Østre Landsret /
Danish Eastern High Court

Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj, COAST Studio


Østre Landsrets Plads 1,
2150 Nordhavn


Saturday 10-17


  • Hoist / ramp / level access to the front door
  • Level access in the building / site (no stairs)
  • Level access to outdoor areas
  • Lift
  • Accessible restroom
  • Locked doors can be opened from the outside in case of emergency
  • Chairs or benches to rest on
  • Possible to eat / drink
  • Disabled parking
  • Teleloop
  • Member of Solsikkesnoren
  • Member of God adgang

Hop on a bike or take the metro to Orientkaj Station in Copenhagen’s Nordhavn district – right around the corner from which you’ll find the seat of the Danish Eastern High Court, Østre Landsret. You’re invited take a closer look at the judicial machine room, admire the building’s beautiful atrium and explore works of art by prominent artists.

Step inside Østre Landsret on the waterfront and bask in the overwhelming beauty of the giant atrium. The walls are clad with wooden slates and the stunning light flowing in from the skylights is reflected in Jeppe Hein’s hanging sculpture.

The building’s interior is designed so that judges, jurors, lay judges, witnesses and defendants do not inadvertently run into each other before meeting in the courtroom. Meanwhile, the seating areas, balconies, courtyards and harbor views provide users of the building plenty of quiet spaces away from the legal drama. Come to Open House and experience a complex building in a simple design with room for both people and the rule of law.

A modern high court

For a hundred years, the Danish Eastern High Court was situated on Bredgade and Fredericiagade in the very heart of Copenhagen. However, due to the need for more modern facilities, Østre Landsret moved in February 2022 to Copenhagen’s Nordhavn district into a brand new building designed by architectural firm Henning Larsen. The building’s architectural style is a clear reference to other iconic buildings of power in Copenhagen, but with an updated look featuring beautiful brickwork and a new interpretation of the classical columns.

Take a Closer Look at the Judicial Machine Room

During the Open House festival, you can take a look inside the new Østre Landsret. Experience the building’s beautiful atrium and the 20 courtrooms that are used every day to consider criminal and civil cases. You will also see works of art by a range of prominent artists, including Tal R, Sanne Ransby and Per Kirkeby.