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Copenhagen Traditions:

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!

Electrical Power:

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.

International Calls
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.

Country codes:

Andorra 376 Monaco 377
Australia 61 Morroco 212
Belgium 32 New Zealand 64
Canada 1 Norway 47
Finland 358 Poland 48
France 33 Portugal 351
Germany 49 Russia 7
Gibraltar 9567 Saudi Arabia 966
Ireland 353 Sweden 46
Israel 972 The Netherlands 31
Italy 39 United Kingdom 44
Japan 81 U.S.A. 1

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.

Medical Emergencies:

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:

Emergencies 112
General Emergencies 112
Fire Service 3366 2945
Local Police 3325 1448
Bispebjerg Hospital 3531 3531
Amager Hospital 3234 3234
Copenhagen University Hospital 3545 3545
Directory Enquiries 118
Dentist (Emergency) 3538 0251
24-Hour Chemist 3314 8266
Danish Tourist Board 3311 1415
Post Office 8020 7030

Public Holidays:

1st January New Year's Day (Nytårsdag)
20th March Maundy Thursday (Skærtorsdag)
21st March Good Friday (Langfredag)
23rd March Easter Sunday (Påske søndag)
24th March Easter Monday (Påskedag)
18th April Day of Prayer (Store Bededag)
1st May Ascension Day (Kristi Himmelfartsdag)
11th May Whit Sunday (Pinse søndag)
12th May Whit Monday (Pinsedag)
5th June Constitution Day (Grundlovsdag)
24th December Christmas (Jul)
25th December Christmas Day (Jul)
26th December Christmas (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.

Copenhagen, Denmark
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