Østerbro is located just north of Copenhagen city centre in green surroundings and is considered the posh upper class district of Copenhagen. 

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Østerbro is located just north of Copenhagen city centre in green surroundings and is considered the posh upper class district of Copenhagen. The district takes it’s name from being near the old eastern gate of the city and in the 1800's - when the area was still a no build zone dominated by grazing cows and grassy meadows - it was a favourite excursion spot for Copenhageners wishing to escape the noise of the city. When Copenhagen was finally allowed to grow out over the ramparts following a cholera epidemic, Østerbro wasn't build up as quickly and disorganized as its neighbours Nørrebro and Vestebro, and it was mainly the bourgeoisie who moved here in pompous villas in green surroundings, a heritage which has stuck to the district, many of the mansions still stand today, and a lot of them is occupied by foreign embassies.