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Emergency phone numbers

(+45 only when calling from outside Denmark)

Police, fire, ambulance: 112
Falck rescue services: (+45) 70 10 20 30
Police: (+45) 114

Emergency Doctor service (+45) 70 11 31 31

Hospital Emergency Wards

The following central hospital have 24-hour emergency wards:

Aarhus Universitetshospital, Skejby 
Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 161, Indgang J3
8200 Aarhus N

Always call the emergency doctor service on tel. +45 70 11 31 31 before you show up. They will not admit you otherwise. 

Dentist - emergency only

Tandklinikken Brobjergskolen
Frederiks Allé 20
8000 Aarhus C

Tel.: +45 40 51 51 62

Open Friday 6pm - 9pm

Weekends and holidays: 10am - 1pm


There is no shortage of pharmacies in Aarhus; just look for the green "a" sign that symbolises the Danish word for chemist: 'apotek'.

Pharmacy, outside normal hours:

Aarhus Løve Apotek
Store Torv 5
8000 Aarhus C
Tel.: +45 86 12 00 22  

Credit Cards

In most places VISA, Eurocard and Mastercard are accepted.

American Express might not be accepted by the Danish Railway systems and most restaurants.  


Banks are generally open from 10:00 to 16:00 on weekdays with late hours until 17:00 or 18:00 on Thursdays (closed Saturdays and Sundays). Most banks have ATMs outside their building.  


The currency in Denmark is the Danish Krone (DKK). One Krone is divided into 100 Øre.  


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.

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.