Denmark is known for beautiful design, architecture, castles and the Vikings Legoland is a very famous attraction for kids in Denmark Many tourists visit Denmark because of its many lovely beaches The Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen is the home for the Danish Royal family

Welcome to Denmark

Denmark is the southernmost of the Nordic countries and is famous for its design, Nordic cuisine and heritage and culture.

Denmark shares a border with Germany to the south, but in language and culture, Denmark is more related to the two Nordic countries - Sweden and Norway.

About Denmark

Denmark has more than 5.5 million inhabitants and consists of more than 400 picturesque islands and the peninsula Jutland. On the island Zealand, you find the capital Copenhagen, which is known for many historical attractions and the amusement park Tivoli. From Copenhagen, you can take the bridge to Malmø in Sweden.

Denmark consists of beautiful soft harmonic landscape, enchanting islands and wide sandy beaches.

The country also has a great Viking history and is renowned for the old castles and palaces, art museums, beautiful endless beaches and adventure parks for kids as Legoland in Billund, the same town where the production of Lego bricks started in 1949.

Denmark is the bridge between northern Europe and the Nordic countries like Norway and Sweden. The Danes are relatively liberal and progressive and are in general, good to speak English.

The Dane was in 2019 awarded as the second happiest people in the world.

Danish design and architecture have been world-renowned for decades, and are you interested in architecture, Denmark and Copenhagen are worth to visit. The Danish design is characterised by clean lines and graceful shapes and functionality, and the Danish competencies in design have also given possibilities for making big business as iconic brands as Bang & Olufsen, George Jensen and Royal Copenhagen.


Nordic New Cuisine

Denmark is known for its beautiful design and architecture, but today Denmark is equally famous for its food called Nordic New Cuisine, and the world's best restaurant Noma in Copenhagen.

Like the Danish design and architecture is the world-famous new Nordic cuisine characterised by simple and elegant and style. Denmark has some of the world’s best restaurant with NOMA in front, but you can also find many other restaurants from the Michelin Guide in Denmark. But it is also worth to visit some of the casual and traditional Danish restaurants which have a high quality.

In general, Denmark is a culinary treat. Fresh Danish Baked goods and open-face sandwiches, locally called 'smørrebrød'. Denmark has some of the best gourmet restaurants in the world, with an impressive collection of more than twenty Michelin Stars restaurants.

 
Denmark also famous for "Nordic Noir"

In Denmark, you find many great architects, actors, musicians,  ballet dancers, opera singers and others who enrich the Danish cultural life.

Denmark also has a rich history of films and TV series that are loved by audiences around the world and which have received many international awards.

 
Denmark - a green nation

Denmark has a long tradition of ambitious energy and climate policies based on consensus in the Danish Parliament.  The environment is often playing a role when new buildings and urban districts are designed and built. Denmark has introduced a clear vision of becoming independent of fossil fuels by 2050 as one of the first countries in the world. 

Denmark is also one of the world's largest exporters of wind turbines, and the most famous company is Vestas.

Denmark is also a biking country with more than 10,000 km of biking routes. More than 40 per cent of Copenhagens residents bike to work every day and is one of the best capitals in the world to discover by bike.

 
Short facts about Denmark

Denmark`s coastline is 7,314 km. which is longer than the Chinese Wall. It corresponds to almost one and a half metre of coast per inhabitant. The official language is Danish, and the currency is the Danish Kroner.

Denmark includes several islands as Zealand (Sjælland), Funen (Fyn), Bornholm and the peninsula Jutland. The terrain is low and flat to gently rolling plains.

Denmark is today a modern, prosperous nation. It has a modern market economy, and the Danes enjoy a high standard of living, and they have a good welfare system and is a member of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen agreement.

The country has a high-tech agricultural sector and world-leading companies in pharmaceuticals, maritime shipping and renewable energy.

 
Danish lifestyle and traditions 

Danes are the most satisfied and happy people in the world. The Danish people appreciate an addition to the daily work to have a high quality of life where there is a time for family, friends and leisure activities.

Visit Denmark and take your time at a cosy café or restaurant, meet the Danes, get notice of the history of the country by visiting the many attractions or visit the beautiful, clean, soft Danish nature.

Denmark is great for biking, and where ever you go you will be met by people riding their bikes; for transport, fun or the sports of it. Denmark is one of the countries in the world where bikes are the most widely used. 

It also means that facilities for biking are good in Denmark, making it more convenient and safe than many other places in the world.

Most Danes have excellent language skills and speak more languages. They are taught English in elementary school, and it is easy for the Danes to deal with other countries, to travel or to work, and many of them explore the world as tourists.


What is the Danish meaning of "hygge"

In essence 'hygge' means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is 'hygge'. For Danes 'hygge' is sitting around a table, discussing the big and small things in life with good friends or family. The word comes from another Nordic country, Norway - and here it means 'well-being'.

 
Famous companies from Denmark

Many companies you perhaps already know are coming from Denmark:

  • Carlsberg Beer
  • Lego® 
  • Ecco
  • Pandora
  • Georg Jensen

In Denmark, they are renowned for their design, high quality and innovative products.

Read more about the Danish brands and shopping here

 
Why visit Denmark

Denmark offers many Viking attractions and Royal castles as one of the oldest kingdoms in the world. Some of the Vikings sites are also heritage centres as "Kongernes Jelling".

Denmark has a wide variety of attractions and destinations. Because the sea surrounds the country, there are plenty of wide-open sandy beaches. With a 7400 km coastline, almost the same as Brazil, so you are never far from a beach in Denmark.

Denmark is a green country with rolling farmlands – perfectly suited for cycling and active holidays. For families with children, Denmark has world-class theme parks and family attractions with fun and learning for all the family as Djurs Sommerland and Fårup Sommerland. 

 
How is the weather in Denmark

Despite the northern position of the country, the weather in Denmark is not extreme. Denmark is in the temperate climate zone, and the country has mild weather due to west winds and the seas that surround Denmark.

January is the coldest month, and the warmest month is August – although the warmest summer nights are in July. Average daytime temperatures range from 2°C (35.6°F) in January to 20°C (68°F) in August. Rainy days are likely all year round, while snowfall only happens once in a while during winter.

Rainy days are likely all year round, while snowfall only happens once in a while during winter.

Because of Denmark’s northern location in Europe, the length of daylight hours varies greatly. During winter, sunrise is about 8 am and sunset at 3:30 pm, whereas a summer day starts at 3:30 am and sunset is as late as 10 pm.  


Greenland and Faroe Islands belong to the Kingdom of Denmark

The Faroe Islands and Greenland in the North Atlantic have autonomous self-rule but belong to the Kingdom of Denmark.

The Faroe Islands’ Home Rule is from1948, and Greenland’s home rule was made in 1979. In 2005, a new self-government arrangement came into force in the Faroe Islands, and in 2009 a self-government arrangement for Greenland replaced the Greenland Home Rule Arrangement.

 
Summer music events and festivals

The biggest festival in the Nordic countries and perhaps the most famous worldwide is the Roskilde rock festival in the city Roskilde 30 km from Copenhagen. The most beautiful festival in Denmark is the Smukfest in Skanderborg nearby Aarhus.

In Copenhagen, the Jazz Festival, is one of the largest music events, in Aarhus, it is the Northside Festival, and outside the big cities, we can recommend the Tønder folk music festival or the Riverboat Jazz Festival in Silkeborg.

See here for information about more festivals and events in Denmark.

 

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What to See and Do in Denmark

Most Popular Attractions

Most Popular Attractions

Denmark offers a lot more than the Little Mermaid. Here you can find some inspiration.

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The Brave Vikings

The Brave Vikings

In Denmark, you can find traces of the Vikings many places. Visit an attraction, event or landmark to get inspired.

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Top 9 Architecture

Top 9 Architecture

Denmark is famous worldwide for spectacular architecture and architects like Utzon and Ingels.

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Top 9 Family Attractions

Top 9 Family Attractions

Denmark is a real family fun destination with a lot of amusements, activities and events

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Top 9 Museums

Top 9 Museums

Denmark offers a wide selection of exciting historical, art and cultural museums

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In The Footsteps of Hans Chr. Andersen

In The Footsteps of Hans Chr. Andersen

Follow the footsteps of Denmark`s most famous writer H.C. Andersen in Odense on Funen

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Heritage in Denmark

Heritage in Denmark

Denmark is an obvious choice if you want to experience some top heritages

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Best Season

Best Season

Denmark has a milder climate than the other Nordic countries. The danish climate is moderated because of the warm Gulf Stream.

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Getting to Denmark

Getting to Denmark

It`s easy to get to Denmark because many international flights arriving in Kastrup or Billund Airport..

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Must See Cities in Denmark

Copenhagen

Copenhagen

Copenhagen - North Europe´s cosiest captital.
Denmark`s capital is renowned for its Nordic food, design and arhcitecture

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Odense

Odense

Visit the hometown of the famous writer H.C. Andersen

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Aarhus in Denmark

Aarhus in Denmark

Aarhus is located on the eastern coast of the Jutland peninsula, is Denmark's second largest city.

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Aalborg

Aalborg

Welcome to the biggest city in North Jutland.

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Vejle

Vejle

Welcome to the city Vejle close to the famous Legoland in Billund.

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Esbjerg

Esbjerg

Welcome to Esbjerg, the biggest city in South Jutland and the 'capital of the West coast'

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Discover the Cosy Denmark

Nyhavn

Nyhavn

Take a walk through historic Nyhavn with the many beautiful historic houses. Hans Christian Andersen, the famous Danish author, lived here and got inspiration to write many of his famous fairy tales. Today Nyhavn has enjoyable cozy restaurants and cafes, and especially in the summer Nyhavn is a hit for both locals and many tourists.

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The King's Garden

The King's Garden

Take a break from your sightseeings in Copenhagen, and do like the locals, just enjoy this amazing garden, sometimes also called Rosenborg Garden.

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The Deer Park

The Deer Park

The Deer Park is situated just north of Copenhagen and is a very beautiful old royal park with and old castle in the centre of the park.

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Kerteminde

Kerteminde

Kerteminde is an old small town around half a hour drive from Odense.

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Ribe

Ribe

Ribe is the oldest town in Denmark and one of the oldest in the Nordic countries and is more than 1000 years old.

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The Funen Village Museum

The Funen Village Museum

The Funen Village is a Danish open-air museum located Odense. Here you can see 25 buildings most of which date to the 18th and 19th century.

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Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen

Tivoli is the second oldest amusement park in the world with amusements, green oases, gourmet food, events, concerts and much more

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Ebeltoft

Ebeltoft

The town of Ebeltoft is known for its quaint narrow cobble stoned streets with half-timbered houses which make it a very picturesque town.
Romantic surroundings The old town hall, from 1576, is very special. Many couples come to Ebeltoft to be married here as it offers the perfect romantic setting. A number of other very old and well-preserved buildings are situated along the following streets, Adelgade, Overgade and Nedergade.
"Fregatten Jutland" The historic Ebeltoft is surrounded by beautiful scenery, attractive beaches, and a really cosy and maritime harbour environment ...

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The Old Town Museum

The Old Town Museum

The old city of Aarhus is a National Open Air Museum of Urban History and Culture.

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Top Viking Attractions

The Viking Ship Museum

The Viking Ship Museum

The most famous Viking Ship Museum in Denmark you will find in Roskilde located 45 minutes from Copenhagen.

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Vikingmuseum Ladby

Vikingmuseum Ladby

Visit the only Viking ship in the world, still placed in the burial mount, where it was placed 1000 years ago.

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Trelleborg Viking Fortress

Trelleborg Viking Fortress

Near Slagelse in West Zealand you can experience the Viking Age in the Viking fortress of Trelleborg.

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The Jelling Monuments

The Jelling Monuments

The Jelling Monuments are one of Europe’s finest Viking Age monuments on the Unesco Heritage list in Denmark.

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The Museum Ribes Vikinger

The Museum Ribes Vikinger

Discover a lot about the Danish Vikings through the Viking Age of Ribe

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Ribe VikingeCenter

Ribe VikingeCenter

In Ribe you can travel back 1000 years in time to when the Vikings ruled Ribe, called Ripa.

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The Vikings in Aalborg

The Vikings in Aalborg

Welcome to one of the best preserved Viking attractions in the Nordic countries.

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Viking Museum in Aarhus

Viking Museum in Aarhus

Aarhus is one of the oldest cities in Denmark, and the history goes back to the 8 century.

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The National Museum

The National Museum

The National Museum in Copenhagen is one of Denmark`s most visited museums.

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Visit the Royal Castles

Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg Palace

Denmark is one of the oldest monarchies in the world and Amalienborg Palace is the residence of the Royal Family.

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Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace on Slotsholmen is the residence of the Danish Parliament and the Supreme Court.

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Rosenborg Castle

Rosenborg Castle

In Rosenborg Castle, you are invited to take an incredible journey back in time.

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Kronborg Castle in Denmark

Kronborg Castle in Denmark

Drama and history are gathered in one place at Kronborg "Hamlet" Castle.

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Frederiksborg Palace

Frederiksborg Palace

Frederiksborg Palace is one of Denmark's royal highlights and is located in a unique setting with a beautiful palace garden.

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Fredensborg Palace

Fredensborg Palace

The royal family stays at Fredensborg Palace every summer season.

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Nyborg Castle

Nyborg Castle

When you visit Nyborg Castle, you step into an exciting and fascinating history.

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Egeskov Castle

Egeskov Castle

At the old Egeskov Castle from 1554 in Funen, you can enjoy beautiful nature, discover history and fun at the same time.

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Amazing Danish Architecture

National Aquarium Denmark

National Aquarium Denmark

In Northern Europe's largest aquarium you can discover the ocean wildlife from all over the world and one of Denmark`s architectural pearls.

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The Royal Playhouse

The Royal Playhouse

Explore one of the newest architecture favorites in Copenhagen - The Royal Playhouse.

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The Royal Danish Opera House

The Royal Danish Opera House

The new royal opera house is an architectural masterpiece.

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The Tietgen Students' Residence

The Tietgen Students' Residence

An architectural spot you can´t miss is The New Students' Residence in Copenhagen.

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Bølgen (The Wave)

Bølgen (The Wave)

The Waves is a residential landmark building at the Intel in Vejle.

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8TALLET

8TALLET

8TALLET follows the pattern of architectural masterpieces in Ørestad in Copenhagen.

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The Black Diamond

The Black Diamond

Visit one of the most beautiful architectural libraries in the world right out to Copenhagen harbour.

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Aros Art Museum

Aros Art Museum

Aros Museum is a must-see attraction and at the same time an architecture highlight in Denmark

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LEGO® House

LEGO® House

The new 12,000-square-meter LEGO® House has just opened in September 2017

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Amazing Nature in Denmark

Marielyst Beach

Marielyst Beach

Marielyst Beach was voted the best beach in Denmark in 2011.

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Rubjerg Knude

Rubjerg Knude

The Rubjerg Knude is a placed on the 13 km long stretches from Lønstrup to Løkken in North Jutland. Rubjerg Knude is the highest part with 90 m above the sea.

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Skagen

Skagen

Visit the top of Denmark and get inspired about the rough nature and the cosy fishermen town.

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Blåvand Beach

Blåvand Beach

Blåvand beach is a popular destination especially for self drive tourists in the summer.

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Stevns Museum

Stevns Museum

Stevns Klint is at the same time beautiful and dramatic.

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Hornbæk Beach

Hornbæk Beach

Hornbæk Beach is the largest and most visited beach on the coast of North Sealand .

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Denmark



Discover Denmark

Facts - Denmark

Capital Copenhagen
Currency Danish Krone (DKK)
Area 43,561 km2
Population 5,707,251 (2016)
Status Constitutional monarchy
Language Danish
Time zone UTC+1
Internet .dk
Reasons to Visit Denmark

Reasons to Visit Denmark

Get inspiration to visit Denmark and discover the many treasures

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Three Days in Denmark

Three Days in Denmark

Discover Denmark on a three day selfdrive tour

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Discover South Denmark

Discover South Denmark

Visit one of the most exciting and interesting parts of Denmark

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Maritime Denmark

Maritime Denmark

Get inspired and experience the cosy danish maritime destinations

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Skagen

Skagen

Visit the top of Denmark and get inspired about the rough nature and the cosy fishermen town.

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