Danish Party

The Danish Party (German: Dänische Partei) was a political party in the German Empire.


The party was established in 1871 to represent the 50,000-strong Danish population of North Schleswig, who remained opposed to their separation from Denmark following the Second Schleswig War in 1864.[1] It won a seat in every Reichstag elected between 1871 and 1912. Its best performance was in the 1881 elections, the only occasion on which it won two seats.[1]

The party disappeared after World War I,[1] following the Schleswig Plebiscites and the return of Northern Schleswig to Denmark.


  1. ^ a b c Vincent E McHale (1983) Political parties of Europe, Greenwood Press, p415 ISBN 0-313-23804-9