The Killing

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Forget fast-paced shoot-em-ups, The Killing (Forbrydelsen) is a crime thriller that champions thoughtful plot and the build-up of tension and suspense. Sarah Lund, the core character of the series, has become a household name and who doesn't love that sweater!

On the trail of The Killing

Over 20 intense days, Detective Inspector Sarah Lund unravels more than she bargained for around Copenhagen’s dark, tangled streets in The Killing. You too can follow the chase with this Killing guide and themed map of Copenhagen. Just don't expect darkness, driving rain or murders, the key themes of the TV series!

Scandinavian success story

The Killing has become a cult sensation across Europe and further afield, drawing viewers in over 17 countries. The Danish drama has won a BAFTA, been nominated for an Emmy and has since spawned an American remake. The Killing also paved the way for a huge interest in all things Danish and helped launch other successful Danish TV series, such as Borgen, The Bridge, Those Who Kill and The Legacy.

Copenhagen crime scene

For an unusual route around Denmark's crime-drama capital, why not try a Killing-themed guided tour? This tour takes you to locations from the hit series The Killing such as Copenhagen Town Hall (Rådhuset) and Sarah Lund's apartment.

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Go on location with The Killing

Take a tour of Copenhagen with Nordic Noir Tours and delve into some of the key locations of The Killing. 

Explore the darker side of Copenhagen, home to hit shows like The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge!

Crime dramas are something of a Danish speciality. Besides The Killing and Borgen, Denmark is also responsible for five other Emmy-winning drama series.