Things to know before visiting Denmark

First time visiting Denmark? No problem, we've got you covered. Here are the most important things to know before visiting Denmark... Currency The currency in Denmark is the Danish Kroner ('crowns' in English), or DKK. Euros are accepted in only a very few places, so make sure you change some money before you get here. If you don't have any cash though, don't fear, because 99% of retailers in Denmark take card. At the time…

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4 Great Kids activities in Copenhagen

When you're on holiday it can sometimes be a nightmare trying to find places to take your kids. At first sight, it may also seem like a challenge to find kids activities in Copenhagen. We know this, so we have four suggestions to make your life that bit easier. They're all easily accessible from the city centre via public transport. Two are even completely under cover, so you'll be OK if it rains. Jump to:…

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5 Fast Food Restaurants in Copenhagen

So you've been in Denmark for a few days and you're sick of smørrebrød, licorice, hot dogs and imported Italian food. You might have had a long day or drank too much last night. Or even tonight. You just want some comfort food that you're used to. Don't fear, we've got your back. Here's where to find your favourite fast food restaurants in Copenhagen: Jump to: McDonald's | Burger King | KFC | Max Hamburger…

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8 Free Restrooms in Central Copenhagen

We’ve all been there. You’re wandering round doing an afternoon’s sightseeing and then you need the toilet. But you can’t find one anywhere! No worries, here are 8 free toilets in Central Copenhagen, close to all the main tourist spots: Jump to: Little Mermaid | Nyhavn | City Hall Square | Christiansborg | Christiania | Nørreport | Amagertorv | Torvehallerne 1. The Little Mermaid The area around the Little Mermaid isn't too built up, but there…

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Copenhagen’s Forgotten Giants

Jump to: Visit Forgotten Giants | Forgotten Giants Tips Danish design is reflected by far more than just buildings like the Opera House and Glyptoteket. Hiding just outside capital you might find Copenhagen's Forgotten Giants, six giant wooden sculptures by artist Thomas Dambo. The project's aim is to draw people out of the city centre and into the countryside. The Forgotten Giants are built entirely from recycled materials and are easily accessible. However, they're not…

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H.C. Andersen: Father of Fairy Tales

Jump to H.C. Andersen Attractions | Did you know…? You can’t really go anywhere in Denmark without seeing the name Hans Christian Andersen. He’s probably the most famous Danish citizen, and the one who Danes are most proud of. A prolific 19th century author, he is most well-known for his fairy tales, of which he wrote an incredible 3,381. Whether it’s his statue looking upon the gates of Tivoli Gardens, or the Little Mermaid figurine…

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Copenhagen Opera House

Jump to Visit Copenhagen Opera House | Did you know...? Facing Amalienborg Palace across the water is the looming glass, concrete and steel mass of Copenhagen Opera House. Dominating the harbour is one of the world’s newest, and most expensive opera houses. But as you’ll see, it’s also one of the most impressive. Incredibly, the opera house was a donation to Denmark from the founders of Mærsk, Denmark’s (and the world’s) biggest shipping company. Costing…

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Christiania: Copenhagen’s Freetown

Jump to Visiting Christiania | Christiania Tips Christiania is an independent community in the heart of Copenhagen. Founded in the early 1970s as an ultra-liberal squatter settlement, it is now one of Copenhagen’s most popular tourist attractions. The area has its own rules, local government and is rarely visited by the Danish police. In the ‘Green Light District’, you can buy and smoke cannabis without fear of arrest or social offence. At Nemoland there is…

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Rosenborg Castle: See Denmark’s Crown Jewels

Jump to Rosenborg Castle Tickets | Rosenborg Tips In the very heart of Copenhagen lies Rosenborg Castle (Danish: Rosenborg Slot), a royal retreat set in the magnificent King’s Garden (Kongens Have). Here you can visit the ornate throne room or view the Danish crown jewels. The castle is over 400 years old, having originally been built as a summer house by King Christian IV and subsequently expanded. It follows the Dutch renaissance style, with a…

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Copenhagen Botanical Garden: An Inner City Oasis

Jump to Visit Copenhagen Botanical Garden | Tips Copenhagen Botanical Garden (Botanisk Have in Danish) is an area of beauty, peace and tranquillity in the heart of the city. Stretching over 10 hectares, it contains over 13,000 species, most of which are found in its 27 historic glasshouses. The largest of these is called the old Palm House, and was built in 1874. You can climb to the top of its spiral staircase to enjoy…

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