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Information in English

Information in English

On these pages you will find general information on Frederiksberg in English. This includes tourist information, an introduction to the political system of Frederiksberg and useful information for newcomers.

  • The mayor of Frederiksberg welcomes you  

    Welcome to Frederiksberg

    ...the green oasis of the capital

    Frederiksberg is famous for its beautiful areas and parks, and a rich cultural life with high-quality entertainment and events.

    Frederiksberg is a place not only for the young and for students, but also for families and the elderly – the diverse population is what makes the city interesting and thriving.

    This guide offers a rich variety of information as to living and working in Frederiksberg, and hopefully it answers some of the questions you may have as a new resident.

    Twice a year all new residents in Frederiksberg are invited to a welcome meeting at the City Hall. The welcome meeting is a broad introduction to your new home municipality and the services we offer. You will receive a formal invitation prior to the meeting, and I really hope to see you there.

    If you still have unanswered questions having read this guide, you are welcome to contact us.

    Welcome to Frederiksberg – we hope you’ll have a pleasant and enjoyable time in Denmark.

    Jørgen Glenthøj 
    Jørgen Glenthøj
    Mayor of Frederiksberg

  • The City of Frederiksberg  

    The City of Frederiksberg is a modern, metropolitan local authority with the characteristics of a major city. First and foremost, however, Frederiksberg is a residential area with all service provisions included. The many parks and leisure facilities in the city provide the Capital with a green oasis characterised by a special, historic charm.

    Frederiksberg's area is nine square kilometres, which makes it the smallest and the most densely populated local authority in the country, with a density of about 10,000 inhabitants per square kilometre.   

    History in short
    Frederiksberg's history dates back to 1651 when King Frederik III gave 20 peasants of Dutch origin from Amager the right to settle and cultivate the previously royal land around Allégade. King Frederik IV built  Frederiksberg Castle between 1699 and 1703 as a country residence for the royal family. At the same time the city at the foot of the castle hill became known as Frederiksberg.
     
    Frederiksberg was given its local self-government in 1858, and it rapidly began to grow in population. From 1919, the authority appointed its own mayor and city council. From the beginning of the 20th Century and in the following 40-50 years the urban development continued in Frederiksberg. Around 1950 the city was almost fully developed and the number of citizens reached 120.000 - the highest ever. Frederiksberg was - and still is - characterized by extensive villa districts and spacious blocks of flats.
     
    Here you can read a more detailed description of the history of Frederiksberg.

    Development and change
    Although Frederiksberg appears to be a fully developed city, it is still a place of continuous change. As a consequence of the improved infrastructure (the Metro, the Circular Line and busses), the areas around the new stations (i.e. Forum, Frederiksberg, Fasanvej, Lindevang and Flintholm) have undergone and are still undergoing a rapid development.

    The new Frederiksberg Gymnasium, the extension to the existing Library and the new Falkoner Cinema Centre are examples of this development. Shops and housing are under construction bringing life and activities to the area. Copenhagen Business School (CBS) has in 2006 opened a new building for teaching and research purposes. A green campus has been created outside the CBS combining the two stations Frederiksberg and Fasanvej; designed to maintain Frederiksberg as an environmentally orientated city.

    Urban renewal
    The city of Frederiksberg is responsible for a large part of the urban landscape such as roads, green zones, public transport, the fire services and the environmental protection. The city has supervised a very careful and sensitive restoration of some of its many older buildings. This urban renewal will continue, combined with new construction for both residential and business purposes.

    Around Flintholm Station a whole new area with industry and housing is being established. This area will have shops, restaurants and cafes, housing for the young and the old, squares, parks, industry and public institutions and a shopping centre. To accommodate pedestrians and cyclists, a green cycle- and footpath has been built in the local area. The path is passing through green zones and provides road safety for many people travelling across the city.

    Frederiksberg Have and Søndermarken are two centrally placed parks next to the ZOO, which is currently being enlarged by a new elephant house designed by Norman Foster and a new "savanna" bordering Frederiksberg Have.

    The links below you find detailed information about the local authority of Frederiksberg.

  • The history of Frederiksberg  

    The booklet "From Village to Big City" describes the history of Frederiksberg in the long perspective.

    The history is divided into the following chapters, which you can see below:





  • Tourist guide  

    Welcome to Frederiksberg!

    Frederiksberg is steeped in history - and the town offers an exciting blend of culture, modern architecture, open spaces and excellent shopping facilities. Today, it has developed into a municipality with more than 100,000 residents with a strong sense of local pride.

    The residents are however not the only people, who benefit of what Frederiksberg has to offer. There are also about 30,000 students attending institutions of higher education situated in Frederiksberg, and 30,000 people who commute to work in Frederiksberg every day. And on top of that, the many visitors who find Frederiksberg an attractive destination for an excursion – be it for shopping, dining, visiting the Zoo or strolling in one of the beautiful parks.

    We are easily accessible by car, bus or Metro as well as by bicycle or on foot.

    Shopping is concentrated along the three streets, Gl. Kongevej, Falconer Allé and Godthåbsvej. A shopping centre is found right in the middle of Frederiksberg next to the Frederiksberg Metro station. However, many other streets have their share of interesting shops.

    Frederiksberg is renowned for its wealth of entertainment and recreational amenities - and the town’s beautiful spaces and parks are filled with high-quality entertainment and cultural offerings. And we have a thriving café life and many good places to dine.

    One of the most special art experiences in all of Denmark can be found in the Museum of Modern Glass Art, which is placed in the subterranean former Water Cisterns beneath Søndermarken right next to the Zoo.

    This mini-guide shows some of the offers available in Frederiksberg of interest for tourists as well as residents.

    For more information on Frederiksberg, please read here.

    Have fun and enjoy yourself!

     

    Links:

    Link to AOK website in English (events)

    Link to Kultunaut website in English (events)

    Link to more tourist information for the entire Copenhagen Region

  • International Citizen Service  

    A one point entry for the companies and international citizens of Frederiksberg Municipality

    International Citizen Service aims to ensure flexible and effective services for companies and international citizens of Frederiksberg Municipality.

    An agreement in partnership with the City of Copenhagen states that, international citizens living in Frederiksberg Municipality will be able to have all their necessary paperwork done at the International Citizen Service in Copenhagen.

    So far, 15 municipalities in the Capital Region of Denmark and the Region of Zealand are a part of the agreement that aims to ensure a flexible and effective entry to Denmark for international citizens of the municipalities and for companies that hire staff from abroad. At the International Citizen Service all relevant authorities are represented and all necessary paperwork can be taken care of in just one sitting (issuance of CPR number, health insurance card, work and residence permits and tax card).

    International Citizen Service is located in the International House Copenhagen which offers public and private services to companies and international newcomers. Companies and international citizens of Frederiksberg Municipality will now also have access to these services.

    Among the offers are help in job seeking for students and accompanying spouses, courses in intercultural understanding, professional and social events, as well as networking opportunities.

    Companies in the Capital Region of Denmark and Region Zealand will furthermore be able to access assistance in recruiting, hiring and welcoming international employees.

    For information about opening hours and a description of the services in International Citizen Service and International House, please visit www.ihcph.dk

  • Registration Office  

    At the National Registration Office we register data about the citizens of Frederiksberg, from new-borns to elderly.

    The registration primarily regards major events and changes in peoples' lives:

    • when they are born and christened/named
    • when they join or leave the Church of Denmark
    • when they move and change address
    • when they wish to change their doctor
    • when emigrating from or immigrating to Denmark
    • when getting married or divorced
    • when they die

    The Registration Office handles inquiries from citizens, private companies and public authorities as well as providing assistance at elections and referendums in Denmark. We also help people to get a National Health Service medical card.

    The Registration Office is located in the City Hall at the 1st floor as a part of the Citizen Service Centre.

    You are most welcome to visit us in the City Hall, at our webpage (in Danish only) or give us a call.

    Telephone: +45 38 21 26 50
    Telefax: +45 38 21 29 70

    Change of address:
    You can change your address electronically if you have a NemID. NemID is your digital signature and the key to digital Denmark.  You can obtain a NemID having a CPR number and valid ID at https://nemid.nu/dk-en/. The self-service page is awailable in danish and english. 

    Change your address.

    Opening hours:
    The Citizen Service Centre is open for personal
    applications or by phone:

    The Citizen Service Centre is open for personal applications or by phone:

    Personal applications:
    Monday and Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 AM - 1 PM

    By phone:
    Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 3 PM
    Friday: 10 AM - 2 PM

    You can also get help at The International Citizen Service in Copenhagen.

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