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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, style, design, food, bicycles, history and festivals and brands like Bang and Olufsen, Lego and Georg Jensen jewelery are all world famous.

Other facts:
Danish flag is generally considered as the oldest continuously used national flag in.
The Danish monarchy is over 1000 years old, making it the oldest monarchy in Europe to still exist.

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Below are listed 25 things to do in Denmark:

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1. Noma

Noma Copenhagen Denmark

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.
Noma has been ranked in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 as the Best Restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine.

2. Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen Denmark

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen – Demon rollercoster.

3. The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Copenhagen Denmark

The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen in Denmark.

4. The little Mermaid

Little Mermaid Copenhagen Denmark

The little Mermaid 100 year anniversary, 23 augusti, 2013.

5. Christiania

Christiania Copenhagen Denmark

Christiania, Copenhagen

6. Strøget

Strøget, Copenhagen Denmark

Strøget, Copenhagen.

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

7. See the Capital on Bike (ByCykler)

Bycykler Copenhagen Cyclists

Copenhagen Cyclists.

Copenhagen is a green city, and one of the reasons is that we Danes love and use our bikes alot. If you are used to live in cities without cycle paths you will get surprised how many bikes there are in 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 cyclists in Copenhagen ride all winter.

8. Amalienborg Castle

Amalienborg Palace Square and Opera House Copenhagen Denmark

Amalienborg Palace Square and Opera House, Copenhagen. Home of the Royal Family.

9. Nyhavn

Nyhavn Harbor Copenhagen Denmark

Nyhavn, Copenhagen.

10. Rosenborg Castle

Rosenborg Castle Copenhagen Denmark

Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen.

11. Amalienborg Museum

Amalienborg Museum Copenhagen Denmark

The Garden Room, Amalienborg Museum, Copenhagen.

The Amalienborg Museum is located in Christian 8.s palace on Amalienborg. The entrance is in the gate closest to Frederiksgade. Nearest metrostation is Kongens Nytorv.
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12. Frederik’s Church

Frederik's Church Copenhagen Denmark

Frederik’s Church, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Popularly known as The Marble Church

What to do in Denmark

13. Skagen

The town of Skagen Denmark

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

Skagen is Denmark’s northernmost town.

Read also: Skagen Town, Top Of Denmark

14. Råbjerg Mile

Råbjerg Mile Denmark

The largest dune of sand in Denmark.

15. Ribe

Ribe Denmark

Ribe Old town and Ribe Cathedral (Ribe Domkirke).

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

16. Wadden Sea (Vadehavet)

Wadden Sea Vadehavet West Coast Denmark

Wadden Sea (Vadehavet), West coast of Denmark.

Read also: Best beaches in Denmark

17. ARoS

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum Denmark

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum. Your rainbow panorama, created by Olafur Eliasson.

The ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum is an art museum in Aarhus. 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

Den Gamle By Aarhus Denmark

The museum-park called “Den Gamle By” in Aarhus, 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.
The old Town of Aarhus 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

H.C. Andersens House Odense Denmark

H.C. Andersens House in Odense, Denmark.

20. Kronborg Slot

Kronborg Slot Denmark

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

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

21. Grenen

Grenen Skagen Denmark

Grenen, Skagen, Denmark.

Grenen is a 4 km long curved sandbar, north of the town of Skagen. Created overtime because two seas meets here. The area is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, with more than 1 million visitors each year.

22. Møns klint

Møns Klint 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 some 250,000 visitors a year.
The bright chalk cliffs stretch 6 km from the 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 Domkirke

Roskilde Domkirke (Cathedral).

Read also: Nyhavn Canal in Copenhagen, Denmark

24. Legoland

Legoland Billund Denmark


25. Black Sun (Sort sol)

Black Sun Starlings Sort Sol Denmark

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)

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  1. Xavière

    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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