It might be the smallest Scandinavian country, but with 450 islands to explore and a fascinating variety of natural landscapes and vibrant cities, Denmark punches far above its weight when it comes to tourism. Whether you want to discover the country’s Viking history, walk in the footsteps of the legendary Hans Christian Andersen or dine at the world’s top-ranked restaurant, here are 40 unforgettable experiences to have in Denmark.
Copenhagen’s most infamous neighborhood declared itself as a free state back in 1971 and despite a temporary closure in 2011, the autonomous district remains open – a self-governed commune at the heart of the Danish capital. Christiania, Copenhagen’s free state, is unique in the world, originally conceded by the government due to public pressure and gaining notoriety as a social experiment, as well as a Mecca for hippies and freethinkers, and more recently, a tourist attraction.
From music festivals to art and design showcases to gastronomic extravaganzas, it’s all happening in Copenhagen in February, as the Danish capital gears up for one of the liveliest months of the year. 2015 marks the 5th annual Wondercool, Copenhagen’s Culture Month – an entire month of events and festivals celebrating everything creative and ‘cool’ about the city.
Home to some of the world’s oldest and most famous amusement parks, Denmark knows a thing or two about family entertainment and the Scandinavian country makes a top destination for thrill-seekers. From the iconic Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen to the original Legoland park; here are 5 of Denmark’s best amusement parks to add to your itinerary.
Elsewhere in Europe Christmastime is synonymous with hot mulled wine, freshly baked gingerbread and warm mince pies, but for the Danish, the start of the festive season means one thing – the release of the Tuborg Christmas beer, ‘Julebryg’. Produced by the country’s top brewery since 1981, Denmark’s famous Christmas Brew is so popular that it ranks as the country’s 4th top selling beer, despite only being on sale for 10 weeks each year.
Long renowned as one of Europe’s greenest cities, Copenhagen’s reputation accounts for its abundance of parklands as well as its eco-friendly credentials, and you won’t have to walk far to find a tranquil picnic spot. Whether you want to stroll around a Royal park, visit the zoo or take a romantic boat ride, you’ll find plenty of ways to escape the urban sprawl in the Danish capital – here are some of Copenhagen’s best parks and gardens.