Vor Frelsers Parish København, København, Denmark

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Vor Frelsers

Guide to Vor Frelsers, Denmark ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.


Residents of Christianshavn originally attended Holmens parish until 22 May 1640, when a wooden church from the Middle Ages was dedicated. On 16 April 1696, Vor Frelsers parish was organized.

The following is a chronological list of changes to the parish:

  • 1901 -  part of the parish went to the newly established Christians parish.
  • 6 March 1905 - part of Nathanaels parish was annexed into Vor Frelsers parish.
  • 1 October 1973 - part of Citadels parish was added to Vor Frelsers.

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Vor Frelsers Parish
Stift (diocese) Københavns Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Vor Frelsers Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Add here
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Copenhagen City
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Street Names

Amagerbro, Amagerbrogade, Amagerfælled, Amagerstræde, Andreas Bjørns Gade

Bag Børsen, Bodenhoffs, Brobergsgade, Brogade, Burmeistergade, Børnehustorv, Børsgade, Baadsmandsstræde

Christiansborg Slot, Christianshavn Kanal, Christianshavns Torv, Christianshavn Voldgade, Christiansholm, Christmas Møllers Plads

Dalslandsgade, Dronningensgade

Enhorns Bastion


Herjedalgade, Holmbladsvænge, Holms Plads

Islands Plads

Kallebø Bastion, Kanalgade Neden Vandet, Kanalgade Oven Vandet, Kløvermarksvej, Kongensgade, Krudtårvejen på Amager, Kvintevejen

Langebrogade, Laplandsgade, Lijnelle Bastion, Lille Amagergade, Lille Kongensgade, Lille Sophiegade, Lille Søndervoldstræde, Lille Torvegade

Markmandsgade, Mikkel Vibes Gade

Nedre Vandet Baadsmandsgade, Nerikegade, Nyholm

Overgaden Neden Vandet, Overgaden Oven Vandet, Over Vandet Baadsmandsgade

Pedersens Plads, Portstræde, Prags Boulevard, Prinsensgade, Prinsessegade

Refshalevej, Refshaleøen

Sankt Annæ Gade, Sankt Annæ Gade Neden Vandet, Siljangade, Sophie Bastion, Sophiegade, Store Amagergade, Store Kongensgade, Store Mølle Vej, Store Søndervoldstræde, Store Torvegade, Strandgade, Sønder Volden, Søndervoldstræde

Torvegade, Torvet

Uden Amager Port, Ulrich Bastion, Uplandsgade

Ved Kløvermarken, Ved Skansen, Ved Sønderporten, Ved Volden, Vermlandsgade, Vilholms Bastion, Volden

Wildersgade, Wilders Plads

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