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Ambassador of Denmark

The Vikings Are Here The Danish embassy in Washington is the first modern embassy in DC and is a beautiful example of what has made modern Danish architecture world famous. With its clean and clear lines and structure it is a classic example of functional, modern architecture of the mid 20th century.


he United States and Denmark have always shared a strong bond with unbroken diplomatic relations dating as far back as 1791. The Royal Danish Embassy on the top of Whitehaven Street in the American capital symbolizes this relationship. The land where the embassy stands was purchased in 1952 by Denmark’s Ambassador to the US from 1939 to 1958, Henrik Kauffmann, with money donated by Danish-Americans. The land was, at the time, part of Dumbarton Oaks where the cornerstones of the United Nations had been formulated a little over a decade earlier. The location was perfect for the embassy of a country which has always been a strong proponent of multi-lateralism and a NATO member since 1949. The Danish Embassy was the first modern embassy in the American capital and is a textbook example of mid-twentieth century Danish functionalist architecture. It was designed by the renowned architect, Vilhelm


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