Things to see in Denmark

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Denmark Attractions

Denmark is a land of epic natural beauty and gorgeous sightseeing opportunities. The coastline is diverse, consisting of unspoilt beaches, ancient fjords, and small coves, with a countryside of lake districts, rolling hills, and gentle valleys dotted with windmills.

Most people are unaware of Denmark's amazing beaches, with some 200 Blue Flag shorelines providing excellent bases from which to fish, kayak, kitesurf, and windsurf beneath the surprisingly warm Danish summer sun.

For the more culturally inclined, there are 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 fairytales.

Visitors should jump aboard a ferry to explore more than 400 islands and marvel at the awesome bridges, such as the 10 mile (16km) Oresund link to Sweden. They can also take a week to cycle through beech woods, spend a day out in the Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen, or explore the sleepy medieval villages. Additionally, a visit to the Viking Ship Museum is devoted to honouring Denmark's bold ancient mariners.

With such a huge coastline and emphasis on fishing, sampling some of the fresh seafood in the country is also an absolute must. Indeed, the Danish food scene has grown into the culinary capital of Scandinavia.

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 is by bicycle. Indeed, the charming and hospitable kingdom of Denmark offers visitors an exciting and unforgettable experience.


Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's world-renowned Tivoli Gardens are ever so much more than just a central city park. The relatively small area in the heart of the city is actually one of the world's most thrilling entertainment complexes, drawing about three million visitors during its five-month summer...  see full details



Bornholm

Bornholm

Sometimes referred to as the Pearl of the Baltic, Bornholm is wildly popular as a holiday destination for people from Sweden, Poland, and Germany. Often overlooked by visitors from the US and UK, tourists enjoy the island's sunny beaches and natural beauty. It's...  see full details



The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid Statue

The Little Mermaid sits on a rock at the Langelinie Harbour and is one of Copenhagen's biggest tourist attractions. The sculpture was built in 1913 and enchants over a million people visitors every year. At only about four feet (1.25m) high, she...  see full details



Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace

When sightseeing in Denmark, the Christiansborg Palace is a gem for lovers of architecture and history. A winter snowfall adds to its romantic fairytale appearance. This major attraction's appeal is further enhanced by the presence of ruins dating as far back as 1167...  see full details



Legoland Billund

Legoland Billund

Legoland Billund, the original Legoland Park, is a holiday must for children visiting Denmark. Opened in 1968, it plays host to numerous visitors from all over the world and is conveniently situated next to the original Lego factory. The features are divided into 'Worlds',...  see full details



Roskilde Cathedral

Roskilde Cathedral

The Roskilde Cathedral was the first Gothic cathedral built out of brick during the 12th and 13th centuries. Since the 15th century, it has been the burial site for Danish monarchs and is home to the Roskilde Cathedral Boys' Choir. A UNESCO World...  see full details