Travel to Denmark

Denmark: traveling with animals

Many pet owners find it difficult to think about leaving their loved one on vacation.

It is therefore common for campsites and holiday homes – and less often in hotels – to have the option of taking one or more pets with you.

When bringing pets to Denmark, however, in addition to any requirements imposed by the landlord, the legal regulations of the country must also be observed.

General provisions

Bringing pets with you on a trip to Denmark is subject to the provisions of the EU Pet Ordinance of 2004, according to which a European pet passport issued by a veterinarian must be available for dogs, cats and ferrets.

In order to receive one, the animal in question must be clearly identifiable by means of an identification tattoo or an implanted microchip (mandatory for animals born after July 1, 2011) and have been vaccinated against rabies at least three weeks and no longer than 12 months before the start of the journey.

These rules also apply to animals that are less than three months old. Unvaccinated puppies, kittens and ferrets that are younger than three months and therefore too young to be vaccinated against rabies may therefore not be imported.

Special features when vacationing with a dog in Denmark

The 2010 amendment to the Danish Dog Protection Act caused a sensation beyond the borders of Denmark and was even perceived as “the toughest dog law in the world”.

Accordingly, there was a considerable risk that the animal could be euthanized. This unacceptable legislation was considerably reduced by the new Dog Act of July 1st, 2014 and a number of facts were made more precise.

The law also created a blacklist of 13 fighting dog breeds that are prohibited from breeding, keeping and importing. The breeds are:

• Pitbull Terrier

• TosaInu

• American Staffordshire Terrier

• FilaBrasileiro

• DogoArgentino

• American Bulldog

• Boerboel

• Kangal

• Central Asian Ovcharka

• Caucasian Ovcharka

• South Russian Ovcharka

• Tornjak

• Sarplaninac

The ban also applies to crossbreeding of these dog breeds, whereby it is the responsibility of the dog’s owner to document the breed and the time of purchase. If there is any doubt as to which breed a dog belongs to, the police are authorized to ask the owner for documents that provide information about the breed of a dog. It is therefore advisable to always have such a document with you.

There is an exception rule for dogs that were purchased before March 17th, 2010 and belong to one of the breeds mentioned. Such animals must always be kept on a maximum 2 m long leash in public and wear a clearly visible muzzle.

The police are no longer the only ones who decide about a possible euthanasia after the dog is attacked, but the possibility of obtaining the judgment of an independent expert.

Even for owners of animals who are not on the blacklist, there are some general points to consider when vacationing with a dog in Denmark. For example, dogs must be kept on a leash on the beaches from April 1st to September 30th, and in forests all year round.

In addition, in accordance with hygiene regulations in Denmark, pets are generally not allowed into a restaurant unless the restaurant concerned has a special permit. Guide dogs are exempt from this provision.

In hotels, the respective house rules apply, which determine the behavior when taking dogs with you.

With a few exceptions, dogs are not allowed in hotel rooms, which means that dog owners tend to spend their holidays in a holiday home.

An overview of available holiday homes that are suitable for a holiday in Denmark with your dog can be found at

Regulations for taking horses with you

When you take one or more horses with you on a riding holiday in Denmark, there are some regulations that you must observe before you start your journey. Only animals with a stud book are allowed to be introduced. In addition, animals born after 1.1.1998 must have an animal passport including an expert report on medical treatment and a health certificate issued no more than 48 hours before departure for all animals. The stay is limited to the period of validity of the health certificate (usually 10 days).

Rules for bringing birds and other pets

There are no special regulations to be observed for the non-commercial importation of birds and other domestic animals such as rodents, reptiles, amphibians, rabbits, invertebrates or aquarium fish. However, it is advisable to inform the authorities beforehand, especially when importing reptiles (strangler or poisonous snakes).


In summer and early autumn, adders are more common, so you can find the species-protected Danish adder in the heath areas and in the dunes. Usually the snake escapes, but if it feels threatened it can bite.

Such a bite can be life-threatening, especially for smaller dogs. Therefore, in such a case, a veterinarian should be consulted to inject a counter-serum.


The information here was created to the best of our knowledge (as of July 2018).

However, we cannot guarantee that the information is completely correct.

If those affected have had other experiences with their animals in the country, please let us know using our contact form.

Denmark: travel information, Jews, national customs

Formalities, visas

German citizens can enter Denmark with a passport or identity card as well as with a temporary passport. Children up to the age of sixteen can enter the country with a child ID card or with an entry in the parents’ passport. Children’s ID cards are recognized for children up to the age of ten without a photo. In view of the security checks at Danish airports, you must bring a passport with you if you are traveling by plane to a country that is not a member of the Schengen Agreement. This also applies to Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Due to the Schengen Agreement, there are no regular border controls at the borders with the EU.

Issuing of visas in Germany

People (e.g. foreigners living in Germany) who need a visa can obtain it at the following address:

Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark

Rauchstrasse 1

10787 Berlin

Tel: +49 (0) 30-50 50 20 00


Foreign exchange

The national currency of Denmark is the Danish krone.

1 Danish Krone (dkr) = 100 Øre

The import and export of foreign currency is not subject to any restrictions.

Import and export of goods

The import and export of weapons, ammunition or explosives is strictly prohibited. In addition, the import and export of plants and animals that are protected under the Washington Species Protection Act is prohibited. Violation can result in severe penalties. Removals, inheritance, personal luggage and a motor vehicle can generally be imported within the EU without customs duties when changing residence. Particularly when importing motor vehicles, however, special regulations apply in some cases, especially with regard to the registration tax, which is calculated at 105% of the new value for new vehicles, for example if the value is up to 34,400 Danish kroner (approx a rate of 180% applies in excess of this amount. The higher rate applies to used cars,

Big bridges and tunnels

Öresund Link

This railway and motorway structure connects the Copenhagen area with the Swedish area of Malmö. The connection was established on July 1, 2000 by the Swedish King Gustav XII. Adolf and the Danish Queen Margarethe II ceremoniously handed over to traffic. The structure consists of three parts:

From Copenhagen it begins with the 3,510 m long Drodgen Tunnel, the south side of which consists of two railway tubes and the north side of two motorway tubes. The tunnel ends on the artificially raised 4,055 m long island of Peberholm, where the traffic runs at ground level. The completion of the structure is the Øresund Bridge, which lies between this island and the Swedish mainland. The bridge is 7,845 m long and its pylons have a maximum height of 206 m. The bridge is designed as a cable-stayed bridge.

The train takes around 30 minutes from Copenhagen Central Station to Malmö and runs every 20 minutes. Pedestrians and cyclists cannot use the bridge. In July 2008 the toll was DKK 220 for a car less than 6 meters long and DKK 125 for a motorcycle, which can be paid in cash or by credit card.

Connection via the Great Belt

This railway and motorway connection connects the Danish islands of Funen with the island of Zealand, on which, among other things, Copenhagen is located. A motorway suspension bridge connection (east bridge) with a length of 6,790 m leads from Zealand to the small island of Sprogö. the suspension bridge itself is only 2,700 m long, the other part is a so-called girder bridge. The approximately 8,000 m long railway connection, however, also runs in a semicircle from Zealand to the island of Sprogö. With a maximum height of 254 m, the pylons of the east bridge are the highest points in Denmark. The small island of Sprogö was enlarged to four times its original area for this purpose.

On the island, both connections are at ground level and then lead together over the 6,611 m long girder bridge (west bridge) to Funen. The connection was opened to traffic on June 14, 1998 by Queen Margaret II of Denmark.

In July 2008 the toll for a car was 200 Danish kroner. The toll can be paid in cash, with credit cards – and in numerous other currencies such as the euro.

Travel in the country

There are many different ways to travel in Denmark. Air

connections The

inner Danish airports are Århus, Aalborg, Billund, Esbjerg, Karup, Sønderborg, Skive, Thisted, Vojens, Odense, Rønne and there are regular flights to them.


It is often faster in Denmark to take an intercity bus instead of the train. The connection is usually more direct.


There are several trains from Germany to Copenhagen every day. Jutland and Funen can be reached via Flensburg. Within Denmark, intercity trains connect all parts of the country and the larger cities. Regional and local trains also run in all directions and cities. In areas without a rail connection, intercity buses ensure the smooth handling of passenger transport.


The Danish road network is one of the best in the world. It covers approx. 71,950 km.

Car rental

In Denmark it is easy to rent a car.

Ferry connections

Denmark is an island kingdom, so the ferry connections are regular. A particularly fast and convenient connection goes from Rostock-Warnemünde to Gedser.

Traffic rules

Maximum speeds

Since May 1st, 2004, the legal speed limit on Danish motorways has been 130 km/h. Other maximum speeds: main and country roads 80 km/h, localities 50 km/h. Cars with trailers are allowed max. Drive 70 km/h.

Special regulations

Cars and motorcycles must switch on the low beam around the clock.


alcohol limit The blood alcohol limit is 0.5.


In case of an accident or other problems with the car or motorbike to reach information and assistance at the following numbers:

Tel.: 79 42 42 85

Mobile: 0045-79 42 42 85

The ADAC can be reached 24 hours in Munich on the following number:

0049 – (0) 89 – 22 22 22

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, the international license plate of Denmark is:


Denmark: Diplomatic missions

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Denmark embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Representations of Denmark in Germany

“Each for himself and yet together”. That is the motto of the five Nordic embassies that have combined their messages in this ensemble of buildings. In addition to the Danish embassy, this also includes the embassies of Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. A wide “copper band” consisting of individual slats connects all five embassy buildings around the outside. The ensemle is bordered by Rauchstraße – the official address – as well as Klingenhöferstraße and Stülerstraße. The Danish Embassy is located in the south-western part of the embassy grounds and is the only building with an open glass facade facing Rauchstrasse. The building was designed by the Danish team of architects 3xN Architects from Arhus.

The Felleshus (community center) is used jointly by all five embassies, where concerts, film screenings, lectures, exhibitions and conferences take place – there is also a canteen that is accessible to all visitors.

You can reach the five embassies with the bus lines 100, 106, 187 and the night bus N 26, whose stop is in Klingelhöferstraße directly in front of the embassies, and with the bus line 200, whose stop is on the other side at the beginning of Stülerstraße.

Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark in Berlin

Rauchstr. 1

10787 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 50 50 20 00



Consulate General in Flensburg

Nordergraben 19

24937 Flensburg

Tel: 0049 – (0) 461 – 14 40 00


Consulate General in Hamburg

Glockengießerwall 2

20095 Hamburg

Tel: 0049 – (0) 40 – 4 14 00 50


Consulate in Munich

Sendlinger-Tor-Platz 10

80336 Munich

Tel: 0049 – (0) 89 – 5 45 85 40


Honorary Consulate in Bremen

Schlachte 15/18

28195 Bremen

Tel: 0049 – (0) 421-1 69 01 42


Honorary Consulate in Dresden

Sonnenleite 15

01324 Dresden

Tel: 0049 – (0) 351 – 8 02 42 04


Honorary Consulate in Erfurt

Arnstädter Strasse 34

99096 Erfurt

Tel: 0049 – (0) 361 – 3 46 24 99


Honorary Consulate in Frankfurt/Main

Stuttgarter Straße 25

60329 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: 0049 – (0) 69 – 21 93 58 85


Honorary Consulate in Hanover

Georgsplatz 1

30159 Hanover

Tel: 0049 – (0) 511 – 3 61 22 20


Honorary Consulate in Kiel

Lorentzendamm 28/30

24103 Kiel

Tel: 0049 – (0) 431 – 5 92 10 50


Honorary Consulate in Lübeck

Im Gleisdreieck 17

23566 Lübeck

Tel: 0049 – (0) 451 – 6 10 53 13


Honorary Consulate in Nuremberg

Färberstrasse 20

90402 Nuremberg

Tel: 0049 – (0) 911 – 8 17 39 19


Honorary Consulate in Stuttgart

Am Hauptbahnhof 2

70173 Stuttgart

Tel: 0049 – (0) 711 – 29 01 37


German representations in Denmark

Embassy in Copenhagen

Stockholmsgade 57

2100 Copenhagen

Tel: 0045 – 35 45 99 00



H onorarkonsulat in Aalborg

ring Møbler, Danmarksgade 58-64

9000 Aalborg

Tel: 0045-98 12 56 33


Austrian representations in Denmark

Austrian Embassy in Copenhagen

Sölundsvej 1

2100 Copenhagen

Tel: 0045 – 39 29 41 41


The Austrian embassy in Denmark is still responsible for Greenland and Iceland.

Honorary Consulate Aarhus (without passport authorization)

Hans Broges Gade 2 55

8000 Aarhus C

Tel: 0045 – 89 34 00 00


Honorary Consulate Aabenraa (without passport authorization)

Jernbanegade 2

6200 Aabenraa

Tel: 0045 – 74 62 74 29


Honorary Consulate Odense (without passport authorization)

Hunderupvej 71

5100 Odense C

Tel: 0045 – 63 13 44 44


Representations of Denmark in Austria

Embassy in Vienna

Führichgasse 6

1010 Vienna

Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 512 79 04 – 0


Web: in Vienna

Honorary Consulate General in Salzburg

Imbergstrasse 15

5020 Salzburg

Tel: 0043 – (0) 662 – 87 14 85 – 0


Honorary Consulate General in Innsbruck

Maria Theresienstrasse 42

6020 Innsbruck

Tel: 0043 – (0) 512 – 58 29 71

Honorary Consulate General in Graz

Grieskai 12 – 14

8011 Graz

Tel: 0043 – (0) 316 – 703 – 0


Honorary Consulate General in Linz

Roseggerstrasse 59 a

4020 Linz

Tel: 0043 – (0) 732 – 65 14 14


Swiss representations in Denmark

Swiss Embassy in Copenhagen

Amaliegade 14

1256 Kobenhavn K

Tel: 0045 – 33 14 17 96



The Swiss embassy in Denmark is still responsible for Greenland.

Representations of Denmark in Switzerland

Embassy in Bern

Thunstrasse 95

3000 Berne 31

Tel: 0041 – (0) 31 – 350 54 54



Consulate in Bâle

Hardstrasse 43

4051 Bâle

Tel: 0041 – (0) 61 – 315 15 90


Consulate in Lugano

via GB Pioda 9, Case postale 6338

6901 Lugano

Tel: 0041 – (0) 91 – 923 23 58


Consulate of the Kingdom of Denmark

Wasserwerkstrasse 12

8021 Zurich

Tel: 0041 – (0) 44 – 368 74 99


Travel to Denmark