Six Quirky Things to Do at Culture Night 2019

Culture Night 2019 takes place on Friday, 11th October. An institution in Copenhagen, Culture Night (Kulturnatten), is the mid-October evening celebrating the best in culture around the city, from the conventional to the wacky, and everything in between.

Whether you’d like to explore iconic buildings on your own, have a fun night out with the kids, or gain in-depth knowledge into some niche aspect of Danish culture, there’s something for you at Kulturnatten.

Perhaps the best part of the night is how…interesting…some of these events are. It would be fairly easy for Culture Night to simply exist as a series of open houses at cultural institutions, or museum tours. Instead, the city really goes all out, and that’s why it’s a night that people of all ages look forward to each year. So go out there and have a weird time!

Get inspired with our recommendations for what to do at Culture Night:

List Marker: Number 1Take a Guided Tour of Bispebjerg Cemetery and Crematorium

Cemeteries are always kinda spooky after dark, right? Bispebjerg Cemetery, attached to the gorgeous Grundtvigs Church, is no exception. Take a tour of their cemetery while it’s dark and eerie. There’s also a limited number of spaces for a tour of the crematorium, not often seen! If you’d like to get into the mood for Halloween a little early, we recommend this event!


Bispebjerg Cemetery

Frederiksborgvej 125
2400 København NV

6:00 – 10:00 pm



List Marker: Number 2Build Your Own Lantern for a Burial Chapel Tour

The beautiful St. Petri Church in the centre of the city will be open for classical music concerts, tours, refreshments, and discussions on contemporary German Culture. But if you’re not into that totally normal stuff, you can build your own lantern and then take a tour of the burial chapel. Who doesn’t need to sharpen their lantern-making skills now and then?


Sankt Petri Kirke

Sankt Peders Stræde 2
1453 København K

6:00 pm – midnight



List Marker: Number 3Spend Time in the Copenhagen City Archive

This one isn’t terribly quirky, but still really cool. If you’re a history fan, or just love a good dig through an archive (who doesn’t?), this event is for you. Peruse photographs and documents that tell the story of elderly welfare over the last 100 years. It’s an important and oft-forgotten topic; one that history can certainly help us put into perspective.

Københavns Stadsarkiv at Copenhagen City Hall

Rådhuspladsen 1
1599 København V

6:00 pm – midnight



List Marker: Number 4What Happens When You’re Bitten By a Snake?

If one of your worst fears is being bitten by a venomous snake, then you’re in good company. Did you know 2.7 million people per year are bitten by snakes, and 100.000 of them die, mostly due to lack of anti-venom? Doctors Without Borders will give a talk on snake bites and the challenges faced by the medical community worldwide.


Johan Borups Højskole

Frederiksholms Kanal 24
1220 København K

6:00 pm – midnight



List Marker: Number 5Tour One of the City’s Oldest Mansions

Don’t you just love an old, preserved mansion? Copenhagen doesn’t have enough of them! But this one, Moltkes Palæ, is truly special. Tour the ballroom and the many, many rooms while taking in the elegant furnishings and decor (you know, before things got minimalist). End your tour with an edible medallion, similar to the ones they gave apprentices when they finished their trainings. Why? We’re not sure! But food + a posh mansion? Sign us up.


The Tradesmen Association of Copenhagen

Dronningens Tværgade 2
1302 København K

6:00 – 11:00 pm



List Marker: Number 6Learn About Brain Injuries and Rehabilitation

Do you know all the symptoms of a concussion? When’s the last time you tested your cognitive skills? Experts from the Center for Rehabilitation of Brain Injury will be sharing their knowledge and taking you through a number of fascinating acitivies, all geared towards showing you how amazing our brains really are!


Hjernesagen og Center for Hjerneskade

Amagerfælledvej 56 A
2300 København S

6:00 – 10:00 pm

See the Culture Night program here and buy your Culture Pass here.

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

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