When most people think of Denmark, they probably think of LEGOS, Danish pastries or Shakespeare’s Hamlet. But Denmark is much more! The history dates back to the Vikings and a trip to Denmark will allow you to understand why the Vikings chose to settle in the area. The long coastlines, rolling hills and mild climate make it a wonderful place for those who love to be outdoors. Use our Guide to Visiting Denmark to better understand what to expect when visiting the area.
Guide to Visiting Denmark
What should I know before visiting Denmark?
Denmark is one of the safest countries in the world, but they do have pickpockets. Be mindful of where you keep your wallet and you will be fine.
The truth is that Denmark is a pretty expensive place to visit. There are some ways to cut costs and you should make sure that you plan ahead of time with purchasing things like city passes so you can save money.
What Language do the Danish Speak?
Danish is the official language of the Danish, but many do speak English if you request to do so. This is something they are taught in school. Some areas of Denmark also speak German.
What Currency does Denmark Use?
Althought part of the EU, they do not use Euros. The Danish currency is the Danish Krone (DKK). While most of Denmark used credit cards, some smaller street vendors and such will expect to be paid with Krones. Krones come in both paper & coins, so I suggest you have a variety of each on hand.
What is traditional Danish food and drink?
The Danes like simple food with complex tastes. You will find cafes and street vendors serving hotdogs, open face sandwiches and french fries.
If you dine in a restaurant, you will probably find some more traditional dishes like stegt flæsk med persillesovs og kartoffler (fried pork, boiled potatoes and parsley sauce) or fiskefrikadeller (Fish Cakes) with, of course, rye bread.
There are two famous breweries in Denmark, Carlsberg and Tuborg. Both are great beers and you will find them at nearly every dining establishment. Drinking age in Demark, by the way, is 18.
One thing you should note about restaurants and bars in Denmark is that tipping is included in the bill. No need to tip extra unless you have exceptional service.
Have you visited the Roskilde Viking Museum? What was your favorite part?
1st Floor of Rosenborg Castle 2nd Floor or Rosenborg Castle
What makes this palace remarkable is that it has an amazing history that dates back to 12th century. Since that time, it has been rebuilt three times due to fire! It was during the third rebuild that it was discovered that there were actually two other castles in this space (previously Absalon’s Castle and Copenhagen […]
There is an underground tour of Christiansborg Palace Ruins, but there isn’t that much to see. I wouldn’t bother wasting your time on it especially when you only have one day in Copenhagen.
First, is Rick Steves Copenhagen book. This books is full of useful information like where to eat or how to best get from one place to another. We read it in advance of our trip and took it with us to Copenhagen. Have you been to Copenhagen? Where your most favorite things to do there?
You will find that many of the attractions in Copenhagen are made so that families can experience them together. The museums have areas designed specifically for kids, the palaces have special events for families and there are plenty of different amusement parks to enjoy together.