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about the embassy

This site honours the Embassy of Denmark in Washington, DC. Read about the architectonic history of the embassy building, the famous Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen who designed the building and take a virtual tour of the residence and chancellery.

The First Modern Embassy
It was just after World War II when Denmark came forward with a ground-breaking idea of constructing a completely new, modern embassy on a recently purchased hilltop in Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC.

No country had ever done this before the Embassy of Denmark became the first modern embassy in the United States. Built in 1960 the embassy celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2010.


The Daily Work
The Danish Embassy in Washington, D.C. is the initial point of contact for a diverse range of people and inquiries daily. The embassy can assist you with general and media inquiries and our commercial section can assist with your trade inquiries.

Tour of the Embassy
The embassy residence is open to the public twice a year, typically late December and early May as part of EU Open House Day. Information about the open house events and dates will be posted on our website.

Architects and design interested may request a tour of the residence - by appointment only. Limited availability. Please contact or call 202 234 4300.