The Carlsberg Family

The Carlsberg Family comprises a global brewing group, three grant-awarding foundations, two internationally acclaimed museums and a ground-breaking international research laboratory. The Carlsberg Foundation is the parent foundation for the Carlsberg Family.

A Part of the Carlsberg Family
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek still has close ties to Carlsberg, not least through the Ny Carlsberg Foundation, among whose other many obligations is also supporting the running of the Glyptotek.

Explore the Carlsberg family’s history with a digital map of buildings, monuments and sculptures created by Carlsberg’s founder, brewer J.C. Jacobsen and his son Carl Jacobsen. And visit the Carlsberg family’s digital communication site, where you can read about the great impact that the brewers each has had on Copenhagen and Hillerød. Find the map here.

The Carlsberg Foundation
The Carlsberg Foundation is the parent foundation of the Carlsberg Family. In 1882 J.C. Jacobsen, founder of Carlsberg, bequeathed his brewery to the Carlsberg Foundation. He wanted to ensure that the brewery would continue to be run in the spirit in which he had established it, while also wanting to put his knowledge and prosperity at the disposal of Danish society. According to his charter and financed by the profits from Carlsberg, the Carlsberg Foundation supports science. The Foundation is still the principal shareholder in Carlsberg A/S.

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The Ny Carlsberg Foundation
Carl Jacobsen’s brewery is called Ny Carlsberg. His relations with his father, J.C. Jacobsen, founder and owner of Carlsberg, were strained for many years. The two breweries eventually became one, namely the Carlsberg we know today. This occurred on 20th January 1902, when Carl and his wife Ottilia Jacobsen signed a deed whereby they transferred the ownership of the Ny Carlsberg Brewery to the Carlsberg Foundation and set up the Ny Carlsberg Foundation, which likewise was put under the Carlsberg Foundation. According to his charter and financed by the profits from Carlsberg, the Ny Carlsberg Foundation has continued to encourage and support the best in art in Denmark.

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The Tuborg Foundation
The Tuborg Foundation was set up in 1931 and has since supported a wide variety of initiatives across all of Denmark within the spheres of music, culture, sport, education and commerce. The Foundation was created to support societies and projects which bring people together in new ways and build bridges between society and business life.

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The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle
The Carlsberg Foundation has financed the running of the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle since 1878. Through history paintings, portraits, furniture and the applied arts the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle presents 500 years of Danish history. The story of Denmark becomes at the same time the story of the whole world when the museum presents various special exhibitions developed as joint ventures with international partners.

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The Carlsberg Group
The Carlsberg Group is today a global enterprise and is the world’s third largest brewery. The headquarters are in Copenhagen but less than 5% of the company’s beer is sold in Denmark. The remainder is exported or produced by Carlsberg’s breweries abroad.

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The Carlsberg Laboratory
The Carlsberg Laboratory was set up in 1875 by the brewer J.C. Jacobsen as a research laboratory linked to Carlsberg. Since the beginning Carlsberg Laboratory has undertaken fundamental research as well as research of importance to the brewing of beer. Uniquely in the world, and in accordance with J.C. Jacobsen’s wishes all research results are made freely available to all.

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Visit Carlsberg
In 1999 Visit Carlsberg was set up as an international attraction in the former brewery buildings at Old Carlsberg.
The Carlsberg Visitor Centre will be temporarily closed from the 22nd of December for a major renovation and modernization.

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