Each year - particularly in the summer, Copenhagen is home to many festivals, ranging from Visual Arts, Film, Design, Historical, Football, Food & Drink, Rock and Jazz. Which ever your preference, the importance of any festival is of course to enjoy, relax, mingle, eat, and drink!
Denmark, like most other European countries, has 220-volt AC, 50Hz current and uses two-pin continental plugs.
Visitors from the UK will need an adaptor for electric appliances, whereas North Americans need a transformer in order to use their 110/125V appliances
Public pay phones accept coins or pre-paid 'telecards'. If making international calls, you should use 5-20 DKK coins. Alternatively, the 'telecards' are available in the amounts of 30, 50 and 100 DKK and you can purchase these in convenience stores and post offices.
First you need to get an international dial tone by dialling "00" and waiting for a higher pitched continuous tone. Then you can dial the international number, starting with country code, area code and local number.
Tips and Taxes:
Tipping is not required, as service charges are automatically added to bills in restaurants, taxis or hotels. If service has been exceptionally good, however, it is common to tip.
If you are a citizen from a country outside the EU and Scandinavia, you can claim a VAT refund. In order to achieve the VAT refund the minimum purchase per shop is DKK 300/EUR 40. VAT can be refunded at the Airport upon presenting a completed VAT refund form.
You should seek medical advice before traveling and ensure that all appropriate vaccinations are up to date.
The standard of healthcare is high. A reciprocal healthcare agreement exists between UK and Denmark by which British nationals are covered for emergency treatment whilst visiting Denmark.
Here is a list of important telephone number:
|Copenhagen University Hospital
|Danish Tourist Board
||New Year's Day (Nytårsdag)
||Maundy Thursday (Skærtorsdag)
||Good Friday (Langfredag)
||Easter Sunday (Påske søndag)
||Easter Monday (Påskedag)
||Day of Prayer (Store Bededag)
||Ascension Day (Kristi Himmelfartsdag)
||Whit Sunday (Pinse søndag)
||Whit Monday (Pinsedag)
||Constitution Day (Grundlovsdag)
||Christmas Day (Jul)
Copenhagen is a safe city and you can stroll around and do your sightseeing with no worries. However, as in any large city, some basic precautions should be taken:
- Leave all valuables, passports, tickets, credit cards and money etc in the hotel safe; only carry with you what you need for that day.
- Be aware of pickpockets, especially in tourist areas, on public transport, markets etc.
- When leaving a car, do not leave anything visible.
- If anything is stolen, please ensure you receive a police report.
Please click on the following link in order to get a selection of embassies based in Copenhagen.