Strøget in the centre of Copenhagen are the longest pedestrian shopping area in Europe. Image credit: Jim Nix

25 things to do in Denmark: The Bucket list

In this article you will found listed 25 things to do in Denmark. These 25 things to do in Denmark also corresponds to some of the top attractions in Copenhagen.

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.

If you have any questions, your own experience you like to share with us or just an short comment, feel free to use the comment module in the bottom of this post. Thanks!

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. Image credit: Sarah Ackerman

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. Image credit: Thomas Rousing

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. Image credit: Mark Mitchell

4. The little Mermaid

Little Mermaid is a legendary figure from the fairy tales
The little Mermaid 100 year anniversary, 23th of August, 2013. Image credit: News Oresund

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. Image credit: elsamu

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. Image credit: Pete

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. Image credit: grapfapan

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. By Rob Deutscher. Image credit: Rob Deutscher

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. Image credit: Jørgen Falck

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. Image credit: Susanne Davidson

11. Amalienborg Museum

Amalienborg Museum Copenhagen Denmark
The Garden Room, Amalienborg Museum, Copenhagen. Image credit: Lawrence Rice

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. Image credit: Milton Correa

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! Image credit: John Nuttall

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. Image credit: Steen Jeppesen

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). Image credit: Arne List

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. Image credit: charlotteshj

Read also: Best beaches in Denmark

17. ARoS

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum Denmark
Aarhus art museum. Your rainbow panorama, created by Olafur Eliasson. Image credit: Dale Musselman

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. Image credit: Let Ideas Compete

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. Image credit: Odense Bys Museer

20. Kronborg Slot

Kronborg Castle is the setting of Hamlet
This is the castle made famous by Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Image credit: Johanna Loock

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. Image credit: Burkhard Schmidt

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. Image credit: News Oresund

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. Image credit: Anne Petersen

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. Image credit: Sir Jayko

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. Image credit: Niels Linneberg

Read also: Black Sun Denmark (Sort sol)

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4 thoughts on “25 things to do in Denmark: The Bucket list

  1. 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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