In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!
This week we visit: Denmark
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Denmark is one of the most affluent countries in the world and in general, tourists are very safe while visiting. However, there are always little things that visitors should be aware of and keep in mind.
For instance, even though crime figures are very low in Denmark, there are still areas where petty crime is a possibility. For instance, the Copenhagen Central Station attracts purse-snatchers and pickpockets, as do public transport vehicles and stations. Hotel lobbies, cruise ship quays and the Copenhagen Airport attract more sophisticated thieves who are very difficult to notice and who often operate in teams.
Some parts of Copenhagen are also less safe than others. For instance, there is the Christiania part of the Christianshavn area which is notorious for illicit drug use and occasional clashes with the police. You should never take pictures when visiting this area. Vesterbro and Nørrebro are two other parts of Copenhagen where you might want to be a bit more careful.
Demonstrations are occasionally held in Copenhagen and although they are much more peaceful than in other parts of the world, it is still a good idea to stay away from those parts while the demonstrations are taking place.