About Denmark

Denmark is a country located in Northern Europe.  It was founded in 12500 BC.

History [Founded in 12500 BC] • Capital [Copenhagen] • Government [Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy] • Currency [Danish Krone (DKK)] • Language [Danish] • Religion [Evangelical Lutheran, Non-religious, other Protestant and Roman Catholic, Muslim] • Electricity [230V/50Hz (European plug)] • Time Zone [230V/50Hz (European plug)] • Country Code [+45] • Internet TLD [.dk] • Emergencies [Dial 112]

Denmark Travel Guide

This local travel guide below will provide you with travel information & tips to plan your trip to Denmark and find the best things to see, do and experience in Denmark even  before you arrive here.

Local Attractions

Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace

 

Frederiksborg Palace

Frederiksborg Palace

Kronborg Castle

Kronborg Castle

Nyhavn

Nyhavn

Rosenborg Castle

Rosenborg Castle

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Copenhagen Zoo

Copenhagen Zoo

Copenhagen Botanical Garden

Copenhagen botanical garden

Map

Tipping

Restaurant – No tipping expected.
Tour Guide – No tipping expected.
Hotel –  No tipping expected.
Taxi Driver – No tipping expected.
Spas – No tipping expected.

Money & Duty Free

Currency

Danish Krone:  DKK with symbol : kr =  100 øre
Denmark Notes denominations(kr): 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000
Denmark Coins denominations(kr): 1, 2, 5, 10, 20
Denmark Coins denominations(øre): 50

Credit cards

MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, Visa are widely accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants.  It is advisable to have more smaller US dollar notes for easy spending as locals prefer dollars.

ATM

ATMs are available in major towns and cities and accept cards from overseas banks such as MasterCard, Visa, Cirrus, Plus, Maestro.

Travellers cheques

Widely accepted. In Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars.

Banking hours

Mon: 0930-1700
Tue: 0930-1700
Wed: 0930-1700
Thurs: 0930-1800
Fri:  0930-1700

Safety Guide

Emergency number

Dail 999

Keep yourself insured

  1. Ensure you buy travel insurance before you come as admitting to local hospitals for tourists will be expensive.

Keep yourself safe

  1. Do not walk alone late at night.
  2. Avoid unlit areas.
  3. Do not leave your drink unattended.
  4. Do not carry a lot of valuables and cash.
  5. Avoid cash counting in public.
  6. Do not accept offer of rides from stranger.

Keep belongings safe

  1. Ensure your cars and accommodation are locked when leaving for other destinations.
  2. Do not leave your wallets, mobile phones, bags, backpacks,  or cameras unattended in public places.
  3. Report lost or stolen possessions to local police stations. Get a report from them if you are claiming travel insurance.

Keeping safe with alcohol

  1. If you drink alcohol in designated ban area could lead to fine or being arrested.
  2. You can be fined for drinking alcohol on public transport, including taxis.
  3. If you drink, take cab back to your accommodation. Best if your friend can accompany.

Keeping your credit cards and identity safe

  1. Do not show your credit card number and PIN that will let people capture with a camera.
  2. Do not bring too many credit cards.
  3. Report lost or stolen credit cards immediately.