Historical Denmark

Denmark is steeped in a rich and diverse history, just waiting to be discovered. Come and find your own Viking treasures, try a trip in a Viking longboat or walk amongst ancient rune stones and burial mounds. The impressive legacy of Denmark's long, regal past also awaits you, in the many Danish castles and manor houses open to the public. For children, there are hundreds of history museums with interactive exhibits and living museums outdoors. So step back in time and venture into the history of Denmark.

A fairy-tale land

Come and wonder at a really regal nation. Denmark is full of castles, manor houses and formal gardens to be visited. There are often royal events to take part in, full of traditional pomp and ceremony. Danes are extremely proud of their heritage, so witnessing a special royal occasion is a memory you'll cherish. 

Denmark is an ancient kingdom, in fact it is the oldest monarchy in Europe. It was founded in the 10th century by Viking kings Gorm the Old and Harald BluetoothGet to know one of the longest-serving royal families in the world here.

Unique Danish heritage

Denmark is a country surrounded by water and the sea has played an important part in shaping its past. From prehistoric treasures to the impressive legacy of fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark has a rich and varied history waiting to be explored.

The Vikings

Denmark is Viking country. For thousands of years, the country flexed its maritime and battle-field muscles, dominating the culture and history of Northern Europe. Learn more about Denmark's Viking past and find out where you can experience Viking adventures of your own.

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