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Districts of Copenhagen Municipality (since 2007): C = Nørrebro
Nørrebros central crossing Nørrebros Runddel

Nørrebro ( IPA : [ nɶʁɛb̥ʁo ]) is one of ten districts of the Danish municipality of Copenhagen . It is located northwest of the Copenhagen Lakes and includes the two quarters of Indre Nørrebro (Inner Nørrebro) and Ydre Nørrebro (Outer Nørrebro).

Nørrebro is known for its relatively high proportion of students, immigrants and its multicultural character. The main street is Nørrebrogade , which runs for a length of about 2.5 kilometers from the lakes in the city center to Nørrebro Station in a north-westerly direction. Another well-known street in the district is Elmegade , with many cafes, bars, restaurants and record shops in the immediate vicinity. St. Hans Torv Square is known for its vibrant nightlife. The so-called rhubarb quarter (Danish: Rabarberkvarteret ) around Rantzausgade has recently been transformed into an urban living space.

The district has been connected to the city's metro network with the Cityring M3 since 2019 .

In 2012, Superkilen was opened, an ensemble of public spaces intended to encourage residents to meet, increase the recreational value and positively emphasize the multinational character of the residential area. The German landscape architecture firm Topotek1 was also involved in the project.

The name of the district is derived from the Danish "nørre brolagt landevej" (Eng. "Northern paved road "). The important Assistens Kirkegård cemetery is part of the quarter .

Riots 2007

In the 18th century Nørrebro was mainly home to artisans and workers, but citizens and civil servants were gradually added. The big building boom began in 1852. In 1857 10,000 people lived here, in 1901 there were already 105,000. Extensive urban renewal projects began around 1970 . Impending demolitions led to massive riots, and Nørrebro has been known for repeated riots since the early 1980s, most recently in 2006/07 when the alternative youth center Ungdomshuset was demolished.

In the 2010s , Nørrebro was primarily a topic of social hotspot in the media . On the one hand, there were reports of increasing violent crimes by migrants. In return, young people from immigrant families complained of racist treatment by the police. The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office had asked British tourists to be particularly careful in Nørrebro.


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

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. https://politiken.dk/ibyen/byliv/art5589358/Rabarberkvarteret-har-rejst-sig-igen
  2. Overview of the M3 metro line
  3. Everything against the sect . In: Friday, September 7, 2007.
  4. In Scandinavia, attacks on Jews are increasing in the Badische Zeitung, March 18, 2011
  5. ^ Uprising in Copenhagen's migrant quarters - violence against "Zero Tolerance" . In: taz , February 18, 2008.
  6. British travelers warned of Nørrebro violence . ( Memento of March 10, 2009 on the Internet Archive ) The Copenhagen Post, March 3, 2009; accessed on May 16, 2013

Coordinates: 55 ° 41 ′ 28 ″  N , 12 ° 32 ′ 56 ″  E