Denmark is a beautiful country in Europe, this country also have many differences from other countries that you may not know. Here are the list of fun facts things about Denmark that you should know before you traveling to this country.
1. Denmark is one of the happiest country in the world
Denmark is known as one of the most country in world on numerous occasion. If you know how they get happiness in their life, take your time to travel to Denmark and explore this beautiful country.
2. The Danish don’t use interjection "please"
Danish like straight and directly in conversation, therefore they don’t use “please” in the sentence because there is no direct translation for “please" in Danish as well as they think it will waste the time for unimportant word like this.
3. Danish Flag is The oldest flag in the world
The Danish flag “Dannebrog" remains the oldest state flag in the world still in use by an independent nation. It is first acknowledge in 1219.
4. Hygge is word to express cozy feeling of togetherness
Hygge is a term that goes far in illuminating the Danish soul. In essence, Hygge is about creating cosy social gatherings and intimate get-togethers with family and friends. It’s the feeling of wellbeing and warm atmospheres.
5. don't have any mountains, so biking is never uphill
Denmark is quite flat, it don’t have any mountain, it is an advantage for biking. Denmark is known for its bike culture, people often use bikes to go out or go to work. Actually, more than 50% of Copenhageners cycle to and from work every day. People in Denmark enjoy cycling every day.
6. The Danish alphabet has 3 additional letters: Æ, Ø, and Å
Danish is consider as one of the most difficult language to learn because of a bunch of silent letters and complex pronunciation. If you want to challenge yourself by learning Danish, let us introduce you to three letters you won’t come across in the English alphabet: Æ, Ø and Å.
7. There are the two oldest amusement parks in the world in Denmark
Denmark is home to the world’s oldest amusement park, Bakken, as well as the second oldest one, Tivoli Gardens. You will take only 20 minutes to come to Bakken from Copenhagen central station. And Tivoli Gardens is located just on the opposite side of the street from the station in the centre of our vibrant capital. This is a great destination for a fun-filled day.
8. LEGO® was invented by a Dane
LEGO is favorite toy of many children in the world. It is so popular that you can buy LEGO everywhere. But do you know LEGO is invented by a Dane. The world-famous LEGO® brick was invented by Danish Ole Kirk Christiansen in the town of Billund in 1949. And did you know that the name itself is actually an abbreviation of “Leg godt" which means to play well? In Denmark, you can visit the LEGOLAND where you can see a lot of world famous structures made of thousand Lego bricks.
9. Denmark has 444 islands, but only 76 of them are inhabited
This means that there are plenty of opportunities for you to go on an island getaway! Some of our favourite and most popular island retreats are the islands of Ærø, Rømø, Bornholm, and Læsø.
10. You'll never be more than 52km from the ocean in Denmark!
Denmark is almost completely surrounded by water. The main bodies of water are the North Sea to the west of Denmark and the Baltic Sea to the east, both of which are inlets of the Atlantic Ocean. So it is difficult if you try not to see the ocean at one point. It is real a challenge.
11. Tap water in Denmark are very clear and pured
In Denmark you can drink water from the tab. You can enjoy this privilege as well during your stay because you’ll find some of the world’s cleanest tap water in Denmark.
12. Denmark is the first country in the world recognized same-sex marriage.
Same-sex marriage was granted in 2012. If you want to celebrate love in all its forms, you ought to join in the annual pride celebrations happening throughout the country.