Welcome to Frederiksberg.dk!
This site contains all the most important information about the Municipality of Frederiksberg.
You can read all about our many self-service solutions. There’s also a little more about the individual services, as well as information about the Municipality in general and our institutions.
If you can’t find an answer to your question on this site, you are very welcome to contact one of the Municipality staff. You can find contact information on the individual pages here at Frederiksberg.dk.
Frederiksberg is an independent municipality within the capital of Denmark.
In 2016 the population of the municipality was 104,481. Frederiksberg covers an area of 8.7 square kilometres, making us the most densely populated municipality in Denmark. The highest point in Frederiksberg is about 30 metres above sea level at Frederiksberg Bakke in Søndermarken.
The Municipality of Frederiksberg is headed by a municipal council with 25 members from eight different political parties. Jørgen Glenthøj from the Conservative People’s Party has been the Mayor since 2009.
Frederiksberg also has large parks such as Søndermarken and Frederiksberg Have, as well as a number of educational institutions such as Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Technical Education Copenhagen (TEC), the University of Copenhagen, and the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
Furthermore, there are extensive and vibrant cultural attractions in Frederiksberg, with theatre, events and concert venues such as Aveny-T, Riddersalen, Betty Nansen Teatret, Cisternerne, Forum and KU.BE.
Frederiksberg Citizen Service Centre is your first point of call in the Municipality of Frederiksberg. Whether you need a new passport, plan to renovate your home, or need to find daycare or a school for your child, the Frederiksberg Citizen Service Centre is ready to help you with information and advice.
See opening hours and contact information here.
In partnership with the City of Copenhagen, all international citizens, except students, in the Municipality of Frederiksberg can use the International Citizen Service located in International House Copenhagen.
If you are a student, you have to go in person to the Citizen Service Centre at Frederiksberg City Hall, Smallegade 1, 2000 Frederiksberg.
All the relevant authorities are represented at the International Citizen Service and all the necessary paperwork for newcomers to Denmark can be taken care of in just one sitting (e.g. issuance of CPR number, health insurance card, work and residence permit and tax card).
The International Citizen Service is located at International House Copenhagen. International House also offers public and private services to companies and international newcomers.
For information about opening hours and a full description of the services available from the International Citizen Service and International House, please visit the link at the bottom of the page.
Looking for work in Denmark? Want to learn Danish? In need of a general overview of your possibilities as a newly arrived international citizen?
Center for Integration can guide you in relation to your general possibilities and provide you with insight into the specific services offered to you by the Center:
- Career counselling
- Danish language courses
- The Integration Program for refugees and family reunified
- The Introductory Course for immigrants
Contact Center for Integration for counselling and services if you are +18 years old, living in Frederiksberg, relocated to Denmark within the last 3-5 years and holding one of the following residence permits:
- Family reunified
- Immigrant (EU citizen, accompanying spouse, international worker, international student etc.
Within 3 years for immigrants, within 5 years for refugees and family reunified.
Most Danish children of school age attend the municipal school nearest to their home. There are 12 municipal schools in Frederiksberg.
In general, children start school in the calendar year of their sixth birthday. Your child will usually attend the school nearest your home. However, if there are places available in other schools, you have the option to choose another school.
If you would like your children to attend a Danish private school, including one of Frederiksberg’s international schools, you should contact the Department of Schools.
There are a number of childcare options after school hours. Most schools have an after-school “club” for children, where they can go after regular school hours. After-school childcare facilities are typically located at or near the school your child is attending.
You have to sign up and pay for after-school childcare. Contact your child’s school for assistance.
Applying for childcare
It is your responsibility to contact “Pladsanvisningen” at the municipality to sign your child up for a place at a daycare centre, kindergarten or school. If the Municipality is unable to give you a place immediately, your child's name will be put on a waiting list. The earlier you sign up your child's name, the greater your chance of finding a place when you need it, but you cannot register before the child has received his or her CPR number.
Please note that you can only sign up your child digitally - to log in you need a NemID. You also have to live in the Municipality of Frederiksberg to sign up your child. You can read more about how to do this below.
When working in Denmark, families with children are eligible for receiving child benefits. If your child does not live in Denmark, you have to apply for the benefit yourself.
Children under the age of 18 are automatically registered for child benefits and their families receive child allowance every 3 months. You can read more on the web page Life in Denmark.
Frederiksberg has a well-developed public transport infrastructure with metro, S-trains, buses, bike lanes and car parks.
If you are working legally in Denmark, you will be covered by the Danish health insurance system. You can read more about this at the Life in Denmark website (see useful links) or in the document below.
All public streets in Frederiksberg are part of a single two-hour parking zone in force from 7 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. This means, that there is 2 hours free parking in most places in Frederiksberg. A parking disc to show your time of arrival is necessary. However, look for street signs with local restrictions. For instance, there is a 30-minute parking restriction on Gl. Kongevej, Falkoner Allé and Godthåbsvej from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Private residential streets have special time limits and parking restrictions.
The easiest way to pay for parking is to download one of these apps to your smartphone:
EasyPark: Telephone 7022 1245, easypark.dk or text "APP" to 1411
ParkMan: ParkMan app – ParkMan.dk
ParkPark: Text "ParkPark app" to 1220
You can also pay at the parking ticket machines.
Welcome to Frederiksberg!
Frederiksberg is a city within the city of Copenhagen. Posh, modern, green and classic.
More than 100,000 people live within just 8.7 square kilometres. Many of the residents are students attending one of Frederiksberg’s fine universities, such as Copenhagen Business School or the University of Copenhagen.
Frederiksberg is considered one of the most attractive urban places to live within greater Copenhagen. Frederiksberg offers unique shopping, restaurants, a mall, Copenhagen Zoo, the Cisterns, and Frederiksberg Have.
For much more information on Frederiksberg, visit our ‘Oplev Frederiksberg’ universe or read our tourist guide (see link below). Alternatively, you can visit internet sites on like AOK, Kultunaut, VisitCopenhagen, and VisitFrederiksberg (see below).
Citizens of Frederiksberg and businesses with an address in Frederiksberg can participate in free courses on how to develop a new startup company at HIP Iværksætterhuset. The courses take place frequently across the capiteal region, and different courses are available every month. You can combine the courses according to your needs, preferences, and the time you have available.
Sign up for the different courses and find more information at the HIP Iværksætterhuset website.
You can also contact our counsellor Flemming Troelsen from HIP Iværksætterhuset, who can guide you in all aspects of starting a business.
Frederiksberg is a part of Greater Copenhagen, an area covering eastern Denmark, and the southern tip of Sweden.
The 79 municipalities in Greater Copenhagen are home to 4 million inhabitants and together they represent Scandinavia’s largest recruitment base for highly skilled employees. The region offers world-class research facilities and a creative business environment with access to markets in 2 countries.
Greater Copenhagen aims to be the leading metropolis in Northern Europe in terms of attracting and retaining international investments, companies, tourism and talent.
Read more about Greater Copenhagen at the link below.
If you want to contact us, but you are not in possession of a NemID, the following address can be used:
When you contact us, please state your full name, current address, phone number and what your inquiry is about. And remember not to state any personal information such as CPR-number and bank details.