Denmark is most famous for its association with the Vikings and with writer Hans Christian Andersen. It has, of course, much more to offer. You will find fashionable modern-day princesses, a rich and colorful history as well as the oldest monarchy in the world. Copenhagen, the country’s capital, has a rich cultural life and world-class museums. Fortresses, castles, UNESCO Heritage sites, Viking villages and historical towns are sprinkled all over Denmark. In addition, there are older remains including ancient dolmens dating from the Stone Age. Everything is easily accessible via four international airports, an excellent and reliable railway system and inter-city public transportation.
Denmark occupies over 480 islands, of which 100 are inhabited, and acts as a bridge between mainland Europe and Scandinavia. It is linked with the European continent by a narrow stretch of land in the southern part of the Jutland peninsula, at the border with Germany. Although it is technically not part of the Scandinavian peninsula, the Danes are linked with the northern neighbors by ties of common history and culture. There are so many linguistic similarities that the Danes can easily converse with people from Sweden and Norway.
The Danes like to enjoy themselves, and during the summer holiday season the whole country comes alive, with almost every town having its own festival; and for such a small country, hosts may hold world class events, including one of the oldest rock festivals, In Roskilde, which is attended by many major international acts. The world famous Copenhagen jazz festival also includes top rock performers and jazz enthusiasts alike.
Shopping, design museums, and the fashion scene are as vibrant and dynamic as ever. In addition, Denmark is the perfect place to get active. Take a bike tour along bicycle trails following the scenic, panorama routes; or what about some water sports, kayaking or hiking? It’s all accessible, easy to plan and fun. Regardless of your travel style or age, there’s something for everyone in Denmark.
Aalborg, Aarhus, Bornholm, Christiansfeld, Copenhagen, Ebeltoft, Frederiksberg, Funen, Nørrebro, Odense, Refshaleøen, Ribe, Roskilde, Royal North Zealand, Vejle, Vesterbro.
Aalborg Monastery, Amalienborg Castle, The Archipelago, Christiansø, Egeskov Castle, The Faroe Islands, Fredensborg Palace, Frederiksberg Castle, Hammershus Castle Ruins, Hans Christian Andersen Museum, The Jelling Monuments, Kronborg Castle, LEGOLAND, Little Mermaid Statue, Møns Klint, Ribe Cathedral, Rosenborg Castle, Roskilde Cathedral, Tivoli Gardens, Valdemar Castle, The Viking Ship Museum, The Wadden Sea, Zealand.