Denmark is beautiful kingdom, a sovereign state for centuries. Visiting Denmark, you will have chance to visit hundreds palaces and castles feature heavily on the landscape. If you are a history buff then there is a huge amount to enjoy. If this is the first time you visit Denmark, depending on your hobbies, you can take a trip back in time to learn all about the history of Viking roots or fast forward to future at some of the most cutting edge museums in the world. There are many different things here for you to explore, below are the best things that you can do when you visit Denmark:
1. Visit the animals at Copenhagen Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo is known as one of the oldest zoo in the Europe, was first opened in 1859. This is a zoo with over 27 acres of land. Here you can find 264 different species as over 3,000 animals. The Zoo has many part such as its tropical zoo with 1,500 square meters and mimics the conditions of the rainforest and you will find animals like deer, snakes, and crocodiles here as well as a butterfly garden. This is a wonderful destination for you and your children to explore the nature.
2. Discover Thy National Park
Thy National Park is the first official national park in Denmark and spans 12 kilometers of land along the western coastline of Jutland. Here you will find rugged landscapes as well as vast pine forests and bracing sea air. There are many popular activities here such as hiking, biking. This is also a good place for birdwatchers as there are over 30 species of birds in the park, as well as resident otters. If you want to discover wildlife, this is a must-visit place in Denmark.
3. Climb the Råbjerg Mile
This is one of the premium tourist attractions in Denmark and more than 250,000 people come here annually to marvel at this amazing feat of nature.
4. Visit Egeskov Castle in Funen
Egeskov is one of the most beautiful and famous buildings in Europe and is built in the Renaissance style. Here you can find the mighty Knights’ Hall as well as elegant spires and a working moat. The area around the castle, you will find a large forest dotted with local buildings and trails.
5. Stand in the northernmost spot of Grenen
Do you know Grenen is the the northernmost point in Denmark? When you stand looking over the water here you will be able to see the spot where the Skagerrak and Kattegat seas meet and crash together as they break over the Skaw Reef. Here you can enjoy the beach which has some of the best coastline in the country.
6. Visit a buried church in Skagen
The seaside area of Skagen is the home of Den Tilsandede Kirke or the sand buried church. The church was finally closed in 1795 when the sands overtook it to the point where it could no longer be used and now only the main tower can be seen poking out of the dunes.
7. Explore the Viking burial grounds of Lindholm Høje
Here you will find some of the most amazing Viking artifacts in Europe. The grave sites here date from the Iron Age and the Viking Age and you will find 682 graves as well as 150 ships carved from stone. There are also 3D exhibitions of the relics.
8. Enjoy the Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense
Do you know Andersen writer? you can come here to visit the Hans Christian Andersen Museum that dates from 1908, you will find the story of the writer’s life and work and you will find exhibitions that feature many of his unique drawings and paintings.
9. Go underground at the Maritime Museum
This museum is designed by Bjarke Ingels in a special way that is different from other museum. It is actually located deep underground where it then takes you on a tour of the maritime history of Denmark.
10. Build a tower at Legoland in Billund
This is great place for children or people has passion for lego. Here you can get to experience all the fun of playing with Lego on a massive scale. At Legoland in Billund you will get to see 25 acres of Lego themed parks that include an astonishing 40 million blocks of Lego.
11. Meet the Giants of Esbjerg
The Giants of Esbjerg are not as scary as they might sound, but they are well worth the trip out to the West Coast of Denmark. These giants is actually huge sculptures which is officially called Man Meets the Sea and is meant to be a comment on the way that man and nature co-exist.
12. Have fun at Dyrehavsbakken
It just take 10 minutes from outside of Copenhagen you will come to the amazing Dyrehaven, a famous lush forest which contains hidden depths. You will find Dyrehavsbakken in the forest and a selection of rides here including a rollercoaster that dates back 82 years as well as arcades, shooting ranges, and restaurants.
13. Explore the ancient fortress of Kastellet
Sitting on the edge of Copenhagen is Kastellet which is a fortress that mirrors the shape of a star. There are bastions at each of the five points of the star and this would have been a section of the main ramparts that encircled and protected Copenhagen.
14. Dress up as a Viking at the Viking Museum
Located in Roskilde is the Viking Museum which has the claim to fame of having five preserved Viking boats. You can hear the story about the history of Viking Era. You can even dress up in period garb and go out on the water in a reconstructed boat if you really want to get into the spirit of things.
15. Check out the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen
As you know, the most iconic site in all of Denmark is the sculpture of the Little Mermaid which is now over 100 years old. It is made of bronze and takes its inspiration from the story of the Little Mermaid by Danish native Hans Christian Andersen.