World Heritage Sites in Denmark
With Unesco's addition of two new sites in July 2015, Denmark now has a total of seven World Heritage Sites.
For a whirlwind tour of Denmark's sites, start at Kronborg Castle, the home of Shakespeare's Hamlet, only an hour north of Copenhagen. From here, you can bike to one of the list's new additions, the well-preserved par force hunting grounds, which appear in much the same form as when Denmark's King Christian V galloped along them in the late 17th century. Next on the list: Stevns Klint, one of Denmark's newest World Heritage Sites but 65 million years old! Stop in to see the last resting place of Denmark's Monarchy at Roskilde Cathedral before visiting the historic rune stones of Jelling and the other new addition to the list, the Moravian community of Christiansfeld in Jutland. Finish your trip relaxing at the Wadden Sea National Park!
The unadorned yellow bricks and red-tile roofs of Christiansfeld can be considered a living expression of the Moravian Church, which founded the town in 1773. Located in South Jutland, Christiansfeld features a carefully executed town plan built around a central church square.
Just north of Copenhagen, you'll find the former royal hunting grounds where King Christian V and his court could practice hunting par force during the late 17th century. Unesco notes the forest areas of Store Dyrehave, Gribskov, and Jægersborg serve as a unique example of "a designed landscape", including well-preserved hunting lanes laid out in a grid pattern, as well as numbered stone posts and hunting lodges such as the Hermitage.
Put Hamlet’s Castle, Kronborg, on your list of things to see whilst in Denmark! Whether you’re looking for things to do near Copenhagen or have more time to explore, there's time enough to visit Denmark’s most famous castle, immortalised by Shakespeare back in the 1600s.
Jelling - Viking town and world heritage
A quaint little town visited by more than 150,000 tourists annually, and not without reason. Jelling boasts some of Europe’s most prominent Viking Age monuments, which in 1994 were included in the UNE...
Stevns Klint part of UNESCO World heritage
Stevns Klint was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List of natural properties in 2014. This is why Stevns Museum presents an exhibition on the criteria governing the selection of a World Heritage...