Denmark Travel Overview
Official language: Danish
Currency: Crown 1DKK = 0.13EUR
Continent: Northern Europe
Vacation in Denmark
According to Countryaah, Denmark forms the transition between Scandinavia and Central Europe on an area of about 43,000 km², about a third of which is on the 443 islands. In addition to the motherland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands are self-governing parts of the kingdom of Denmark. The largest islands in Denmark are Zealand (7,000 km²), Vendsyssel-Thy (4,685 km²) and Fyn (3,000 km²). The Danish coastline is 7,314 km, which is very high in relation to the landscape area.
City break in Copenhagen
In Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, Rosenborg Castle is one of the most popular tourist destinations. The remarkable palace was built by Dutch builders at the beginning of the 17th century and exhibits, among other things, the Danish crown jewels. Other royal castles such as Amalienborg and Christiansborg are also recommended. The completely restored harbor district of Nyhavn is well worth a visit with its unique harbor atmosphere and good restaurants. The amusement parks Tivoli and Bakkenare very popular with both tourists and locals. In addition to the numerous fairground attractions, you will also find the typical water features there.
The small town of Helsingør
Also worth seeing is the cozy little town of Helsingør, where you can see the original location of Williams Shakespeare’s drama Hamlet. The sight of the old half-timbered houses will delight you on a stroll through the city.
Lolland, Faster and Mön
White sandy beaches and shallow water make the islands of Lolland, Faster and Mön a particularly suitable seaside vacation spot for families. Quietly accommodated in a bungalow or a holiday home, you can pursue a wide variety of activities such as sailing, surfing, fishing or simply just taking in the impressive nature.
Traditional Danish cuisine consists of dishes such as smørrebrød, a type of sandwich, boiled or caramelized potatoes, boiled red cabbage, roast pork and roast duck. In modern Danish cuisine, simplicity and fresh ingredients that come from the country and are of high quality come to the fore.
Official language: Danish
Crown (100 Øre)
ISO 4217 code
DKK / 208
Geo coordinates: N 56 ° 15 ‘50.1 ” E 9 ° 30’ 6.4″
Highest mountain: Yding Skovhoej (173 m)
Total area: 43,094 km²
Mainland: 42,394 km²
National border: 68 km
Coastline: 7,314 km
Dependency: independent since foundation
Dependent states: Faroe Islands since 1560,
Greenland since 1380
Formerly dependent states: Iceland until 1944
Sweden until 1523
UN member since: 1945
Other political affiliation: European Union since 1973
Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy
Houses of Parliament: unikameral
Party system: Multi-party system
State building: decentralized
Political culture: Civic culture
Particularities: complex electoral system
Export goods: Agriculture Products, machines
BSP: $ 254,233,000,000
GDP: $ 268,797,000,000
GDP purchasing power parity: $ 196,442,000,000
Economic growth: 3.3%
GDP share of agriculture: 1.8%
GDP share of industry: 24.3%
GDP share of services: 73.9%
Inflation rate: 2%
State budget revenue: $ 4294967295
State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295
National debt: 35.8%
Export: $ 96,020,000,000
Import: $ 87.44 billion
Foreign debt: $ 374.7 billion
Gold and currency reserves: $ 33.84 billion
Electricity consumption: 33,070 million KWh
Gas reserves: 73,510 million m³
Gas production: 7,480 million m³
Gas consumption: 5,300 million m³
Oil reserves: 1,230 million m³
Oil production: 416,000 million m³
Oil consumption: 197,000 million m³
Cultivation area: 52.55%
Bovine: 1,613,000 pieces
Pigs: 13,341,000 pieces
Fishing: 1,630,000 t
Residents in cities: 4,642,900
Minorities: Inuit, Faroe Islands, Germans
Average age: 39.8 years
0-14 years: 18.7%
15-64 years: 66.1%
> 65 years: 15.2%
Population growth: 0.33%
Birth rate: 11.36 / 1,000 residents
Death rate: 10.36 / 1,000 residents
Migration: 2.52 / 1,000 residents
Ratio men / women: 0.98
Fertility: 1.74 children / woman
Infant mortality: 4.51 ‰
Life expectancy men: 75.49 years
Life expectancy women: 80.22 years
Country codes and abbreviations
ISO 3166 Alpha 2: DK
ISO 3166 Alpha 3: DNK
ISO 3166 numeric: 208
Top Level Domain: dk
IOC country code: THE
UN / LOCODE: DK
Telephone connections: 3,780,000
Cell Phones: 4,888,000
Internet users: 4,332,000
Railway lines: 2,529 km
Paved roads: 72,656 km
of which expressways: 1,060 km
Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 293
Number of doctors: 19,980
Daily food intake: 3,510 kcal / resident
HIV- infected people: 5,100
Last sovereign since: 934
Main religious group: Christians
Distribution of religions: 84% Lutherans
Prison inmates: 3,800
Armed forces (troop strength): 24,000
Main battle tank: 250
Defense Spending: $ 4,176,800,000
Arriving by plane
The association of the Scandinavian airlines is called SAS Scandinavian Airlines System (SK) (Internet: www.scandinavian.net). There are direct flights with the SAS from all major cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Copenhagen. SAS also flies from Bremen to Copenhagen.
Lufthansa (LH) connects Frankfurt with Aalborg, Billund and Copenhagen.
Air Berlin (AB) flies from Berlin, Hamburg and Düsseldorf to Copenhagen and from Berlin Tegel to Billund.
Swiss (LX) flies from Geneva to Copenhagen.
Frankfurt – Copenhagen: 1 hour 20 minutes; Vienna – Copenhagen: 1 hour 50 minutes; Zurich – Copenhagen: 1 hour 40 minutes
Arrival by car
All major road networks in Europe are connected to Copenhagen by ferry. If you are traveling by car, you should book the ferries in advance in summer. In 2000 the Øresund connection between Copenhagen and Malmö (Sweden) was opened. It consists of a 7.8 km long suspension bridge and a 3.5 km long tunnel. The two sections are connected by an artificially created island and represent a significant improvement in the connection between the Scandinavian peninsula and the European continent to the German A 7) via Arhus and Aalborg to the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark.
Long-distance bus: Flixbus(Internet: www.flixbus.de) and Eurolines (Internet: www.eurolines.com) travel from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Denmark. The IC bus (Internet: www.bahn.de/p/view/angebote/fernbus/index.shtml) runs from Berlin either via Hamburg or via Rostock to Copenhagen.
Arriving by train
All major European cities can be reached from Copenhagen by train. The average travel time from Hamburg to Copenhagen is 5 hours on the Vogelfluglinie, the combined rail and ferry route via Puttgarden on Fehmarn, and via the Great Belt connection. Other connections lead via Flensburg to Jutland and Funen.
It takes 6 hours 30 minutes to drive from Berlin, 14 hours from Basel, 16 hours from Geneva and around 16 hours from Vienna to Copenhagen. Information is available from Deutsche Bahn (Internet: www.bahn.de).
ICE and EC trainsoperate on the routes from Berlin via Hamburg and Flensburg and via Puttgarden to Arhus and Copenhagen. The journey from Berlin to Arhus takes 7 hours 40 minutes, to Copenhagen 6 hours 30 minutes. The journey from Hamburg to Copenhagen and Arhus takes 4 hours 30 minutes.
Train4you operates the vacation express motorail train ( Internet: www.urlaubs-express.de) on the Hamburg and Munich route. The BahnTouristikExpress car train (Internet: bahntouristikexpress.de) serves the Hamburg – Lörrach route.
Express trainsrun every 20 to 30 minutes via the new Øresund connection between Copenhagen and Malmö (Sweden) (journey time 35 minutes). With the Swedish railway company SJ (Internet: www.sj.se) there are direct connections from Copenhagen over the Öresund Bridge to Sweden.
Further information: Danish State Railways (DSB), Sølvgade 40, DK-1349 Copenhagen K (Tel: 70 13 14 15. Internet: www.dsb.dk).
Fare discounts: InterRail and RES Senior Passes (Europe) are also valid in Denmark. Details see Germany.
Arrival by ship
The main Danish ports are Copenhagen, Esbjerg, Frederikshavn, Hirtshals and Hanstholm.
There are regular ferry connections to and from Germany, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Ferries and excursion boats to Denmark leave from numerous ports in Schleswig-Holstein.
The main ferry connections are Puttgarden – Rødby, Sassnitz – Rønne and Rostock – Gedser.
The main ferry connections from Norway, Sweden and Germany are operated by Flyvebådene, Color Line, DFDS Seaways, Scandlines, Easy Line, Fjord Line, Förde Reederei Seetouristik, Bornholms Traffiken and Stena Line.
The Nordische AusflugSchiffahrts GmbH(Internet: www.nas-schiffsausfluege.de) offers the ferry connections Flensburg – Kollund and Langballigau – Gråsten (- Flensburg).
North Jutland is connected to Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Scotland and Norway by weekly ferry services in the summer.
Scandlines (Internet: http://www.scandlines.de/) and Viking Line (Internet: http://www.vikingline.de/) offer a round trip ticket for Denmark, Sweden and Finland from Rostock or Puttgarden.
Excursion boats, which mainly organize day trips with or without shore leave in Denmark, leave from Flensburg, Kappeln and Eckernförde.
The following cruise linesanchor in Copenhagen and other Danish ports, among others: Hapag Lloyd Kreuzfahrten, Transocean Tours Touristik, DFDS Seaways, Norwegian Cruise Line and Oceania Cruises.