend over a walking tour. “

Yvonne, Paris, France

But would this have your interest?

If you’re sometimes just mildly interested in sustainability and climate changes: Yes, sure!

Copenhagen is world-leading in terms of human-centered architecture and urban planning, and a perfect case study for the realisation of the 17 UN goals in concrete projects.

Sustainability is a complex endeavour and calls for a holistic approach. This resonates perfectly with beCopenhagen’s general perspective – putting our built environment into the context of everyday life.

Furthermore, we take pride in addressing a broad variety of visitors in a straightforward language without pretentious archi-lingo.

We also never shy away from taking a personal and sometimes critical standpoint by addressing and discussing also the mistakes and unintended consequences.

Your guides on the tour are:

Alice Lempel Søndergaard

Alice has a degree in philosophy and modern culture and has worked with communication within urban planning at a strategic level.

She has a profound interest in how our built environment and city planning are influencing everyday life in the city.

Asser Munch

Asser is an architect by trade and an architecture guide in Copenhagen.

He has a background as a teacher at the School of Architecture in Aarhus, and later as a building architect on smaller, very diverse projects.

Since 2020 Asser is studying construction engineering at the DTU (Technical University of Denmark).

You can read more on his blog: copenhagenarchitecture.dk.

Occasionally, on busy days, we make use of freelance architect guides, who are also professionals from the building and planning industry.

Bikes and equipment

On this tour, you can choose between a cool STRiDA design folding bike or a traditional bike.

The STRIDA is a real urban eye candy – and a great ride!

Our Danish Winther high-quality bikes offer a classy, traditional biking experience. We have different sizes, and the seats are adjustable.

Optional helmets are included as well as a bottle of tap water that we bring on the tour.

Can I take my kids?

Yes, but..! Even though cycling is a great family activity and much more kid-friendly than bus and boat tours, this tour is not aimed at kids.

We’ll ride faster and longer and in more traffic than on our other tours, and the topics are not for the (average) kid.

BUT (important!): since we don’t know your kids and their skills on a bike, they will ALWAYS join on the responsibility and supervision of their parents. Helmets are included and recommended for all kids.

If any kids are younger than 12 (or small for their age), we’ll need to know. Please leave a note in the booking procedure, or write us an email at info@becopenhagen.dk.

Before and after

Please meet us 15 minutes prior to the tour to get you equipped and ready, so we can start on time. In consideration of other tour guests, we cannot wait for latecomers.

We start and finish the tour at the beCopenhagen basecamp, Fortunstræde 1, 1065 Copenhagen.

How to find us.

You can store your luggage here during the tour, and after returning you can rest with a cold soft drink. Feel free to use our WiFi and charge your phone/device.

You can find additional and practical information on our FAQ page.

Ticket type

Adult, Child u/18