Custom Private Tour of Copenhagen
- Jewish History and Heritage - Join a local Jewish expert to learn about the history of Danish Jewry from the 17th century to today. Sites include the Synagogue, the Jewish Museum, and the Round Tower. We will also discuss WWII and the Nazi occupation in Denmark, including the escape of Danish Jews in 1943. This is a tour suitable for anyone with an interest in Jewish history in Denmark and in Europe more broadly.
- WWII and Nazi Occupation - Take a deep dive into the history of the WWII era, moving from Nørrebrogade to the center of Copenhagen. Our historian will show how the German Occupation of the Danish Capital during WWII led to bombardments, uprisings, and strikes. We will discuss the escape of Danish Jews in 1943 in the years under the Nazi Occupation. This is a fascinating tour for anyone interested in WWII history.
- Danish Design and Architecture - Learn about the evolution of Danish design and influences from both abroad and at home with a design expert. We will visit the Danish Design Museum along with well-known stores, independent designers, and antique shops. We’ll discuss innovation and current trends, as well as how design links to the architecture of the city.
- Contemporary Art Tour - Join an art expert to discuss current exhibitions and permanent collections in Copenhagen's top art spaces. Sites may include the Statens Museum for Kunst, the Danish National Gallery, and the Kunsthal Charlottenborg. An alternative itinerary could include galleries in the meat-packing district, Vesterbro and 'the Cisterns', a former reservoir and nowadays a fascinating international and local exhibition venue.
- Danish Golden Age and Literary Tour - Accompanied by a philosophy or literature expert, delve into the Danish Golden age and important figures that went with it, such as Hans Christian Andersen and Soren Kierkegaard. We’ll walk in the footsteps of these notable characters as we stroll by sites such as Christiansborg Palace, the Royal Danish Theatre, the Round Tower, the Cathedral and Nyhavn (the harbor).
- Copenhagen for Families - This 2-hour tour is geared towards younger learners at Context. We’ll tell tales of kings and queens, castles and palaces, and even Vikings. We’ll hear stories from the legendary Hans Christian Andersen as we stroll through the colorful streets of Copenhagen. We’ll be joined by a guide who comes equipped with fun games and activities to help us recognize the symbols and characters of Copenhagen.
- Houseboats and Harbors - Explore the waters with a local anthropologist, learning about the development of the harbor from a fishing village to a place of modern housing and public facilities. We'll take public water taxis to learn more about the houseboat communities as we get a sense of Danish houseboat-life. Our tour may even include an on-board visit. This is a tour suitable for everyone interested in maritime history, housing and urban development. Families encouraged.
Copenhagen Custom Tour
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Mathilde has an MA in design from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Her interest within design is what it can tell us about the broader culture and changes in society. She sees design as a field that lays between function and aesthetics, that can show us what our ideals of ‘the good life’ are. Mathilde has lived in Copenhagen for the last 8 years, she has studied design at schools in Copenhagen, Eindhoven (Holland) and Kolding (Denmark). From these experiences gained a wide knowledge of different approaches to design. She has worked with children ranging from ages 2 to 15 years and has from this, and her own family life, solid experience in how to create truly engaging communication.
Charlotte specializes in Jewish tours in Copenhagen, telling the dramatic and inspiring story of the Danish Jews. Whilst guiding, she shares her personal family stories about survival, prosperity, and catastrophes. She has a Bachelor degree in tourism from Roskilde University and is vice president of the Zionist federation in Denmark.
Pernille was born and raised in Copenhagen and has lived there for most of her life. She has a degree in Literature and Music from the University of Copenhagen and is a doctoral candidate in English Literature at the University of Glasgow, where she has taught over the past three years. With Copenhagen being her hometown, Pernille knows the city’s nooks and crannies and can give you a personal introduction to its history and culture.
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