Hellerup Church.
Tuborg Harbour.
The Rotunda in Hellerup,

Hellerup (Danish pronunciation: [ˈhɛlˀəʁob̥]) is a Danish town of Region Hovedstaden, located in the Gentofte Municipality in Denmark. It is bordered to the east by the sound Øresund and to the South by Copenhagen and counted among the most wealthy areas in Denmark.

It was Counselor Johan David Heller who came to put his name on the area when in 1748 he bought the farm like Lokkerup and rechristened it Hellerup Farm and parceled it out into 38 hectares. Today only Øregård remains similar to the original farms, but several of their names live on in street names.


Hellerup was included in the old Hovedstaden (The Capital) which until 1970 was a larger area than Copenhagen Municipality (even Frederiksberg included). The area was built up in the 1870s to 1890s and the area was included in the tram net of Copenhagen. Hellerup is not the centre of the city, but neither a typical suburb. Quite a lot of old 5-6 floor buildings exist along Strandvejen, the main street of the area. Here is also found old large villas on the side streets. Hellerup is located in the eastern part of Gentofte Municipality which in return is a part of Metropolitan Copenhagen situated in the northern part of Copenhagen the Danish capital, along the shores of Øresund.


Noteworthy and critically acclaimed actress Stine Fischer Christensen, star of such films as After the Wedding, 'Cracks in the Shell' and 'Culling Hens' was born here in 1985


Unlike other towns in the Gentofte Municipality, such as Gentofte, Ordrup, and Jægersborg Hellerup is not marked by old urbanization, but rather by fairly recent construction from the latter half of the 1800s. Prior to that time it was largely composed of farms and grazing land, similar to other towns on Zealand, such as Øregård.

Present day

Notable sites in Hellerup include "Store og Lille Tuborg", which later lent the name to the Tuborg breweries that opened on the site and operated until the merger of the companies brewing operations with Carlsberg. As of 1996, it has been a residential area with numerous apartments overlooking the harbour. The site is also home to the headquarters of several Danish and international companies, among them Saxo Bank.

Hellerup is home to the science center Experimentarium.

The coast road, Strandvejen, runs through the main thoroughfare of the town and is home to numerous shops and boutiques. Other features of Strandvejen are the beach at Charlottenlund Beach Park and Charlottenlund Palace. Hellerup also has two churches, one built in 1900 and the other in 1959.

The ASA Film studio, founded in 1936, was based in Hellerup and produced some of the most notable films in Denmark.


The Copenhagen International School's Hellerup Campus is in Hellerup.

Øregård Gymnasium was founded in 1903 as Plock Ross School. In 1919 Gentofte municipality took over the school, which was renamed Øregård Gymnasium. In 1924, the school moved into a new main building designed by architects GB Hagen and Edward Thomsen.[1]

Rygaards International School is located in Hellerup.

The Japanese Supplemental School in Copenhagen (CPHJPSS; コペンハーゲン日本人補習学校 Kopenhāgen Nihonjin Hoshū Gakkō; Danish: Den Japanske Supplerende Skole), a weekend Japanese school, holds its classes at Copenhagen International School's Hellerup Campus.[2] The school was established in 1974.[3]

Foreign relations

Danish-Bhutanese Friendship Association.[4]


  1. Tidsbilleder 1903-2003 by Helle Askgaard and Kamma Haugan
  2. "欧州の補習授業校一覧(平成25年4月15日現在)" (Archive). Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Retrieved on May 10, 2014. "c/o Copenhagen International School, Hellerupvej 22-26 2900 Hellerup, DENMARK"
  3. "学校紹介" (Archive). Japanese Supplemental School in Copenhagen. Retrieved on April 6, 2015.
  4. Friendship Associations Ministry of Foreign Affairs Royal Government of Bhutan

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Coordinates: 55°44′0″N 12°34′0″E / 55.73333°N 12.56667°E / 55.73333; 12.56667

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