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The Surprising Things in Denmark

Updated on March 22, 2016

1. Follow the rules: This is the first thing foreigners are surprised when traveling to Denmark. People here have a sense of law observance is very high. Nobody dares to break Danish law to across the road where they are not allowed to across, even without any other car pass.

2. Love with Bike: the Danes like traveling by bike whether they dress a suit or skirt fashion and high heels, going to school or work,. In Copenhagen, 50% of people travel by bike every day, and the amount of bicycles is more than the population. They do not only want to protect the environment, but also this is the fastest and most convenient way of moving in the city.

3. Lack of words for politeness: When going to Denmark, you will not need to use words such as “please, sorry, thank you”. Danes is polite and respectful to others, but you should not be surprised to hear them say nothingness is “Give me a bottle of beer” in bars.

4. Tradition of Drinking Beer: Beer is a part of Danish culture more than 5,000 years, and currently has about 100 brewers in the country. Residents are allowed to drink beer from the age of 14. Beer is served in every occasion, from parties to events at schools, as long as people take control of themselves.

5. The Denmark Flag: You will see Denmark flags appeared everywhere, from the front of the house to on the birthday cake. It’s very important symbol for almost people because the flag shows the love and their engagement with the country.

6. Equality: The typical feature of Danish culture is equality, consensus, trust, self-reliance and ability to balance family – work. One of the characteristics that make people coming here for the first time most surprising here is no special treatment in Danish society, and how the Danes communicate very frank and honest. We can see it is not polite, but it was their way of life.

7. Privacy: The Danish respect one’s privacy and that is the reason why they do not say: “Hello, how are you doing?” with strangers. Not because they are not friendly, but because they do not want an invasion of your privacy. Preferably, you should hold political views, your own religion, and do not visit their homes without informing them.


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