Europe

Denmark Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Copenhagen

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.

Danish cuisine

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.

Important facts

Capital: Copenhagen

Official language: Danish

Currency

Currency (sub-unit)

Crown (100 Øre)

ISO 4217 code

DKK / 208

Geography

Continent: Europe

Region: North

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

Politics

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

Economy

Denmark GDP - gross domestic product

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%

Unemployment: 5.6%

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

Demographic data

Residents: 5,450,700

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

Source: Abbreviationfinder

Communication

Telephone connections: 3,780,000

Cell Phones: 4,888,000

Radios: 7,300,000

TV: 4,790,000

Computer: 3,361,000

Internet users: 4,332,000

Transportation

Railway lines: 2,529 km

Paved roads: 72,656 km

of which expressways: 1,060 km

Cars: 2,240,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 293

Pipelines: 4,425

Health

Number of doctors: 19,980

Daily food intake: 3,510 kcal / resident

HIV- infected people: 5,100

Education

History

Foundation: 934

Last sovereign since: 934

Religion

Main religious group: Christians

Distribution of religions: 84% Lutherans

Crime

Prison inmates: 3,800

Military

Armed forces (troop strength): 24,000

Main battle tank: 250

Battleships: 7

Submarines: 5

Warplanes: 70

Helicopter: 30th

Defense Spending: $ 4,176,800,000

GETTING THERE

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.

Flight times

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 trains
run 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.