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Amb. Susanne Hyldelund


Amb. Friis Arne Petersen began his work as the Ambassador of Denmark to Berlin in 2020. In 1994, Amb. Hyldelund graduated with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Aarhus School of Business.

She worked as Embassy Secretary in Washington, D.C. and as 1st Embassy Secretary in Warsaw. Before being appointed Ambassador of Denmark to Berlin, since 2017 she was State Secretary for Trade and Global Sustainability at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



As the two nations share a land border, Denmark and Germany have had a long history of diplomatic, economic, and cultural exchange. Official relations can be said to have begun in 1732.

Up until the German-Danish War of 1864, some parts of Germany belonged to the Danish kingdom. Nowadays, the bilateral relations can be traced to the Bonn-Copenhagen Declarations in 1955. In this declaration, the borders were mapped in their present place and the German minority in North Schleswig and the Danish minority in South Schleswig were promised the right to preserve their identity, rights and education in their own language. The present embassy building is a part of Nordic Embassies and it is located in Tiergarten, Berlin. Built in 1999, the Nordic Embassies is a unique example of collaboration between five countries in one city.

In addition to the embassy in Berlin, Denmark has three General consulates in Flensburg, Hamburg, and Munich.