Nice to know
Welcome to the Nice-to-know category. Here you will find information about the municipality.
How is the political landscape of the municipality? Why are the Danes hoisting the flags so often?
And much more information, which is so nice to know when coming to a new place.
We are pleased to welcome you and to introduce you to Kalundborg Municipality
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Settlement team. We call it the one-point-entry. Here you will get in contact with members of the Settlement team who are looking forward to helping you: email@example.com
When you move to Kalundborg Municipality, you will receive a welcome letter from Mayor Martin Damm. It is a letter that gives you information about the Municipality.
Enclosed the welcome letter is an invitation for a guided bus tour that will take you out and about the municipality.
The guided bus tour is a brilliant possibility to meet other newcomers and to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kalundborg. The Mayor will be your tour guide and he welcomes you to our municipality with coffee, tee and cake during the tour. The guided bus tour is free, but it is mandatory to register for the tour at the Settlement team. The guided bus tour will be arranged on a Saturday.
The guided bus tour is held in Danish only, however, everybody is welcome.
The municipal council of Kalundborg consists of 27 members.
The existing members were all elected in 2014.
Every four year, the Danes vote at the local elections and the next local election will be held in November 2017.
Mr Martin Damm was elected the Mayor of Kalundborg Municipality in 2014.
He is with the Liberal party, and his seat will be up for election in November 2017.
Denmark is a democracy with political elections for both parliament and municipals every four year. However, Denmark is also a monarchy. Queen Margrethe ll rules the country, but she has no political influence.
The Flag of Denmark is red with a white cross. The flag is named Dannebrog, and it dates back to the middle ages.
It has been both a military and nationalistic flag. However, it is no longer so.
Denmark is a country of people who appreciate their flag highly. It is not a matter of nationalism or hidden political agendas anymore.
It is all about traditions and the very Danish concept called 'hygge'. 'Hygge' is a concept which consists of comfort, feeling-good scenarios and joy.
The Danes celebrate birthday parties with cream cakes and buns decorated with tiny Danish cake flags.
When the Danes welcome each other at the airport, it is often by waving a Danish paper flag.
The Danish flag waving against the blue sky is as Danish as The Little Mermaid.
- New Year's Day 1 January
- Maundy Thursday
- Good Friday
- Easter Monday
- General Prayer Day
- Ascension Day
- Whit Monday
- Constitution Day 5 June
- Christmas Eve 24 December
- Christmas Day 25 December
- Second Day of Christmas 26 December
If you own a car, it is required by Danish law that you have a liability insurance policy. It covers damages you may cause to other persons or their property.
In addition to this, Danish insurance companies offer a series of additional types of optional insurances if you own a car, a bike, a house or a dog – and a wide variety of other
The most common coverage is home insurance. This type of insurance covers all your belongings such as clothing, furniture and technical equipment such as laptops, television and so on.
This entails that the price of the home insurance will correspond to the value of your belongings.
Some companies call the home insurance a family insurance (familieforsikring in Danish) as all family members who are registered on the address of the insurance policy holder
are covered by the insurance.
Personal liability insurance (ansvarsforsikring) is usually a part of the home insurance in Denmark. This type of insurance covers damages you may have caused to other people or their property.
It is strongly recommended to obtain personal liability insurance.
If you are a dog owner, it is required by Danish law that you obtain dog insurance.
The dog insurance covers damages your dog may have caused to other people or their property.
The language school, Kalundborg Sprogcenter, offers different levels of Danish courses, for more information please contact the school E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Near the coast, yet in the middle of the country, Kalundborg Municipality is uniquely situated between Denmark's two largest cities; Copenhagen and Aarhus.
Kalundborg Municipality covers an area of about 604 square kilometres, and it has 160 kilometres of coastline on the north-east side of Zealand.
Together with the beautiful landscape, the busy commercial harbour and a thriving trade and industry, this area makes it a desirable place to live and work.
The municipality has about 49.000 inhabitants. Within the municipal service about 4000 people are employed.