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10 things to do in Denmark


1. In Denmark, very tasty pastries. And even in the most simple shops "7/11", which are found on almost every corner.

2. Danish pastries are so good that a kind of subculture has formed around it. Almost every Dane will tell you about his favorite buns, cakes, and where you can buy them.

3. Despite the passion for sweets, suffering from fullness can not be found. This is probably due to the cult of a healthy lifestyle.

4. Most Danes work from eight in the morning to four days.

5. Most stores close between five and six days, so if you want to have time to buy something, you must hurry. This mode of operation is dictated by taxes. The longer the store runs, the higher the tax rate.

6. The average tax of an employee is about 43% of his earnings, which is negotiated when applying for a job. The rate may vary depending on the level of income. Various benefits may come into force.

7. Most of the Danes are already confused and cannot exactly how much the state takes from them, but everyone, as one, is convinced that there are too many.

8. To dismiss a person, you need to warn him for two months about it.

9. Employers are supposed to feed their employees. Breakfast from seven to eight in the morning, lunch from twelve to one, dinner at six o'clock. For this, each employee allocates approximately 50 euros per month, the rest is paid by the employer.

10. As a rule, each more or less large company has its own canteen and cooks on staff.

11. The most common transport is a bicycle. And this is primarily not out of love for nature or physical exercise - it happened historically. After World War II, gasoline became a deficit and it was necessary to somehow get out of the situation.

12. Nobody wears bicycle helmets, nevertheless the collisions of cyclists are quite mundane.

13. The whole nation is obsessed with cycling races, famous cyclists are like rock stars for them to talk about for hours.

14. For most Danes, a car is an inaccessible luxury, the size of the tax on owning this vehicle is one of the highest in Europe and is more than the cost of the car itself.

15. It is possible to reduce the tax on a car by converting it into a truck - removing the second row of seats, thus increasing the trunk. The body is strengthened by special rods, similar to the safety cage in rally cars.

16. In Denmark, the most impudent drivers (after cyclists) are bus drivers. Buses should go minute by minute (there is a board at the stops to show how much is left until the next one), and if something interferes with this, everyone is very upset.

17. Buses know how to lean to the right in order to make it easier for people with disabilities and parents who carry children in wheelchairs to board.

18. In transport there is a free WI-FI, but in order to access it, you need to specify your CPR - a unique identifier that completely destroys your anonymity.

19. Danish women are not very beautiful. However, maybe this is a consequence of their predilection for clothing suitable for cycling - loose shapeless sweaters, leggings, soft comfortable slippers without a heel.

20. However, I was able to see Danish women in light sarafans, with heels, and riding a fixed bicycle.

21. But the Danish men deserve close attention - the real Vikings. And not only externally. For Dane, the birth of a child is a big event. And the new father almost completely takes care of him. Of course, this is not about breastfeeding. But changing diapers, feeding from a spoon, going out with a stroller is not a burden, but a real Viking privilege, which they bring to life with pride.

22. By the way, this also applies to household chores. Cleaning the apartment, washing dishes, trips for food - all this is a familiar thing for a Danish man. Of which they speak with pride and irony.

23. Danish children are surprisingly quiet. Never cry, do not cry.

24. In Denmark, you will not find buildings above six floors. But in fact, the first floor is not considered a floor, so officially five floors, the first is called the ground floor.

25. Number of rooms in the apartment is counted by the bedrooms.

26. Real estate in Denmark is very expensive. And not the best quality. Often the newest houses in the city have more than a century of history, rather cramped rooms and floors with creaking boards. Budget apartments (those that cost no more than 100,000 euros), as a rule, are one-room apartments, where not only a joint bathroom, but even a kitchen can be part of the hallway.

27. An integral part of the interior is a large flat TV. And it is understandable: after six in the evening, there is practically nothing to do. All that you can think of, except for TV, is either very expensive or unhealthy. Therefore, everyone is watching TV. After the evening run, of course.

28. Danish humor is unbearable. Write Fuck You! instead of congratulations on his birthday, this is quite a relevant turn of events. And no matter how much you are on a short leg.

29. Danish language is also unbearable. A huge number of guttural sounds (which, in principle, the norm for the Scandinavian languages) is combined with the sometimes inappropriate softness, is pronounced with surprising incomprehensibility, and is written not at all with the letters you expect to see. For example, the word "Gade" - the street, read in no other way than "Geel." Something in between Girl and Gael. What does it mean, where does “l” come from, when it is clearly written “d”, which in all other cases reads “d”. In general, if simplified, the Danish language is somewhat similar to how the French speak German.

30. Danes are very enterprising. Very keenly feel their benefits and never miss it. They say it has gone since those times when the Vikings-Danes were the thunderstorm of all Scandinavia and modern Sweden and Norway were their possessions. But only then did they act with the sword, and now with the "long ruble." That is the crown.

31. Adventurous Danes are frightened and dislike Americans, probably because they are much more agile in business matters.

32. By the way, the southern territories of Sweden still consider themselves more Danes than Swedes.

33. In Denmark, a very strange climate. Almost all year round they have a temperature in the region of 10–20 degrees Celsius. Well, rain. Slight, a little, but there is always some frown in the sky. The Danes joke that their summer differs from their winter only in that it rains a bit warmer.

34. Free medicine in Denmark. Insurance is paid by the state (well, or from your own taxes). Every quarter has its own “home doctor”, to which a person should turn if he gets sick. If you move more than five kilometers from your former place of residence, you can change your “home doctor”, if you cannot get closer.

35. In Denmark, do not throw plastic bottles. And not because they are so conscious, but because a used plastic bottle costs money. Collecting and donating plastic bottles is not only disgraceful, but also profitable. And this is how it works. Buying a bottle of cola in a plastic bottle, even if for 20 kroons, a person at the checkout pays a little more, even 22 kroons. These two crowns, the so-called "PANT" pledge, which can be received back by passing the used bottle at the reception point. As a rule, they are located in all supermarkets and give out not money, but a check for the amount of delivered bottles, which can be redeemed in the same supermarket as part of the payment for purchases. Thanks to this system, you will not find used plastic packaging on the streets with fire.

36. I do not know why, but there are many hairdressers in Denmark. Either their activities are not subject to such draconian taxes, or this is the only thing that emigrants can do (namely, in 99% of cases they own and work in such establishments).

37. In Denmark, almost every step you can buy flowers in flowerpots and candles. Both are placed on window-sills and create comfort for both those living there and passers-by.

1. To visit the castle of Hamlet

Kronborg Castle is world famous thanks to Shakespeare and his "Hamlet", whose actions take place here. The castle is located on the island of Zealand near the town of Helsingør. Now inside is the Danish Maritime Museum, dedicated to the development of the Danish fleet from the Renaissance to modern times. Every year theater troupes from different countries put on their Hamlet versions at the summer solstice festival.

2. Get to know Scandinavian life

Funen village in Odense is an open-air museum with contact pigs, horses and sheep. Initially, the idea was to recreate the Scandinavian village, as it was from the XVI to the XIX century, and how the great storyteller saw it. The houses here are real - old buildings were collected all over Denmark. Farmers in their farms live in them, as their grandfathers and great-grandfathers did. You can see old women with wooden spinning wheels, shepherds, guarding animals. In the pens you can get acquainted with the horses of the old Frederiksborg breed.

Walk through the streets of the village, admire the green houses half-timbered houses. Зайдите в настоящую кузню или гончарную мастерскую, продегустируйте пиво в местной пивоварне, а летом можно попасть на настоящий деревенский праздник.

3. Сбежать на край света

На Фареры едут за единением с природой и возможностью ощутить себя на краю света. А когда надоест, всегда можно вернуться в уютную гостиницу ко всем прелестям цивилизации. The Faroe Islands are also called the Sheep Islands - there are indeed a lot of sheep here, together with the prey of the herring, they constitute the main source of income of the islanders. Tourists are offered warm sweaters and skeins of high-quality wool - the best gift for needlewomen.

Here is a paradise for climbers, lovers of natural rock beauties and fishermen. Cultural life is represented by folk festivals, seasonal festivals and local round dances. Gastronomic tourists Faroese will offer dozens of species of fish, whale meat, dried or dried lamb.

4. Bird watching in Tyu National Park

If you want to see a piece of untouched nature, go to Thu National Park. You don’t have to walk in the park - you can ride bikes or ride an Icelandic horse. Birds nest in the meadows and dunes, including the rare, most successful observers can see with their own eyes the dancing cranes. In addition, there is a beach - you can swim and sunbathe, and the local club will provide the necessary equipment for windsurfing. In the coastal village runs the North Sea Aquarium and you can always buy fresh fish. History lovers will be interested to get acquainted with the heritage of the Second World War, examining the exhibits in the museum center of Hanstolm and visiting the bunkers scattered around the island.

5. Visit the home of "Lego"

Lego designers are familiar to everyone, but not everyone knows that the birthplace of the famous toy is Denmark. Located in the tiny town of Billund, Legoland is today an amusement park that attracts at least a million children from all over the world every year. The park opened in 1968, becoming the first such theme park in the world (there are already six of them). Legoland is built from 46 million Lego cubes of various sizes.

6. Taste the royal life at Frederiksborg Castle

The royal residence of Frederiksborg was built in the 18th century on the island of Zealand. This is a true northern palace with a park, a lake and flower beds, considered the most beautiful castle belonging to the royal family of Denmark. A wonderful place is available to visit just one month a year.

Tourists are allowed into the castle only in July, when monarchs go on vacation. The highlight of the park is the “Norwegian Valley” flower bed, dotted with statues of fishermen and farmers (about 70 sculptures). You can appreciate the quality of fruits and vegetables from the greenhouse - this crop is served on the table every day to members of the royal family. Take a look and inside the palace - you can explore the room from the attic to the basement, do not forget to get an audio guide (there is Russian). And be sure to inspect the gallery with portraits of the Danish kings.

7. Walk along the edge between the rocks and the sea

Danes and tourists love the cliffs of Mons Klint for incredible beauty. The main entertainment here is a long walk along the narrow edge of a pebble beach between the snow-white rocks sparkling in the sun and emerald sea water. The combination of colors defies description, but add to this also a ribbon of greenery from trees growing on the rocks. During the walk, you can find the ancient petrified mollusks, who spent millions of years in the depths of the rock.

It is impossible to get lost here, caring Danes everywhere placed signs. Acquaintance with nature can be continued by climbing the rocks in search of thickets of wild orchids, which grow at least twenty varieties. You can complete the walk in the geocenter of the same name on the top of the cliffs - this is an interactive museum representing the history of the rocks from the Cretaceous to the present, and a 3D cinema.

8. Drive to Sweden via Öresund Bridge

Oresundsky tunnel bridge allows you to quickly get from Copenhagen to Swedish Malmo. From the Danish capital, you can take a train or car, drive through the tunnel on the artificial island of Peberholm, cross the natural island of Saltholm and find yourself in the city of Malmö. Both names of the islands emerged in the process of construction, the first is translated as Pepper Island, the second - the island of Sol. Economic Danes have created a small natural park on Peberholm.

The trains pass through the tunnel part of the way, and then leave for an artificial rocky island, then follow towards Sweden in the lower tier. Travel for all types of transport through the bridge is paid, plus a passport is required. Cars drive along the upper part of the facility, stunning views of Oresund Bay open up to passengers. The photos from the top of the bridge are better-the passengers are hindered by flashing overlaps. You can look at the bridge from the side, rising to the observation deck in Malmo.

10. Rate Danish brewing

The Karsberg plant was founded in 1847 by Jacob Christian Jacobsen, naming it after his son Carl. Now the old factory is not working, but serves as a museum. On the vast territory there is a whole kingdom where you can explore the production facilities, residential areas, learn about the brewing process and, of course, try the beer.

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Features holiday in Denmark

Denmark has an eventful history. This country is inextricably linked with the Vikings. And this fact attracts curious tourists to the elegant, well-groomed part of the world. A trip to Denmark will certainly turn into an entertaining adventure, since there is something to see and to visit in the country.

Miniature World in Billund

In the very center of Denmark in the small town of Billund is a colorful world built of plastic bricks. For little travelers, this unusual park becomes a real discovery. Made from the familiar to many designer Lego cars, cranes and ships can swim and ride, and in the parks there are Indians, pirates and knights. The realistic setting of Legoland will delight not only children, but also their parents.

In this fabulous place, kids will be able to get their first rights to drive an electric car, meet real pirates and ride a fire-breathing dragon. In total, the park has more than 50 attractions interesting for adults and children from 3 to 13 years old.

Legoland runs from April to October from 10:00 to 20:00 (attractions until 18:00). A ticket for an adult costs 309 kroons, for children from 3 to 12 years the price will be 289 kroons. To explore all the interesting places in the park one day will be enough. Therefore, it is advisable to select in advance several suitable options for an overnight stay, so that the next day you can complete the inspection of Legoland.

Odense or the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen

On the island of Funen is welcome. Read completely

What money to take with you?

Denmark is quite an attractive country for tourists. It is in its small area, partly consisting of islands, is able to offer travelers a variety of leisure activities. And tourists do not need to bother with the choice of the season for travel, since rest in Denmark is possible all year round.

As for the currency that you will need to take with you on a trip, this could be the Danish krone or the euro. However, not all tourists from Russia, Ukraine or the Republic of Belarus will get the required amount of Danish kroner in their hometown, so they can safely take with them the euro. True, tourists should be aware thatacross the border of Denmark without a customs declaration, it is possible to carry currency in the amount of not more than 10 thousand euros. Otherwise, you will need to try a little and fill out a declaration to avoid problems.

In extreme cases, a trip can grab dollars with them and then exchange them for kroons. I will only note that in Denmark the exchange rate for the dollar — the Danish krone is extremely disadvantageous for travelers. And it is impossible to pay in dollars in the country. The euro will also have to be exchanged for local money upon arrival. For a common European currency in Denmark you can only buy souvenirs.

With rubles this is the case.: it is impossible to pay for their services or purchases in Denmark, it is very problematic to exchange them for Danish krones. Therefore, the right decision would be to convert rubles before the trip into euros, dollars or those. Read completely

Shopping in Denmark

Despite the fact that Denmark is famous for national goods of the highest quality, it is completely unwise to go shopping in the Kingdom to go shopping. And all because the prices in this country are quite high. The best option may be accompanying a pleasant rest small shopping.

Danish stores will surprise even the most avid shopaholics with a variety of designer brands. The largest cluster of boutiques, shopping centers and authentic shops in the capital Copenhagen. Tourists will be able to make sure of it while walking along the pedestrian street of the city of Strogen. It houses the largest supermarket in the country. Magasin du nordwhere you can buy absolutely anything. More expensive shopping center awaits tourists here. Illum.

Denmark is known worldwide as the birthplace Lego. Travelers arriving in a country with children are simply obliged to purchase at least one set of this developing toy. In the capital, this can be done in a company store on the street Strogen. Not to find the shop selling the designer is simply impossible. Since in its windows are installed huge figures of Lego elements.

Another place where you can buy a 100% original designer is the small town of Billund. It is the factory that produces the favorite toy of many boys, and, accordingly, a company store is open. It is located right next to Legoland Park. An amazing discovery for buyers will be an opportunity. Read completely

Car rental in Denmark

Denmark is a very small country and, for example, domestic air travel there is not very developed. As an alternative to airplanes, there are also trains. The railway network is spread throughout the country. Trains are beautiful and comfortable. But the disadvantage of this type of transport is that it is not cheap and, moreover, it is necessary to adapt to the schedule. Moving between the cities of Denmark by bus is a bit cheaper, but also many do not want to be tied to a schedule. So I want to say that it is more convenient to transport in Denmark than there is simply no car. I mean those people who do not like bicycles. Moreover, the roads in this country are very good and it is a pleasure to drive on them. But it must be remembered that so many Danes prefer to ride bicycles. And this two-wheeled vehicle has an advantage over cars and buses on the road.

You also need to remember that in Denmark's settlements, the allowed speed is 50, not 60 km / h. But on country roads it is allowed to gas up to 80 km / h, and on motorways right up to 130 km / h.

In order to rent a car in Denmark, the driver must be at least 20 years old and have an international driver's license. And also to pay for rent you will need a credit card, cash in this country is not held in high esteem. If you are planning a weekend trip, it’s best to book a car in advance. And it is better to choose a model of small size to make it easier to park. Indeed, in the cities of Denmark, narrow streets. Moreover, it concerns. Read completely

Useful information

Denmark is a small Scandinavian country, able to surprise even the most demanding travelers. The level of tourist service in the Danish kingdom is quite high. Even in cozy small towns such as Svendborg, tourists can easily find an inexpensive place to sleep with a decent level of service, a restaurant or a cafeteria with a delicious menu and an exciting excursion program.

Tourists will be impressed by the variety of holiday resorts in Denmark: here you can explore modern and historical sights, dive into the nightlife of the capital, go sailing on a snow-white yacht or take the first bicycle ride in life.

Often, guests with popular Danish resorts are tourists with children. For little travelers, visiting Denmark turns into a real adventure. Medieval castles, Legoland and snow-white beaches will conquer travelers of all ages.

The most popular transport in Denmark

By the way, the main mode of transport in Denmark is exactly the bike. Bicycle lanes are kept in perfect condition in all cities of the kingdom. Yes, and rent a bike is quite simple. Tourists need to look at a nearby rental point, choose a two-wheeled or three-wheeled vehicle and pay rent from 9 to 15 euros per day. Tricycles are usually equipped with a child seat, which is more like a trolley built into the bike. Read completely

Odense happy city

Once in a wonderful high-tech country Denmark, I understood why it is also called the happiest country in the world. I was lucky enough to visit the very fabulous city of Odense. As it is known, the third largest city of Denmark, and the main city of this island on which it is located is Funa. As you know, Odense is the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, and much in this city is dedicated to this storyteller. This and a lot of fountains, monuments, I saw dozens of restaurants and cafes, which had the name of the heroes of his fairy tales. Even the most popular surname on the island is Andersen, or Pedersen.

You can get to the island from the airport in Copenhagen by train in just 1.5 hours, but since it was my second trip, I chose a different way. suspension bridge, it is the second longest in the whole world. And you come to the station, this is already the center of the city, and this was the beginning of my trip. First of all, I visited the Danish Railway Museum, very interesting, I have never seen anything like it anywhere, admission is free. Further, according to my plan, I had the house and museum of Andersen, all this is located within walking distance of the train station, so no need to spend money on travel. The museum and the house should be visited by everyone in this fabulous city, because the era of those times was completely recreated in the museum, it is very interesting to visit this little yellow house where you spent your time. Read completely

Search for the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen.

It should be immediately noted that March is not the best time to visit this city. Because the crazy winds blowing from the Baltic Sea will knock down. A romantic walk through the canals on the boat will turn into a living hell). Copenhagen is not a Scandinavian city at all - too bright, too diverse from an architectural point of view. Even in the dull windy March days, he seemed prettier than the same Stockholm, and especially Oslo. Still, Denmark - the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries. In Copenhagen, it's great to wander along the embankment and feed the fat seagulls, which require whole loaves of bread from tourists, so that there are crumbs there). Or just admire the picturesque houses on the embankment, which have a completely "gingerbread look", so characteristic of Northern Europe. In bad weather, a walk through the city’s numerous confectioneries - the most delicious pastries will not leave indifferent even a person on a diet. The number of bikes in the city per capita surpasses. They are everywhere - on the streets, at shops, at the station, businesslike locals continually rush back and forth about riding a bike. Surprisingly, in windy weather, city dwellers prefer to wear raincoats and long capes that harbor from sudden gusts. And when a man in such a garment climbs on a bicycle, he begins to move, the floors of his raincoat sway in the air like banners - and he drives himself calmly). At this point, people look like fairy-tale characters from the works of the Danish chief storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. Read completely

Happy Copenhagen

If you believe in the annual lists of the happiest and most prosperous cities, Copenhagen is the most suitable for living, says Monocle magazine. I believed and went to measure the level of happiness in the Danish capital.

The compact length of Copenhagen favors the exploration of this city on foot or by bike, of which there are many. Cars are practically absent in the central cobbled streets, which go around the towers with steeples, civilian buildings in a modernist style, quaint boutiques.

It is not surprising that in a city with a thousand-year royal history, the number of castles and mansions per square meter is quite high. But surprisingly, the city offers a rather rich and diverse assortment of other cultural attractions, including excellent museums, beautiful architecture and interiors, extensive European and Islamic art collections, and a thriving fashion industry. А также плотный календарь джазовых и оперных выступлений.

Кстати, покушать и выпить – тоже развлечение? Копенгаген – центр современного нордического гастрономического движения, основными принципами которого являются экологическая чистота, простота и свежесть блюда. Так вот, больше всего звезд Мишлен в Скандинавии у Копенгагена. The nightlife, which is mainly held in wine restaurants, mini-breweries, cocktail bars, is calm and elegant.

The heart of the city is Slotsholmen, a small island from which all of Stockholm has grown. All history and culture are gathered here. Read completely