Six Quirky Events at Copenhagen Culture Night 2017

Since 1993, Copenhagen has hosted Culture Night (Kulturnatten). Throughout the evening, venues from museums to more unconventional spaces will open up to over 100,000 people as they create unique experiences that highlight Copenhagen’s culture in a variety of ways. Everything from political history to contemporary art is on display. This isn’t a typical festival; the events can get pretty whacky! But that’s why we love this night of fun, and you will too.

To get access to all the events, simply purchase a Culture Pass for 95 DKK. The pass also covers a child under 12 years and gives you access to all public transport from 5 pm – 5 am. There are a few events that require a free extra ticket for space-limitation reasons; those events are marked clearly on the program.

Check out our top recommendations for weird and wonderful things to do at Copenhagen’s Culture Night 2017:

List Marker: Number 1Lantern Workshop in the Cisterns

Design your own lantern or origami crane with direction from architect Gitte Mathiasen while the Cisterns are lit up with a display of beautiful lanterns. Just outside, Japanese chef Isao Suzuki will be serving Japanese street food. Take note all over Fredreiksberg – in addition to these lanterns, there will be lights as part of the art installation “Streams of Culture.”

Lantern Workshop in the Cisterns

6:00 pm – midnight
Søndermarken 0
2000 Frederiksberg


List Marker: Number 2Visit the Faroese Culture House

Learn all about Faroese culture, including knitting, salmon (the best in the world!), Faroese beer and jazz. The evening ends with a traditional chain dance. A great way to learn about a culture that is part of Denmark but isn’t always given its rightful place.

Faroese Culture House

Det Færøske Hus
6:00 pm – midnight
Vesterbrogade 17 a
1620 København V


List Marker: Number 3Insects: The Food of the Future!

Doesn’t spending your night at the Ministry of Higher Education and Science sound like fun?! Get on board, nerds! You can try insect snacks and wash it down with “sustainable beer,” plus you get an “explosive” chemistry show from Store Nørd. Sounds pretty cool to us!

Insects: The Food of the Future

Uddannelses – og Forskningsministeriet
6:00 pm – midnight
Bredgade 40
1260 København K


List Marker: Number 4See Copenhagen’s New Metro Before it Opens

Are you very into urban planning? If not, get with it! Metroselskabet and the Copenhagen Metro Team will give you a little tour and presentation about the coming metro. For those of us who have been waiting for this metro line for years, this is very exciting!

Copenhagen Metro Pre-Opening Tour

6:00 pm – 1:00 am
Rådhuspladsen 1
1550 København K


List Marker: Number 5Flashlight Tour of Rosenborg Castle

How spooky do you think an old castle is at night when the lights are off? Now is your chance to find out! Bring your own flashlight and explore the castle on your own or with a group (er, we recommend the group). You’ll get to poke your nose into all those creepy little corners you’ve always dreamed about.

Flashlight Tour of Rosenborg Slot

Rosenborg Slot
6:00 pm – midnight
Øster Voldgade 4 A
1350 København K

NB: A free additional ticket is required for this event. Please click the link above to register for yours!


List Marker: Number 6Royal Cast Workshop

Ever wonder how great sculpture is made? Plaster casts! For one night only, the Plaster Cast Collection opens its doors in the West India Warehouse. You get to create your own plaster cast figurine and there will be performances by the Copenhagen International School of Performing Arts.

Royal Cast Workshop

Den Kongelige Afstøbningssamling
6:00 pm – midnight
Toldbodgade 40
1253 København K

See the full program for Kulturnatten here.

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Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.