Beer is not simply beer. The huge visitor centre in the historic Carlsberg Brewery covers an area of around 10,000 square metres and as such seems to be a complete brewery universe. Today more than 500 different beers are linked with the name Carlsberg. A tour of the museum leads you through the original and still operational brewing plant set up by J. C. Jacobsen in 1847. Here visitors are greeted by, amongst other things, the largest collection of bottles in the world, a powerful steam engine, cellars with their yeast germinating boxes, a barrel workshop and above all the old brewing room where three copper kettles still brew special beers. Even the once indispensable brewery horses now enjoy a permanent home in a new stable specially built for them in 1992. And last but not least, over 49 varieties of Carlsberg beer are waiting to be sampled in the Jacobsen bar. And to ensure that all visitors can immediately find something to meet their individual taste, they can take a sniff of their favourite aroma in advance at a “smelling table” in the “Sensory Room”. And afterwards you can always extend your beer experience with a stroll through the museum's own sculpture garden where you can admire a small part of Carlsberg's art collection and say hi to The Little Mermaid's sister.