Frequently Asked Questions

Abstract icon Every day, we receive a lot of questions on Danmarks Nationalbank's tasks. On this page, we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions and our answers. If you have a question that is not listed here, please contact Danmarks Nationalbank, email to

These are examples of some of the questions we have been asked. Please click the categories to view all questions and answers and find more information.

Access to Danmarks Nationalbank's cash desk
The cash desk is closed due to a lengthy restoration and renovation of Danmarks Nationalbank's building in Havnegade 5, 1093 Copenhagen.

What is inflation and why is it high at the moment?

Danmarks Nationalbank gives lectures for secondary schools.

Exchange of withdrawn Danish bank notes and coins
Are withdrawn banknotes and coins still legal tender, and how do I exchange them?

Danmarks Nationalbank's exchange rates
For which currencies can I find exchange rates, and what was, say, the average exchange rate of the euro last year?

Danmarks Nationalbank's building
Who designed the Danmarks Nationalbank building, when was it built and is Danmarks Nationalbank open to visitors?

Danmarks Nationalbank's tasks
What are Danmarks Nationalbank's tasks and how are they decided?

Danmarks Nationalbank's history
When and how was Danmarks Nationalbank established?

Danmarks Nationalbank's organisation
Who make up Danmarks Nationalbank's management and what are the management's responsibilities?

Danmarks Nationalbank gold stock​
How large is Danmarks Nationalbank's gold stock, what is it worth and why do we have it?

Danmarks fixed exchange rate policy
What does it mean that Denmark pursue a fixed exchange rate and why does Denmark do it?

Restoration and renovation of Havnegade 5
What is the reason for the restoration and renovation of the building? How long will it take and what will it cost?