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25 things to do in Denmark

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There are many reasons to choose Denmark as your next travel destination. The Danes are famous for many things such as style, design, food, bicycles, history and festivals. Denmark is also world-famous for brands like Bang & Olufsen, Lego and Georg Jensen Jewellery.

Other interesting facts about Denmark:
The Danish flag is considered to be the oldest continuously used national flag in the world.
The monarchy in Denmark is over 1,000 years old and is the oldest monarchy in Europe to still exist.

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Below are listed 25 things to do in Denmark. These 25 things to do in Denmark also corresponds to some of the top attractions in Copenhagen.

What to do in copenhagen

1. The restaurant of Noma

Noma is located in Copenhagen and is the best restaurant in the world

Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark. S. Pellegrino Awards – #1 ranked restaurant in the world.


Try the best food in Denmark. Noma is a two Michelin star restaurant run by chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen, Denmark.
In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 Noma has been ranked as The Best Restaurant in the world by world-wide Restaurant magazines.

2. The Old Tivoli Garden

Tivoli in Copenhagen is a must-see in Denmark

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen – Demon rollercoster.

3. The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is a huge museum located in the central part of Copenhagen

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen in Denmark.

4. The little Mermaid

Little Mermaid is a legendary figure from the fairy tales

The little Mermaid 100 year anniversary, 23th of August, 2013.

5. The freetown of Christiania

Christiania is a freetown and is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Copenhagen

Christiania is a freetown and is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Copenhagen.

6. Strøget: The shopping street

Strøget is the main shopping street in Copenhagen and is one of the biggest of it's kind in the world

Strøget is the main shopping street in Copenhagen and is one of the biggest of it’s kind in the world.

Strøget is the longest pedestrian shopping area in Europe. This hopping street offers a lot of the most famous and expensive stores in the world. At some point during your stay in Copenhagen, you will without a doubt end up here.

7. See the Capital on Bike (ByCykler)

Copenhagen is world-famous for their bicycling culture

Copenhagen Cyclists.

The capital of Copenhagen is a very green city. One of the major reasons is that Danes love to bicycle. If you are used to stay in cities without cycle paths you will get surprised how many bikes there are during rush hours.
Every day 1.2 million kilometres (0.75 million miles) are cycled in Copenhagen, with 36% of all citizens commuting to work, school or university by bicycle. In fact, more people commute by bicycle in greater Copenhagen than cycle to work in the entire United States. 80% of all cyclists in Copenhagen ride all winter.

8. Amalienborg Castle

Amalienborg Palace Square and Opera House in Copenhagen

Amalienborg Palace Square and Opera House in Copenhagen. Home for the Royal Danish Family.

9. Nyhavn

Nyhavn is a very popular district situated in the Harbor of Copenhagen

Nyhavn is a very popular district situated in the Harbor of Copenhagen.

10. Rosenborg Castle

Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen is home for the Royal Danish Jewellery collection

Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen is home for the Royal Danish Jewellery collection.

11. Amalienborg Museum

Amalienborg Museum Copenhagen Denmark

The Garden Room, Amalienborg Museum, Copenhagen.

Amalienborg Museum is located in Christian 8.s palace on Amalienborg. The entrance is in the gate closest to Frederiksgade. Nearest metro station is Kongens Nytorv.

12. Frederik’s Church

Frederik's Church in Copenhagen is also called the Marble Church and has the biggest dome in Scandinavia

The Marble Church has the biggest dome in Scandinavia.

Frederik’s Church is popularly known as The Marble Church and has the biggest dome in Scandinavia.

What to do in Denmark

13. The resort of Skagen

The town of Skagen Denmark

The town of Skagen, Denmark. Looks like a Lego village!

Skagen is Denmark’s northernmost town and is the best holiday destination in Denmark.

Read also: Skagen Town, Top Of Denmark

14. Råbjerg Mile

Råbjerg is the largest sand dune in Denmark

The largest dune of sand in Denmark.

15. The old town of Ribe

Ribe is the oldest town of Denmark

This photo shows the Old town of Ribe and Ribe Cathedral (Ribe Domkirke).

Ribe is the oldest town of Denmark and can be dated back to the early 8th century AD. The old town of Ribe is known for it’s ancient buildings, the church and the stunning marsh landscape.
Personally, I think Ribe is Denmark’s most charming city. Definitely, worth a visit.

16. The Wadden Sea (Vadehavet)

Wadden Sea in the southwestern part of Denmark is an UNESCO heritage site

Wadden Sea in the southwestern part of Denmark is an UNESCO heritage site.

Read also: Best beaches in Denmark

17. ARoS

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum Denmark

Aarhus art museum. Your rainbow panorama, created by Olafur Eliasson.

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum is an art museum in Aarhus. Museum ARoS is one of the largest art museums in northern Europe, 10 storeys tall with a total floor area of 17,000 m². The picture is from the top of the museum.

18. Old Town of Aarhus

The Old Town Museum in Aarhus is National Open Air Museum of Urban History and Culture

Picture of the museum-park called “Den Gamle By” in Aarhus in Denmark.

The Old Town in Aarhus, Denmark (Danish: Den Gamle By), is an open-air town museum. In 1914 the museum opened as the world’s first open-air museum.
It consists of 75 historical buildings collected from 20 townships in all parts of the country. The oldest structure is a storage house from Aalborg dated back to c. 1550.

19. The Hans Christian Andersen Museum

Odense is the hometown for the famous poet of H.C. Andersen

Odense is the hometown for the famous poet of H.C. Andersen.

20. Kronborg Slot

Kronborg Castle is the setting of Hamlet

This is the castle made famous by Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Read also: Kronborg Castle in Denmark – The setting of Hamlet

21. Grenen

Skagen is one of the best holiday destinations in Denmark

Skagen is one of the best holiday destinations in Denmark.

Grenen is a 4 km long curved sandy spit system, north of the town of Skagen. The spit is formed over thousands of years. On the tip two seas meets. Skagen is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, with more than 1 million visitors each year.

22. Møns klint

is one of the most beautiful scenery in Denmark

Møns Klint. Some of the cliffs fall a sheer 120 m to the sea below.

Møns Klint is popular with tourists from across Europe with around 250,000 visitors per year.
The bright chalk cliffs stretch 6 km from the castle park of Liselund in the north to the lighthouse in the south. Some of the cliffs fall a sheer 120 m to the sea below.

Another famous chalk cliff is Stevns Klint located in the southwestern part of Zealand, which newly has been declared a world heritage site.

23. Roskilde Cathedral (Domkirke)

Roskilde Cathedral is an UNESCO World Heritage Site

Roskilde Cathedral is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Read also: Nyhavn Canal in Copenhagen, Denmark

24. Legoland

Legoland is a major theme farm located in Billund in Denmark

Legoland is a major theme farm located in Billund in Denmark.

25. Black Sun (Sort sol)

Black Sun is a phenomenon made by Starlings

The starlings migrate from the south or Norway and spend the day in the meadows gathering food, sleeping in the reeds during the night.

Read also: Black Sun Denmark (Sort sol)

I hope you have been inspired by this list of 25 things to do in Denmark.

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2 Comments

  1. Xavière

    Hello!
    I am a French student and I am going to do a presentation about green cities. Can I use your photo ‘the capital on bike’ for this presentation ?
    Thank you in advance!

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