The historic homeland of the Vikings, Denmark is a beautiful and unique place to visit. Famous for its sleek Scandinavian design, and often described as the happiest place on earth, it makes a brilliant holiday destination. The country has a fascinating history and culture to explore, and some of the best restaurants in the world.
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The Danes’ capital city is a must-see for anyone who visits the country. It is home to excellent cafés, stunning royal palaces and world-class restaurants. The capital has a total of 15 restaurants with Michelin stars but the most famous of them all is Noma. The restaurant was voted the best in the world in 2014, and is so unique it has become a sight of pilgrimage for all the most devoted foodies. The menu is designed by the head chef René Redzepi, who specialises in using special ingredients found in the Danish landscape.
When you want to explore some of the capital’s history an excellent place to visit is The Workers Museum. Opened in 1986, the museum has a great selection of exhibits offering insight into the historical lives of Denmark’s working class.
The city is also home to the Copenhagen Opera House which offers a wonderful selection of productions including both opera and ballet.
The Little Mermaid can be found at Langelinje Pier. This bronze and granite sculpture is more than 100 years old, and was a gift from Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen to the City of Copenhagen. It was inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a mermaid choosing to give up everything about her life in the sea to stay with a young, handsome price on land.
Tivoli Gardens, founded in 1843, is an amusement park that is a must see for all visitors to Copenhagen. The park features a number of rides, including a wooden roller coaster, dating back to 1914, as well as faster rides for keen thrill seekers. There is also a Concert Hall that has seen Dirty Dancing – The Musical, and Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga play there. If you want to eat you can bring a picnic or dine out at Danish, French or Asian restaurants – the choice is yours!
Denmark’s the place where Lego was invented, so your holiday won’t be complete without a trip to Legoland. The park was opened in 1968 and is located in the small regional town of Bilund, which is to the west of Copenhagen. The park is especially good if you’re travelling with children, but is also a great place for adults. There’s an exciting selection of theme-park rides, as well as the world’s largest Lego model which, is an X-wing Fighter from Star Wars.
The best place to experience some of the country’s fantastic landscape is its northern-most point. The top of the country is a small island split off from the mainland, and it’s a beautiful place to visit that you won’t soon forget. There are endless white sand beaches and enchanting forests, with trees bent east by the sheer strength of the prevailing wind.