Carlsberg Byen

Carlsberg was founded in 1847 by the visionary brewer J.C. Jacobsen, who laid the foundation for a modern Danish brewing company. Jacob Christian (J.C.) Jacobsen (1811 – 1887) was trained in his father Chresten Jacobsen’s (Nørkjær) brewery in Brolæggerstræde, and on his father’s death he took over responsibility for the brewery. In order to have more space and, above all, clean brewing water, he moved the brewery to Valby Bakke in 1847. There was plenty of water here, as it ran off the slope when the railway to Roskilde was built. Thus J.C. Jacobsen founded an industrial brewery, named after the brewery’s location on a “mountain” and his only son Carl: Carlsberg.

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