Nørrebro is a neighborhood in Copenhagen beyond the old Northern Gate (Nørreport) of the city. With its 72,000 inhabitants on only 2.9 square kilometers (1.1 square miles) it has the highest population density of any area in Denmark – in fact the population density is equal to that of Manhattan. Nørrebrogade is the main street of Nørrebro going from Queen Louise’s Bridge to Nørrebro S-Train Station.
Nørrebrogade is the home of hundreds of shops, lots of them small immigrant businesses like Kebab bars, pizzarias, greengrocers’ shops, hairdressers and bike shops, which makes it evident that Nørrebro is a multi-ethnic society. And speaking of bikes, tens of thousands of bicyclists ride through Nørrebrogade each day making bicycling the dominating type of traffic on the street.
Nørrebrogade is quite long and has a very varied cultural life. Arabs, africans and native danes in all ages live side by side and subcultures such as punk, hip hop and goth thrive. Bars and cafés of all types reside on Nørrebrogade — ranging from the most exclusive and hip cafés to cheap old school Danish pubs. The street is ever-changing and full of life — also after the sun sets. In an attempt to capture a fraction of the feeling of Nørrebrogade I took a walk down the street with my friend Magnus and the camera from the LC-A race — and ended up taking 402 pictures in a row. Have a look at them below.
Nørrebrogade has a very interesting history. Apart from the already mentioned it is known for the great riots that has taken place there, for Assistens Kirkegård (behind the yellow wall visible in the video from 1:12) and for the ever-changing street art, just to name a few things. Nørrebrogade (and the whole area of Nørrebro) has quite a different vibe from the rest of the city — it feels much more like a pulsating multicultural metropolis. If you are ever in Copenhagen a walk down Nørrebrogade (day or night) is a must-do.