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Denmark sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

This beautiful country, which never ceases to conquer hearts of travellers with its warmth and cosiness, is famous for its unparalleled architecture, numerous cultural events and love for traditions. The best way to start your acquaintance with Denmark is to visit Copenhagen. The capital of the country is rich in ancient buildings, beautiful cathedrals and museums. Amalienborg Palace is a must visit place for all tourists. This beautiful architectural landmark was built in the 18th century. The complex consists of four palace buildings that are located on the edges of a spacious square. The central part of the square is decorated with a monument of Frederick V. The Marble Cathedral is located not far from the square. This is one of most beautiful and elegant buildings in the city.
Danes love all kinds of holidays and festivals. Particular attention is paid to annual religious events included in the church calendar. During these …
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Art connoisseurs are recommended to take a walk on the New Haven boulevard as the majority of famous art galleries, exhibition centres and museums are located there. Several important sights are located on the City Hall Square, where guests of the city will see Charlottenborg Palace, Art Academy and the Royal Theatre. Arsenal Museum is usually called the most famous culture facility of the city. The museum exhibits collections of fire arms, vintage clothes and carriages.
The island of Zealand is an interesting tourist object. This place is famous not only for its crystal clean lakes and beautiful forests, but also for several dozen of historic castles. Kronborg Castle is a large fortress with breath-taking design that is famous as the scene of action in the famous tragedy by Shakespeare. Fredericksburg Castle now holds the exhibition of the National Museum of History, but the luxury of its inner premises is no less valuable than the items exhibited. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The town of Roskilde is the location of a wonderful cathedral that was built 9 centuries ago. The cathedral was traditionally used to bury members of the royal family, so currently 20 royal families have been buried there, including the Russian czarina Maria Feodorovna. There is also a museum dedicated to Viking ships in Roskilde. This museum is a great way to learn more about first conquerors and settlers of Denmark. Another magnificent open air museum is located on the Fyn Island. This small island is completely covered with dense forests that hide over a hundred of small villages and medieval castles. Finally, the Mon Island is a place of wondrous nature and is also very popular with travellers.

History and Entertainment

The first early feudal country was formed at the site of modern Denmark in the 9th century. In the 8th century, it saw the so-called Viking Age. The Danes populating the territory took an active part in conquests. In the period from the 8th to the 1th centuries, they conquered the significant part of the territory of present Iceland, North America and Greenland. Territories of France and Great Britain were quite important for Vikings. They threw all their forces to conquer them in the 9th century.
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The period of the early Middle Ages was marked by a series of feuds. At the beginning of the 12th century, the first early feudal country was formed on the Danish territory. The late 14th century was marked by the formation of the Kalmar Union run by Denmark. For hundreds of years, it had competed with Sweden for the right to head the region. Denmark is one of the few countries in the world that has preserved its independence for a significant period of their existence. Despite multiple political reformations and period of internal feuds, it has always preserved the integrity and independence from other countries.
The guests of Denmark have a wide choice of entertainments, from peaceful beach recreation to modern leisure centers. The beach season in Denmark does not last long. It usually begins in July and ends in August. The most popular beaches are located in the surroundings of Copenhagen. There are multiple water sports centers and prestigious yacht clubs. Besides beaches, a lot of water parks are open here in summer.
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In Denmark, there are also wonderful resorts for winter recreation. One of the excellent examples is Silkeborg. Local ski resorts are not distinguished by a lot of difficult routes. On the contrary, they are more suitable for beginners and vacationers with children. At the resort, comfortable and safe ski slopes are equipped. Some ski routes are suitable especially for children.
A lot of interesting festivals are held in Denmark. One of the most unusual festivals is the Viking Rally that is annually held in July. This interesting historical holiday is celebrated in Aarhus. Its guests can see interesting historical reconstructions and theatrical and musical performances in the open air. The main attribute of the holiday is fairs.
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Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Denmark

Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks of Denmark
♥   National Park 'Nationalpark Thy' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Nationalpark Vadehavet' . On the map   Photos
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Denmark
♥   Restaurant 'Enomania' Frederiksberg. Type - Italian. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Era Ora' København. Type - Italian. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Falsled Kro' Millinge. Type - Classic cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Famo' København. Type - Italian. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Famo Metro' Copenhagen. Type - Italian. On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Castles of Denmark
♥   Castle 'Asserbo Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Augustenborg Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Bernstorff Palace Gentofte' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Boller Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Borgeby Castle' . On the map   Photos
Map of all palaces
Palaces in Denmark
♥   Palace 'Frederiksberg Palace' Copenhagen. On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Frederiksborg Palace' Hillerød. On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Gråsten Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Kastellet' Copenhagen. On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Kronborg Castle' Elsinore. On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Denmark from our review series

Nordsoen Oceanarium

From the series “The coolest and largest oceanariums in the world”
In Denmark, in the town of Hirtshals, there is the famous Oceanarium of the North Sea. Nordsoen Oceanarium is a unique entertainment center. A memorable visit is guaranteed to everyone. The total volume of its tanks is 4 500 cubic meters; they are inhabited by 70 species of fish. To some this collection may seem quite modest, but each of the inhabitants of this amazing oceanarium is the rarest resident of the sea. Only in Nordsoen Oceanarium, you can simultaneously watch several sunfishes, slow movements of which are fascinating.

Opening of the Oceanarium was held in 1984. Among its outstanding features, there is a huge aquarium resembling an amphitheater.  The height of its glass is 8 meters. It’s very comfortable to watch the flocks of mackerel and herring, as well as a huge shark … Read all

Sand Dunes of Skagen

From the series “Top 15 most fantastic creations of nature”
Denmark is one of the most developed and richest countries in the world, so it is particularly difficult to assume that there you can see wonderful lunar landscapes. Not far from the coast of Skagen city, there is the unique site named Sand Dunes. That’s an amazing combination of vast empty beaches and quicksand. This natural landmark is situated in the unique location, where the Baltic Sea is connected with the North Sea.

Incredibly beautiful sand dunes have long attracted curious tourists. Many tend to visit the coast during the summer solstice. According to an old tradition, on this day, lush festivities are held on the coast until late at night. The music plays and, after dark, bonfires light up the surrounding lunar landscape. In the remaining time, the travelers also have an … Read all

Egeskov Slot

From the series “The most wonderful castles and palaces”
Amongst the fairy-tale and most famous castles in Europe you have to mention the Danish town of the same name. This castle was built in the 16th century and is surrounded by the deep moat. Its territory can only be traced to the only drawbridge. After the foundation was built the incredibly beautiful garden around the medieval castle. Like many years ago, you can see the wonderful peacocks and hear the song of songbirds hidden in lush tree tops.

One of the main secrets of the old castle is the wonderful doll house 'Queen Titania', which is considered a real antiquarian masterpiece. Once, the castle belonged to the well-known English painter and officer Newil Wilkinson, whose young daughter had asked the father to build the special castle for the elf queen Titania. The loving father … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Denmark

Copenhagen
Rosenborg Castle. Every day at 12 o'clock one can watch the guard changing. The guard marches from Rosenborg Castle to Amalienborg. Rosenborg was built in the beginning of the 7th century. Outside the castle is surrounded by beautiful canals and a cozy park. Inside the castle one can see rooms with marvellous paintings, ceramics and jewellery of the Danish Royal family, including the crown of Christian V. The dining room is decorated with fantastic wall carpets with the image of the glorious … Read more
Odense
An equally interesting cultural facility is the Danish Railway Museum, the largest museum of its kind in Scandinavia. Opened in 1918, it was originally located in Copenhagen, and in 1975 it was moved to Odense. Today, its guests can see unique model railway layouts, ferries, and trains; the museum presents 15 antique vehicles. Today the museum covers 10, 000 square meters, and its most valuable exhibits are considered 19th-century locomotives. Among the religious monuments is Saint Hans … Read more
Arhus
In Aarhus, you will find one of the world's most popular amusement parks - Tivoli Friheden. The history of this park began in the year 1903. Today it is one of the most famous theme parks in Denmark, which welcomes visitors 7 months a year. Tivoli is a multifunctional cultural center that has a modern concert hall, a first-class cinema, a chic park with fountains and picnic areas, as well as many other unique rides for children and adults. The park is not only aimed at families with children - … Read more
Alborg
One of the city's most beautiful architectural monuments is Jens Bang's House built in 1624. The house belonged to a wealthy local merchant, whose name it still bears. The majestic building is a vivid example of the Dutch Renaissance, its facade has managed to preserve many unique original elements of decoration. Currently, the historic building is a venue for various official and solemn events; on its ground floor is the city's oldest pharmacy that was opened more than 300 years ago. The … Read more
Kolding
Art lovers will definitely like the Trapholt Museum for Moderne Kunst, which presents paintings of various periods. This museum is often used for various art exhibitions and cultural events. The entrance to most of them is absolutely free. Nature lovers will certainly like the Botanical Garden. It is considered one of the most interesting and largest in Denmark. Currently in the park, tourists can see a lot of rare plants brought from different parts of the world. In the garden, there are … Read more
Silkeborg
One of the main symbols of the picturesque town is a beautiful Bölling Lake. It is a unique natural formation. One of the world's oldest glaciers feeds the lake. At the end of the 19th century, the reservoir began to attract researchers from all over the world. In 1870, they drained the lake especially for scientists to conduct a number of important studies. It was during this scientific program that traces of primitive people stay in these places were found. Back in the 19th century, peat … Read more

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