The Copenhagen district of Vesterbro is the city’s gritty alter ego, a world apart from fairy-tale palaces and the Little Mermaid.
Once notorious as the city’s red light
district, it has reinvented itself as a bohemian hangout, full of vintage
shops, cool bars, art galleries and design studios. However, it maintains a
rebellious streak – expect irreverent street art, decorating everything from
birdhouses to dustbins. With a mission to make electronic music more
accessible, August sees the Strøm music festival
hit Vesterbro’s Enghaven Park. This year’s line up includes veterans Aphex Twin
and The Orb, plus newer names like Ghostpoet.
- The Strøm festival covers
Copenhagen from 15 August, with free concerts featuring the above-named acts at
Enghaven Park on 19 and 20.
- Sleep in your own artist-customised
room at Hotel Fox.