Copenhagen: Useful Information

The Paris of the North

Copenhagen Useful Information
  • Copenhagen is typically a safe city but like in all major cities be careful of pickpockets.
  • Wear your walking shoes! You’ll need them.
  • Jaywalking is illegal.
  • Exceeding road speed limits or drink & driving is illegal.
  • Remember to clip your public transport ticket as proof of payment.
  • Museums are often closed on Mondays.
  • Cyclists have right of way.
  • Do not insult the Royal Family.
  • Look your drinking partner in the eye when “skolling.”
  • International credit cards are not always accepted.
  • Small Euro bills will not always be accepted.
  • Copenhagen is 1 GMT.
  • Tipping is almost always included in prices.
  • In Denmark, Christmas is celebrated on the evening of 24 December. Thus attractions and many shops are closed that day, as well as on New Year's Eve, 31 December.