From spear-wielding warriors charging through the streets to stalls heaped with traditional handicrafts, Ribe is a hive of Viking activity each spring, as it hosts Denmark’s biggest Viking Market. As Denmark’s oldest town, Ribe’s Viking history dates back to 869AD and with regular train and plane links to Copenhagen, the historic town draws visitors all year-round to step back in time at its top attraction – the award-winning Ribe Viking Center.
The Danes might not be known for their grand romantic gestures, but Copenhagen’s stylish venues and top-notch cuisine provide plenty of choices for an unforgettable date-night. Here are a few ideas for romantic things to do in Copenhagen.
Stranded in the Baltic Sea, the island of Bornholm might be closer to Swedish shores, but the small island is still one of the most popular of Denmark’s many islands, with many Danes opting to holiday on its sandy beaches and regular flights and ferries connecting it to mainland Denmark.
If you visit Copenhagen (Denmark) during Christmas, you will experience a mecca of Christmas Markets and booths. Tivoli, which is the world’s oldest amusement park, will be beautifully decorated with lots of lights during this time of year.
It was King Erik Klipping who spearheaded (or rather, demanded) the trend for Denmark’s Kro Inns, decreeing that royal staging posts be placed each mile along the country’s roads, to provide food and shelter to the King’s men en route. It’s a tradition that has stood the test of time, and today, many of the traditional Kro Inns can still be found dotted along the modern highways or tucked away in more remote countryside locations.
With Lapland dubbed the official home of Santa Claus and Norway famous for its cross-country skiing, Denmark often loses out to its Scandinavian neighbors when it comes to winter tourism, but there are plenty of good reasons to spend the holiday season on Danish soil.