Practical Denmark

Where To Stay

Whether you're "to the manor born" or not, you can experience any of 14 authentic Danish castles or manor houses, for about $150 per person, double. Guests are treated to coffee and cake, a welcome cocktail, a three-course dinner and breakfast. The tourist board has details.


Arriving & Departing: The taxi fare from Copenhagen Airport into the capital is $25 to $30. There is frequent bus service from the airport to downtown. Ferries sail several times daily between Copenhagen and nearby Malmø in Sweden, and there is frequent service to other Scandinavian ports and to Great Britain. There also is frequent rail service between Copenhagen and other cities in Scandinavia and on the Continent.

Getting Around: The national railway is part of the Scanrailpass network.

Ferries connect the many islands, carrying trains, automobiles, bicycles and people. Construction is well under way on a series of tunnels and bridges- including the world's longest suspended span- that will carry trains as well as cars from Jutland to Fyn, Sjælland and on to Sweden. Cars can now cross from Jutland to Fyn; the rail portion of the Fyn-Sjælland section across the Storeb3/4lt will open on June 1 this year, its motorways in 1998. The Øresund section, connecting the Danish and Swedish coasts, will be completed by 2000.

The Copenhagen Card, available at tourist offices and hotels in the city, is good for bus and rail travel in the greater Copenhagen area, reductions on ferries to Sweden and free admission to dozens of attractions. Prices are about $23 for one day, $38 for two days and $48 for three days.


New Year's Day, Maundy Thursday (Mar. 27), Good Friday (Mar. 28), Easter Sunday (Mar. 30), Ascension Day (May 8), Whitsunday and Whitmonday (May 18 and 19), Constitution Day (June 5), Christmas Eve, Christmas, Boxing Day (Dec. 26).

Money Matters

Banks are open weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (6 p.m. on Thursday). The krone is divided into 100 øre. $1 = 5.9 DKK as of Dec. 2, 1996.

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Danish Tourist Board
New York / 655 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Tel: (212) 885-9700

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