Denmark Travel Guide

By | July 26, 2021

TRAVEL WARNING

Overview Denmark

Current information

Since the beginning of January 2016, Denmark has been carrying out random border controls at the German-Danish border. Under certain circumstances, this can lead to waiting times in cross-border traffic. German nationals are strongly advised to have a valid identity card or passport with them when traveling to Denmark. Motorists are also strongly advised not to take hitchhikers or other people they do not know across the border into Denmark. (see also entry requirements for German citizens).

Travelers are advised to follow current media coverage carefully.

Country-specific safety information

Special safety instructions for Greenland

The changeable extreme arctic climate, extensive inaccessible areas and a very limited infrastructure make search and rescue operations outside the villages on the west coast of Greenland practically impossible.

Tourists wishing to travel outside built-up areas should familiarize themselves with the risks involved before starting the trip. Bringing a GPS and a satellite phone is recommended. Individual trips are strongly discouraged.

There is also an increased risk on cruises due to the limited infrastructure mentioned above, for example in the event of a medical emergency.

NIGHTLIFE

Introduction

There is a strong nightlife in Denmark, a country located in Europe according to oxfordastronomy. In larger cities such as Aarhus, Aalborg, Gothenburg, Silkeborg or Odense there is a wide range of entertainment. Night turns into day, especially in Copenhagen, which is known for its jazz scene: well-known international artists perform in the numerous concert halls, music bars and jazz clubs. The Copenhagen Jazzhouse is best known (Internet: jazzhouse.dk). The first cafes open at 5 a.m. when the nightclubs close. Most of the locations are near the Town Hall Square and in the alleys between Strøget, Gothersgade and Vester Voldgade streets. There is less going on in the smaller towns, but there are usually a few cozy pubs, good restaurants or a bar.

In the summer months, numerous festivals, open-air theaters and other events attract people to the outdoors. In Ringkøbing you can take part in a city tour every evening during the warm season with a singing night watchman (start: 9:00 p.m.). In winter, as in all Scandinavian countries, things are a little quieter.

There is also a wide range of cultural activities in Copenhagen. In the Det Kongelige Teater opera house (Internet: www.kglteater.dk) there are opera and ballet performances as well as orchestral concerts every evening. Here you can also see performances by the Royal Danish Ballet. In Det Ny Teater (Internet: www.detnyteater.dk), among other things, internationally known musicals are presented. Some variety shows in Copenhagen are also restaurants.

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels

Rooms can be booked at the hotel information at Copenhagen Central Station. The local tourist offices can also help. Numerous hotels and pensions are available in the holiday areas. Danish Hotel and Restaurant Association: HORESTA, Vodroffsvej 32, DK-1900 Frederiksberg C (Tel: 35 24 80 80. Internet: www.danishhotels.dk or www.horesta.dk). Hotel

classification: Hotels are divided into the Hotelstars Union star categories from one to five stars.

‘Green Key’:Many of the hotels and simpler accommodation options also participate in a different category system that works according to ecological principles. In order to receive the certificate for environmental friendliness, 55 strict criteria must be met. A list of the so-called “Green Key” hotels and accommodations is available from: The Green Key (Internet: greenkey.dk/) or HORESTA.

Camping

A camping pass is required, which is available at all campsites. Over 500 designated tent sites are available. The level and price are very different. Children under 4 years pay half. Danish Camping Association: Campingrådet, Mosedalvej 15, DK-2500 Valby (Tel: 39 27 88 44. Internet: www.campingraadet.dk).

Categories: 1-5 stars. Sites checked by the Danish Camping Association are marked with a green tent symbol. 5-star places: Meets the highest demands. 3-star places: showers, sockets for razors and hairdryers, washing machines, cooking equipment, shopping facilities. 1-star places:Minimal equipment such as sanitary facilities, drinking water, etc. A campsite directory is available from the tourist office (see addresses). Quality logos identify particularly suitable campsites for active people (e.g. cyclists, golfers or anglers). At www.visitdenmark.com/campingurlaub there are lists of the campsites that have already received the fishing, golf or bicycle quality logo.

Other accommodation options

Rooms are also rented out on numerous farms. If you want, you can help out on the farm. Sometimes outbuildings have also been converted into holiday apartments. Many farms have their own trout streams. All farms and holiday apartments are regularly checked by the tourist office. For more information, please contact the National Association for Farm Holidays in Denmark, Ceresvej 2, DK-8410 Rönde. (Tel: 86 37 39 00. Internet: www.bauernhofurlaub.dk).

Denmark Travel Guide

LANGUAGE

Overview

The official language is Danish. Many Danes also speak German, English or French. In the Faroe Islands, Faroese is the official language and Danish is compulsory.

Idioms

  • Eight = Otte
  • Eighty = Firs
  • Goodbye = Farvel, Hej-Hej
  • Output = Udgang
  • Beer = Øl
  • Please = No single word in Danish
  • Thanks = Tak
  • Tuesday = Tirsdag
  • Doctor = Læge
  • Thursday = Torsdag
  • Three = Tre
  • Thirty = Tredive
  • Entrance = entrance
  • One hundred = dog speech
  • One = en
  • One thousand = tusind
  • Friday = Friday
  • Five = Fem
  • Fifty = Halvtreds
  • Danger = Fare
  • Closed = hatch
  • Hello = Hej / Goddag
  • Today = Idag
  • Hotel = hotel
  • I feel sick = Jeg har det dårligt
  • I don’t understand = Jeg forstår ikke
  • Yes = yes
  • My name is?? = Jeg hedder??
  • Menu = Menu
  • I’m doing very well = Jeg har det godt
  • Wednesday = Onsdag
  • Monday = Mandag
  • Tomorrow = Imorgen
  • No = Nej
  • Nine = Ni
  • Ninety = Halvfems
  • Open = Åben
  • Restaurant = restaurant
  • Saturday = Lørdag
  • Six = seconds
  • Sixty = Tres
  • Seven = Syv
  • Seventy = Halvfjerds
  • Sunday = Sunday
  • Do you speak german / english? = Thaler you tysk / engelsk?
  • Toilets = toilets
  • Four = Fire
  • Forty = Fyrre
  • Wine = Vin
  • How are you? = Hvordan do you have that?
  • How much is it? = Hvor meget cost det?
  • Where is??? = Hvor he???
  • Ten = Ti
  • Twenty = Tyve
  • Two = To