The Proletarian Tour. Nørrebro
Start: Nørreport Metro Station. The Workers Assembly Building (1879) at Rømersgade reminds us on the rise of a new self-confident working class aiming for the welfare state. After crossing the elegant Queen Louise´s Bridge we enter the sprawling worker´s quarter of Nørrebro. Migration and immigration ever since 1870: poor Danish peasants, then Swedes, Germans and East-European Jews. From 1960 and onwards: Yugoslaves, Turks, Asians and Africans. Despite philantropic initiatives the church never got a foothold among the workers. The decisive factor relieving poverty was a modern public educational programme commencing around 1890. A controversial urban renewal scheme in the 1980s has in fact not deprived the quarter much of its genuine appeal. The original population is now gradually being ousted by the middle class - gentrification even here. Through an old romantic cemetery were arrive at Nuuk´s Square where a cultural center is planned. Metro Station.
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