10 Best Places to Visit in Denmark

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Gilleleje

Gilleleje is a small fishing village in the southwestern part of the country and is considered to be one of the places that everybody should visit. The town is known for its great seafood restaurants at which you can eat delicious fish prepared in a variety of ways.

Gilleleje is also a great place to spend the day outside taking walks through the picturesque countryside hung with beautiful fruits, such as apples, pears, plums and raspberries.

If you enjoy horseback riding, Gilleleje may be the place for you. Horseback riding is a favorite pastime for the people of the town, and it’s possible to rent horses from several tourist agencies.

Another well known sport in Gilleleje is ice sailing. The town offers ice sailing classes for people who want to try out the sport.

In Gilleleje, there is an excellent landscape that is home to numerous small lakes where you can rent a houseboat for yourself and enjoy time on the water.

Elsinore

This fortress-town of about 5,000 people is frequently used in Nordic settings because of its 17th century red-brick exterior. The castle was built in 1158 by the famous Danish king, Christian II.

The town also has a long history of pirate terror. In 1559, the castle was taken by the famous English pirate, William the Art, or White-bearded William Ray, as he was better known.

Located on the landscape forming the “Cordon of Elsinore”, this is the location for the play, Hamlet.

Aalborg

Aalborg is a big city with lots of job opportunities for people who get tired of the busyness of the larger cities. Aalborg is known for its rich history and heritage and is also known as the city of dreams. Aalborg is a very public place for people who are looking to date, meet people, or just enjoy a night out with friends. There are a lot of fun things to do in Aalborg for all ages and every kind of person.

Roskilde

Roskilde is Denmark’s second largest city and the capital of Denmark’s region of South Jutland. It’s a popular destination for Danish and German tourists due to its charming architecture, especially along the old harbor.

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The area has been inhabited for more than 2,000 years. In the 16th century, the city became an important royal residence, and in 1671, it became the official residence of Denmark’s monarch. It is also the location of one of Scandinavia’s oldest cathedrals, dating back to the 11th century.

The city’s main street and shopping area contains four of the 10 tallest structures in Denmark. The city is home to a major international shopping mall, a hospital, university, and several theatres and museums.

Roskilde Festival is one of Scandinavia’s largest and longest-running outdoor music festivals. It was ranked among the top 100 festivals in the world by Time Out Travel.

The city has a population of more than 100,000, and is known for its many parks and nature areas… all of which make it an ideal place for a bike ride.

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Bornholm

A small island, Bornholm is visited by over two million people every year. Due to its long and rich history, it has two castles that work like fortresses.

Many notable personalities have visited the island including Queen Margrethe II, Prince Consort of Denmark, the wife of King Frederick IX. She and her husband used to own a summer residence in Lide, a small coastal town on the island.

The Julian Alps, a mountain range spread over three countries, can be viewed on the island’s south side along with dotted green fields, grazing cows, red roofs, and pristine beaches.

The island’s highest point is 877 meters and its lowest is 40 meters on the south coast. The town of Nyord is located at a flowing river that “carries” along the island’s brick streets.

The island has a significant amount of history to offer with many castles, churches, watermills, and a variety of historical towns to visit.

It is situated in an area where there are several great cities to visit including Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, and Prague.

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Aarhus

Home to Aarhus University, Aarhus is one of the fastest rising cities in Europe. But that’s not the only thing on the fast-track since authorities have declared the city a climate-change friendly zone.

Aarhus is also Norway’s largest population centre outside of Oslo, with a population of over 400,000. The city has a reputation for being rich in media outlets, yet it’s still easily accessible. Most of the commotion of Aarhus is located at three places; Aarhus “Honor”, the central station, and Louisiana “Freetown”.

Aarhus “Honor” is a landmark tower and home to all local broadcasting facilities. There is a cinema and restaurant on the first level, as well as a conference centre on the third. The top floor includes “Theater West” and “Theater East” film theaters.

Aarhus Central Station sits right at the centre of the city and has the largest train station in Denmark.

Copenhagen

The first good spot on our list is Copenhagen. If you’re spending a week there and plan to do some sightseeing, then this is the perfect spot for you. Home to the Danish parliament, Kastellet , and Royal Danish Playhouse, this city is definitely not the one to be missed!

Kastellet is a Renaissance- and Neoclassical-style castle located on the island of Slotsholmen, in the center of Copenhagen, Denmark. The castle was built by Christian IV of Denmark, but has been extended several times since.

Royal Danish Playhouse is one of Copenhagen’s architectural gems. The theatre was built in 1748 which is Denmark’s oldest continuous professional theatre. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the theatre was home to the ‘Comedies and Tragedies’. Seen mostly by the nobility, it was once a prestigious position.