Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Scandinavian country in Europe and a sovereign state. The southernmost and smallest of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.
Currency: Danish krone
Popular Cities / Tourist Spot
Tivoli Gardens: Tivoli Gardens is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. The park opened on 15 August 1843 and is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world, after Dyrehavsbakken in nearby Klampenborg, also in Denmark.
National Museum of Denmark: The National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen is Denmark’s largest museum of cultural history, comprising the histories of Danish and foreign cultures, alike.
The Little Mermaid: The Little Mermaid is a bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen, depicting a mermaid. The sculpture is displayed on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is 1.25 metres tall and weighs 175 kilograms.
Church of Our Saviour, Copenhagen: Church of Our Saviour is a baroque church in Copenhagen, Denmark, most famous for its helix spire with an external winding staircase that can be climbed to the top, offering extensive views over central Copenhagen.
National Aquarium Denmark: National Aquarium Denmark, Den Bla Planet is a public aquarium in Denmark. The original aquarium was located in Charlottenlund, but this facility closed in 2012 and most of the animal collection was relocated to the new and much larger aquarium Den Bla Planet in Kastrup, a suburb of Copenhagen.
Copenhagen Opera House: The Copenhagen Opera House is the national opera house of Denmark, and among the most modern opera houses in the world. It is also one of the most expensive opera houses ever built with construction costs well over US$500 million.
Best time to Visit
The best time to visit Denmark is May-Aug when the days are at their longest, temperatures are mild and the countryside is in full bloom. Spring and autumn are best for bird watching on the west coast, with migrant species passing through.
Things to Do
Meet hundreds of real Santa Clauses
Swim with sharks
Go bridge walking
Climb a mountain of sand
See an underwater bridge
Hear singing trees in Aalborg
Watch the championships for opening champagne with a sword
In Denmark, lunch is usually a cold meal consisting of a few simply prepared pieces of smorrebrod (open rye-bread sandwiches) with slices of cold meat, sliced sausage or hardboiled egg. Lever postej, a liver paste prepared from pig's liver and lard, is also frequently used as a spread.
How to Reach
Copenhagen International Airport is the main gateway to Denmark, and is linked by a number of airlines to destinations across the world. In addition, smaller airports at other cities- including Aalborg, Billund and Esbjerg- cater to flights coming in mainly from destinations in Scandinavia or the UK.