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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.
In Denmark, people treat their own traditions and customs with special trepidation. Danes honor their past and pay it a tribute in many ways. They …
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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.
The nightlife of Denmark is concentrated in Copenhagen. The city is full of all kinds of nightclubs and entertainment facilities. At night, Copenhagen …
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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

Amalienborg Palace

From the series “Rococo Architecture – Famous Monuments”
Amalienborg is considered one of the most beautiful palaces in Denmark. It has remained the main Royal residence in the country for many years. The Rococo palace was built in the middle of the 17th century. The king of Denmark presented it as a gift to his wife Sofia Amalia. The original palace did not last long. An Opera performance was performed in it in 1689. A strong fire broke out in it during this performance. The fire almost destroyed the building. The construction of the new Royal residence began on the orders of King Frederick V later. According to official documents, more than 170 people died during this fire.

The palace is a beautiful complex at present. It consists of four Rococo mansions. These mansions are located around a small square. Amalienborg Palace is a very … Read all

Lighthouse Rubjerg-Knude

From the series “Top 15 Most Fascinating Lighthouses”
One of the most beautiful Danish lighthouses is situated in Rubjerg-Knude. You can see it on the edge of the 60 meters cliff. The lighthouse was built in 1900 and worked about 70 years. Unfortunately, after 1968 it could not work more because of the sand-dunes on the coastline. People could do nothing with that. The height of the sand-dunes has been increasing, on the average for 1,5 meters per year.

In 1968 they became so high that sailors didn't see the lighthouse from the sea. For more than 10 years the lighthouse was empty, in 1980 there was opened the museum of shifting sands. It became popular among travelers, however in 2002 because of the fast-growing dunes the museum and nearby cafe were closed. Nowadays a high tower is over the sand only for several meters. Specialists say that … Read all

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
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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
Helsingor
According to the chronicles of the 17th century, which have survived in Denmark, a small settlement called Helsinborg existed on the site of the modern city already in the 70s BC. However, there is no proof of this fact. First mentions of the Danish town in books date back to the 30s of the 13th century. At that time, King Valdemar II was the ruler in the country. Its market was the main source of income for the new town – local people were mostly selling fish there. The first church in the … 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
Ribe
Archaeologists assume that Ribe was founded no longer than in the 8th century. King Horik II of Denmark allowed Saint Ansgar to build a small church in the settlement approximately in 860. This event was mentioned in the manuscripts, and that is the earliest discovered mention of the Danish town in the historic documents. During the Middle Ages, Ribe was a prosperous merchant city that was at some point the main port of the Danish kingdom. In 1043, Wends invaded the area and became the new … 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
Roskilde
According to historic documents, many of which are very old, the first mentions of Roskilde date back to 980. The Danish settlement got its name after the legendary King Roar who supposedly lived here at the beginning of the 6th century. The king did much for the development of the town, and so it was decided to immortalize the Danish ruler and call the city after him. Roskilde was the capital of Denmark until 1443. Besides that, it was the main religious and trading center of the country. … 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

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