Business hours

Businesses are usually open from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, but may close earlier on Fridays. Some government offices may have different business hours.

Shops are generally open from 9.00am to 6.00pm and some to 8.00pm. Shops may have limited opening hours on Saturdays and very few are open Sunday.

Public holidays

January 1 – New Year's Day
April 30 – Common Prayer Day
May 13 – Ascension
May 24 – Whit Monday
June 5 – Constitution Day
December 24-26 – Christmas


The Danish climate is variable, so it is best to be prepared for all types of weather throughout the year.

The most reliable weather is from May to October. Winter temperatures from December to February are often around 0ºC and snow is common.

For weather details in Denmark, please visit the World Meteorological Organization.


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The official currency is the Danish Krone (DKK).

Time zones and time differences

Denmark is eight hours from March to September and 10 hours from October to February behind Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

To find out the current time in Copenhagen, view the World Clock.

Dialling codes

Denmark's country code is 45.

For calls to Denmark from Australia dial: 0011 + 45 + area code + telephone number.

For calls from Denmark to Australia dial: 00 + 61 + area code + telephone number.

Find out more about Australian area codes or international dialing codes.

Electricity and water

Denmark’s power supply is 220 volts, 50Hz 1, 3 phases, 2, 4 wires.

The round two-prong plugs are the most common. European round pin adaptors will work in Denmark.

Tap water is safe to drink in Denmark.

Links and resources

Travel and tourism


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