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Public Holidays
1 January: New Year's Day
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Easter Sunday
Easter Monday
8 May: Great Prayer Day
Ascension Day
Whitsun
Whit Monday
5 June: Constitution Day
24 December: Christmas Eve
25 December: Christmas
26 December: Boxing Day
31 December: New Year's Eve

Travellers With Disabilities
Wheelchair access and other services for travellers with disabilities are available at many hotels, museums, and public places. For a list of hotels with facilities for guests with disabilities contact the Danish Tourist Information Office.

Transport
Metro, buses and trams
Public transport in Denmark is very efficient. Trains and buses cover the country, and Copenhagen has an excellent bus and S-train (S-tog) network. Within Greater Copenhagen the fare system covers both bus and S-trains and is based on zones. Tickets can be bought on buses or at stations and should be stamped when boarding the bus or on the station platform. Ten-ticket bus coupons (klipperkort) are slightly cheaper than single tickets if you plan to make a lot of journeys. A discounted pass valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours for transport over a wider area is available from tourist offices. Denmark has no trams but a metro system is being constructed in Copenhagen.

Ferries
The main ferry routes are Kalundborg to Århus, Ebeltoft to Sjællands Odde, and Rønne to Copenhagen. It is essential to book in advance in the summer, at weekends, and on bank holidays. The larger car ferries have restaurants, shops, television, play areas for children, and facilities for the disabled.

ADVICE AND INFORMATION

Denmark is a small nation of 5.2 million people, comprising the Danish Jutland peninsula, which has a land border with , and more than 400 islands scattered across the western edge of the Baltic Sea. Finger-like Jutland points northwards towards Scandinavian partners and , and accounts for 70 percent of the country's territory. However, Denmark's main focus is eastwards on Zealand (Sjaelland), the largest island, on which stands , the capital. As the epicentre of Danish political and commercial life, and a city brimming with cultural and historical riches, Copenhagen for many visitors symbolises the whole of Denmark. But as Danes point out, this can give a false impression of the rest of the country. Beyond the capital, Denmark is characterised by a calm, understated attitude to life.

The Danish landscape is similarly free from extremes. The highest point (Yding Forest Hill), in central Jutland, is just 173 metres (568 feet) above sea level, the highest waterfall a mere 18 metres (59 feet); there are no great rivers. Most of the coastline is flat and fringed with sandy beaches or wind-ribbed dunes. Rural areas on the mainland and islands alike are smooth, green, and undramatic, with undulating hills, lakes, and broad-leafed forests of the kind that inspired the fairy stories of Hans Christian Andersen. Amid this landscape are countless treasures to be discovered: enigmatic remains of prehistoric civilisations, Viking rune stones, sleepy medieval towns and villages of narrow cobbled streets and half-timbered houses, frescoed churches and cathedrals, fine country manor houses, and glorious castles.

These are the clues to an illustrious past marked by battles, bloodshed, and conquests. At the 11th-century apex of Viking power, Denmark ruled England and all of Scandinavia. She later acquired a scattering of colonial possessions, of which Greenland and the Faroe Islands still remain part of the Danish Kingdom, although both are largely self-governing. Modern Denmark is a constitutional monarchy and a model of consensus government. Fairness, decency, tolerance, and equality are the predominant values of a nation whose standard of living is among the highest in the world.

Emergency Phone Numbers
Emergency services: 112

Time Zones
Central European Time (GMT plus one hour). Clocks are put forward one hour from the last Sunday in March to the Saturday before the end of October.

Driving
Vehicle documents
Check with your motor-vehicle insurance company regarding documents you will need and whether additional motor insurance is required. The international registration letters of your country of residence must be displayed at the rear of your car. If your car is right-hand drive, you will have to alter your headlights with converters.

Rules Of The Road
Always carry your full valid driving licence (or International Driving Permit, if necessary), vehicle registration documents, and insurance documents with you. Warning triangles are obligatory. The use of seat belts is compulsory for drivers and front-seat passengers over three years of age. Rear-seat passengers must wear seat belts if the car is fitted with them. Driving with dipped headlights by day and night is compulsory. The limit of alcohol in the blood while driving is 50 mg per 100 ml (5g/l). The minimum legal age for driving is 18 years.

.Electrical Devices
The electrical current in Denmark is 220 volts AC. Round, two-pin plugs are used; an adapter is necessary for UK and Irish appliances.
Assistance

Emergency telephones are available on all motorways, and the national breakdown service, Falck, can be called 24 hours a day. Mechanical and legal assistance is also available from the Danish motoring organisation Forenede Danske Motorejere (FDM), PO Box 500, Firskovvej 32, DK-2800 Lyngby, tel: +45 93 08 00, fax: +45 27 09 93.

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Copenhagen
Containing many cafés, churches, museums, and monuments, Copenhagen (København) is a bustling capital dominated by walkers and cyclists rather than cars. The cobbled alleyways and courtyards of Indre By, the city's medieval centre, are interesting and enjoyable to explore and the area is bisected by Strøget, Europe's longest pedestrianised street. Beyond Indre By, elegant thoroughfares reflect Denmark's 17th-century prosperity while several major museums are situated in magnificent parks. The irresistible Rosenborg Castle is also a popular tourist destination. In the heart of the city on the tiny island of Slotsholmen the Danish parliament sits in Christansborg, a palace originally built in the 12th century.

Entry Requirements
Citizens of the European Union (EU) can, in most cases, enter Denmark with a valid national identity card or passport and stay for a period of 90 days. Citizens of the four other Nordic countries can enter Denmark without an ID card or a passport. Citizens of the United Kingdom and Ireland, where there is no identity-card system, must carry a valid passport. Other nationals should consult the Danish consulate or embassy in their country of residence before departure, for any visa requirements.

Roads, Tolls And Speed Limits
Roads in Denmark are generally excellent and clearly signposted. Tolls are not charged on motorways. Speed limits are 110 kilometres (66 miles) per hour on motorways, 50 kilometres (30 miles) per hour in built-up areas, and 80 kilometres (48 miles) per hour on other roads.

Driving Tips
Many roads have lanes reserved exclusively for cyclists. Note that drivers must give way to cyclists, so pay strict attention to their movements