Getting to Denmark


The following speed limits apply on Danish roads: In urban areas, cars are 50 km / h, outside on country roads 80 km / h. Cars with a team or mobile homes over 3.5 t are allowed to drive up to 70 km / h. As a rule, you can drive at 130 km / h on motorways. For motorcycles with trailers, foreign mobile homes and cars with trailers, 80 km / h generally apply on motorways.



In Denmark which is a country located in Northern Europe defined by countryaah, the dipped headlights must also be on during the day. The alcohol limit is 0.5. Violations of this limit are punished based on income, even for non-Danes. In addition, the vehicle may be confiscated at 2 per thousand. High fines are payable if the speed limit is exceeded.

No surprises are expected in Denmark with regard to road signs. However, not all subordinate streets are marked with the “give way” sign. Instead, you will find what are known as shark teeth. These white triangles indicate that the crossing road must be given priority.

A special feature of Danish motorways is the zipper principle at the driveways, which means that ongoing traffic and the threading lane have equal rights.

Parking in Denmark is a thing in itself. Parking or stopping is permitted along the direction of travel, except on country roads and, of course, motorways. Parking is also prohibited if there is a distance of less than 10 meters between zebra crossings, road crossings or exiting cycle paths. It is strongly recommended to have a parking disc with you. Unless otherwise stated, you can park for one hour with the parking disc correctly adjusted. Violations will quickly result in a fine of € 70 and more!

For many, the car is the most popular means of travel to Denmark, but there are also other ways to reach the country in the north. We have put together a selection of the most important travel options and import regulations for Denmark.


The car is one of the most popular means of getting to Denmark. The German-Danish border can be reached from Hamburg in about 2 hours via the A7. From here you can take the E45 to the north. There is a bridge or dam connection to some Danish islands, e.g. B. to Rømø or Funen. You can find out what to watch out for on Danish roads on the Driving in Denmark page.


There is a rail connection from Hamburg to Copenhagen by ICE and EC (duration approx. 5 hours). From Flensburg there is an Intercity to Frederica in Jutland, from where you can continue your journey via transfer connections.



Various ferry connections allow you to travel to Denmark which is short for DMK by abbreviationfinder. The Baltic Islands in particular can often only be reached by water. From Rostock there is a connection to Gedser (duration approx. 2 hours) with Scandlines, as well as from Puttgarden on Fehmarn to Rødby (duration approx. 45 minutes). Within the country, the Færgen company usually operates ferry services between the islands. A ferry connection from Sassnitz on the island of Rügen leads to Bornholm.


The majority of all flight connections lead to the Danish capital Copenhagen. The airport is around 8 kilometers from the city center. There are daily connections from e.g. B. Scandinavian Airlines and various low-cost airlines. From the airport there is a subway or bus to the city center. For onward travel, for example, the Greyhound bus line to Malmö in Sweden is available.


With the expansion of the long-distance bus network, several connections to Copenhagen are now available. There are direct connections B. from Hamburg, Berlin, Rostock or Cologne. Transfer connections bring travelers from various cities to the capital.


Goods for personal use can be imported into Denmark. The following quantity restrictions apply:


– 90 liters of wine, max. 60 liters of sparkling wine, or
– 110 liters of beer, or
– 20 liters of intermediate products below 22% alcohol by volume, such as B. Sherry, or
– 10 liters of spirits over 22% alcohol by volume

The minimum age for importing beer and wine is 16 years (up to 16.4% alcohol by volume) and 18 years for spirits and intermediate products.


– 800 pieces of cigarettes, or
– 300 pieces of cigarettes when entering via Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania or Hungary, or
– 400 pieces of cigarillos, or
– 200 pieces of cigars, or
– 1 kg of smoking tobacco

The minimum age for importing tobacco products is 18 years.

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