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10 places you must see in Denmark

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1. The Danish Riviera

North Zealand is the area north of Copenhagen, called the Danish Riviera because of its fabulous beaches, exclusive areas and holiday atmosphere. Highlights here include Frederiksborg Castle, the new underground Maritime Museum and Kronborg Castle, the fictional home of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

2. The Land of Light

Denmark’s North Jutland Coast is known for its special light and has attracted artists for centuries. Visit quaint seaside villages or roam on giant shifting sand dunes on this dynamic coast. Highlights include the seaside town of Skagen, the buried lighthouse at Rubjerg Knude and city of Aalborg.

3. The home of fairy tales

Hans Christian Andersen was born on the island of Funen, close to Copenhagen. Visit manor houses, castles and public gardens on beautiful Funen or head to Odense, where Hans Christian Andersen was born. Highlights here include stunning Egeskov Castle and Odense’s old cobbled district.

4. One of the world’s happiest places

Aarhus is frequently named as one of the happiest cities on Earth and you’ll see why when you visit! It lies on the coast next to fjord, forest and big sights like the Viking rune stones at UNESCO World Heritage site, Jelling. Other highlights include LEGOLAND and Aarhus’ ARoS Art Museum.

5. Land of the Vikings

Drive an hour west of Copenhagen and you enter Denmark’s Viking heartland. See Viking long ships right where they were discovered at the Roskilde Viking Museum, or visit the last resting place of Denmark’s royalty at UNESCO World Heritage site, Roskilde Cathedral.

6. Denmark’s hidden Baltic gem

Bornholm is a beautiful island far out in the Baltic Sea off Denmark’s East Coast. Cycle to seaside villages, try the island’s renowned smoked fish or stretch out on some of Denmark’s most pristine white sand beaches. Don’t miss Dueodde Beach or tasting local herring delicacy, Sun over Gudhjem.

7. The White Cliffs of Denmark

Just a couple of hours south of Copenhagen, you’ll find the coast changes dramatically. Here you can walk or cycle across the top of Denmark’s highest white cliffs, on Møn Island. The whole area is dotted with relaxed holiday islands, great for camping, cycling or touring by car. There’s even an island called Lolland!

8. See the Black Sun

The West Coast of Denmark has some of the widest sand beaches in Europe! It’s also home to a special phenomenon, the Black Sun, where thousands of starlings flock together, drawing dramatic patterns on the sky. Visit the Wadden Sea National Park here, home of the world’s biggest oyster!

9. Europe’s Best Small Destination

South Jutland has a rich and ancient history and many historical sites and festivals to enjoy, including royal castles, Viking ruins and fortifications. Visit Denmark’s oldest town, Ribe, recently voted Europe’s Best Small Destination!

10 .Wonderful Copenhagen

You saw all the wonderful things Copenhagen has to offer as a destination during the Eurovision Song Contest! It’s one of the world’s most liveable cities, a fantastic cycling city and for such a small capital it’s packed with sights and attractions. Don’t miss Tivoli, The Little Mermaid and the home of the Queen!

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