Photo: Rasmus Degnbol
Sankt Annæ Plads 15, 1250 Copenhagen K
- Hoist / ramp / level access to the front door
- Level access in the building / site (no stairs)
- Level access to outdoor areas
- 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
- Member of Solsikkesnoren
- Member of God adgang
Have you ever visited the home of an ambassador? During Open House, you have the opportunity to visit Charlotte Wrangberg, Sweden’s ambassador in Denmark. Take a look inside the historic building on Sankt Annæ Plads, which is filled with the best in Swedish design and has served as the residence of Sweden’s ambassador for more than 100 years.
The Swedish ambassador’s residence is located on Sankt Annæ Plads (Saint Anne’s Square) in the middle of the Frederiksstaden district. Built in 1750, the building was designed by architect and master builder for the royal court Nicolai Eigtved, who was also the architect behind Frederiksstaden and Amalienborg.
In 1921, the Swedish government purchased the building and then renovated it to serve as an ambassador residence. Today, the building houses both the ambassador’s home and representation rooms. These rooms are used as a meeting place for Swedish politicians, as well as prominent figures from the worlds of culture and business.
Swedish Design at Its Best
The representation rooms are decorated with the finest design that Swedish has to offer. This includes furniture from Swedish Tenn, known for their colorful patterns designed by founder Estrid Ericsson and the Austrian architect Josef Frank. You will also find a specially-designed dining table from Klæssons – a furniture-maker that has furnished countless Swedish homes, schools, hospitals, etc.
World War II and Taking Flight Across Øresund
During World War II, more than 8,000 Danish Jews fled from Denmark to Sweden under the German occupation, and a number of them sought refuge at the Swedish Embassy. It is said that the embassy was also the site of secret meetings with the Danish resistance, and the Swedish Embassy will be commemorating the 80th anniversary of these events this year.
Don’t miss out on this chance to visit a small part of Sweden in Copenhagen. And hear about both the storied history and the exciting future.