Steinfass House

Steinfass House (Danish. Steinfass Gård) is a listed house overlooking Christianshavn Canal in the Christianshavn neighbourhood of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is now part of the Sofiegården hall of residence.

Steinfass House
Steinfass' Gård
The building seen from across the canal
General information
Architectural styleNeoclassical
LocationCopenhagen, Denmark
ClientJacob Steinfass
Design and construction


The current house was built for Jacob Steinfass in 177071 to a design by an unknown architect.[1] The painter P. C. Skovgaard lived in the building from 1842 to 1843. [2] The building was listed in 1945.[3]


Steinfass House is built in the Neoclassical style. It was built as an adaption and extension of an existing building and incorporates elements from its predecessor.[1]


In the early 1970s, he house was converted into a dorm, Sofiegården, and expanded with modern wings along ]]Sofiegade]] and Dronningensgade. The original contains five rooms and two three-room flats in two upper floors, and various shared facilities on the ground floor, including a day-care centre. The basement houses the bar Sofiekælderen which is popular for live music.[4]


  1. "Overgaden Oven Vandet 32A-B" (PDF) (in Danish). Retrieved 2012-08-28.
  2. "Overgaden Oven Vandet 32a-32c / Sofiegade 3-7 / Dronningensgade 43-49" (in Danish). Retrieved 2012-08-28.
  3. "Sag: Steinfass' Gård". Kulturstyrelsen. Retrieved 2012-08-028. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "Kollegiet Sofiegården". Sofiegården. Retrieved 2012-08-29.

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