Interesting facts about Denmark

The Danish monarchy is the oldest in Western Europe, and until the 19th century Denmark ruled all of northern Europe and was a very powerful kingdom!

Denmark is home to the happiest people in the world! A scientific study on the nature of happiness by the University of Leicester in England has shown that the Kingdom of Denmark is home to some of the happiest people in the world.

Stroget - Copenhagen's pedestrianized street is one of the longest shopping streets in Europe, home to stylish and fashionable boutiques of the best designers.

Denmark is not part of the Eurozone and has its own currency - the Danish krone. In 2000, a referendum was held in Denmark on the transition to the euro, but the majority of the population was against it.

It is in Copenhagen that the Tivoli Park is located - the largest amusement park in Europe and the oldest amusement park in the world. When Walt Disney visited Tivoli, he decided to do something similar. As a result, he created the famous Disneyland.

The Dane came up with the LEGO constructor known to all children. The name “LEGO” is an abbreviation of the two Danish words “leg godt” which means “play well”.

In Denmark, plastic bottles are not thrown away, and this happens not because the Danes are such conscientious citizens, but because you can get money for a used plastic bottle. How it all works .. You buy, say, a bottle of water in a plastic bottle, which costs 20 CZK, you pay a little more than 22 CZK. What you overpay is called "PANT", that is, a deposit that you can receive if you bring an empty can to the collection point. They are in every supermarket, but they do not give out money, but a check for the amount of bottles handed over. The check can be used to pay off a certain amount of purchases made in the store. That is why there are no plastic bottles on the streets of Denmark.

Copenhagen is surrounded by water. After the reconstruction of the water channels, the water in Copenhagen harbor is so clean that you can swim in it. In the heart of the city you will find the Havnebadet, a sea pool for 600 people, and the Amager beach, just 10 minutes from the city center.

Natural food and a “green” lifestyle are very important for Danes. In 2009, Denmark was named the Greenest Country of the Year at the BioFach World Trade Fair for Ecology.

Copenhageners travel 660, 000 km daily by metro and almost double that by bicycle. And not because they care so much about the environmental situation in the country, it just happened historically. At the end of World War II, gasoline was in short supply and it was necessary to tighten their belts, so to speak.

In Denmark, there are almost no buildings over six stories high. True, it should be noted that there is no first floor in such buildings, so in fact there are five floors, and the first floor is called the ground floor.

You can buy the Copenhagen Card (CPH: CARD), which entitles you to free travel on public transport, free admission to 62 museums, visits to various attractions and offers up to 20% discounts at many cafes and restaurants.