Best Places to Tour and Visit in Denmark
Denmark is a small little island nation that is home to some of the happiest people on earth. The Scandinavian nation consists of the Jutland Peninsula and many islands. The country also consists of Green land and the Faroe Islands. The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, has many beautiful palaces and even the world-famous “Little Mermaid” statue. Each year over 50 million tourists flock to Denmark for the scenic locations and to experience the Danish culture. The country has a rich architectural history along with modern buildings that make every place a sight to behold. Here are some of the top places you can visit in Denmark along with a few amazing things you can do while you are in that beautiful country.
Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and home to the “Little Mermaid” statue. The best way to explore this city is by using a bicycle, this city is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities on earth. The city has many beautiful locations and bridges that are only accessible by foot or bicycle. The city has many bicycle rentals, so you will be able to find the bike best suited for you. The city actually has more bicycles on the road than cars. The various locations you must check out on bike are the Circle Bridge, the Bicycle snake, and Superkilen park. You are not limited to these locations though, there are many more beautiful sights you can catch in this city using your bicycle.
The city has many mesmerizing neighborhoods that are only within cycling or walking distance of each other. Your first step should be the City center, this neighborhood has all of the famous attractions in Copenhagen. It has grand royal palaces and a beautiful waterfront by the name Nyhavn. It also houses the “Little Mermaid” statue we have been discussing all along. This historical city center has all the places that are iconic in Copenhagen.
If you are into funky things, you should visit Vesterbro. This place is home to many eclectic shops, funky bars, and modern restaurants. This is the hippest place in all of Copenhagen, so do check it out. This region was originally the Red Lights District of the city. If you want to visit parks, do go to Østerbro. It is home to the largest park in the city, the Fælledparken. It also has the country’s national stadium. The area also has many trending fashion shops to please the shopaholic in you.
If you want to go to places that are not frequented by tourists, you should visit Amager. This green oasis of the city contains many beautiful beaches and pretty harbors. It is also packed with things you can do, from going to the opera to outdoor swimming. This place is one of the newer regions of Copenhagen and is home to many architectural feats like Bella Sky, Mountain Dwellings, and Number 8 building. It also has an artificial ski slope atop a waste energy plant, you could spend quite a lot of time skiing down that place. The place also boasts good food at the Reffen Street Food.
While the city does boast many grand buildings, you might just get caught in a thunderstorm that is preventing you from exploring the city. Do not worry, Copenhagen has many beautiful indoor attractions you be mesmerized by. You could take a stroll through the national museum to get to know the history of the nation or you could enjoy a panoramic view of the city perched atop the City Hall Tower. You could shop at Magasin du Nord for everything danish or gorge yourself in Torvehallerne and Conditori La Glace. If you are a fan of the arts, you could visit the National Gallery to see artwork that spans 700 years, or you could visit the Danish Architecture Center to know all about the country’s design, culture, and architecture. Once you have spent your day looking at these sights, do not forget to catch a coffee in the numerous cafes that dot the city, to help you with the rainy weather.
Copenhagen is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, so do make sure this is your first stop when you visit the country.
This location is one of the top 10 places to visit in Europe. This is a tiny place with a lot of history, the best part is that you might be able to cover all the sights in just one visit. This city is home to an iconic harbor and many iconic buildings like the Iceberg are found all over the city. The harbor also has baths, this is a place that the native Danes love to dive into. The city also has the Endless Bridge, this is one of the most photogenic spots on earth. You can also try some of the world’s highest freefall rides at the nearby Tivoli Friheden fairground. The ARoS Aarhus Art Museum has dazzling rooftop sculpture that you can walk within and also the Your rainbow panorama structure by Olafur Eliasson. If you are more into the old world charm of the city, you can walk through the Old Town Open Air Museum. This place is rich in Denmark’s history both culturally and architecturally. The city has many pretty places like the cobbled street in Møllestien that are photo-worthy. The bonus attraction is that most of the iconic places in this city are free to visit, so you would be able to spend your money on the many Michelin-starred restaurants in the city. If high and fancy is not your thing, Aarhus is also home to many street food markets where you can eat together with the locals and enjoy the culture. This city is one of the most visited places in the country and you can access it by car, train or flights. If you want to take the scenic route you could even arrive in Aarhus by ferry from Zealand. Do pronounce the name as ‘Or-hoose’ not ‘Are-hoose’ so that you are able to better blend in with the locals.
This city is the birthplace of one of the most iconic Danish writers of all time, Hans Christian Andersen. You can visit the locality in which he lived or you could visit the Hans Christian Andersen Museum to travel back in time. This city is one of the cultural hotspots of the country, but many people don’t know about it yet. This makes it one of the best places to visit without having to wrestle with an army of tourists all the while. This city and its cozy streets can be explored without the nerve-wracking pace of larger cities. If you are true Hans Christian Andersen fanatic, the house in which he lived still stands strong and it is the Hans Christian Andersen Museum. The city is also dotted with many bars, cafes, and restaurants. You could visit any of them to grab a meal and interact with the locals. For the not so usual people, there is an antique market and fresh farm produce market in the city. The city also has a zoo and has many festivals all around the year like the Magic Days Festival for Harry Potter fans, the Hans Christian Andersen Festival, and the Odense International Film Festival. Thus if you are a fan of any one of these festivals, plan your trip so that you can spend your time in the city during the festival.
Jutland is home to three iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If you are taking a trip around the southern and western coast of Jutland, you will be able to visit all these iconic landmarks. You could see an actual up close Viking rune in Jelling, the runestones there are over a thousand years old and are one of the finest pieces of Viking history in Europe. If it is marine life that gets your brain excited, you could visit The Wadden Sea National Park and go on an oyster safari, or you could just stay at the beach and look at the black sun murmurations. The region also has Europe’s best-preserved Moravian city, the town of Christiansfeild. This town city is famous for its honey cakes and the town planning that dates back to 1773.
Denmark is one of the most visited countries in Europe. The scenic views and the architectural spectacle captivates everyone. It even has the LEGOLAND® Billund Resort and spectacular kite festivals to bring the child in you out. The country has many beautiful sights and locations that can make both professional photographers and Instagrammers crazy. There are many things you can do in the country, from skiing down an artificial ski slope to laying back for a relaxing massage, the list is endless. Whether you are an adventure fanatic or someone looking for a calming vacation, Denmark is the place to go.