Copenhagen for Americans – Dos and Don`ts

What should I know before visiting Copenhagen for the first time?

Visiting Copenhagen for the first time can seem like a daunting task. The airport is way out of the city center so you have to worry about how to get to your accommodation during check-in time. You can either take the airport train, which is the cheapest but also the slowest option, or you can take a taxi to your accommodation. Once you get to your accommodation, it’s time to explore the city center. If you’re not paying for part of your stay, I recommend seeing the sights at night. Copenhagen is known for its nightlife, and if you want to experience it, you should be out after dark.

14 things Americans should know before visiting Copenhagen

Copenhagen is usually rated as one of the most must-see cities in the world, but Americans may not know what to expect. Here are 10 things Americans should know before visiting Copenhagen:

  • Copenhagen has many museums including the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.
  • Copenhagen has a great nightlife.
  • Copenhagen is an expensive city.
  • Denmark is very green, over 33% of the country is covered with forests.
  • You can take the train from the airport to the city center.
  • Taxis are often the best way to get around Copenhagen.
  • The weather is unpredictable.
  • All churches in Copenhagen can be entered by people of all religions.
  • The richest person in Denmark is the queen.
  • The Danes are known for their fondness for hygge, which means they love the cosiness
  • You can drink beer in public anywhere
  • You can bathe naked anywhere you want.
  • There are many parks for picnics
  • The Little Mermaid is at the cruise terminal in Copenhagen
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23 things you as Americans shouldn’t do in Copenhagen

  • Don’t walk around with an American flag on your backpack.
  • Don’t try to impress people by claiming you are a redneck
  • Don’t order your beer with a shot of brandy
  • Don’t drink too much aquavit
  • Don’t say no to a Danish meal
  • Don’t eat hot dogs with a knife and fork
  • Don’t try to impress people by claiming to be a hipster
  • Don’t take selfies with the little mermaid
  • Don’t try to impress people by claiming you are a celebrity
  • Don’t take peanut butter on a plane
  • Don’t say no to a Danish meal
  • Don’t ask for extra mayo
  • Don’t be a tourist
  • Don’t offend the royal family
  • Don’t take a picture of a Dane without saying “smile” first
  • Don’t expect a warm welcome from a Danish woman
  • Don’t say “hygge”
  • Do not wave your gun in the air
  • Don’t shoot the Danish royal guards
  • Don’t expect us to speak English
  • Don’t tell the Danes about yourself
  • Don’t expect to see the northern lights
  • Don’t expect to find soft toilet paper in the bathroom

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