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Welcome to Denmark

Denmark

Information & Facts

Attraction Overview

A holiday or short break in Denmark offers you something truly different. There's such a vast range of places to visit and activities to take part in that you'll think you're in two different countries. From contemporary city breaks to stunning natural landscapes, Denmark really does provide something for everyone.
Denmark is located in the Nordic region of Northern Europe. It comprises of the main peninsula, along with 443 islands and has its capital in Copenhagen. The country is connected to Sweden via the Oresund Bridge, which runs from Copenhagen to Malmo.
Depending on how you want to spend your time in Denmark, there are many different regions to base yourself in. In the capital city of Copenhagen nothing is too far away and the whole place can easily be accessed on foot or by bicycle. You can experience the history and splendour of the old town, as well as viewing some of the world's most modern buildings. 
The country's second city is Aarhus, which successfully combines contemporary style with historic culture. It provides a great shopping destination and was voted the 2017 European Capital of Culture. If it's relaxation you're after, the area of North Jutland is the place to head. Here you'll find plenty of museums and art galleries to keep you occupied, along with the vast open spaces of the Thy National Park. Vejle is home to the Jelling Monuments, which date back to Viking times, and you can also spend time by the fjords and beaches or within the beautiful forests.
Whether you’re planning a city break, with the chance to visit some cultural museums and galleries, or an activity holiday, where you can wander through natural wonderlands, Denmark has something to offer you. 
A stay in Copenhagen wouldn't be complete without a chance to view The Little Mermaid sculpture. This piece made from granite and bronze was given to the city over 100 years ago by Carl Jacobsen, the famous Danish brewer. The sculpture sits upon a rock at Langelinje Pier in the city and stares out to sea.
When you use JiveHippo to book your Denmark holiday, you should make sure you have time to visit the Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen. This park is famous for its 100 year old wooden rollercoaster. It is one of the oldest theme parks in the world and, as well as its many rides, it also features outdoor music and film events.
Children young and old will know Denmark for probably its most famous toy, LEGO. The Legoland park in Billund is a great attraction for children of all ages, with plenty of shows, rides and attractions to keep everyone amused.
Visit Carlsberg is a popular attraction in Denmark's capital city. Here you can take a tour around the site of the company's first brewery, as well as admiring the stunning works of art in their sculpture gallery, which includes a smaller version of the city's Little Mermaid.
Along with famous toys and beer, Denmark is also well known for the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. In Odense you have the opportunity to visit his childhood home and see exactly where he grew up.
The country has a long standing association with the Vikings and much of their history dates back to this period. At Roskilde you can visit the Viking Ship Museum, which is home to five original ships built in the 11th century. As part of the Viking experience, you can actually have a trip on a ship through the museum's harbour.
Kronborg Castle in Helsingar dates back to the 16th century. This area is now a World Heritage Site and allows tourists to explore the varied history of the region and the part the castle had to play.
Aarhus Art Museum is one of Northern Europe's biggest museums. It houses a selection of pieces, from the 19th century through to more contemporary works. During your visit, you'll need to spend some time on the museum's roof, where you can get a real 360o panoramic view of the city.

 

Climate

Denmark generally benefits from mild winters, with an average temperature of 0o through January and February. They also have fairly cool summers and the average temperature is just under 16o. They tend to suffer wetter autumns and a drier spring. The northern position of the country provides vast differences in the amount of daylight, with short winter days and over 17 hours of daylight in the summer.

Getting Around

Denamrk is known for its excellent standards of public transport.

Whether you are in the main city or in a small town, you will always be able to catch the bus. There are bus stops all over and go far distances.

If you need a taxi you will be able to hail one in the street or there are always taxis outside all major shopping centres, train stations and bus stations. 

When using the public transport in Den, ark make sure you get yourself a Rejsekort. This is a card designed for you to upload money on to and then you will be able to use as many times as you like.

Health

To be able to be entitled to state provided medical treatment in Denmark, you should get yourself a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

If you are not able to get yourself a EHIC, you will have to make sure that you have travel insurance and accessible fund to be able to undergo any treatment that may be needed during your trip.

Language

The main language in the country is Danish, which is similar in style to Swedish and Norwegian. There are also regional variations in the autonomous regions of the Faroe Islands (Faroese) and Greenland (Greenlandic). Large numbers of the population also speak a second language, mainly English or German.

Money

The currency used in Denmark is the Danish Krone.

Safety

Copenhagen generally has low crime rates. However you may come across a bag snatcher or pickpocket.

These petty thieves operate mainly in crowded tourist areas, on local transport and in hotel lobby areas. Always be sure to keep your personal belongings safe.

 

Time

Denmark is under the Central European Time Zone (UTC+01:00).

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