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What to see in Denmark

Denmark Attractions


With such an interesting and diverse coastline made up of miles of unspoilt sandy beaches, fjords and small coves to the lake districts, rolling hills and gentle valleys dotted with windmills, Denmark offers so many wonderfully unique sightseeing opportunities. Gazing upon the many captivating moated castles, picturesque cobblestoned villages and towns, and rickety buildings, there's no need to guess where Hans Christian Andersen got his inspiration for his world famous fairy tales.

Take a week to cycle through the beech woods in the countryside, spend a day out in the Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen, explore the sleepy Medieval villages, or jump aboard a ferry to explore the islands and marvel at the awesome bridges, such as the 16km (10 miles) oresund link to Sweden. With such a huge coastline and emphasis on fishing, sampling some of the freshest fish in the country is also an absolute must, as is a visit to the Viking Ship Museum that is devoted to honouring Denmark's bold ancient mariners.

The country is small and boasts an excellent road and rail transport system, and numerous ferry connections to the myriad offshore islands. Another great way to see the country and get a real feel for it is by bicycle.

From Vikings and large dogs to pastries and dairy, the charming and hospitable kingdom of Denmark is definitely diverse and offers visitors an exciting and unforgettable experience.


Christiansborg Palace

When sightseeing in Denmark, the Christiansborg Palace is a gem for lovers of architecture and history, and a winter…

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Copenhagen Art Galleries

Copenhagen is a city with a proud heritage of art and design, well showcased in numerous museums and galleries as well…

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Copenhagen Historical Museums

The rich history of Denmark, from Viking days through to the Second World War resistance movement, is encapsulated in…

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Freetown Christiania

Freetown Christiania is a partially self-governing neighbourhood in the borough of Christianshavn, Copenhagen, dominated…

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Legoland Billund

Legoland Billund, the original Legoland Park, is a holiday must for children visiting Denmark. Opened in 1968, it plays…

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Nyhavn Canal

The picturesque and historic Nyhavn Canal, dating from 1673 when it was built to connect the inner city to the sea, is…

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Rosenborg Castle

The attractive Dutch Renaissance style Rosenborg Castle was designed by King Christian IV and served as his home until…

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Roskilde Cathedral

The Roskilde Cathedral was the first Gothic cathedral built out of brick during the 12th and 13th centuries. Since the…

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The Little Mermaid Statue

The Little Mermaid, basking on a rock at the Langelinie Harbour, is one of Copenhagen's biggest tourist attractions.…

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Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's world-renowned Tivoli Gardens are ever so much more than just a central city park. The relatively small…

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Viking Ship Museum

Roskilde's Viking Ship Museum is home to five Viking ships dating back to the 11th century. The ships were deliberately…

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