Don't Miss Places In Denmark
Denmark is composed of an immense terrain and its vast expanse is dotted by 500 islands. The terrain called Jutland is a long promontory that augments northward from Germany and partitions the stormy waters of the North Sea from the Baltic. Sjaelland is the grandest island. The Danish domain likewise incorporates two nearest independent areas – the unlimited Arctic wild of Greenland and the rough Faroe Islands, which lie between Scotland and Iceland.
Denmark is completely encompassed by the wide ocean and has a mild climate with strong winds. It consists of flat low lying green land. There is little wild vegetation in Denmark because farming takes up most of the countryside. Danish farming practices and methods are renowned throughout the world for their efficiency.
These top ten attractions are the not to be missed places to visit when in Denmark.
Danish National Museum (Copenhagen)
The Danish National Museum offers numerous and varied exhibitions. The 3 floor museum offers many artifacts, documents, and collections to summarize the history of Denmark. At the entrance there is a large café, a children's area and a shop as well as the speakers and the information office. Some parts of exposure are set in too scholastic and therefore are a bit heavy (especially on the ground floor) but overall it is very useful to understand the past of Denmark. Admission is free and the museum is really well organized. There is a huge amount of material to find ranging from rings and coins and ending with the mummies and the remnants of boats.
The Danish National Museum offers a holistic outline of Danish history, from the Stone Age to the present. In addition, one also finds extensive collections of ethnographic exhibits from all over the world. There is also an excellent restaurant where you can eat a buffet meal "like a Viking". There is Wi-Fi everywhere and a wardrobe deposit area (safe) to leave backpacks and jackets. The museum helps to plunge every visitor to delve deeper into the history of the country and to understand its position in the world. The permanent collection is very extensive, tells a lot about Asia, very detailed and well explained. You should spend a single day to meet the many departments and exhibition area in the museum.
Nyhavn (New Harbor)
Nyhavn or “New Harbor” is a beautiful marina full of color and charm. The tall houses, narrow and colorful who stand along the canal and the many boats anchored give a classic touch to this seaside city that in the popular imagination is associated with the Great North. Do not miss the boat tour (included if you buy the Copenhagen Card) it is a one hour trip that gives a good view of the whole city from the water, past the main attractions. At the entrance of the harbor there is still a huge monument in memory of the fallen marines during the Second World War.
It is full of cafes and bars where you can taste some local specialties while enjoying the ambiance. This site is always full of tourists wanting to get on boats or waiting tourist services coaches. The famous Copenhagen harbor with colorful houses that overlook the canal, restaurants and lively bars is ideal for an evening stroll after the obligatory visit to the Little Mermaid (although it is a small statue devoid of charm and surrounded by busloads of tourists). But it is indeed obvious; Nyhavn is one of the destinations that a tourist can not miss when in Copenhagen.
The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)
The Little Mermaid is the most famous landmark of the city of Copenhagen. It is located in the northern part of downtown behind the fort and therefore can be reached after some further way from the center. It is advantageous that the mermaid is placed outdoors, so no admission will be charged. The poignant mermaid arises now mainly from its history.
Otherwise, however, the sculpture is comparatively spectacular and a must-see. The monument of the Andersen fairy tale heroine put on the edge of the historic center holds her own mystic charm as flock of tourists come all the way from other parts of the world just to see her enigmatic beauty and where she seem to appear defenseless as some tourists climb, strive to hug, kiss and pat her.
The Tivoli Gardens is a great park to spend a beautiful day in the company of family or friends. It is best to visit Tivoli during summer when all the flowers bloom all day long making the site warm and elegant. Children who are below 13 years of age can experience so much fun on the rides. Parents or couples can have long walks to the park, sitting in benches to enjoy the beauty of gardens and ponds. Kids will be just happy to experience the colorful carousel.
The culmination of the festive atmosphere in the park is the arrival of the train princess. Guests will see the military band, horseback riding and marching guards and cavalry officers, and from the window of the gold coach the presence of the smiling little princess. When approaching the coach Danes became still, and the ladies were inclined to curtsy. Out from the coach will emerge a very pretty young princess and her companion of young Danish cadets.
The Tivoli is open from morning until late at night and is very well attended with no long waiting times at the tills. Anyone who has a Copenhagen Card can visit the park for free and only the rides have to be paid.
Some buildings such as a house in the style of the Taj Mahal or a stage on which a jazz band has live performers are reminiscent of how Danish entertainment was in the earlier times. Everyone can have fun in the roller coaster or the 25 other rides, feast in the numerous restaurants or listen to the concerts. Especially popular are the daily demonstrations of Pierrot in the Pantomime Theatre. Even after more than 150 years, the garish neon signs still shine bright on the premises. At night, more than 110,000 lamps are lighted in the Park to create an atmosphere that is unique to the Tivoli. It is reflected nightly in the water, illuminating the Chinese Tower or the many stalls inside the marvelous garden.
The Rosenborg Castle is located in the district Frederiksstaden opposite the botanical garden and majestically stands pretty in the city. In this castle is where the impressive regalia of the royal family are kept which are publicly available. In the south, then to the castle is the Castle Park where visitors can relax. To the west of the castle at the Øster Voldgade there is a barracks in which troops are guarding the various locks. It is located right in the city center with its pedestrian zone and is very easy to reach by public transport.
It was built in 1606 as a royal summer palace with pointed towers. For 150 years, Rosenborg serves as a royal family museum. Anyone with a passion for porcelain, silver, tapestries and paintings, should absolutely visit. The royal crown jewels are also seen displayed along the exhibit halls. The starting point is located at the gateway to the Gothersgade against the Rosenborggade. Surrounding the palace extends up to the Kongens Have or the king's garden. This is Copenhagen's oldest park with flower beds and mature trees. In the grounds are sculptures of important personalities. In summer, the castle is mostly open to visit from 10-17 pm.
The David Collection
The David Collection goes back to a private collection of a wealthy Copenhagen lawyer of the same name and proudly displayed at the halls and corridors of his wonderful home. The building's location is ideal as a starting point for further visits to other tourist sites, as it is located the southern edge of the castle park of Rosenborg Castle, which applies itself as a tourist attraction. It stands diagonally opposite the Botanical Gardens and a few hundred meters away are the National Gallery. Despite all this competition, a visit to the David Collection is a must. It is quite versatile and includes European and particularly Danish art from the 18th and 19th Century, where the emphasis is clearly on silver and china.
The latter gives a unique insight into the Danish Royal (Royal Copenhagen) porcelain factory. It will be interesting even for people who are very far from Islam and Oriental art. It is beautiful, spectacular and safe and a lovely atmospheric building guide is issued in the form of a tablet where you can just click the icon next to the exhibits and obtain a description in English. The private collection is made up of various items, miniatures, weapons, coins, manufactured goods (clothes, pottery, small objects etc.) and so on that was brought from the East.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (Glyptoteket)
This incredible collection is worth a visit. There is something for everyone - great sculptures and paintings - the architecture is worth seeing. The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (Glyptoteket) Museum itself is an imposing building. Worth seeing is definitely the conservatory with its dome and the palm trees. Unfortunately, a part of the museum was not accessible. But just for the selection of Rodin's it is well worth the visit. One can admire the sculptures from all sides and really absorb every detail in it. The Impressionist paintings as well as the large collection of ancient objects were interesting, but not so impressive sculptures.
The huge collection of ancient works of art mostly from the Mediterranean goes all the way, but in another wing it also has an extensive collection of works created by Danish and French artists (e.g., Gauguin, Rodin, and Cézanne). A total of about 10,000 exhibits are all laid out in very nice rooms in an architecturally significant building. In the auditorium often concerts or readings take place. The museum not only look great especially the building itself is worth seeing. It is very ornate with a large tropical indoor courtyard. The Museum Cafe is nice. Small tip - Sunday is no entrance fee at the museum.
National Open Air Museum of Urban History and Culture (Old Town)
The Old Town is an outdoor museum with real people who gives a closer look at how Denmark used to be during the early centuries. It makes a lot of fun walking through the village from the 17-18th century. An expanded section shows the 1920s and the 1970s.
The creation of an open air museum is to showcase how Danish people love their motherland and to educate the young people about patriotism. There is a beer garden, a small factory, the school with rods, and watermill.
You can meet a lot of people in their national costumes most of the time, you can see that they like the work and they are ready to talk. Included in the program is a visit to Legoland which is very close.
Visit and see Grenen Skagen for it is where the North Sea meets the Baltic Sea and the show is guaranteed. It is a pretty strenuous hike to the cold and wind, but that adds to the charm of these dunes to see its low vegetation, the gulls struggling to fly and then you reach the peak and you're in front of these two seas that do not mix but collide.
Leave the car in the parking lot and walk for about a mile on the beach watching the seagulls, the sea, the ships in the distance and the tranquility of the place even in winter. It was an outpost of the Nazi during World War II and you can still see the bunkers behind the beach.
The Egeskov Castle is situated on a very nice pond with ducks and green mazes that welcome everyone. There are beautiful rooms to visit and many exhibits to see, considering that it is a castle inhabited by the owners. There are play areas for children and not just as the maze of plants. You can easily spend a pleasant day.
The owner Egeskov, in fact, is a famous collector of cars and motorcycles from the early twentieth century. The sections that deserve more interest are those of the vintage car and that of the ancient caravan. There is also a museum of Falck trucks. The entire structure of the castle and the garden is full of beautiful flowers surrounding it. The spacious interior rooms contain interesting hunting trophies. Outside, the magnificent building is reflected in the waters.