Denmark

Spotlight on Denmark

The smallest and most southern of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark offers an interesting mix of lively cities and rural countryside. Ancient castles, ring forts, jazz festivals, the sleekest modern design you'll ever see and the people who invented Lego. Danish Vikings once took to the seas and ravaged half of Europe, but these days they've filed down their horns and forged a society that stands as a benchmark of civilisation. Given all the fun that there is to be had in this festival-happy scattering of islands, Denmark's status as the least bank-breaking country in Scandinavia deserves glad-handed shake-me-happy thank you letters from travellers all the way from the bottom of the beer glass.

Copenhagen - Wonderful Copenhagen is a city of bridge-spanned canals, copper-roofed buildings and manicured parks. This famous Baltic seaport is one of Europe’s loveliest capitals and the seat of the oldest monarchy in the world. Copenhagen is a focus for commerce, culture, industry and cosmopolitan atmosphere. The locale of Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting tale of The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen is known as Denmark’s fairy-tale city. Its impressive theaters, museums and churches are of interest to many visitors; the best-loved attractions include the world-famous Tivoli Gardens, the Langelinie Harbor with its Little Mermaid statue and the busy shopping promenade known as Strøget.

Bornholm is a beautiful island with a varied landscape where visitors come to experience nature. Some ways to experience the scenic Bornholm coast include, biking, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, and cave exploration by in the west. Lured by the island's stunning beauty artist have their own colony where visitors can see painters, sculptors and craft people at work in their studios.

Aalborg has a worldwide reputation for the production of Aquavit (schnapps), but this strong Scandinavian liquor isn’t the only attraction. Once a powerful Viking port, Aalborg served as the base for the Vikings’ predatory pilgrimages. Its old town attracts with its picturesque setting, and the port is well located for excursions into the scenic surrounding area. Jutland is considered the heartland of Denmark, a land of crystal fjords, stark moors, dense forests, and small medieval towns. With the additional attraction of miles of sandy beaches, the peninsula is the most popular domestic holiday area. The city’s pride in its heritage is evident in the carefully preserved burgher houses built by merchants during the Renaissance. Along the road north to the popular resort of Skagen at the tip of Jutland, huge, shifting dunes up to 35 feet high present some of Denmark’s most stunning sights.

Helsingør (English Elsinore) is a town and seaport in eastern Denmark's Frederiksborg County, Sjælland (Zealand), near Copenhagen. Helsingør, with Kronborg Castle east of the town, is famous as the locale of Shakespeare's Hamlet. The castle, built during the 16th century, is now used chiefly as a maritime museum. Helsingør has a fine harbor, equipped with dry docks for the repair of ships. A railway ferry joins Helsingør with Helsingborg, Sweden, across the Øresund

 

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