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Die kleine Meerjungfrau von Kopenhagen, Bild: footageclips / shutterstock

Denmark: Warmth and cosiness meet

The Danes have a reputation for being cozy. Her warm and cordial way of welcoming others comes in handy for travelers. If you want to experience peace and seclusion from everyday life, you should consider a holiday in Denmark. The country enchants young and old alike in its very own way. Delicious desserts, wild camping in permitted places and the beauty of the Wadden Sea are simply part of it.

View of Copenhagen, Image: S-F/shutterstock

Denmark is one of the Scandinavian countries and is located in the north of Europe. The largest peninsula of Jutland makes up the majority of the country. The rest consists of small islands, most of which are surrounded by the North Sea . Its only border leads directly to Germany. Danish is very similar to German, which is why you can read and understand Danish language very well. Many Danes also take the German language as a school subject and they can speak English very well.

Denmark is one of the twelve founding members of NATO and is affiliated with the EU. However, Denmark has its own currency, the Danish krone. One crown is worth about 0.13 euros. At the borders and in many banks in the country, crowns can be exchanged for euros. Some areas also accept euros, especially towards the German border. A credit card is always worthwhile, because the Danes are increasingly abolishing cash.

Denmark New Port Copenhagen
The New Harbour in Copenhagen is a popular port of call for tourists, Image: ESB Professional / shutterstock

In the supermarkets you can find everything you need. However, the prices are significantly higher than in Germany. Spirits and tobacco products in particular are more expensive due to higher taxes. The cosiness of the Danes can be observed here again at the checkout. That’s why some time is required when shopping. This calm and serenity is contagious and has an effect on every stressed holidaymaker. After a stay in Denmark, you immediately feel more relaxed and relaxed.

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This may also be due to the waves of the sea, which can be observed from the many coasts. The country is a real sailor’s and surfer’s paradise. Especially on the beach of Hvide Sande, water rats of all ages can pursue their interests. Whether windsurfing or kitesurfing, stand up paddling or water skiing: water sports enthusiasts get their money’s worth here. If you like to swim naked, Denmark is the place to be. This is allowed, unlike taking a sauna naked. To go to the sauna, bathing suits are absolutely necessary!

After a relaxing bath or sauna session, a rich meal is just the thing. The country’s culinary highlights include Rødgrød (red fruit jelly) or colourful fish platters. A classic Danish breakfast consists of wholemeal bread or Wienerbrød with jam or cheese, as well as healthy muesli. For dessert or afternoon tea, people like to eat Kanelsnegl (cinnamon rolls). Liquorice and smørrebrød are popular sweets and dishes of the Danes.

If you are interested in Danish culture and history, you should pay a visit to one of the numerous sights. In addition to the capital Copenhagen , Roskilde Cathedral is not only interesting for churchgoers. You can admire the crown jewels at Rosenborg Castle for a reasonable entrance fee, and the magnificent Frederiksborg Castle with its green park invites you to take a stroll. Denmark’s Wadden Sea is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is real fun for young and old. Lugworms and seals can often be discovered on a guided tour through the Wadden Sea.

Travel information Denmark

Capital Copenhagen
Form of government Parliamentary hereditary monarchy
parliamentary democracy
Currency Danish krone (DKK)
Area Heartland 42,921 km²[1] Greenland 2.2 million km²
Faroe Islands 1,396 km²
Population Heartland approx. 5,748,700 (as of 2018)

Associated Greenland 56,584
Faroe Islands 48,354

Languages Danish
Electricity grid 230 Volt / 50 Hz
Area code +45
Time zone UTC+1 CET
UTC+2 CEST (March to October)