Explore the ancient Kingdom of Denmark

Denmark is steeped in a rich history, just waiting to be discovered. Come and find your own Viking treasures, walk amongst ancient rune stones or feel history come to life at Denmark's castles and manor houses. Many Danish castles are still used by the Royal Family today, including Queen Margrethe, Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik. You can take part in a number of traditional royal celebrations and events throughout the year. There are also hundreds of history museums with interactive exhibits and living museums outdoors. Step back in time and into the history of Denmark.

Video: Step into Denmark's fairy-tale castles

Stay in a castle or manor house hotel

Treat yourself like royalty and stay in a prestigious and historic setting, with state-of-the-art amenities. Staying in a castle or manor house is the best of old and new Denmark in one holiday experience.

Princess Mary and Prince Frederik

Get to know the Danish Royal Family

Denmark is an ancient kingdom, founded in the 10th century by Viking kings Gorm the Old and Harald Bluetooth. Find out more about Danish royalty here!

Danish castles and manor houses

A noble history: Castles and manor houses

Denmark is one of the oldest monarchies in the world and its long legacy is perfectly preserved in its many fine castles, manor houses and gardens.


Go raid Denmark's Viking past! Look at genuine longboats, walk among monuments and burial grounds, and learn more about the Danish Vikings and their role in world history.

Hans Christian Andersen

In Hans Christian Andersen's footsteps

Follow in the footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen and delve deeper into fairy-tale Denmark at these fastinating sites.

Maritime heritage Denmark

Maritime heritage

It’s easy to get out onto the water and experience real Danish maritime history for yourself. Here are some great places to discover Denmark’s history on the high seas.

Holger Danske Kronborg

Prehistoric Denmark

From fascinating carvings to fully-preserved prehistoric corpses, Denmark's ancient origins are visible in many places and waiting for you to experience them.