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Walk in wonderland
The city is known for the statue of the Little Mermaid, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen and the Carlsberg Museum. But there are other great things, such as the Tivoli Gardens theme park and the Kronborg castle, a Renaissance treasure. To absorb the scenery, leave the bike and do the boat tour through the canals.
Have fun (and go skiing)
After seeing Denmark’s artistic heritage at the National Gallery, you should try the city’s shopping and nightlife. They’re mostly concentrated in Nyhavn (the area with colored buildings) and Strøget, where the jazz scene is thriving. And Greenland is Danish: have you heard about the resorts for winter sports fans?
Culture and Business
Make sure you have your identity card or passport and boarding pass with you. Depending on your country of origin, take care of your visa or other necessary documentation ahead of time.
The climate in Denmark is temperate, with average temperatures of around 17ºC in the summer and 0ºC in the winter.
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Geography & politics
Denmark is a Scandinavian country, located above Germany. It is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government. The country is a member of the European Union, although it has not joined the euro.
Tipping & paying
The Danish Krone is the currency of Denmark (DKK). Most places accept credit card payment, but it is always helpful to have money with you. It is not customary to leave a tip since in restaurants the bill comes already with a service charge. Either way, if you are satisfied with the service leave a tip of up to 10%.
Languages & useful phrases
The official language of the country is Danish. Learn some terms in Danish: "hej" = hello; "Tak" = thank you; "Undskyld" = sorry. "Hygge" is a word that only exists in Danish, which describes a sense of well-being and comfort.
What you should do
Be punctual, the Danes are not late by rule and they like every minute of their time to be productive. Be polite and friendly, the Danes do not like conflicts.
What you shouldn’t do
Do not be too formal. The Danes are more relaxed people, who are usually treated by "du" (you) and not "Mister" or "Mistress".
What to wear
It is normal to see people dressed in a less formal but still conservative way. You can wear a suit and tie or opt for a slightly more relaxed style while keeping a classy and professional look.
When meeting someone for the first time, greet him or her with a handshake. If you are invited to someone's house, bring a bottle of wine and a bouquet of flowers as a way of saying thank you and remove your shoes as you enter.