Banegaarden

Photo: Janne Axelsen

Site

Otto Busses Vej 45, 2450 Copenhagen SV

Open

Saturday and Sunday 10-17

Accessibility

  • Hoist / ramp / level access to the front door
  • Level access in the building / site (no stairs)
  • Level access to outdoor areas
  • Lift
  • Accessible restroom
  • Locked doors can be opened from the outside in case of emergency
  • Chairs or benches to rest on
  • Possible to eat / drink
  • Disabled parking
  • Teleloop
  • Member of Solsikkesnoren
  • Member of God adgang

Take a closer look at the heart of DSB’s old railway maintenance area when Banegaarden invites the curious to Open House. Explore the wooden sheds normally closed to the public in surroundings that look like something straight out of the Wild West, and hear the story of the area’s transformation from dilapidation to urban oasis.

Nestled between Copenhagen’s Sydhavn and Vesterbro districts you will find Banegaarden. At the end of the new Jernbanebyen development lies an old railway maintenance area, disusedfor many years. The nine wooden sheds from 1907, originally used to store materials for building railway tracks, had fallen into disrepair and decay.

But since 2020, architectural firm Rønnow Arkitekter has been on a mission to transform the area into a new culinary destination, focusing on sustainability.

Painting with Buttermilk

Banegaarden his now home to a café, restaurant and food stalls offering all manner of delicacies. The wilderness that engulfed the sheds over the years has been left untouched, and you can find blackberry brambles and willow branch installations alongside gardens, chicken coops and bee colonies in this urban oasis.

During Open House, you can take a tour of the sheds that are normally only open to customers looking to rent spaces. Hear all about the sustainable renovations that are taking place, from building methods and materials to the transformation of the existing concrete floors and facades painted with buttermilk. You will also learn about the reuse of components from other buildings in Copenhagen, such as the Natural History Museum of Denmark.

A Farm in the Middle of the City

Banegaarden is the result of a collaboration between several partners, including the Danish state railway, DSB, who wanted to create a farm in the middle of Copenhagen. The aim is to provide Copenhageners and visitors from around the world experiences based on food, nature, culture and community.

Explore Banegaarden and learn about all about this budding farm community and exciting new area in Copenhagen!