Unlock the young, multi-cultural and buzzing neighbourhood of Nørrebro.
One of Scandinavia’s most densely populated places with more than 80,000 people living in just 4,1 km2, Nørrebro is also a multicultural neighbourhood. 27 percent of the inhabitants have another origin than Danish of which 17 percent originate from non-Western countries. It is not a new feature that foreigners are attracted to Nørrebro. Hundreds if not thousands of Swedes settled in the area between 1870 and 1885, as did Jews fleeing pogroms in Russia and Poland between 1904 and 1916. Originally a working-class area, Nørrebro is today a very young neighbourhood with almost 50 percent of inhabitants being under the age of 29. Regardless of time and day, the streets are vibrant and full of life.
Over time, Nørrebro has undergone an extensive development and urban renewal, however not always in accordance with the wishes of locals. The story of Nørrebro is therefore also the story of locals and their struggle to be heard. Over the decades, numerous protests and demonstrations have taken place in the streets and around public buildings, parks and squares with locals demanding autonomy. Local user-controlled playgrounds and buildings have also been closed over the years. Others have survived through local persistence and courage, making Nørrebro a symbol of the people’s will to influence the place they live in.
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