Welcome to Denmark the land of magic fairytales and modern design, the happiest place on Earth, home of Vikings and Royals alike.
You are invited to uncover the secrets behind the Nordic trends, be it fashion, architecture, or the new Nordic Kitchen with exiting food experiences.
With around 15 Michelin stars and 14 Bib Gourmands, Denmark is the gastronomic centre of Scandinavia. Copenhagen is home to the world’s best restaurant, Noma. So if you like food and are looking for the Nordic culinary experience, come to Denmark. We are also known for “Smørrebrød” – open-faced sandwiches with plenty of delicious toppings – and no visit is complete without tasting this delicacy.
Mingle with the 5.5 million proud Danes, follow them closely around the cozy countryside among lakes and castles, and keep up with them on the state-of-the-art endless bicycle tracks through a wonderful Copenhagen. Feel first hand the vibe of the colourful green city and the high living standards in one of the world’s top welfare states.
Let us share with you our visions for a dynamic and yet laid-back living, our rich culture and lively history. Let us show you why we and the other Nordic Countries are considered a role model in regards to public healthcare and environmental consciousness, political and personal freedom, come and see what influence it has on its people.
Let us take you behind the scenes for a touch of the true Danish spirit reflected in our strong traditions, world famous sights and friendly people.
We look forward to seeing You!
Did you know
the 5.5 million Danes are considered the happiest people on Earth
our Royal Family can trace their origins back to the viking kings
we speak Danish, most of us also speak English, and a third of all Danes speaks even a third language
you will find some of the world’s best restaurants in Copenhagen, many of them rooted in the New Nordic Cuisine
over a third of the locals in Copenhagen go by bicycle to work every day
we have a unique way of blending very old and brand new architecture
our currency is Danish Kroner, but most shops accept Euro
you can visit the stunning castle of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the childhood home of the father of fairytales, Hans Christian Andersen
The flag of Denmark, Dannebrog, is the oldest state flag in the world still in use by an independent nation. It was adopted in 1219.
The country's average height above sea level is only 31 metres and the highest natural point is Møllehøj, at 170.86 metres.
it’s easy to get from A to B with our frequent and reliable public transportation
we are a leading global role model concerning environmental issues
the summer day temperatures average at comfortable 20°-25°C
the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen is one of the world’s oldest amusement park
although a small country, we boast of over 7000 km of coastline
Copenhagen is connected to Sweden by a 16 km long bridge and tunnel across Øresund and to Norway by daily overnight ferry.
Practical information about Denmark
The only thing that's predictable about it is its unpredictability.
The Danish climate follows four distinct seasons. Temperatures vary considerably during the year, particularly during the winter period.
July is normally the warmest month with an average temperature of just below 20°C. February is generally the coldest with an average of just below 0°.
Public transport in Copenhagen is efficient, safe and practical. Most ticket types can be used on all forms of public transport in and around the capital, including metro, rail, busses and harbour busses. The Copenhagen public transport network is operating 24 hours a day, with special train, metro and bus services covering the night and early hours.
In Denmark there are several ways to go online. Cafes and hotels with wireless Internet can be found throughout the city.
The Danish currency is the krone (DKK) which is divided into 100 øre.
Many shops etc. do accept foreign currency in cash – at an unfavourable exchange rate for you. It is advisable to pay with Danish kroner.
Banks opening-hours 10am to 4pm. Thursdays until 5.30 pm. Banks are closed during weekends.
Currency exchange offices offer longer opening hours than banks and stays open on Saturdays and Sundays/public holidays.
ATMs, found at practically all bank-branches, accept all major credit cards.
Shopping in Copenhagen is a treat in itself. The city centre is a cozy maze of narrow streets with one-of-a-kind boutiques, well-known names and classy department stores. No need to walk long distances looking for interesting shops. Copenhagen’s commercial heart is concentrated in the beautiful old town centre and in the buzzing city districts.
Strøget, Copenhagens fashion street:
Many shopping trips start here on the world’s longest pedestrian shopping street. Strøget is stretching through the heart of the city centre with some of Copenhagen’s most historic buildings and attractions as well as exciting shops.
If you are a citizen and resident of a country outside the EU, you can claim a Value Added Tax (VAT) refund. You can only shop in stores with “tax free shopping” signs in order to receive the VAT refund. In order to achieve the VAT refund, a minimum purchase per shop is required. When you approach the refund point, please make sure that you have the following with you:
Your Global Blue tax-free form
For more information please go to: http://www.globalblue.com/customer-services/tax-free-shopping3/ or ask in the ”tax free” shop.