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The official language is Danish. Many Danes also speak German, English or French. In the Faroe Islands, Faroese is the official language, and Danish is compulsory in school.


Halvfjerds Sunday = Søndag Do you speak German/ English? = Taler du tysk/engelsk? Toilets = Toiletr Four = Fire Forty = Fyrre Wine = Vin How are you? = Hvordan do you have it? How much is it? = How much does it cost? Where is…? = Before he …? Ten = Ti Twenty = Tyve Two = To

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

04/14/2022 Maundy Thursday

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/17/2022 Easter Sunday

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/13/2022 Store Bededag (Day of Repentance and Prayer)

05/26/2022 Ascension of Christ

06/05/2022 Constitution Day

06/06/2022 Whit Monday

12/25/2022 Christmas


Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into Denmark by persons aged 17 and over (when traveling from non-EU countries): 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco; 1 liter of spirits with an alcohol content of more than 22% or 2 liters of spirits with an alcohol content of 22% or less or sparkling wine; 4 liters of table wine; 16 liters of beer; Gifts/other goods up to a total value of the equivalent of €430 (approx. Dkr 3,250, air and sea travel) or €300 (approx. Dkr 2,250, travel by train/car).

Import regulations

Travelers who bring meat and milk products, among other things, into the EU from outside the European Union must declare them. Anyone who does not register these products must expect fines or criminal prosecution. More information is available from

Prohibited Imports

Fresh, unprocessed food may not be imported. There is a general ban on imports of live poultry, meat and meat products from third countries (with the exception of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland).

Import/Export to the EU

The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers as long as the goods are for personal use and not for resale. In addition, the goods must not have been purchased in duty-free shops. Travelers may be asked to provide proof of their own personal needs. Member States have the right to levy excise duty on spirit drinks or tobacco products if these products are not intended for personal use. The following maximum quantities apply as personal requirements: 800 cigarettes (persons aged 18 and over); 400 cigarillos (over 18s); 200 cigars (over 18s); 1 kg of tobacco (persons aged 18 and over); 10 liters of high-proof alcohol (over 22%) (persons aged 18 and over); 20 liters of fortified wine (e.g. port or sherry) (less than 22%) (over 18s); 90 liters of wine (of which a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) (persons aged 18 and over); 110 liters of beer (over 18s); Tea, perfumes and souvenirs are unlimited when entering Denmark. However, this does not apply to gold alloys and gold plating in the unprocessed state or as a semi-finished product and fuel. Fuel may only be imported from an EC member state exempt from mineral oil tax if it is in the vehicle’s tank or in a spare container that is carried along. A fuel quantity of up to 10 liters in the reserve tank is not objected to. If additional quantities of these goods are carried, e.g. For example, a wedding is an event that could justify a bulk purchase. Note: However, there are certain exceptions to the free movement of goods regime. They relate in particular to the purchase of new vehicles and purchases for commercial purposes. (More information on car taxes can be found in the European Commission’s Guide to Buying Goods and Services in the Internal Market.)


Duty-free sales at airports and seaports have been abolished for travel within the EU. Only travelers leaving the EU can shop cheaply in duty-free shops. When importing goods into an EU country that were bought in duty-free shops in another EU country, the same travel allowances and allowances apply as when entering from non-EU countries. Denmark has reintroduced customs controls in intra-European travel. Travelers must expect random checks when crossing the border. More information is available from the Danish Customs Office.

Contact addresses

Royal Danish Consulate

Consulate also in Zurich.

The Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin is responsible for visa matters.

Oslostrasse 2 Munchenstein
(61) 315 15 90.

Wed 12.00-15.00.

Royal Danish Embassy

Honorary Consulate General in Vienna. Honorary consulates in Graz, Innsbruck, Linz and Salzburg.

Führichgasse 6
+43 (1) 512 79 04.

Mon-Thu 09.00-16.00, Fri 09.00-14.00.

Royal Danish Embassy

(Also responsible for Switzerland.)

Consulates General in Flensburg, Hamburg and Munich. Honorary consulates in Bremen, Dresden, Erfurt, Hanover, Kiel, Cologne, Kronberg, Lübeck, Nuremberg, Rostock and Stuttgart.

Rauchstrasse 1
+49 (30) 50 50 20 00.

Mon-Fri 09.00-15.00. Consular section: Mon-Fri 09.00-12.00.


Business etiquette

Almost all Danish business people speak English, some also German. Punctuality is greatly appreciated. The summer holiday season between mid-June and mid-August is less suitable for business visits. Business travelers are well catered for, providing lunch, taxis, accommodation and a daily program if required. Meetings are almost always held in non-smoking areas, although moderate consumption of alcohol over a business lunch or dinner is possible.

Opening hours

Business hours: Mon-Fri 08.00/09.00-16.00/17.00. Many shops close earlier on Friday.

Business contacts



According to, the country code is 0045. International calls can be made cheaply using mobile phones in the EU. There are no longer any public phone booths in Denmark.

Mobile phone

GSM 900/1800, 3G (2100Mhz) and 4G 1800/2600Mhz). Mobile phone companies include Telia A/S Denmark (GSM 1800) and Telenor (GSM 900/1800). Roaming abroad can be used within the EU at the regular home tariff of the respective provider. Roaming charges were abolished within the EU in mid-2017.


Internet cafés are not very common in Denmark. But you have wireless access to the Internet in most communities through numerous hotspots in cafés, libraries and other public places such as in the S-Bahn in Copenhagen and at Copenhagen Airport, in holiday homes and on a few beaches. Mobile surfing on the Internet is also made possible, among other things, by the Goodspeed Wi-Fi hotspots, which are subject to a charge.

Post office

Lists of charges for postal and telephone traffic are posted in the post offices. You can also write poste restante to all post offices. The post offices are open Mon-Fri 09.00-17.30, some also Sat 09.00-12.00.


Numerous German-speaking radio stations can be received via Astra satellites or via the Internet in Denmark.

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