State tasks

The ownership of the Christiania area is divided between the foundation and the state. From the state The Agency for Culture and Palaces and The Danish Building and Property Agency are involved in the administration of the area. The work of The Agency for Culture and Palaces includes the protection of the ancient monuments (the ramparts) and the protected buildings. The Danish Building and Property Agency is landowner and leases and administers the agreement between the foundation and the state.

The state has the following tasks in the Christiania area:

  • The Danish Building and Property Agency must monitor compliance with the agreements with the foundation on restoration, maintenance and operation of the ramparts.
  • The Danish Building and Property Agency charges rentals of the buildings and areas that are still owned by the state and which the foundation leases.
  • The Danish Building and Property Agency shall, in cooperation with the foundation, draw budgets for the foundation's restoration of the preserved ramparts and state buildings and also make up the amount of refunds in regards of the payment of the purchase rates.
  • The Agency for Culture and Palaces carries out the administration of the Museums Act, which applies to the protected ramparts. There is a close collaboration between the Danish Building and Property Agency and the Agency for Culture and Palaces as the preservation authority on handling cases concerning construction, access and restoration of state buildings and construction projects regarding the foundation's own buildings.
  • As a landowner, The Danish Building and Property Agency supervises all illegal construction on the ramparts.
  • Annually, The Danish Building and Property Agency will follow the foundation's statement on housing allocation.

The municipality carries out the usual tasks as authority regarding construction, planning legislation, etc.

For further information read "The agreement between Christiana and the state".