Set in Copenhagen in 1926, The Danish Girl tells the remarkable story of the Danish artist couple Einar and Gerda Wegener. Early in the film, Gerda asks Einar to pose as a ballerina, a moment which catalyzes his transformation into Lili Elbe - the transgender pioneer who became the first person to undergo sex reassignment surgery.
The film has won rave reviews due to stellar performance by Eddie Redmayne, and Alicia Vikander won an Oscar for her role as Gerda. But according to director Tom Hooper, the film also owes a debt to Copenhagen and its "untouched" city centre.
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Gerda Wegener, En sommerdag (Einar Wegener ved staffeliet, Lili nøgen, Elna Tegner med akkordeon, forlæggerhustru fru Guyot med bog), 1927. Foto: © Bruun Rasmussen Kunstauktioner6/6
Alicia Vikander took home an Oscar for her performance in The Danish Girl. But if there was a category for Best Film Location, Copenhagen would win hands down!
In addition to Nyhavn and the Marble Church, director Tom Hooper and crew shot nearly a dozen locations in central Copenhagen.
Fortunately, all of the locations can be toured in a single day. Just use our guide to get to know the Danish city behind The Danish Girl.