Six Quirky Things to Do at Culture Night 2018

Culture Night (Kulturnatten) is the fun annual evening of events that celebrate all the unique aspects of Copenhagen’s history, present, and future. Many major institutions and businesses open their doors to give tours, offer workshops, or hold performances.

There’s plenty for kids, teenagers, and adults alike to do throughout the night. To attend Culture Night, purchase a Culture Pass for 95 DKK, which allows entrance to most events and also gives free access to all Copenhagen public transportation for the night. Passes can be purchased at most 7-11 locations.

The city really comes alive on Culture Night; there’s something for all interests and all ages.

These are the best and most quirky events at Culture Night in Copenhagen:

List Marker: Number 1The Culture Tower

Knippelsbro is an important landmark in Copenhagen (did you know it’s 400 years old?!), and you’ll be able to experience a full night of revelry. There will be face painting for kids from 6 – 8 pm, live music every hour, and a bar serving hot chocolate and beers. If partying on a bridge isn’t your typical night, you’re in for a treat!

Kulturtårnet på Knippelsbro

Knippelsbro 2
1400 København K

6:00 pm – midnight


List Marker: Number 2Cisternerne

Become the sewer rat you always wanted to be as you wander the Cisterns under the city. Artist Jeppe Hein has created an interactive exhibition that will guide you through the space. There will be some activities and presentations at the beginning of the night, plus a bowl of soup to warm you up as you snake your way through the underground.


Søndermarken 0
2000 Frederiksberg

6:00 pm – midnight


List Marker: Number 3Lapidarium of Kings

If you haven’t visited the Lapidarium of Kings, you’re in for a treat. Once a stronghold to protect the city from cannon fire, the space later became a brewhouse. Now, it houses 400 year old royal sculptures. If these walls could talk! Get a look at this incredible testament to forgotten history.

Lapidarium of Kings

Kongernes Lapidarium Christian 4.s Bryghus
Frederiksholms Kanal 29
1220 København K

6:00 pm – midnight


List Marker: Number 4Rosenborg Castle in the Darkness

Ever wanted to explore an historical castle in the dark? You’re in luck! Bring your own flashlight and start exploring. There are storytellers positioned throughout the castle to fill you in on the history. Though the event is free with the Culture Pass, you do need to register beforehand.

Rosenborg Slot

Øster Voldgade 4 A
1350 København K

6:00 pm – midnight


List Marker: Number 5Sensory Laboratory at the Main Library of Frederiksberg

How sharp are your senses? Be prepared to test them with a range of immersive experiences including a soundless dance party, lighting installations, and even activities around taste. Be prepared for a mix of weird, fun, and fascinating.

Frederiksberg Hovedbibliotek

Falkonér Plads 3
2000 Frederiksberg

6:00 pm – midnight


List Marker: Number 6Explore the Old Stage of the Royal Danish Theatre

If you’re a former or current theatre-nerd, you’re in for a night of fun! Dancers from the ballet school will show you around the nooks and crannies of the Old Stage of the Danish Royal Theatre. You’ll also have a chance to try on the costumes from the costume closet (FUN!) and snack on goodies provided by Meyers. This is a great event for both kids and adults.

Det Kongelige Teater – Gamle Scene

August Bournonvilles Passage 8
1017 København K

6:00 – 10:30 pm

Want more fun things to do in Copenhagen this month? Check out our calendar of events.

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