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In the United States, contact the Scandinavian Tourist Board, 655 Third Ave., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10017 (tel. 212/885-9700; www.goscandinavia.com), for maps, sightseeing information, ferry schedules, or whatever other travel information you need. You can also try the Danish Tourist Board, 655 Third Ave., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10017 (tel. 212/885-9700; www.visitdenmark.com).

In the United Kingdom, contact the Danish Tourist Board, 55 Sloane St., London SW1X 9SY (tel. 020/7259-5959).

Maps -- The best map for touring Denmark is part of the series published by Michelin. It's for sale at all major bookstores in Copenhagen, including the most centrally located one, Boghallen, Rådhuspladsen 37 (tel. 33-47-25-60), in the Town Hall Square.

Websites

To begin your exploration of Denmark, visit the Scandinavian Tourist Board (www.goscandinavia.com), the Danish Tourist Board (www.visitdenmark.com), and Wonderful Copenhagen (www.visitcopenhagen.dk), all of which offer extensive links to other organizations, accommodations, attractions, and other information. Get information on Danish culture, tour suggestions, and events at CultureNet Denmark (tel. 45/33-74-51-00; www.kulturarv.dk).

Telephones

The country code for Denmark is 45. For international calls, dial 00, then the country code, the area code, and the number. Try to avoid calling from your hotel. The surcharges are often outrageous.

Dial 118 to find out a number in Denmark, or 113 for international assistance. If you need operator assistance for international calls, dial 115. Virtually all international operators speak English.

Coin-operated phones are being phased out. Visitors can purchase a telephone card at most kiosks, groceries, and post offices in Denmark. If you face a coin-operated phone, know that these take 1-, 2-, 5-, 10-, or 20-kroner coins.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.