Denmark is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, and this differentiates its climate from other “brothers”. Most of the country located on the Jutland Peninsula, and 409 Islands of the archipelago. Many travelers arriving in the big Danish towns, note many similarities with Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, than to other Scandinavian countries, and it’s true. Its gingerbread architecture, half-timbered houses, orange roofs, cobbled streets remind of Amsterdam, Bruges, Rottenburg and other picturesque towns of Northern and Central Europe.
Denmark is often called the country of fairytales – no wonder this is where Hans Christian Andersen was born! An annual study confirms that the Danes are the happiest people in the world, they are proud of their country and feel very comfortable there.
We present you the main towns of Denmark, worth a visit.
Denmark’s capital is a picturesque, cozy and friendly town. For many years Copenhagen is having a consistently high position in the ranking of the best cities to live in. Here is one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe (Strøget) and cyclists here are very happy thanks to 400 km of cycle paths. In Copenhagen there is a monument to the little Mermaid, the heroine of Andersen’s fairy tales, whose name is inextricably linked with the Danish capital.
Major Danish port and second largest city in the country after the capital. Aarhus is an amazing combination of old and new, its historic buildings contrast with new ones, creating a unique face of the town, walking through which will never be boring. One of the most popular and interesting museums of Aarhus is the Museum of prehistoric Denmark.
Odense is the birthplace of the great children’s storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, and the atmosphere will instantly take you back to childhood. The town is incredibly picturesque, bright and cozy. In addition to Andersen Park, Museum and many sculptures of the heroes of his fairy tales in Odense you’ll find many other attractions. For example, the Church of Saint Hans, Church of St. Alban, the Church of the Virgin Mary, the hill of the Nuns, and, of course, a majestic castle, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Denmark.
Ribe is the oldest town in Scandinavia and Denmark, a major religious center with old cathedrals. If you come to Ribe, you’ll feel the vibes of Medieval atmosphere, thanks to the abundance of this time architecture and antiquities.
Sea port and a major transportation hub of the country, member of the “Union of the Baltic cities”. In addition to the interesting historical parts of the medieval architecture in Kolding has a beautiful Botanical garden with vegetation from around the world and Home of the camellias.
Picturesque town, founded in the early XIII century. Many call it one of the most beautiful towns in Denmark, and we can understand them. The town is very picturesque, its streets and colourful one-storey houses imbued with the spirit of the Middle Ages. It also has interesting sights, including Church of the XVIII century and Priors house.
The town in the North of the country, which is world famous for the production of local vodka “akvavit”. Aalborg is a major industrial and commercial centre with a huge number of restaurants (about 300), for which the Danes call it “the Paris of the North”.
Helsingor is known worldwide thanks to William Shakespeare. The main attraction of the city is Kronborg castle, and it was here that the English playwright has placed his Hamlet. Every year the town celebrates the works of Shakespeare during the festival, which attracts in Helsingor many theatregoers from around the world.
This town draws travelers for many reasons. First, it is the northernmost city of Denmark, located on the very “tip” of Jutland. The location determines the local climate and the associated natural beauty. Among them are the beautiful sand dunes and a unique natural phenomenon – the meeting of the Nordic and Baltic sea, which are not mixed with each other, and form a kind of seam separating the two shades of water.
In 1975 Svaneke was awarded the gold medal for the preservation of historical and architectural heritage, so its appearance does not change and carefully preserved. Modern Svaneke is a quaint red roofs, half-timbered houses, narrow cobbled streets. The town is also a centre of art and crafts: this is here where glass blowers, manufacturers of ceramics are working for so many years.
In Roskilde there is a Gothic Cathedral – the main Cathedral in Denmark, is the burial place of Danish kings. In 1995 it was included in the world heritage List of UNESCO. Since 1971 many rock festivals have place in Roskilde.
The Danes and the tourists love the surroundings of Ebeltoft. This is a pleasant location in the summer months because of its beautiful nature and the variety of leisure activities. Most of the streets and alleys paved with cobblestones. The town has a picturesque, old town hall, unique in its kind. Tourists can visit the Museum of glass and the Jylland frigate.