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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 citizen’s card or passport and boarding pass with you. Depending on your country of origin, arrange your visa or other required documentation well in advance.
The climate in Denmark is temperate, with average temperatures around 17ºC in summer and 0ºC in winter.
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Geography and 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.
Tips and Payment
The Danish Krone is the currency of Denmark (DKK). Most businesses accept credit cards, but it is always useful to have cash with you. It is not customary to leave a tip since the bill in restaurants already contains a service charge. In any case, tip around 10% if you are satisfied with the service.
Language and expressions to memorize
The official language of the country is Danish. Learn some expressions in Danish: “hej”= hi; “tak” = thank you; “undskyld” = sorry. “Hygge” is a word that only exists in Danish, which describes a sense of well-being and comfort.
What to do
Be punctual, the Danes by rule are not late and like every minute of their time to be productive. Be polite and friendly, the Danes do not like conflict.
What not to do
Do not be too formal. The Danes are more relaxed people, who usually address each other by "du" (you) and not “Mr." or "Ms."
What to wear
It is normal to see people dressed in a less formal but conservative way. You can wear a suit and tie or opt for a slightly more relaxed style, while keeping the class 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 to show your appreciation, and remove your shoes as you enter.