Behind the Scenes of the Old Carlsberg Brewery

The history of Carlsberg beer, founded in 1847, is interwoven with the history of Denmark. A can of Carlsberg pilsner is the symbol of the every day – simple and traditional, and available everywhere from 7-11 to restaurants.

If you’re travelling to Copenhagen for the first time, or just really like beer, Visit Carlsberg is a great way to learn about both the brewery and the Danish beer culture. Located in Vesterbro, the old Carlsberg city (Carlsberg Byen), houses the old Carlsberg Brewery, the world’s largest bottle collection (do NOT play frisbee in there!) and offers tours and tastings.

But if you’d like to go a little deeper into the nearly 200 year old factory and brewery, there are hidden rooms that aren’t part of the usual tour. We were lucky enough to get a peek into those rooms and brought our camera along too.

Take a look behind the scenes at the old Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen:

Photographs by Freya McOmish.


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Freya McOmish

Freya McOmish is a co-founder and Creative Director at Scandinavia Standard. Half Danish, half Australian. Background in law, film and philosophy.