Wonderful Copenhagen

Filming permissions in Copenhagen

Photography and film shooting in the streets and open squares of Copenhagen for tourist promotion is permitted with no special authorisation. Needless to say, any protests from the involved public must be respected.


General rules about filming in Greater Copenhagen

Filming with a tripod in public spaces: an authorisation issued by Copenhagen’s Police is required. Contact: gravetilladelser@kk.dk +45 33 66 33 01.

Filming with a tripod in museums and cultural institutions:  an authorisation issued by the museum is required. See our contact list for more information.

Drones: Regulations on unmanned aircraft not weighing morethan 25 kg. Contact: info@tbst.dk, telephone: +45 72 21 88 00

Parking: In most areas you are not allowed to park without a parking ticket. You can buy a parking ticket at the nearest ticket machine. You can use the Easy Park App to help yourself avoiding parking fines.  

When a foreign TV or film crew wish to get permission to park in Copenhagen they should contact e-mail: film@tmf.kk.dk 

They would like details like:

- The producers details, company, contact person
- Number of the crew
- Period of stay
- Where are you filming (location)

If you want parking dispensation it is necessary to inform, which registration numbers you have on your production cars. 

Traffic and Urban Life Department
Njalsgade 13
2300 København S


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See the contact list when permission is required


No permission required

Canal Tours or Netto BoatsFor good pictures of many Copenhagen sights from the water, take a ride with one of the small boats, departing from Nyhavn, Holmens Bro or Gammel Strand.

Christianshavn:  A quarter that is dominated by the many canals built by imported Dutch architects in the 17th century.

District of Nørrebro: The former workers’ district has become a multi-ethnic, colourful and trendy area of Copenhagen. Jægersborggade is one of the most hip streest in the district.

District of Vesterbro: Is known as Copenhagen's former red light district, but today the area is one of the very hippest areas in Copenhagen. Meatpacking District in Vesterbro is a very popular place to go out to one of the many bars or restaurants.

Islands Brygge: In the area around Amager an extensive renovation has been made so the district now appears with a mixture of older homes and shops in the north and new homes and office buildings to the South. A

Langelinie: The Langelinie Shopping Arcade has shops and cafés with unique atmosphere and view. Film permission for indoor filming should be obtained from the shopkeepers.

NyboderThe world's first townhouses’ and social residential area: built in the 17th century by King Christian IV for sailors of the Royal Navy.

Nyhavn Harbour: The oldest part of the Copenhagen Harbor, where you will find a number of restaurants

Strædet: Parallel to the main pedestrian street Strøget runs "Strædet" -  an excellent opportunity for filming the old Copenhagen.

Strøget: The most charming part of Strøget is called Amagertorv where you will find a renowned stork fountain, plenty of cafes and shops and a beautifully renovated pavement. This is the place to film all kinds of people as they walk by or sit down for a cup of coffee.

The Copenhagen Lakes: Three lakes in the center of Copenhagen offer a green breathing space from the traffic.

The Little MermaidThe best time to film this famous lady is early in the morning or late afternoon. Then you will escape tourists climbing the stones to get their personal snap shots. Be aware that close up filming is not allowed for media purpose. 

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