Danish people are often considered as among the happiest and most carefree people on earth, so it’s no wonder that so many travellers want to visit the country that they call home.
A bucket list vacation destination for many, Copenhagen is a beautiful city, with many wondrous sights to see and delicious foods to eat. Planning your first trip to this place, however, can be quite a daunting process. With that in mind, here are six important things that you must know when you do.
1. Carry The Local Currency
While you can usually use your card to pay for things in Copenhagen, this may come with a charge depending on your bank account. There will also be certain purchases that might require cash, like bicycle rentals and boat trips. Because of this, it’s vital that you carry some money around with you. The local currency in Denmark is the krone, so don’t get euros by mistake.
2. Pack The Right Shoes
Copenhagen is quite a compact city. This means that, although some people choose not to, you can explore most of the area on foot. To make this easier, you must remember to pack some comfortable footwear. Those with narrow feet, for example, should consider narrow fit woman’s shoes, boots and heels. While there are walking tours available, it is easy to make your own.
3. Get A Travel Pass
Some people get tired of walking all day, while others would much prefer to explore the outer parts of Copenhagen. If either of these sounds like you, then you should purchase a travel pass. This allows you free use of all of Copenhagen’s public transport, including buses and trains. This pass even lets you travel to and from the airport easily, eliminating any unnecessary stress.
4. Make Reservations In Advance
Although the street food in Copenhagen is to die for, it’s the many Michelin star restaurants that draw in the crowds, so book early. If you’re hoping to grab a table at one of these eateries while on your travels, then you need to be prepared. Many are booked up for weeks in advance, so you need to make your reservations early. It costs nothing to book a table, so you can change your mind later.
5. Forget About The Tip
Unlike many other countries in Europe, tipping in Denmark isn’t expected. Because of this, you needn’t worry about handing out extra cash if you don’t feel like you want to. In fact, most restaurants include a service charge in the bill anyway. That being said, like everywhere else in the world, tipping is definitely appreciated. For this reason, you might want to round up.
6. Watch Out For Bicycles
Everyone knows to be careful when crossing the road, but in Copenhagen, you have to watch out when on the streets too. This city is full of bicycles, many of which will be travelling quite fast. For this reason, you need to keep an eye out and be extra vigilant. The last thing that you want is to get hurt when on holiday, after all.
With these tips, you should be able to make the most of your trip to Copenhagen. Enjoy! It’s my favourite city I’ve been to this year!
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