The Other Tour
Posted by Sebastian on Aug 22, 2009
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The Other Tour is an alternative boat-tour through the harbor of Copenhagen.

The tour takes place in a traditional tour boat, on a traditional tour-route and with a traditional tour-guide, but rather than pointing out the usual highlights, The Other Tour focus on less known and less promoted stories of Copenhagen.

The guide tells stories about minorities as well as great and small chapters in the fight for human rights and equal opportunities. For instance, tour participants will get the story about Christine (Georg) Jørgensen who underwent the world's first male-to-female transgender operation in 1952. Participants will also get the less than glamorous story about Flotel Europa, which was an old ship the Danish government used to house thousands of refugees from x-Yugoslavia in 1992-94.

The Other Tour takes part in the exhibition Works at Work at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. It is organized and scripted by the artists Nynne Haugaard og Lisa Strömbeck aka 'Women down the Pub" (Kvinder på Værtshus).

If you are in Copenhagen, don't miss this informative and surreal experience!
The exhibition continues till the end of August. Boats sail everyday at 14:45.

www.kunsthalcharlottenborg.dk

   
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