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Photo exhibition: The Local – Copenhagen’s Last Pubs

A unique piece of Danish culture is disappearing – the local pub. At the end of the 1980s there were over 1,000 pubs in Copenhagen. Today just over 200 are left. Two authors and a photographer have visited them all.

Places of stories and secrets

Copenhagen’s pubs are places of stories and secrets as dark as the murkiest stout. But they’re also full of laughter and life that can last until the small hours seven days a week. Some of the pubs have Christmas decorations they’re reluctant to take down. Others are full of baubles of other kinds. Regardless of the décor, every single one of them has a story to tell.

This exhibition presents edited excerpts and photographs from the bestseller book ‘Stamsteder – Københavns sidste værtshuse’ (The Local – Copenhagen’s Last Pubs). The book’s authors Anders Højberg Kamp and Johannes Jacobsen and photographer Thomas Skou visited every old pub in town. The museum has chosen 14 of them from 14 different areas of Copenhagen. 

Plan your visit


The photo exhibition runs from 1 December 2022 to 28 February 2023.


  • There is a lift to / ramp to / barrier free / entrance
  • There are accessible toilets in the building or withing 200 meters of the building
  • There is no accessible parking
  • There is free entrance for companions
  • There is possibility to eat / drink on site
  • There are chairs / Benches you can rest on
  • There is elevator / lift / barrier free inside the building
  • There is no possibility for alternative participation (e.g., podcast or video)


Museum of Copenhagen

Stormgade 18

1555 København V
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