Denmark is not for the lovers of sunny beaches and warm temperatures, but the country offers beautiful landscapes, cities and all sorts of other tourist attractions that make it one of Europe’s most desired destinations. Tourism-review.com presents the best tourist attractions in Denmark.
One of the must see tourists attractions in Denmark is Hammershus – the largest castle ruin in Northern Europe. The ruins of the fortress are located on a cliff top of the Danish island of Bornholm. Today you can still admire old wells and red brick buildings here. At the foot of the complex there is also an exhibition with interesting historical facts about the site. Emphasis is given in particular to the time around 1575 and the way people lived there.
The open-air museum Den Gamle By, which translates to The Old Town in English, is an open-air museum that takes you on a journey back into the past. This unique sight in the Danish town of Aarhus should not be missed. Each year about 500 thousand people visit the museum. It consists of buildings from the 16th century and people are encouraged to “join in”. Visitors can see how people worked, prepared food, or chopped firewood. Guests can even talk to the people or perhaps try to bring some water from a well or bring garbage to the dung heap. After work, as it is well known, the pleasure comes up. In the cellar, one can enjoy beer and tasty pretzels or try out the air racks and carousel on the plaza.
The list of Danish castles, fortresses, castles and palaces is long. As one of the oldest monarchies in the world, Denmark has some impressive infrastructure to offer. The Rosenborg Palace is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Denmark. It lies in the middle of Copenhagen in the beautiful Royal Garden and is home to the Danish crown jewels as well as a large collection of royal art.
Among other castles worthwhile a visit are also Christiansborg and Frederiksborg castles. Christiansborg is also located in Copenhagen, it is the meeting place of the Danish parliament. It is also still used by the royal family. And if you want to learn more about Danish history, the magnificent Frederiksborg castle should be your first choice. Surrounded by the beautiful castle garden with lakes and ponds, you can stroll along here and enjoy the unique beauties of this place.
Giant fun not only for the little ones. The Legoland in Billund is definitely one of the top sights in Denmark. Even adults discover their thrill here. Among others, you can admire the five tallest buildings in the world at the WORLD’S TALLEST in Miniland. A total of 830 thousand LEGO bricks were required for the replica. The replicas of the Burj Khalifa, Shanghai Tower, Mecca Royal Clock Tower, World Trade Center and Taipei 101 will absolutely amaze you.
Visitors meet Hans Christian Andersen in Denmark every day. In the historical quarter of the city of Odense, visitors can explore the house of the famous writer. Opened for the public in 1908, it is the house where arguably one of the most famous Danish people was born. Guests have the chance to see the wonderful life of Andersen and examine a wide selection of drawings and much more in the poet’s ancient house.
Are you interested in historical and medieval ships? Everything you need to know about maritime navigation, shipbuilding and much more can be found in the exciting Viking ship museum in Roskilde, a popular tourist attraction in Denmark. Marvel at the maritime craftsmanship of the Vikings as well as five original Viking ships. In addition to permanent exhibitions, there are also various special ones.
The Wattenmeer is a 900km2 big landscape which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It stretches over 400 kilometers from South Denmark to Germany and Holland. The beautiful nature in the Wattenmeer is changed every day by the tides. In addition to the magnificent natural landscapes, there is also a variety of flora and fauna here. The diversity led among other things to the fact that in 2010 the National Park Wattenmeer was opened.