Choc-full of Charm - Unwrapping the History of Bob W Østerbro


Bob W and the Chocolate Factory

Let's dive into the delicious history behind Bob W Østerbro. Once upon a time, in the late 19th century, Anthon Berg, a Danish greengrocer, ventured into confectionery. He opened a shop on Copenhagen's Old Strand and by 1884, expanded his endeavours, acquiring a confectionery business with his son Gustav. 

Initially made to appease waiting customers, the marzipan he made soon became a coveted delicacy in Denmark. In 1898, it was produced as an independent product in shiny pink wrappers. 

By 1901, Gustav Berg took over the business and production surged, propelling the company into the limelight. By tirelessly expanding operations, Anthon Berg chocolates became a staple in retailers across Denmark. This period marked the inauguration of the factory on Teglværksgade, which now stands as the location of Bob W Østerbro. At its peak, this facility was bustling with approximately 200 employees, contributing to the flourishing success of the Anthon Berg chocolate enterprise under Gustav Berg's leadership.

In 1938, Gustav Berg passed away and Kai Berg took over as director. Eventually, the company was acquired by Toms (Victor B. Strand) and the entire production was consolidated at the Toms plant in Ballerup. So, the location on Teglværksgade in Østerbro ceased being a chocolate factory in the 1960s.

Anthon Berg Chocolate

The Design: From Cocoa Beans to Cosy Dreams

When you step inside Bob W Østerbro on Teglværksgade, prepare to be amazed. We've teamed up with local design experts to give this beautiful building  a makeover that'll melt your chocolatey heart. From graphical window frames to rich cocoa hues, every detail pays homage to the building's sweet past. 

Bob W Østerbro bed space

Local design touches are everywhere, from the seductive Superpose pendant above the dining table to the iconic Benny Frandsen Ball lamp, every piece has been carefully selected. It's like stepping into a design lover's paradise, where style and heritage blend seamlessly into a delightful treat.

But it's not just about aesthetics; sustainability and local craftsmanship are at the core of our ethos. The sustainably crafted chairs, locally sourced ceramic mugs, and soft decorative textiles not only add comfort but also speak to our commitment to preserving the environment and supporting the local community.

When you stay at Bob's W Østerbro, you're not just passing through; you're stepping into your own slice of Danish design heaven, where the past meets the present in perfect harmony.

Bob W Østerbro kitchen & dining space

The Neighbourhood: Østerbro a Sweet Escape

Venture outside Bob W Østerbro and you'll discover the vibrant charm of the neighbourhood itself. With its trendy eateries, exclusive design stores, and picturesque lakeside views, Østerbro is a feast for the senses. It immediately draws you into its upscale, family-friendly ambience and makes you feel at home. There are six train stations, plenty of bustling bus lines, and serene boat rides along the city's canals, offering seamless connections to Copenhagen's pulse. 

But one of the main reasons we love Østerbro is because it is an immersion into the soul of Danish design. From bespoke furniture studios to curated design experiences, Østerbro is a testament to craftsmanship and design excellence, woven into the very fabric of everyday life. 

When you’re not exploring the brilliance of Danish design or enjoying the boutiques and cafes,  bask in the roar of Parken, the national stadium, or find tranquillity along the shores of Sortedam Lake. Let's not forget about the not-so-distant coastline—perfect for a stroll or a refreshing dip in the sea. 

Bob W Østerbro Colourful Neighbourhood

So come, immerse yourself in this delightful corner of Copenhagen. We can’t wait to welcome you to Bob W Østerbro, where alongside a warm welcome, you’ll discover a delightful treat waiting for you: a taste of the famous Anthon Berg chocolates!

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