Completing my Bucket List

The Carlsberg Experience

Our fight didn’t arrive into Copenhagen until 2.30PM, but we didn’t want to waste our first day so it was straight for a beer at “Visit Carsberg“.


“Get an insight on how to brew beer at the modern Jacobsen Brewery. Enjoy a beer in the sun or in Jacobsen Brewhouse and Bar. Visit the stables, get inspired by the world’s biggest bottle collection, and discover beautiful sculptures, e.g. the Little Mermaids younger sister in the sculpture garden.”

Our first stop was the worlds largest collection of beer bottles.  “A thorough count which lasted one whole day was conducted on October the 13th 2006, and the final number reached 16,384. Based on this information Guinness World Records issued a certificate confirming that this it is the largest collection of beer bottles in the world. This was in February 2007.”  The certificate is on the wall for you to see as you enter.


You can arrange a guided tour but we opted for the self guided and followed the map provided on entry.  We spent around an hour exploring the the history of Carlsberg, visiting the Brewery, and seeing the wonderful Carlsberg mascots (The horses).

With your entry you are given two tokens to use on either beer or soft drinks.  So after our tour we headed to the bar where we put our feet up for a while and relaxed with our beers.


Visit Carlsberg also offer some other experiences which you can add onto your package.  These include:

  • Beer tasting
  • Horse and carriage ride
  • Food and drinks in the bar


Opening Hours and Prices:

Visit Carlsberg is located on the hill of Copenhagen called “Valby Bakke”. Here Carlsberg was founded in 1847 by J. C. Jacobsen. The brewery was named after J. C. Jacobsen’s son, Carl, and got the “berg” from the hill it was built on. At Visit Carlsberg you can experience the history of the original Carlsberg brewery as well as the active Jacobsen brewery, the horses and stables, Brand Store, bars, art and architecture.

Opening hours

From October 1st to April 30th:
Tuesday to Sunday 10 am – 5 pm. Please notice Visit Carlsberg is closed on mondays during these months.

From May 1st to September 30th:
Monday to Sunday 10 am – 8 pm.

Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.


October 1st– April 30th:

  • Adults (18+) – 2 beers/soft drinks included: DKK 85
  • Youth (6-17) – 2 soft drinks included: DKK 60
  • Children (0-5): Free

May 1st– September 30th:

  • Adults (18+) – 2 beers/soft drinks included: DKK 95
  • Youth (6-17) – 2 soft drinks included: DKK 70
  • Students with ID – 2 beers/soft drinks included: DKK 70
  • Children (0-5): Free

Free admission for guests with Copenhagen Card.


We would have liked to spend longer at the Visit Carlsberg site but due to our tight schedule we just had a few hours. I’d recommend going for a bit longer and having some lunch there too.


*My entry was provided by Visit Carlsberg, but all words as always are my own*

One thought on “The Carlsberg Experience

  1. Sarah Rooftops

    I loved the Carlsberg brewery SO MUCH. Mostly for the architecture – what a weird mix of buildings! Also, a random cat that was lurking around the stables. I’m not a beer drinker so I hadn’t expected to get much out of it but it was a definite high point of our trip.

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