ABOUT THE VENUE
Hotel Marienlyst in Helsingør
The Conference venue is Hotel Marienlyst in Helsingør. Helsingør is a beautiful town in the Capital Region of Denmark. The city is home to the busiest ferry route in the world, which connects the city to Helsingborg in Sweden. There are numerous places of historical importance located in Helsingør. One of them being the Kronborg castle, where William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet was set. The Maritime Museum of Denmark was also located in the castle, before being moved to a former dry dock in Helsingør, where it is still open to visitors. One can also visit Saint Olaf’s church. Copenhagen city centre is less than an hour from the conference venue by Public transport. A few notable places in the Copenhagen are the world famous Nyhavn with waterfront or canal facing 18th century houses and cafes, Christiansborg Palace, Frederik’s Church and Tivoli Gardens, among numerous other places.
Reaching the Destination
Public and Private transport from Copenhagen airport to Hotel Marienlyst is available through day and night. During the day, Regional Trains (marked RE) to Helsingør Station depart every 20 minutes from the airport. One can board this train and disembark at Helsingør St. Distance from Helsingør Train station to Hotel Marienlyst is about 1.8 km. A taxi ride will take 5 minutes (Cost: 70 -90 DKK) or take bus route 802 to Espergærde St. Then disembark at Marienlyst Allé (Nygade), from where it is a 300 m walk to the venue. During the night and wee hours, the frequency of the trains reduces and the trains depart every hour from the airport.
Currency and Banking
The Danish krone is the official currency in Denmark. All other currencies can be exchanged at Foreign currency exchanges available at Copenhagen airport, Copenhagen Central Station and banks throughout the city. Almost all institutions accept International Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard) for financial transactions with the exception of a few that only accept Dankort. Cash can be withdrawn at ATMs, which dispense both Danish Krone and Euro, available throughout the city. A few institutions may accept Euro for transactions, however it is advised that one ask for details before the transaction.
The electric current in Denmark is 220 volts AC (50Hz). If the electrical current in your home country is not the same, it is advised to bring a converter for typical electrical equipment. All the sockets are standard European type F. So, it is advised to bring adapters for the same if your home country uses different socket type.
Copenhagen is located +1 hour from GMT and is +2 hour in the summertime from late March to late October.
Phone and communication
The country calling code for Denmark is +45
For life threatening emergencies including Police, Fire and Ambulance Service call (+45) 112
For injuries or sudden illness, or to talk to a hospital emergency department call (+45) 1813
For when it is not life threatening or not an emergency call the Police at (+45) 114