Vesterbro has flourished and no longer is a bad neighborhood. The area has often been described in the past as dingy and has had a bad reputation for a period of time. But if you visit Vesterbro today, you will be pleasantly surprised, as it has got a brand new image; it is full of life with a cozy atmosphere and it is safe during day and night.
The Vesterbro area has flourished through time
Vesterbro's history since 1800
Vesterbrogade was originally named Den Brolagte Landevej (The Cobbled Road). The street was covered with cobblestone due to high traffic, which was not usual for ordinary roads. In 1800 the name was changed to Vesterbrogade, this was when the areas of Nørrebro and Østerbro were created. After the 1800 the area of Vesterbro really grew.