The sound of Denmark? Quiet. Very quiet.

Denmark has a sound, a default sound. And that sound is quiet. Denmark is a quiet country, even within its cities. Quiet is written into the laws in Denmark – car horns are rarely heard, for example, because it’s against the law to use them unless you are in immediate danger. Church bells are only allowed to chime at certain times of the week. And most trains in Denmark – local S-trains and national – have a silent car. If you choose to sit there, you are not allowed to make any noise at all.