Denmark Basic Information
Fun facty factoid: Although Danes are considered polite, the Danish language does not include words for ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. Want to know more? Here's our must-know info about Denmark below.
Thanks to the Schengen Convention, Australian passport holders going to Denmark on holiday for less than a total of 90 days within a 180-day period do not need a visa to enter the country. Ensure your passport has at least 6 months’ validity from your planned date of return to Australia. This information is a guideline only and up-to-the-minute visa information can be obtained from your local Embassy or Consulate of Denmark.
The currency of Denmark is the Danish Krone. The exchange rate between the Australian Dollar and the Danish Krone fluctuates, so it’s a good idea to monitor the rate before buying cash. For safe spending while overseas, consider using a credit card or debit card.
Everywhere you go you are likely to see smørrebrød, Denmark’s famous open-faced sandwich featuring ingredients from herring to raw beef on rye bread. Forgo the fast food chains while you’re here and try a tasty hot dog from a street vendor instead. Copenhagen is becoming popular among food circles thanks to its New Nordic kitchen cuisine and some 15 Michelin-starred restaurants like noma. Each Danish region features its own specialties such as plaice a la skagen, a dish with the famous lingonberry sauce from North and West Jutland.
Denmark boasts a rich nightlife from cosy, closed-in pubs reminiscent of old Denmark to all types of bars and nightclubs in the country’s vibrant capital Copenhagen. Copenhagen has microbreweries, cocktail bars (ask for The Copenhagen), sports bars and all types of clubs, which are busiest from Thursdays to Sundays. The scene is LGBT-friendly and clubs don’t start until midnight so try a bar before then.
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