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Local Information

The workshop will be held at the

Danish Meteorological Institute
Lyngbyvej 100
Copenhagen Ø

Download a kmz file (for e.g. GoogleEarth) with the exact location.

DMI is located approximately 5 Km north of the Copenhagen Center, conveniently at a subway train station (Ryparken) on the A-Line towards Farum. The train run every 10 minutes from central Copenhagen and the ride takes 10-15 minutes depending on where you board the train.

Visa Information for Denmark

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Accommodation

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Money and Currency

The krone is the currency used in Denmark. 


The krone is symbolised by the abbreviation kr so items will be marked as, for example, 1kr.  It is referred to as the DKK in terms of the exchange rate and external financial markets.  So sometimes you may see the krone referred to as kr other times as DKK, but they are basically just the krone.

 


If you are travelling extensively throughout Europe, then you should only exchange enough kroner to keep you going while you are in the country, otherwise you will pay an exchange rate twice, if you have to change money back into euros.

Denmark is obviously a developed country and it is possible to use your credit card or direct debit card in Denmark.  However, it is not possible to use it as widely as you may expect and in fact many shops and restaurants simply do not accept major cards such as Visa, American Express or Mastercard.  So for eating out and shopping, it really is advisable to make sure that you have enough cash to keep you going.

While more and more places are now accepting credit cards, it is by no means a done deal, so always assume that cards will not be accepted and then if they are it will be a pleasant surprise.  Smaller shops and restaurants in particular may not take them and so it is best to carry a little extra cash, for any surprise purchases.

Weather Conditions

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Finding Your Way Around Copenhagen

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Electricity

European OutletDenmark uses the Europlug (Type C & F), which has two round prongs. Most laptops will automatically work with 220 volts (check the back of your laptop for power input markings.) That means, you'll only need an adapter to change the shape of your power plug to fit into an outlet in Denmark. These power adapters are relatively cheap.

If you bring small appliances, be careful. The shape adapter may not be enough. While basically all personal electronics in recent years will accept both voltages, some older, smaller appliances don't work with the hefty 220v in Europe. Check if the label near the appliance's power cord shows 100-240 v and 50-60 Hz. If it does not, you will need a "step-down transformer" (also called a converter) - these are usually not the cheap adapters you can find in an airport.

The converter will reduce the 220 volts from the outlet to provide just 110 volts for the appliance. These converters cost a little more than simple adapters.

Tip: Don't bring any type of hair dryer to Denmark - they can be hard to match up with a suitable converter due to their high power consumption. Instead, just check if your accommodation in Denmark has one in the room, or buy a cheap one locally.

(modified from http://goscandinavia.about.com and http://www.adaptelec.com)

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