Denmark

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Additional Information
Capital Copenhagen
Currency DKK
Timezone Europe/Copenhagen
Total States 5 Regions
Airport City Billund Airport, Bornholm Airport, Aalborg Airport, Roskilde Airport, Copenhagen Airport
Ruling Type Queen Ruled
Offical Languages Danish, English, German, Swedish,
National Animal Mute Swan
Food Krebinetter, Stegt flæsk med persillesovs og kartoffler, Hønsekødssuppe
Seasons Autumn  : Sep - Nov
Summer : Jun - Aug
Winter     : Dec - Feb
Sprint      : Mar - May


Destination



1 ) Copenhagen
Popular - Arts and Cultural     Location - Copenhagen, -Capital Region, -Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, sits on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager. It’s linked to Malmo in southern Sweden by the Öresund Bridge. Indre By, the city's historic center, contains Frederiksstaden, an 18th-century rococo district, home to the royal family’s Amalienborg Palace. Nearby is Christiansborg Palace and the Renaissance-era Rosenborg Castle, surrounded by gardens and home to the crown jewels.


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2 ) Odense
Popular - Museum & Galleries     Location - Odense, -South Denmark, -Denmark

Odense is the third-largest city in Denmark. It has a population of 179,601, and is the main city of the island of Funen. By road, Odense is located 45 kilometres north of Svendborg, 144 kilometres to the south of Aarhus and 167 kilometres to the southwest of Copenhagen.


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3 ) Aarhus
Popular - Culture     Location - Aarhus, -Central Jutland, -Denmark

Aarhus is a city in Denmark on the Jutland peninsula’s east coast. Den Gamle By is its old town open-air museum, with centuries-old timbered houses. Nearby are the greenhouses of the Aarhus Botanical Garden. In the center, the multistory ARoS art museum shows global contemporary works. The underground Viking Museum explores early local history. Nearby, Aarhus Cathedral has restored 14th- to 16th-century frescoes.

A visit to Aarhus will reveal a city with both modern, cosmopolitan aspects and the charm of a small village. The city is Denmark's second largest and is located on the Jutland peninsula. The town has a charming city center with a number of quaint restaurants and wonderful pubs to try along with romantic corners to tuck yourself into with someone special. The city is well organized and clean, making getting around quite easy on bike or on foot. You will find many interesting examples of European architecture throughout the city, such as including the Concert Hall. Other attractions include the art museum called ARoS, the Women's Museum, the Von Frue Kirke, and the Tivoli Friheden amusement park.


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4 ) Aalborg
Popular - Museum & Galleries     Location - Aalborg, -North Denmark, -Denmark

Aalborg is a city in the Jutland region of Denmark. It’s known for its revitalized waterfront on the Limfjord, the body of water that cuts through Jutland. Also notable are the Aalborg Havnebad outdoor pool, exhibitions at the Utzon Center and concerts at the futuristic House of Music. Nearby is the 16th-century, half-timbered Aalborghus Castle. The Aalborg Historical Museum tells the city’s 1,000-year history.

With its recently restored waterfront at the heart of the city, Aalborg is attempting to rejuvenate and breathe fresh life into the industrial parts of the city that have long lain neglected. Straddling the Limfjord – the narrow strait of water that cuts Jutland in two – the waterfront is much improved and is now a nice place to stroll along. With a 16th Century castle and a lovely medieval old town, as well as a Viking burial site nearby, there is more than enough to warrant a visit. Renowned for its pounding nightlife, Aalborg is a useful base from which you can explore the surrounding region.

Aalborg lies in Denmark's Jutland region and is the country's fourth largest city. The city is known for its vibrant waterfront area on the Limfjord. The city center is easily walkable and there is reliable public transportation if you wish to get further afield. Several popular attractions include Aalborg Castle, the Aalborg Akvavit distillery and the KUNSTEN Modern Museum of Art. You can also visit a unique ancient Viking graveyard. Families who visit will want to check out the small but enjoyable Aalborg Zoo, which has elephants, big cats, giraffes and the like.


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5 ) Frederiksberg
Popular - Garden City     Location - Frederiksberg, -Capital Region, -Denmark

In leafy, residential Frederiksberg, locals relax in the gardens surrounding the Italianate Frederiksberg Palace. Gammel Kongevej is the hub for exclusive clothing and design shopping, while cafes and specialty food stores line charming Værnedamsvej street. Families head to nearby Copenhagen Zoo to visit the elephant house and the Arctic zone, with its polar bears and seals.

Often considered to be part of Copenhagen, there is no clear border between Frederiksberg and the capital – it could even be said to be a city within a city. An affluent place that is considered to be posh, Frederiksberg has royal gardens and palaces for visitors to explore. Its wide, leafy boulevards are lined by grand mansions and lovely parks. Home to Copenhagen Zoo, some great museums, and lots of upmarket restaurants and boutiques, the city is a peaceful and picturesque place to experience.


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6 ) Skagen
Popular - Beach     Location - Skagen, -North Denmark, -Denmark

Skagen is a port town at the north end of Denmark’s Jutland peninsula. Near the marina, the Skagens Museum exhibits works by the Skagen Painters, who were inspired by the area's light and landscape. The Local History Archive, in the former courthouse, illustrates the town’s history and maritime heritage. On Skagen’s northeastern outskirts, Grenen Beach is at the convergence of the Skagerrak and Kattegat seas.

Lying where the Baltic joins the North Sea, Skagen’s busy harbor is framed on either side by expansive beaches. In summer, droves of locals and tourists head here for its holiday atmosphere. Lying on the northern tip of Jutland, the city has some pretty neighborhoods which are worth exploring. It also possesses a rich art heritage – artists once came here to paint its desolate yet charming landscapes. A popular place, with art galleries, museums and restaurants featuring delicious seafood dishes, Skagen is a delight to visit.


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7 ) Roskilde
Popular - Historical     Location - Roskilde, -Zealand, -Denmark

Roskilde is a city in Denmark, west of Copenhagen. Next to its harbor, the Viking Ship Museum has 11th-century vessels and an active boatyard. In its center, the Gothic, twin-spired Roskilde Cathedral holds the tombs of many Danish kings and queens. The nearby Museum of Contemporary Art sits in a former royal mansion. West of the city, the huge Land of Legends open-air museum recreates Stone Age and Viking life.

Roskilde is an ancient city that was founded during Denmark's Viking age. There are several interesting historical sites around town, not the least of which are the Roskilde Cathedral and the Viking Museum. The Viking Ship Museum has a number of original Viking ships in its collection as well as a working shipyard. The cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is notable as the site where the Danish royalty was buried. Other attractions in and around Roskilde include Roskilde Mini Town, the Museum of Tools, Boserup Forest and the Roskilde Palace. The city is also well known among music fans as it hosts the popular annual rock festival, Roskilde Festival.

Renowned for its famous rock festival – one of the largest in Europe, Roskilde has much more than just great music to offer. With a delightful museum of modern music located in an exciting post-industrial complex full of skate parks and unique arts and design workshops, Roskilde – a historic city – has numerous sides to it. In the old town, an impressive cathedral towers over everything, while its old harbor has Viking longboats for you to visit. Due to its proximity to Copenhagen, it is a popular day-trip destination.


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8 ) Esbjerg
Popular - Beach     Location - Esbjerg, -South Denmark, -Denmark

Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. By road, it is 71 kilometres west of Kolding and 164 kilometres southwest of Aarhus. With an urban population of 72,168 it is the fifth-largest city in Denmark, and the largest in west Jutland.

Esbjerg is a small port town on the western side of the Jutland peninsula. At one point in history, the small city was the biggest fishing harbor in the country, and that legacy has not died off today as fishing is still a major part of the town's economy and lifestyle. Many people pass through the town on their way to Legoland, which is about an hour away. In the town itself, you will find a shopping area near the harbor. The center is mostly walkable, so it's easy to see it all. Popular attractions include the Fisheries and Maritime Museum, which is the largest museum of its kind in Denmark and contains exhibits related to fishing and maritime life as well as Denmark's coastal habitats.


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9 ) Sonderborg
Popular - Beach     Location - Sonderborg, -South Denmark, -Denmark

Straddling the narrow Als Sund waterway that runs through it, Sonderborg is a historic city with a modern feel. There is a pretty waterfront for visitors to wander along, and the fun and educative Danfoss Universe is well worth a visit. The site of two wars between Germany and Denmark, the city’s modern feel is due to reconstruction efforts. Sonderborg still has close ties with nearby Germany. Due to its proximity to Flensburg just across the border, hordes of Danes and Germans pass through Sonderborg on their way to other destinations in both countries.

The town of Sønderborg is home to Sønderborg Castle (Sønderborg Slot), the Royal Danish Army's Sergeant School (until 2013) and Sandbjerg Estate (Sandbjerg Gods). Sønderborg castle is in the centre of the town, and houses a museum focusing on the history and culture of the area. The museum is open all year.


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10 ) Helsingor
Popular - Culture     Location - Helsingor, -Capital Region, -Denmark

Helsingør, also known as Elsinore, is a port city in eastern Denmark. Overlooking the Øresund strait, the 15th-century Kronborg Castle provided the setting for Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Nearby, the M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark illustrates 600 years of Danish seafaring history. The glass-walled Culture Yard in the old shipyard organizes cultural events. On the pier is “Han,” a polished steel sculpture of a man.

Elsinore - A cornucopia of history, sights and authenticity. Elsinore is a cultural city with deep historical roots. World famous for Kronborg Castle, Shakespeare's Hamlet and the Sound Dues, which was the basis for the city's prosperity for more than 400 years.

 


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11 ) Svendborg
Popular - Beach     Location - Svendborg, -South Denmark, -Denmark

Svendborg is a town on the island of Funen in south-central Denmark, and the seat of Svendborg Municipality. With a population of 27,210, Svendborg is Funen's second largest city. In 2000 Svendborg was declared "Town of the year" in Denmark, and in 2003 it celebrated its 750th anniversary as a market town.

With a lovely harbor full of sleek yachts and old fishermen’s boats, Svendborg is set on a lovely fjord and is the gateway to the spectacular archipelago of Funen. Dotted alongside the more modern parts of the city are quaint cafes and nice restaurants, as well as some peaceful cycling paths. With pretty beaches that are especially popular in summer, and regular ferries to nearby islands, Svendborg is a laidback place to spend some time.


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12 ) Herning
Popular - Arts and Cultural     Location - Herning, -Central Jutland, -Denmark

Herning is a Danish city in Region Midtjylland, on the Jutland peninsula. It is the main town and the administrative seat of Herning Municipality.

Lying at the center of Jutland, Herning has a lively arts and cultural scene with many exhibitions, conventions and trade fairs being held here throughout the year. The city’s art museum is great to visit and there is a lovely sculpture park surrounding it which is worth checking out. With a number of great bars and restaurants for visitors to enjoy, most people visit Herning when taking part in a convention or event hosted here.

 


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Activity



1 ) Rosenborg Palace (Rosenborg Slot)
Activity Category - Palace

A royal hermitage set in the King’s Garden in the heart of Copenhagen, Rosenborg Castle features 400 years of splendor, royal art treasures and the Crown Jewels and Royal Regalia. Rosenborg Castle was built by one of the most famous Scandinavian kings, Christian IV, in the early 17th century.

Among the main attractions is the Knights’ Hall with the coronation thrones and three life-size silver lions standing guard. Tapestries on the walls commemorate battles between Denmark and Sweden. The interiors are well-preserved and invite you to take a journey in time. You can experience the king’s private writing cabinet, his bathroom, and see wax figures of former royal inhabitants.


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2 ) Amalienborg Palace
Activity Category - Palace

The museum in Amalienborg Palace is a popular sight to see in Copenhagen. It covers royal history of the Danish constitutional kings and queens.The Amalienborg Palace complex in Copenhagen is the official residence of the Danish monarch. Two of the four Amalienborg rococo palaces are open to visitors. The Amalienborg Palace Museum (Amalienborgmuseet) is in the Christian VIII palace and comprises mostly the studies of the kings of the past century and a half, as well as some of the original neoclassical representation rooms of Amalienborg. The representation rooms that are still in use in the adjacent Christian VII palace may be seen on guided tours but for this part of the palace reservations are essential.


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3 ) The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)
Activity Category - Attraction

At Langelinje Pier you will find one of Copenhagen's most famous tourist attractions: The sculpture of The Little Mermaid. 23 August 2013 she turned 100 years old.

Unveiled on 23 August 1913, The Little Mermaid was a gift from Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen to the City of Copenhagen.

The sculpture is made of bronze and granite and was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a mermaid who gives up everything to be united with a young, handsome prince on land.

Every morning and evening she swims to the surface from the bottom of the sea and, perched on her rock in the water, she stares longingly towards the shore hoping to catch a glimpse of her beloved prince.


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4 ) Round Tower (Rundetårn)
Activity Category - Tower

The 17th century tower and observatory Rundetaarn, or the round tower, is the oldest functioning observatory in Europe.

When Christian IV built the tower, Denmark was quite famous for its astronomical achievements thanks to the astronomer Tycho Brahe. When he died in 1601, the King wished to continue Brahe's research, and thus the round tower came into being.

It has been a while since the scientists left, but the observatory is still used by amateur astronomers and the many visitors. The observatory is encircled by an outdoor platform from which you have a magnificent view of the old part of Copenhagen. To get there you need to walk up the spiral walk, which is 268,5 meters long at the outer wall and only 85,5 meters long close to the core of the building. This means that you walk around 209 meters to get to top even though the tower is only 36 meters tall.

 


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5 ) National History Museum (Frederiksborg Slot)
Activity Category - Museum

Picturesquely located in the centre of the castle lake in Hillerød lies Frederiksborg Castle, the largest in Scandinavia. 

This unique Renaissance castle was built by Christian IV in the first decade of the 17th century, as a testimony to the king’s position as a powerful North European monarch. The lavish castle is rich in detail and impressive handiwork, and a visit offers a fine opportunity to experience the pomp and circumstance of earlier times.

The National History Museum – 500 years of Danish history.The Museum of National History is housed in Frederiksborg Castle. Through historical paintings, portraits, furniture, and applied art from various periods the museum tells 500 years of Danish history. On a tour through the many beautiful halls of the castle, you encounter kings and queens, noblemen and commoners, events and epochs that contributed to the development and history of Denmark. With changing special exhibitions, Danish and international, guided tours on Sundays, and family activities during school holidays, the museum puts the history of Denmark into perspective and keeps the dialogue with the past going.


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6 ) Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Activity Duration - Tues - Fri 12pm - 8pm (until 5pm on weekends). Closed Mondays     Activity Category - Art Gallery

Kunsthal Charlottenborg is one of the largest exhibition spaces for contemporary art in Europe.

With its central location in the heart of Copenhagen in a historical extention to the Charlottenborg Palace, Kunsthal Charlottenborg is at the same time one of the most beautiful exhibition spaces for contemporary art. The exhibition space has since 1883 presented an ambitious exhibition programme that includes established stars and as well as new talent from both home and abroad.

The exhibitions are supplemented by activities like artist talks, performances, concerts and video screenings. The exhibition space’s activities are focused towards a broad audience in both Copenhagen and surrounding areas, but also outside Denmark, which makes Kunsthal Charlottenborg the central rallying point for contemporary art in Copenhagen.


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7 ) Ocean Quay Cruise Port
Activity Category - Port

Oceanskaj (Ocean Quay) – the largest cruise terminal, the furthest from the city and the main port used for cruises that start or terminate in Copenhagen.

Most cruises departing or terminating in Copenhagen use the purpose-built Ocean Quay (Oceankaj) cruise terminals to the north of the city. The area is perfectly safe but a bit windswept and desolate with a lot of dusty building activity in the region. Distances are too far to walk to Nordhavn train station (45 minutes) and cycling here is not particularly pleasant, even if there is a Bycyklen city bike rental station at the terminal.


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Festival

1 ) The Rock Festival

Festival Month - June

The Rock festival in Roskilde is the country’s biggest public event. Over 80,000 people gravitate to the region, with over 170 domestic and global bands headlining the event. It typically takes place in July, with all the money going to charity, so that you don’t feel bad about using too much cash. Roskilde is only 35 km (20 miles) from Copenhagen, so anybody in the capital of Denmark could get here in less than 30 minutes.


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2 ) New Year’s Eve Copenhagen

Festival Month - December

Although New Year festivities are taking place all around Copenhagen, tourists should go to Amalienborg Square. Thousands of locals and tourists gather here in full swing for the fireworks and a riveting party ambience. The Royal Guard Parade takes place before the square, and this is the best opportunity to gain an understanding in the Danish monarchy


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3 ) Festivals In Odense

Festival Month - August

There is a lot going on in the third major city in Denmark, Odense. The Odense Flower Festival is a great opportunity to observe the streets of the home town of Hans Christian Andersen. During these flowery days, the flavours and aromas of Danish summer beckons. Or how about deciding to join some of the more than 250 completely free festivals of Hans Christian Andersen? The festivals of Hans Christian Andersen proffer fables, curiosity, escapism and wonder. And a great deal more to it than that. It will be a week of cabarets, carnivals, processions, aesthetic experiences and caravans around the main squares of the town.


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