Brief Information About Denmark

Denmark is a diverse travel destination, as small as it may be. In terms of nature, our neighbors in the north of course boast the wonderful coastline, the Wadden Sea National Park, the dune landscapes and the chalk cliffs. Friendly towns like Odense, the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Aalborg or Aarhus and castles and palaces like Koldinghus or Kronborg Castle are also worth a visit. And then there is the capital Copenhagen with the Little Mermaid and the pretty gabled houses of Nyhavn …

Map of Denmark

Entry requirements
According to Countryaah, Denmark is a member of the EU and the Schengen area. German citizens need an identity card or passport with sufficient validity to enter the country. Children need their own identification document, entry in their parents’ passport is no longer accepted. Other citizens please inquire at the relevant embassy.

In Denmark, the Danish krone (DKK) is used to pay.
ATMs and payments with credit or debit cards are widespread. To be able to withdraw money, you need a credit card or an EC card with the “Maestro” symbol.

Time zone

Cool, moderate climate with very little temperature fluctuations. The summers are relatively warm, the winters cool.

The national language is Danish. Many people, especially those who work in tourism, have a good command of English. German also plays a major role as a foreign language.

Telephone / Internet
The international dialing code is +45 according to AllCityCodes.

Electricity & mains voltage
The voltage is 230 volts, 50 Hz, so that all devices can be used without any problems. Type K plugs are also used in Denmark. An adapter is not needed, however.

Emergency numbers Central emergency number 112

Arriving by plane
The largest international airport is Copenhagen Kastrup – it is the largest airport in Scandinavia. There are also international airports in Billund, Aarhus, Aalborg and Esbjerg.

Arrival by ferry
Denmark can be reached from Germany on two different routes. There is a connection from Puttgarden (Fehmarn) to Rødby, and you can also cross over from Rostock to Gedser.

The following applies to traveling by car …
If you are traveling with your own car, you should definitely have your driver’s license and vehicle registration document with you. It is also advisable to have the green insurance card with you. If you are not traveling with a vehicle registered with you, we strongly recommend that you obtain authorization from the vehicle owner.
Petrol is a little more expensive than in Germany. The fuel names are not necessarily identical to “ours”. It is important to choose the correct octane number, 95 stands for super, 98 for super plus. “Blyfri” means “lead-free”.
Maximum speed in urban areas: 50 km / h
Maximum speed outside urban areas: 80 km / h
Maximum speed on motorways: 130 km / h
alcohol limit : 0.5
Pay close attention to the signs. Violations are sometimes severely punished.
It must be driven all year round with dipped headlights / daytime running lights.
(Information without guarantee, please inform yourself about the relevant provisions before departure)

Best travel time
The spring and summer months (May to September) are of course the best travel time for Denmark. Many spend their beach and summer holidays here. However, at the beginning of summer the water can still be a bit cold. Autumn can be quite stormy. If you go on a cultural trip or a city trip, you can of course travel to Denmark at any time.

The European health insurance card should be carried with you as proof of EU-wide insurance coverage. A private international travel health insurance is also recommended.
The supply of doctors and pharmacies is good. Of course, you should definitely take with you any medication that you need to take on a regular basis. If you travel close to nature and in remote areas, you should stock up on the most necessary medication (for diarrhea, fever and pain, disinfectants, …) in advance.

Holidays and memorial days In addition to Christmas, New Year and Christian holidays with changing dates such as Easter, the following holidays apply:
June 5th, Constitutional Day

Embassies & Consulates General
German Representation
Göteborg Plads 1
2150 Copenhagen
Tel: +45 35 45 99 00

Austrian Representation
Sølundsvej 1
2100 Copenhagen
Tel: + 45 39 29 41 41

Swiss Representation
Richelieus Allé 14
2900 Hellerup
Tel: +45 33 14 17 96

Note:  The small country can convince with diversity: The wonderful coastline and landscape elements such as the chalk cliffs on the island of Møn meet quaint towns such as Odense, the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, and last but not least, the lively Copenhagen with the little mermaid and the gabled houses of Nyhavn .

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