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The Worktrotter's Guide to Denmark

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A practical step-by-step instruction for living and working in Denmark

Practical guide about living and working in Denmark

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In December 2013 we will make available the 2nd edition of the Worktrotter's Guide to Denmark - completely revised and updated. Pre-order the new version below.
Note: If you order both books, the book Business-Dances will be shipped to you right away and the new Worktrotter's Guide as soon as it is available in December.

This book helps when making a decision to move to Denmark and is invaluable for after your move. It is built on the first-hand experience of at least 40 expats + 30 Danes and will save you time, nerves and money, by doing things right from the start.

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How to buy the Worktrotter books?

You can buy the books either online (see below).
If you wan to buy them in a bookshop, check out the bookshops where they are on stock or order them in any book shop with the ISBNs below.
Companies, organisations and bookshops can order the books on normal or electronic invoice by sending an email to contact (at) worktrotter.dk.
- Business-Dances with Danes:
ISBN: 978-3-941696-05-1 / DK ISBN: 978-87-993913-1-8
- The Worktrotter's Guide to Denmark:
ISBN: 978-3-941696-07-5 / DK ISBN: 978-87-993913-0-1


Worktrotter-books have free shipping world-wide


You can find more information about our work by looking at the book Business-Dances with Danes. Decoding Danish workplace culture and at our inspiring presentations about "Denmark seen with foreign eyes" on different topics about life and work in Denmark.

Registration with Worktrotter is free of charge.
For questions please email to order @ worktrotter.com.


#19 Harro 2012-09-12 17:39
Well where to start? With the amount of information out there its hard to know where to begin, but the Worktrotter Guide is undoubtedly one of the best. Clear, practical and well-structured information to help make the move just that little bit easier. And communicating with Dagmar has been so simple and useful that I'm already optimistic about my new life over there.
#18 Bojana 2012-07-26 16:36
I found the guide very useful: being an expact, you might need series of advices: e.g. which steps to take to get integrated in the new society, find work etc. This guide covers all the most important questions that an expat might have.
Thanks, Dagmar!
#17 Bojana 2012-07-23 12:08
I found the guide really helpful - it summarizes the answers to all the possible questions you'd wish to ask someone who already lives in Denmark. However, the foreigner sometimes does not even know what to expect in particular situations, and is not able to ask the right questions.
This guide offers step-by-step introduction to various aspects of life and work in Denmark.
Many thanks to Dagmar!
#16 Amit & Priyanka 2012-07-16 09:08
Hi Dagmar.

I am from India and when I moved Denmark (Jutland) with job in Grundfos your book helped me a lot in getting integrated in society and knowing almost everything about Denmark. I am very thankful and will definitely recommend it if anyone wanted to relocate in Denmark from anywhere else in world. Best wishes and keep writing..
#15 Sara 2012-06-22 12:01
Very great guide for anyone who is about to move or already leaves as an expat in Denmark. It is more than any other traveling guide. Really easy in reading and lots of useful information!
#14 Mimer 2012-06-15 21:24
Hi Dagmar, your book is fantastic, it helped me make my girlfriend happy when she joined me in Denmark.
#13 Christina C. 2012-06-10 11:35
I would like to say again a big thanks to Dagmar. :)

The guide have everything that someone who live or want to relocate to Denmark must or will like to know . After i red it , even if i red the bad and goods about the country , i was more sure that this is the country i would like to relocate . As someone else maybe read it and decide that is not . This book apart of the practical matters that will help you if you are already there , is also a must read for those that they thinking about the big step . The book is preparing you of how you have to do many things , what you have to expect , and almost all practical matters . It is a must for everybody that he/she is going to live here . And believe me after the 4-5 time that i read it i am sure that it worth every single euro i spend .
#12 Vince 2012-06-06 21:51
I am an American who has been married to a Dane for many years, and have been to Denmark to visit my spouses family many times. I have been considering moving to Denmark, and wanted more insight into the culture. This book captures the nuances and differences related to Danish culture marvelously. Because I only had a limited view of Danish society, I was not sure that the many assumptions I had formed could be generalized, and the book helped to clarify much of it for me. Dagmar is not from the US, but the insights in the book are very relevant to an American. Anyone planning to spend longer than a short visit to Denmark would be greatly helped by this book.
#11 Maurice 2012-04-18 15:37
Great guide and good mirror! Thanks for the coach in it Dagmar. It was a birthday present from my Danish girl-friend and we have read the book together!
#10 Maurice 2012-04-13 16:27
The book was a birthday present from my Danish girl-friend and we both have been reading it. Great done and happy to experience that some cases are so apparant! The best Danish 24 hours guide there is! Thanks Dagmar
#9 Robert 2011-11-01 08:39
Absolutely fantastic guide!
A real life-saver in terms of helping with adapting and understanding the danish mentality, which I've always found to be a blur in any other guidebooks.

The book is thorough but at the same time very light to read, and worth every penny :)
#8 Dagmar 2011-10-18 20:02
Hi Abu Sayeed, it makes me very happy to hear that the Worktrotter's Guide helped you prepare for your life in Denmark.
You can buy the guide in Germany at any book shop. If they don't have it on stock, they will order it for you. At the book shop they will find the guide via the name or via the ISBN number:
- for the English version: 978-3-941696-02-0
- for the German version 978-3-941696-01-3
#7 Abu Sayeed 2011-10-14 07:14
I could not find this book in Germany. When I visited Copenhagen I bought this book. Really amazing. If you are willing to relocate, you should get a copy. I bought two books to know Denmark, 1st one is This guide then Lonely planet. Dagmar tried to put everything in a very organized way. Thanks for writing this nice guide.
#6 Dagmar 2011-10-12 14:17
Sure, we can ship the guide to Argentina.
There's no extra costs. Shipping worldwide is free.
#5 Andresss 2011-10-06 15:43
hi, is it possible to ship it to Argentina? how do I know the shipping cost before to buy it?
#4 Dagmar 2011-10-03 23:03
asayeed, you can buy it at "Books & Copmany" in Hellerup and "Politikens Boghal" on Rådhuspladsen (Town Hall square) in Copenhagen.
You can also order it here online and it will arrive at no extra costs within 2-5 business days.
#3 asayeed 2011-10-03 12:03
coming to Denmark tomorrow for one day. Can I buy it from any shop or office?
#2 Nautilus 2011-06-18 12:33
Great guide, even I as a Dane learned a lot about my country and it helped me in the process of getting back to Denmark. Well done, Dagmar.
#1 Gertrud 2011-06-17 13:43
I really enjoyed reading the guide - it helped me when applying for a position in Denmark; thanks to the guide I managed to prepare my life in Denmark and I still read in it or have a look at it quite often - as it contains so many different hints for different challenges related to living in Denmark.

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Business-Dances with Danes. Decoding Danish work cultureBusiness-Dances with Danes

For those working with Danes and those trying to find work in Denmark.
This book is also aimed at those Danes who want to become conciously aware of the Danish workplace culture.

Find out how to decode Danish work culture, avoid pitfalls and know how you can bring your messages across when working with Danes. 

The Worktrotter's Guide to Denmark

For current and future newcomers to Denmark.

A practical step-by-step guide about living and working in Denmark. Save time, nerves and money. Be smart and do things right - right from the start.

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