Carlsberg Brewery Hours
- Opening hours (January to April 2017)
- Monday to Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
- Opening hours (May to September 2017)
- Monday to Sunday 10 AM – 8 PM
- Opening hours (October to December 2017)
- Monday to Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.
Carlsberg Brewery Tour Options
- Visit Carlsberg Admission: This ticket is an admission for an adult 18 years or older and includes 1 beers or soft drinks and a gift. So basically it allows you to wander around on your own through the various buildings and see the horses, the 20,000+ bottle collection and more.
- Beer Tasting: This is given 3 times a day (Noon, 2PM, and 4PM). At a beer tasting you will be introduced to 3 different beers from the Jacobsen Brewery.
During the beer tasting you will learn about the commodities and the brewing process, as well as how these effect the flavor.
- Guided Tour: This is given 3 times a day (1PM, 2PM, and 3PM). If you are interested in beer, history, art and architecture, then the guided tour is the perfect choice. Our knowledgeable and engaging guides will present the long history of Carlsberg from the foundation in 1847 until today.
Carlsberg Brewery Prices
- Adults (18+) – 2 beers/soft drinks included: DKK 100
- Students with ID – 2 beers/soft drinks included: DKK 70
- Youth (6-17) – 2 soft drinks included: DKK 70
- Children (0-5): Free
- Free admission for guests with Copenhagen Card.
Additional tickets that you can purchase:
- Beer Tasting: DKK 50
- Guided Tour: DKK 50
There is free parking with no time limit on parts of Valby Langgade and on Gamle Carlsberg Vej. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that there will be a parking spot available. There is also paid parking throughout the Carlsberg District.
Carlsberg Brewery Tour Review
When you factor in that you can get 2 beers the tour itself, or rather the ability to self tour really only costs you $5 or so. Not bad honestly. There is also quite a bit to see from the history of Carlsberg, the insane bottle collection, the horses and some of the old equipment you wander through.
Carlsberg Brewery Bottle Collection
The 20,000+ bottle collection they have is just insane. I also had the good fortune to be wandering around at the same time that the retired care taker of the collection was also there. My friend and I got a bit of a special tour of some of the bottles, their history, some others that were in the safe and some additional background on how the collection worked. We were also told about some of the rare bottles sitting in front of us that we had no idea, like the oldest known bottle in existence was right there. He also explained what Carlsberg is planning on ways to highlight these old bottles and provide some additional insight into their history. If this is the type of additional history that is provided on the Guided Tour I have to believe it is certainly worth the price.
Carlsberg Brewery Guided Tour & Beer Tasting
Due to time constraints we didn’t take either of these but for the price I imagine they are worth it – at least taking one of them. I mean for 7$ you either get to try 3 beers and learn about how they are made or for $7 you get a tour guide to walk you through the entire place. At those prices they aren’t doing this to make money!
Carlsberg Brewery Beer Tasting
With the basic entrance fee you get one beer tasting and a second if you pass on your free gift (a pin). I of course went with the 2nd beer over the pin. Both beers I tried were… Jacobsen which are brewed on location and not something I have ever seen over here in the USA.
- Dark Lager – Not bad but not great. I wouldn’t order it if I had many other options.
- Weissbier – I’m harsh on anything Weiss and this was also not great but not bad.
Carlsberg Brewery Tour Final Thoughts
It wouldn’t be fair to rate this tour since I only did the self guided tour. If anyone has done the guided tour please feel free to rate your experience below.