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Denmark tourist attractions: what to see in Denmark

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The main of the attractions and tourist destinations in Denmark is a visit to the state capital, Copenhagen. This city is one of the oldest capitals in Europe and its historic architecture, museums and romantic atmosphere, especially under Christmas, make it the most important and visited tourist destination in Denmark.

Denmark is the oldest European kingdom. The ancient royal castles and Danish nobility are a sure attraction to visit. Among these, the most famous and well-known is the Kronborg castle in Helsingør, located just north of Copenhagen, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site by UNESCO. While Rosenborg Castle is located in the Danish capital.

In the surroundings of Copenhagen it is worth visiting the city of Roskilde with a wonderful cathedral, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In this town there is also the interesting Viking ship museum (Vikingeskibsmuseet).


In Jutland, historical attractions include Aarhus, a historic city full of palaces, churches, museums and monuments, and one of the main ports of Denmark. Near Aarhus are Rosenholm Castle and the small but picturesque village of Ebeltoft. South of Aarhus is the Jelling Mounds site that UNESCO has included among the World Heritage Sites. Here are the famous rune stones that testify to the introduction of Christianity in Denmark, the nearby medieval church is also part of the UNESCO heritage.

Aalborg in the north of the peninsula is another important city to visit with a beautiful old town, a castle and several ancient buildings. Nearby is also the city of Viborg with a beautiful medieval cathedral. In Jutland there is also the most important attraction dedicated to children in Denmark, the Legoland amusement park.

The ancient city of Ribe with its medieval palaces, located in the south of the Jutland peninsula, and of which there is historical information since the VIII / IX century, is another destination not to be underestimated. Near the German border, another place to visit is the typical Danish town of Tønder.


On the island of Fiona (Funen) the city of Nyborg with a medieval castle and an ancient church are worth visiting. In the southern part of the island are Egeskov Castle, one of the most beautiful Renaissance castles in Denmark, and Horne Kirke, a medieval church located in a rural area of rolling hills. Near the city of Odense, home of the writer H. C. Andersen and with a beautiful historic center. Here you should visit the particular open-air museum of Funen (Den Fynske Landsby). This museum is characterized by the presence of an agricultural village made up of old Danish wooden houses dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries.

The island of Bornholm, located near Sweden but far from the rest of Denmark, is an important destination for Danish seaside tourism. This island preserves remains of fortresses, ancient medieval churches, beaches and beautiful cliffs.

The climate of Denmark.



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