Friday, 9 March 2012

Moving to Denmark: In the Spotlight Copenhagen

Moving Partnership (MPL) provide high quality, competitively priced removals to Denmark.  We have many years experience in providing international removal services and cater for all types of removals to Denmark, including domestic, commercial and corporate relocations. We can even assist with more specialist removals to Denmark, by offering services such as the importation of vehicles, machinery and pets.  So regardless of whether you are moving to Denmark to be closer to family, have been offered a relocation package with work or require specialist services for removals to Denmark; we can provide a reliable, tailor made removals service to meet your requirements. 

We provide removals to Denmark to all areas including: Aalborg, Aarhus Copenhagen, Esbjerg, Fredericksberg, Odense, Gentofte, Gladsaxe, Randers, Kolding, Horsens, Lyngby-Taarbæk, Vejle, Hvidovre, Roskilde, Helsingør, Herning, Silkeborg, Næstved, Greve-Strand, Tårnby, Fredericia, Ballerup, Rødovre, Viborg, Køge, Holstebro, Brøndby, Taastrup, Slagelse, Hillerød, Albertslund, Sønderborg, Svendborg, Herlev, Holbæk, Hjørring, Hørsholm, Frederikshavn, Haderslev, Nørresundby, Skive, and Ringsted.

Removals to Denmark - About Our Service

For removals to Denmark from the UK / Europe, we offer three different removals services; part load or groupage for smaller removals to Denmark, a dedicated vehicle for larger relocations and a special service which allows you to specify both delivery and collection dates (for full loads only).

For shipping to Denmark from international countries, we provide removals in 20ft and 40ft containers, groupage services and air freight.

Our service works as follows: we compare a wide range of removal quotes on your behalf and pass on the savings that we make directly to you. Quotations are tailored to your requirements and provided free of charge, so there is no obligation to go ahead. To ensure our removals to Denmark are of the highest quality, we only partner with reliable, well respected removal companies. Most of these are either  BAR registered or FAIM accredited. 

Removals to Denmark - click here for full information on our removals to Denmark service or contact us now for a free quote.

Moving to Denmark: About Copenhagen

With a history which dates back to a settlement almost 6000 years ago, Copenhagen is a city which is rich in culture and history.  Originally a fishing village called Havn or ‘Harbour’, the vast majority of Danes made their living through fishing. Nowadays, the city has many architectural wonders, both old and new, and is often referred to as the ‘city of spires.’ This is due to its horizontal skyline which is only broken by the spires of its many splendid churches and castles.  Also located here and well worth a visit is the Amalienborg Palace, one of four palaces which border a square in the city centre. This is home to the Danish Royal Family, the oldest monarchy in the world. 

Copenhagen is famous for the iconic Little Mermaid Statue (‘the little seawoman’) that sits on a rock in Copenhagen harbour in Langeline.  The statue was based on the popular fairytale by Danish poet and author, Hans Christian Anderson who originally wrote the tale of a mermaid willing to give her life in the sea for the love of a prince, as a ballet.  Since its original publication in 1837, the Little Mermaid has been adapted for musical theatre and more recently a Disney film in 1989.

Copenhagen is considered one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world and one offering the best quality of life.  It's inhabitants consideration for their environment is displayed in a number of different ways: the harbour is so clean you can swim it and practically everybody rides a bike.  Over half of all who live here cycle 1.2 kilometres daily and 36% take advantage of the city's many bicycle paths as a means of commuting to work.

Denmark is located in Northern Europe and bordered by the Baltic and North Sea.  The city of Copenhagen is situated on the island of Zealand which is part of the Oresund region consisting of Zealand, Lolland-Falister and Bornholm in Denmark and Scania in Sweden. 

Despite enjoying temperatures about five degrees higher than destinations occupying similar latitude, the climate in Copenhagen is unstable and changeable throughout the four seasons due to lying in the path of the Atlantic's low pressure systems.

Moving to Denmark: Living in Copenhagen
Denmark is renowned as the least corrupt country in the world with Danes bestowing a high level of trust and satisfaction with the country’s political institutions which date back to the age of the Vikings. Denmark has an inherent warmth and hospitality with an egalitarian society which has earned it the accolade of the happiest country in the world in 2010. 

Denmark’s capital city, Copenhagen has a multitude of districts each with its own distinctive characteristics.  Denmark’s neo-modernism architects are continually influencing the streets of Copenhagen with natural and modern buildings.  Danish architecture is of a very high standard and notorious for offering wide open space, contemporary design with a distinctive use of colour, concrete and glass.  Since the completion of the Oresund bridge in 2000 which connected Denmark with Southern Sweden, the cities of Copenhagen and Malmo are merging together to form a combined metropolitan area.

Housing in Copenhagen tends to be a mix of apartments and houses which are available for both rent and purchase.  Rental properties are available on a long or short term basis from as little a period as a month and can be provided furnished or unfurnished.  Whilst Copenhagen generally offers a clean and safe environment throughout, some areas are more attractive than others. The most popular living areas are Aarhus, Aalborg and Odense.

Copenhagen also benefits from one of the most reliable and efficient public transport systems in the world and continues to be developed and improved.  Divided into coloured zones to determine the fare you pay for your journey, Copenhagen’s public transport system consists of Metro, bus and tram and will get you anywhere you wish to go in the city.  Tickets for all three forms of transport can be purchased and used limitless times whilst the ticket is valid.

Moving to Denmark: Working in Copenhagen
As with most Scandinavian countries, you will most definitely be at an advantage of gaining employment in Denmark if you speak Danish, regardless of the fact that most people speak English.

Within Copenhagen the most important sectors for industry and employment are IT, life science and shipping, closely followed by research and development.  Industrial design and furniture also continue to be one of Denmark’s biggest exports with Danish designers creating some of the most usable and aesthetically pleasing articles in the world - the iconic Sydney Opera house was even designed by one of Denmark’s famous designers, Jorn Utzon.

Despite Denmark being the smallest country in Scandinavia, Copenhagen has the largest airport in Scandinavia making it a particularly popular hub for conventions and regional business headquarters.

Moving to Denmark: Leisure in Copenhagen

Copenhagen has an extremely airy feel due to its abundance of water, parks, gardens and cycle paths.  The city’s parks provide the perfect place for relaxation, picnics, sunbathing or a gentle stroll and most offer plenty of playground activities for children.  Faelledparken is Copenhagen’s largest park and is the location for many events throughout the summer months.  King’s Garden is particularly popular with the locals, with its puppet theatre being a big hit with children during the summer.  Frederiksberg Gardens is also well visited; it features a Chinese Gazebo, large open spaces and a lake and canal where you can enjoy boat rides in the summer - from the park you can even see the elephant enclosure from the neighbouring zoo.

Copenhagen is clearly a city which has an outstanding reputation for food, ranging from its infamous open sandwich which is known in Denmark as Smorrebrod (‘butter bread’) to its Michelin Starred restaurants.  Smorrebrod is based on rye bread and traditionally served at lunchtime with a raft of different toppings including seafood, raw beef, herring and egg.  As for fine dining, there’s no shortage of restaurants to choose from as Copenhagen boasts more stars than any other city in Scandinavia.  Perhaps the best known restaurant in Denmark is Noma, run by Rene Redzepi.  Noma appears alongside some of the best restaurants in the world and has been featured in the UK series of Masterchef on a number of occasions.  Newcomer restaurant AOC also appears on the exclusive list of Michelin Starred restaurants.

Removals to Denmark - click here for full information on our removals to Denmark service or contact us now for a free quote.