In the heart of Carlsberg City District lies a square where physical activities are on the menu for all ages. Bubble Square is one of the most recent initiatives in one of the city’s new urban development areas. It is open all year round, and a trip here can be combined with a visit to J.C. Jacobsen’s peaceful garden or some of the other activities in Carlsberg City District.
Bubble Square is a great place, with climbing frames for different levels of ability, a ‘ball wall’, football pitch and a street basketball hoop. The big asphalt ‘bubbles’ in the centre of the square are ideal for skateboards, scooters and BMX bikes.
The square is floodlit on winter nights, and there’s a special area where you can enjoy a packed lunch or fire up the barbecue. Electricity sockets are on hand for your portable stereo. The whole square is buzzing with activity – not somewhere to go for peace and quiet!
And it’s mostly free, too. If you fancy a really stiff challenge, try the a ‘climbing forest’, which is for all ages and all levels of bravery. Try the cable that swings between the trees 30 metres up, or climb a high pole and imagine you are Saint Symeon the Stylite.
In the middle of it all stands a bust of Carl Jacobsen, son of J.C. Jacobsen and founder of the New Carlsberg Glyptotek and brewery. There is a charge for the climbing forest, but it is guaranteed to be absolutely safe.
A trip to Bubble Square can be combined with a visit to the Carlsberg stables to see the brewery’s big dray horses.
Photo : Ty Stange
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- Street basketball
- Barbecues, picnics and music.
- The climbing forest is open on weekends and holidays and you can book a slot on weekdays.
- Apart from the small Jacobsen Brewhouse, beer hasn’t been brewed at Carlsberg since 2008. The old brewery grounds have since been used for a large-scale urban development project.
- Today, the area hosts science seminars, the Dansehallerne dance theatre, exhibition halls, an art book store and a supermarket. Plenty of homes and businesses are planned for the area, and Carlsberg City District will have its own S-train station in 2016.
- The new S-train station in Carlsberg City District will replace Enghave Station.
- There isn’t a lot of natural scenery to look at here, apart from the tall trees in the climbing forest.
- Wheelchair access and disabled toilet nearby.
- Café and supermarket in Carlsberg City District.
- Barbecue facilities and places to eat packed lunches.