General rules about filming in Greater Copenhagen
Rules and regulations for drones
Drone rules and regulations in Denmark
No-fly zones, nature reserves, and helipads
For questions about drones, please contact: The Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority (Trafikstyrelsen)
Filming with a tripod in public spaces
An authorisation issued by Copenhagen’s Police is required. Contact:
Filming with a tripod in museums and cultural institutions
An authorisation issued by the museum is required. See our contact list for more information.
In most areas you are not allowed to park without a parking tivket. You can buy a parking ticket at the nearest ticket machine. You can also use the Easy Park app to help yourself avoid parking fines.
When a foreign TV or film crew wish to get permission to park in Copenhagen, they should contact: email@example.com
They require the following details:
- The producer's details, company, contact person
- Number of people in the crew
- Period of stay
- Where are you filming (location)?
If you want a parking dispensation it is necessary to inform about the registration numbers/license plates of the production cars.
Traffic and Urban Life Department
2300 København S
See the contact list for when permission is required
No permission required
Canal Tours or Netto Boats: For 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 streets in the district.
District of Vesterbro: Known as Copenhagen's former red light district, but nowadays the area is one of the hippest areas in Copenhagen. The Meatpacking District in Vesterbro is a very popular place to go out with its many bars and 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.
Langelinie: The Langelinie Shopping Arcade has shops and cafés with a unique atmosphere and view. Filming permission for indoor filming should be obtained from the shopkeepers.
Nyboder: The 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 the 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 Mermaid: The best time to film this famous lady is early in the morning or late afternoon. In that way, you will escape tourists climbing the stones to get their personal snapshots. Be aware, that close up filming is not allowed for media purpose.
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