Embassies and Consulates in Copenhagen

Countries are represented through their embassies and consulates, the former responsible for promoting the interests of the home country, handling diplomatic relations and supporting its citizens. Embassies are located in the capital city where consular functions also occur. Consulates may also exist in other cities. Consulates (and their chief diplomat, the consul) handle minor diplomatic issues such as issuing visas, aiding in trade relationships, and taking care of migrants, tourists, and expatriates. Under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961, the premises of an Embassy are inviolable and “immune from search, requisition, attachment or execution,” but sovereignty of the embassy premises rests with the host country. Therefore whilst the embassy enjoys immunity it is not foreign soil as some think. Depending on the location and the home country the embassy buildings often can be grand and impressive. Some modern ones showcase the nation in a visual way.

With the exception of the UK embassy I took photos of those I came across, some were easily accessible being on the street, others were behind fences whereas the UK embassy was the most inaccessible and difficult to photograph. Sorry if I missed yours.

United Kingdom Embassy

The UK Embassy is on Kastelsvej 36-40 but for the most part is behind solid high fencing, at the time of visiting the fencing had a range of posters including ones of James Bond. It was difficult to get a clear view of the building and I was challenged when taking these photos.

Although the guard relaxed when he realised I was British. I was still not allowed to get access for a better viewpoint. The Embassy was refurbished in 2016 and the site includes the Ambassador’s Residence too.

Other Embassies and Consulates.

Finland’s Embassy
Portuguese Embassy

Netherlands Embassy
Ukrainian Embassy
Spanish Embassy
Sweden’s Embassy
Italian Embassy
Egyptian Embassy
Russian Embassy
Russian Embassy

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