Hof- og slotskirken København, København, Denmark

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Hof-og slotskirken

Guide to Hof-og slotskirken, Denmark ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.


The parish has been around since the creation of Christiansborg Slot. The parish was mainly used by the royal family and the nobility of Denmark. The parish was closed on 1 June 1926.

On 18 June 1930 a new parish, called Christiansborg Slotsogn, was established from the surrounding parishes of Christians, Helligånds, and Vor Frue.

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Street Names

Anker Heegaards Gade

Bag Raadhuset, Bernstorffsgade, Bryghusgade, Børsen, Børsgade

Christiansborggade, Christiansborg Ridebane, Christiansborg Slot, Christiansborg Slotsplads, Christiansgade

Dantes Plads

Edvard Falcks Gade

Farvergade, Frederiksberggade, Frederiksholms Kanal


Hambrosgade, Hestemøllestræde

Kalvebod Brygge, Kattesund, Kompagnistræde

Lavendelstræde, Løngangstræde

Mikkel Bryggers Gade, Mitchellsgade

Niels Brocks Gade, Ny Kongensgade, Nytorv, Ny Vestergade

Otto Mønsteds Gade, Otto Mønsteds Plads

Polititorvet, Prins Jørgens Gaard, Proviantgaarden, Puggaardsgade

Rigsdagsgaarden, Rysensteensgade, Raadhuspladsen, Raadhusstræde

Slotsholmsgade, Slutterigade, Stoltenbergsgade, Stormgade, Syndergaardsgade

Thorvaldsens Museum, Tietgensgade, Tøjhusgade

Vandkunsten, Ved Glyptoteket, Ved Godsbanegaarden, Vester Boulevard, Vesterbrogade, Vester Voldgade

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  • Lægdsruller, Danish Military Levying Rolls, is a census of men eligible to join military (1789-1932)
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Family History Library Records

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