Inside the old Carlsberg Brewery
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The old area of Carlsberg Brewery is over the coming 10 – 15 years to be transformed into a housing area or more or less a new city at the perimeter of Copenhagen. Brewing Carlsberg beer in the city of Copenhagen is today already history and I was therefore pleased when I was invited to one of the last tours in the former head quarter of the national beer pride of Denmark at Carlsberg Breweries.
I had been visiting this plant many times and especially when I was studying at Copenhagen Business School many years ago. Back in that time none of us had that much money, so when we were heading for a party on a Friday or a Saturday evening; we started with a sightseeing tour at the brewery in order to have some free beers inboard before hitting a party.
I was happy to join this trip but it was also quite sad to see that cellars getting taken down and all the places that I had been so many times just being destroyed. Luckily many of the buildings are not allowed to be destroyed, and some of these old building will be a part of the new town, which I think is a good legacy for a factory that has been such an enormous part of the last 150 years of Copenhagen. Much of the art and culture would not have enriched Copenhagen if it had not been for the Carlsberg foundation.