Vestre Prison

Vestre Prison (Danish: Vestre Fængsel) is the main jail of the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Erected in 1895, it is Denmark's largest prison with a total capacity of 530 inmates. It primarily houses pretrial detainees, not convicted felons.

Vestre Prison
Security classInternment
Capacity530 (940 during COP15)
Managed byCorrectional Service of Denmark


Vestre Gængsel opened in 1895. The building was designed by city architect Ludvig Fenger.

During much of the German occupation of Denmark, Vestre Fængsel was operated by German police.

Cultural references


  1. "Vestre Fængsel". (in Danish). Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  2. "Film 6 Olsen Bandens sidste bedrifter / Der (voraussichtlich) letzte Streich der Olsenbande". (in German). Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  3. "Vestre Fængsel" (in Danish). DRde. Retrieved 5 October 2017.

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