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Funnily enough, the Danes don't refer to their pastries as 'Danish'. Here, it's wienerbrød ('Viennese bread'), and there’s a huge variety to choose from. Try the classic spandauer, a flaky pastry filled with almond paste and topped with custard or raspberry jam.
Best eaten at –Lagkagehuset, Strøget, Frederiksberggade 21, 1459 København K
Flødeboller (loosely, 'cream balls') are chocolate covered marshmallow treats, often with marzipan or liquorice, and Denmark just can't get enough of them. These indulgent delights pair perfectly with an afternoon cup of coffee.
Best eaten at – Simply Chocolate, Østergade 52, 1001 København K
A scarf - The weather in Copenhagen in December can be viciously cold. Keep warm and blend in with the locals as you go!
An adapter plug - Denmark uses the European standard 2-pin plug. Bring a transformer if you want to use appliances that run on USA voltage.
A copy of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales - What better place to read the classic fairytales than the country where they were written?
Swimming goggles - It'd be a shame to come to Copenhagen without a dip in the Islands Brygge Havnebadet outdoor swimming pool.
An umbrella - Denmark weather is unpredictable, even in summer. Pack a brolly.