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Districts of the municipality of Copenhagen (since 2007): B = Østerbro.
View over Østerbro

Østerbro [ ˈøsdərˌbroʔ ] is a district of the Danish capital Copenhagen . Around 82,000 people live here.

Østerbro is a relatively affluent district. It has an old and distinguished history and is home to many important architectural monuments.

The Nordhavnen (North Harbor) area belongs to Østerbro, which is the most important urban development project in Copenhagen alongside the Ørestad district . An urban district with a connection to the sea is to be gradually developed from the formerly industrial port area.

Bro is an old Danish name for “brolagt vej” - “paved road”, which led to the city gate Østerport (“East Gate”), which in the Middle Ages was at the end of Østergade (“East Street”). In 1647 and 1708 the east gate was relocated as part of the city expansion.

From 2002 to 2007 Østerbro was divided into two of Copenhagen's fifteen boroughs:

(As of January 1, 2005)


Since 2019 Østerbro has been connected to the M3 ( Cityringen ) line of the Copenhagen Metro with the stations Vibenshus Runddel , Poul Henningsens Plads and Trianglen . There is also a connection to the S-tog . Like all of Copenhagen, Østerbro has an excellent cycle network .

Web links

Commons : Østerbro  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Homepage of the development company
  2. City of Copenhagen - Figures and Facts - Inhabitants by city districts ( Memento of November 9, 2007 in the Internet Archive )

Coordinates: 55 ° 42 '  N , 12 ° 34'  E