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What to see in Denmark

Denmark Attractions


From the 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 many wonderfully unique sightseeing opportunities. Gazing upon the many old castles, picturesque cobblestoned villages and towns, and quaint traditional architecture, 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 10-mile (16km) Oresund link to Sweden. With such a huge coastline and emphasis on fishing, sampling some of the fresh seafood 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.

Denmark 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 offers visitors an exciting and unforgettable experience.


Bornholm

Sometimes referred to as the 'Pearl of the Baltic', Bornholm is a wildly popular holiday destination in Denmark for tourists…

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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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Esbjerg

A great place for a city break, Denmark's fifth largest and youngest city, Esbjerg, is billed as 'the gateway to Jutland',…

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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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Odense

Located on the island of Funen, 60 miles (96km) west of Copenhagen, Odense is Denmark's third largest city and a vibrant…

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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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