Lifestyle & Habits, Copenhagen
Danish is the official language but English is widely spoken and understood. Although generally informal, Danes shake hands when introduced to strangers, at the end of business meetings and on formal occasions. When visiting, it is important to arrive on time. Danes also bring a small gift for the host such as flowers, wine or chocolate. In restaurants, a service charge is included in the bill, but some people leave a small tip.
[written åt my first periød in Denmark] Many things to say bout danish culture, even after 6 days. first, walk on the right side, ride your bike were it's allowed and never break the rules in any way. Walking on the bikes' part of the road is the best way to be seen as a 'bad' tourist.
second, never drink water : use beer instead. It helps making friends
Third, don't try to speak danish with your rtavel guide : danish people have an incredible command on english.
Hangout with the locals, they are really nice and friendly. Like this badass dude here, I think his name is Thomas. He's very famous in Copenhagen. If you ever visit and you see him on the street be sure to ask for his autograph....
Oh yeah,... he's a big U of Oregon fan...Go Ducks!!!
The danes are very very good at celebrating. We Norwegians have a lot to learn. Whether its birthdays, aniversaries, gratuations, whatever - they all have little danish flags that the wave around, its lovely. Christmas is not an exception, here is a photo of the decorations.
Never say ANYTHING against the Royal Family, especially against the queen. It's a 'no-no'! This is were the official Royal Palace is - Amalienborg
Like all the Skandinavian nations, Danes seem to be very patriotic. You will see their flag every where.