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Practical Information


Banks are open from 09:30 to 16:00 on weekdays with late hours until 18:00 on Thursdays (closed Saturdays and Sundays). Most banks have ATMs outside their building. There are bank ATMs at Copenhagen and Billund Airports. There is no ATM at Sandbjerg Manor.


The currency in Denmark is the Danish Krone (DKK). One Krone is divided into 100 Øre.
Rates 30 January, 2015: 100.00 USD = 646.29 DKK. 100.00 EUR = 734.36 DKK.   

Credit Cards

In most places VISA, Eurocard and Mastercard are accepted. If you got American Express we recommend that you withdraw cash as only a few accept this credit card. E.g. the Danish Railway systems and most restaurants do not accept it.

Emergency phone number

(+45 only when calling from outside Denmark)
Police, fire, ambulance: 112
Falck rescue services: (+45) 70 10 20 30
Police: (+45) 114
Doctor, outside normal working hours: (+45) 70 11 07 07
Emergency room at Sonderborg Hospital: (+45) 7418 2500 Sydvang 1, 6400 Sonderborg. To get treatment you need referral from the Doctor (+45) 70 11 07 07
Dentist, outside normal working hours: (+45) 6541 4551
Pharmacy, outside normal hours: (+45) 7442 3502 (Jernbane Apoteket:Jernbanegade 10,
6400 Sønderborg) or 7442 2000 (Løve Apoteket, Grundtvigs Alle 179, 6400 Sønderborg)


Denmark, like most other European countries, has 220-volt AC, 50Hz current and uses two-pin continental plugs. If you visit from the UK and Ireland, you will need an adaptor for electric appliances, whereas North Americans need a transformer in order to use their 110/125V appliances. Plug and socket types.

The mother tongue in Denmark is Danish, which is closely related to both Swedish and Norwegian. In general Danes speak English very well, and some also speak German and/or French.
Time Zone

Denmark follows Central European Time (CET) which is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Tipping is appreciated, but not expected, and you should only do so if you feel you are getting exceptionally good service. If you do so 10 percent of the bill is sufficient. Tipping is included in taxi fares.

Drinking water

In Denmark you can drink the water straight from the tap.

Beverages, tobacco and kiosk items

Beverages, tobacco and kiosk items can be purchased at the Sandbjerg Manor. Purchase of beverages is self service and can be paid directly upon purchace (cash only) or upon check out (credit card or Danish Kroner). This means participants are to register their every purchase on a list and note wheter they have paid up front or wish to bill it. Beverages are in a fridge in Magasinet (B).

Sandbjerg only accepts Danish Kroner and credit cards.


Laser printing is available in the lobby at Sandbjerg Manor for a minor fee.


There is free WiFi access at Sandbjerg Manor