Bounded by the Baltic and the North Sea, Denmark is a beautiful country and a great holiday destination, especially for those seeking a peaceful yet an enjoyable and memorable experience. It offers a diverse range of attractions from the medieval past, ruins from the Viking occupation, architecture from the renaissance period and grand castles that look as if they were born out of a fairytale book. Besides, the lush and picturesque countryside and vibrant towns and villages, inviting seashores and not to forget the friendly Danes, who are a very happy and hospitable race, are all specialties of this enchanting country.
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There are several places of tourist interests in Denmark, starting with Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark which is one of the most striking cities in Scandinavia. This grand cosmopolitan offers a taste of history along with the most modern architecture and high-tech amenities. Besides, there are numerous cafés, bars and restaurants where you can taste the country’s special cuisine. The night life here is vibrant with locals as well as tourists enjoying refreshing drinks and sumptuous meals till late into the night. Also Copenhagen is a shopper’s paradise with huge shopping malls and pedestrian streets for all kinds of shoppers.
The most photographed “Little Mermaid” statue along the harbor from the famous fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen is a major tourist attraction here besides being the city’s landmark. Other places of interest are the Amalienborg Palace, the winter residence of the royal couple, but a section of it is open for public viewing. The renaissance Kronborg Castle, situated in Elsinore is one of the most renowned castles in Denmark, made famous by Shakespeare in Hamlet. The Round Tower, which is the oldest observatory in Europe, gives you a magnificent view of the city. The National Museum offers a walk through Danish history via a sight, sound and light show that takes place in the palace.
Statens Museum for Kunst or the National Gallery presenting an interesting fusion of classical and contemporary modern art, starting with artistic creations dating back 700 years and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art are also places of interest. The Tivoli Gardens is a great tourist attraction besides being a favorite among the local people, who often visit this amusement park, which is the oldest in the world. It is popular with all age groups, so you can see all kinds of people at this park. If you are planning to go shopping, there is no way that you can miss the Strøget pedestrian street, which is one of the longest in the world.
Right in the heart of the city, this pedestrian street is lively with shoppers and all kind of shops from budget stores to shops with large designer collections. Apart from shopping at Strøget, you can view some of the great sights of the city such as the City Hall Square, the Church of Our Lady, the Royal Danish Theatre and a number of other beautiful attractions. One of the most sought after and fascinating attractions are the guided canal tours that ferry you through the dreamy canals, passing through many of the popular tourist sights. Apart from Copenhagen, you can visit other areas in Denmark that are equally captivating, but we will talk about them in another post.