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Stroll with the city's ghosts

Copenhagen, Denmark

Experience hosted by Mads Kristian

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Copenhagen has a wealth of skeletons in its closet—literally. Virtually everywhere you go, you step on dead people, including the victims of wars, epidemics, or just life. There were cemeteries with every church within the city limits and the city’s history is full of disasters that demanded additional burial places. I will take you on a walk through some of the harshest and weirdest stories the capital has to offer. You'll encounter the church lamb, the baby killer, the city’s guardian spirits, and the common people who believed in them.
Other things to note
Ghosts are only scary if you let them get under your skin. And most of them are hundreds of years old, so I guess we can outrun them if need be.
Copenhagen has a wealth of skeletons in its closet—literally. Virtually everywhere you go, you step on dead people, including the victims of wars, epidemics, or just life. There were cemeteries with every church within the city limits and the city’s history is full of disasters that demanded additional burial places. I will take you on a walk through some of the harshest and weirdest stories the capital has to offer. You'll encounter the church l…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Umbrellas if needed
From $42
/ person
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Meet your host, Mads Kristian

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 8 Reviews
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After a decade of teaching history, Danish, and social studies, in 2014 I decided to quit my job and start doing what I've always loved the most—telling stories and sharing my passion for this wonderful city of mine. Though I know every inch of the city, there are still new discoveries every day—and new, curious people to engage with. A vast network allows me to offer access and treats you would struggle to find on your own. I have five experiences on Airbnb and I'm happy to share the links with you in a private message. How about one that explores the most distinctive district in Copenhagen? https://www.airbnb.dk/experiences/679847
After a decade of teaching history, Danish, and social studies, in 2014 I decided to quit my job and start doing what I've always loved the most—telling stories and sharing my passion for this wonderful city of mine. Though I know every inch of the city, there are still new discoveries every day—and new, curious people to engage with. A vast network allows me to offer access and treats you would struggle to find on your own. I have five experiences on Airbnb and I'm happy to share the links with…
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Where you'll be

We'll meet near Rådhuspladsen—City Hall Square—and go to Strøget, the main pedestrian street. We'll visit the City Court and Vor Frue Kirke—Copenhagen Cathedral.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Alanna
October 2019
This tour was everything that I could’ve hoped for; it was a fun way to learn about the history of the city through unique and quirky stories that you wouldn’t get from other run of the mill tours. Mads has a great sense of humor and you can tell how passionate he is about the history of Copenhagen. I looked at the city differently after doing the tour with Mads and he gave great advice on other must sees while in Copenhagen. He was very dependable and kind. I can’t recommend this tour enough!
This tour was everything that I could’ve hoped for; it was a fun way to learn about the history of the city through unique and quirky stories that you wouldn’t get from other run o…
Rebecca
August 2019
Mads is a great storyteller who knows the city and it’s history very well - which made for a fun, memorable, and unique experience! I highly recommend this excellent and spooky tour!
Regina
June 2019
Es macht Spaß, mit Mads unterwegs zu sein! Auch, wenn er schwört, dass alles, was er erzählt, der Wahrheit entspricht und dies beschwörend vermittelt, verbleibt ein verschmitzes Augenzwinkern. Er kann sehr "authentisch" erzählen (und ich liebe gut erzählte Geschichten), und es bleiben viele Informationen mit den einzelnen Plätzen in Verbindung. Es hat mir wirklich gut gefallen, diese besondere Führung, die sicherlich nicht die letzte bei Mads gewesen ist!
Es macht Spaß, mit Mads unterwegs zu sein! Auch, wenn er schwört, dass alles, was er erzählt, der Wahrheit entspricht und dies beschwörend vermittelt, verbleibt ein verschmitzes Au…
Nikolay
June 2019
That was an amazing experience! Mads is an expert historian, great storyteller and a fine gentleman. The stories he tells and the details about the Copenhagen he shares with you are captivating and they let you discover the Cph and the Danes from another angle. This angle is a bit grim, of course, but it’s still an entertaining and enlightening knowledge and in the end of the tour you feel uplifted. Horrible stories, fun evening. Five dead thief’s fingers out of five.
That was an amazing experience! Mads is an expert historian, great storyteller and a fine gentleman. The stories he tells and the details about the Copenhagen he shares with you ar…
Melissa
April 2019
I had a wonderful time with Mads and I valued the inside perspective he could give me about some of Denmark's darker history. It was very evident how passionate and knowledgeable he is about his city. I appreciated that he took the time to answer my questions. Thanks Mads!
I had a wonderful time with Mads and I valued the inside perspective he could give me about some of Denmark's darker history. It was very evident how passionate and knowledgeable…
Artem
August 2019
Loved it!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Sensible walking shoes and clothes suiting danish weather.