Denmark is a Scandinavian country, situated north of Germany. While Jutland is major part of the country, there are several islands towards its north, the main ones being Zealand and Funen, between the mainland and Sweden. It was a major European power in distant past and Viking warriors were infamous for wreaking havoc across Europe. Modern day Denmark is peaceful, progressive and a modern city.
Quite interestingly, Denmark is home to some of the better known brands in the world, including Lego Toys and the Economist. The Danish architecture is legendary and the architectural sense of Danes is renowned around the world. The capital city of Copenhagen is a major world city and a popular tourist hub. Other prominent cities worth visiting in Denmark are Aarhus, Aalborg, Herning and Sønderborg. You ought to visit Kongernes Nordsjælland National Park for having a look at its unique flora and fauna and head for Herning for several stunning beaches.
How to reach Denmark
Most major airlines fly into Denmark, so reaching here is not an issue at all. It is well connected with other European cities via road and rail links as well. Since it is a member of Schengen Agreement, visitors from countries that are part of the agreement or having Schengen Visa need not take separate visa for Denmark. Getting around is easy as the country has an extensive road and rail network in place.
When to visit
The best time to visit Denmark is between May and August.
Denmark has countless opportunities for visitors. They can head for the capital city Copenhagen and see its popular landmarks, visit its pristine beaches, historical sites, archaeological parks and become a part of festivities that seem to go on and on in the country.
Copenhagen has a lot to offer to tourists. They can visit its museums including Danish National Gallery, Carlsberg Glyptotek, Ordrupgaard, Arken Museum of Modern Art and Storm P museum, or popular landmarks like Rundetårn (the Round tower), Church of Our Saviour, City Hall and Paustian complex. The Amalienborg Palace is the residence of the royal family and a part museum as well. There are smaller palaces and parks in the complex that are open to the public.
Aalborg is another popular city which has several places worth visiting. Popular places here include Aalborg Akvavit Distillery, Aalborg Castle, Aalborg Tower, Aalborg Zoo, Ancient Viking graveyard, Jens Bangs Stenhus, Royal Taxhouse and Utzon Centre.
Odense is the third largest city in the country and located on Funen Island. It is renowned for vibrant nightlife and several avenues of interest. Major attractions of the city include Brandts Klædefabrik, Carl Nielsen Museum, Danish Railway Museum, Egeskov Castle, Hans Christian Andersen Museum, Hans Christian Andersen’s Garden and Odense Zoo.
Denmark has a vast coastline as well. Tourists who wish to enjoy beach activities ought to head for Herning. Its coastline is about 7400, roughly equivalent to that of Brazil, where one can enjoy most water sports activities or simply rest along some of the finest beaches around the world.