Tourist information

The currency in Denmark is Danish Kroner (DKK). One krone is divided into 100 Øre.
Coins are circulated in the following denominations: 50 Øre (copper) 1 Krone, 2 Kroner, 5 Kroner (silver, each with a hole in the centre) 10 and 20 Kroner (both brass)

Bank notes are issued in denominations of: 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 Kroner
If you are carrying more than EUR 10,000, when travelling in or out of Denmark, you have to declare it to SKAT ( This applies regardless of whether you travel to and from another EU member state or a non-EU member state.

Most places accept Euros, while some accept American Dollars, Norwegian- and Swedish Kroner, but please note that the exchange rate is not to your benefit.

A currency calculator can be found online at

Banks are open from 10:00 to 16:00 on weekdays with late hours until 17:00 or 17:30 on Thursdays (closed Saturdays and Sundays). There are numerous cash machines throughout the city. A few foreign exchange currency offices are open on Saturday, for example Forex at Copenhagen Central Station.
You may also ask at your bank if they are represented in Copenhagen and which opening hours they have.

In Copenhagen major credit cards are widely accepted at hotels, stores, cafes and restaurants. It is a good idea always to ask beforehand though. Some places might charge a fee when accepting foreign credit cards as payment. Be sure to bring your PIN code and a picture ID when using a credit card in Denmark.

The climate in Copenhagen follows the four seasons of the northern hemisphere, but temperatures can vary considerably during the year. July and August are normally the warmest time of year with an average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius and 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Denmark, like most other European countries, has 220-volt AC, 50Hz current and uses two-pin continental plugs.

Visitors from the United Kingdom and Ireland will need an adaptor for electric appliances, whereas North Americans need a transformer in order to use their 110/125V appliances.

No special vaccinations are required when travelling to Denmark.

Danish prices include 25 percent Value Added Tax (VAT). It is refundable to persons who are non-EU residents and who are travelling to a non-EU destination. Tax free shopping is possible in many major shops and department stores in Copenhagen.

Citizens from countries outside the EU and Scandinavia are also eligible for a Value Added Tax (VAT) refund when goods purchased in Denmark are shipped to another country. VAT can be refunded at the airport upon presenting a completed VAT refund form. To achieve the VAT refund, the minimum purchase per shop must be DKK 300. There are two refund companies, offering refund services, Tax Free Worldwide and Global Blue Denmark.

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Copenhagen is a city that invites you to shop.

Online information is available at

Smoking is strictly forbidden within the entire Bella Center building. There are designated smoking areas outside the building.

Furthermore, Denmark has a smoking ban in all public indoor areas along with most other western European countries.

In Copenhagen, smoking is forbidden in public buildings and private businesses - including restaurants, shops, transport, entertainment venues, workplaces etc.

The only exception from the ban is for establishments with an area less than 40 square metres, that do not serve fresh food - so you can still enjoy a cigarette in some smaller pubs. Some places have installed special smoking rooms but most refer smokers to the streets.

Likewise, if you visit a Danish home - smoking and non-smoking - it is expected that you step outside if you need to smoke.

The time zone in Denmark is Central European Time CET, 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +1).

Check here for the entry requirements for Denmark:

It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to take care of his/her visa requirements. Attendees who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application procedure. Attendees should contact the nearest embassy or consulate to determine the appropriate timing of their visa applications. If you need a visa please make sure you leave enough time to apply and to have the relevant letters.

ESHRE will only send invitation letters for visa to registered participants.

Copenhagen Visitor Service is located on Vesterbrogade 4, across the street from the main entrance to Tivoli Gardens and just around the corner from Copenhagen Central Station. The large and bright premises also house one of the city's best bakeries, Lagkagehuset, where you can buy a cup of coffee, a sandwich or strawberry cake.

Besides from the offical office, there are authorised tourist information points located around the city. For more information, please go to

Tourist/visitors information can also be found online at