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Guidebook Updates for Denmark

When we learn of critical changes to the information in our guidebooks on Denmark, we post them here. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!

Across Denmark

  • If your passport is due to expire within six months of your ticketed date of return from Europe, you need to renew it. Allow plenty of time to renew or get a passport, especially while a backlog of applications is causing significant slowdowns — see the US Department of State's travel site for current estimated processing times.
  • Bring proof of vaccination, and be sure to check the latest Covid entry requirements for Denmark right up to your date of travel.

For books printed before July 2021, the following may also apply:

  • Eurail Select Passes are no longer being sold (but similarly priced Global Passes still are) — see our 2019 rail-travel update.

Ærø

For books printed before July 2021, the following may apply:

  • The Den Gamle Købmandsgaard market in Ærøskøbing is now open daily.
  • The Ærø Museum has reopened following renovations, with new hours.
  • The Hans Christian Andersen Museum has reopened after renovations at Claus Bergs Gade 11. It's now part of a 145-DKK one-day combo-ticket for adults that also includes Andersen's birthplace, childhood home, the Møntergården Museum, and the Fyrtøjet Children's Universe activity center (all sights free for kids under 18). All sights have a new website: www.hcandersensodense.dk.
  • The Fyrtøjet ("Tinderbox" Children's Universe) has reopened after renovations at the Møntergården Museum. It's now part of a 145-DKK one-day combo-ticket for adults that also includes the Hans Christian Andersen Museum, Andersen's birthplace, childhood home, and the Møntergården Museum (all sights free for kids under 18).
  • The Arnfeldt Hotel (formerly "Det Lille Hotel") now rents five rooms, two with en suite bathrooms, and three sharing two bathrooms. They also have a new email address (mail@arnfeldthotel.dk), and a restaurant (open Fri–Sat in June and Aug; July Tue–Sat).
  • Ærø Campground has a new email address: aeroecamping@gmail.com.
  • Pension Vestergade has a new email address: contact@vestergade44.com.

Copenhagen & nearby

For books printed before July 2021, the following may apply:

  • The Maritime Museum of Denmark, near Kronborg, is now closed Monday Sept–June.
  • Kronborg Castle is now closed Monday Oct–April.
  • Roskilde Cathedral has new hours: June–Aug Mon–Sat 10:00–18:00, Sun 13:00–16:00; May & Sept Mon–Sat until 17:00; Oct–April Tue–Sat 10:00–16:00, Sun from 13:00, closed Monday.
  • Copenhagen Jazz House is now called Alice.
  • Shuttle buses from the Oslo ferry terminal to the city are now marked Banegård or Nørreport. The Banegård bus drops you at Banegårdspladsen — in front of the main train station, near Tivoli, recommended hotels, and the start of Rick's "Copenhagen City Walk."
  • The overnight boat to Oslo now leaves at 14:00, usually arriving in Oslo at 9:00 (same schedule for return trip).
  • Both the Amalienborg Museum and Rosenborg Castle are now closed Monday except in October.
  • Thorvaldsen's Museum is now open Thursday until 21:00.
  • English tours of the National Museum's Victorian Apartment are now June–Aug, Sat–Sun at 12:00.
  • The National Museum is now open until 20:00 on Thursdays.
  • Due to changes to the bus system, buses #14, #1A and #6A are no longer useful.
  • Daily City Walks by Red Badge Guides now runs May–Sept at 10:00. The price has increased to 150 DKK.
  • The Museum of Copenhagen has reopened.
  • Richard Karpen no longer leads scheduled Monday and Thursday Rosenborg Castle group tours (though you can still book him for Rosenborg Castle tours by reservation, copenhagenwalks@yahoo.com). His Hans Christian Andersen Tours also still run mid-May–mid-Sept Mon–Sat at 9:30.
  • The National Museum now charges 95 DKK for admission.
  • The Carlsberg brewery visitors center is closed for renovation until 2020, as the entire former brewery complex is being transformed into a new neighborhood called Carlsberg City (Carlsberg Byen), with a hotel, restaurants, shops, housing, and public spaces, while preserving and repurposing some of the historic Carlsberg structures.
  • The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is now covered by the Copenhagen Card sightseeing pass.

For books printed before June 2018, the following may also apply:

  • Bus #11A is no longer running, and bus #5C (not #5A) connects the station to Nørreport. Pick up the Bus, Train & Metro Guide map at the tourist information office or check www.rejseplanen.dk for options.
  • The two-zone klippekort transit ticket is no longer available, and it is no longer necessary to stamp tickets at yellow boxes; instead passengers should be prepared to show tickets to bus drivers and train personnel.
  • Noma restaurant has reopened in its new location, and no longer accepts phone reservations — but be sure to reserve online (open for lunch and dinner Wed–Sat, northeast of Opera House at Nefshalevej 96).
  • The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art gallery is now free on Tuesdays (not Sundays), and is open until 22:00 on Thursdays.
  • Sankt Annæ B&B has closed.
  • Café Sommersko has closed.
  • Bastionen & Løven restaurant has closed.
  • Kødbyens Deli has closed.
  • Jensen's Bøfhus restaurant has closed.
  • Skildpadden restaurant has closed.
  • Andersen Bakery has closed.
  • City Public Hostel has closed.
  • Carlton Hotel has changed its name to 66 Guldsmeden.

For books printed before April 2017, the following may also apply:

  • All Bike Copenhagen with Mike tours must be booked in advance at http://bikecopenhagenwithmike.dk/bookings.
  • Cruise-ship passengers arriving at the Oceankaj terminal who wish to take the public bus into town now must first ride bus #27 from the terminal to the Østerport train station, and then transfer to bus #26 for the ride into central Copenhagen.

Jutland

For books printed before June 2018, the following may apply:

  • Jacob's Pita Bar and Jacob's BarBQ in Aarhus have closed.
  • Bus numbers in Aarhus have changed; see www.rejseplanen.dk for updated transit information.
  • The Aarhus tourist information office is in Dokk1, a library/cultural center at the Aarhus Harbor (generally Mon–Thu 10:00–19:00, Fri until 17:00, Sat–Sun until 16:00); there's also a branch at the bus station (daily 7:00–19:00) and one in the main square in summer. All branches share the same telephone number (+45 87 31 50 10).

Odense

For books printed before July 2021, the following may apply: