The secret of the happy Danes

In March 2016, the UN World Happiness Report (WHR) announced that Denmark once again ranked as ‘the happiest country in the world’ – the third time our Scandinavian country has topped the UN list since it was introduced in 2012.

kunst i kolding

Art

Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Denmark

Art exhibitions

Engross yourself in art in Denmark! This time of year offers a great selection of art exhibitions from both famous artists and Danish names. Here's a guide to some of the best art exhibitions in Denmark this autumn.

Copenhagen Jazz festival in Denmark

Copenhagen festivals

Copenhagen is full of festivals throughout the year. Music, film, food, art, comedy - the Danish capital has an event for everyone. Here's a selection of great festivals taking place in Copenhagen this year.

Cultural Denmark

Denmark is a haven for culture. Arts, music, dance, theatre, fashion, events – Denmark offes it all, all year round. Here's a brief guide to some of the best cultural activitites in Denmark.

Walk through the history of Copenhagen

Copenhagen is rich in history. The Danish capital was officially founded in 1167 by Bishop Absalon, but research suggest that the location was inhabited already in the late Viking age. Copenhagen was a busy and strategically important merchant city throughout the medieval period where it controlled much of the lucrative trade and traffic to and from the Baltic Sea.

Birkegaarden Gardens

Christmas markets

Christmas market at Slagelse Museum

17-11-2013, Slagelse Museum, Bredegade 11, 4200 Slagelse

Christmas at castles and manors

Christmas Fair at Gavnø Castle

02-11-2013, 03-11-2013, 09-11-2013, 10-11-2013 Gavnø Castle and Park, Gavnø 2, 4700 Næstved

48 hour Copenhagen guide

Shopping, sightseeing, eating, partying... you can do it all in 48 hours in Copenhagen.

Women shopping

Musikkens hus

Get to know Aalborg!

The Waterfront Aalborg

Aalborg: Denmark's laid-back city

Aalborg's new and historical sights to help you plan a short break

Top Attractions in Aalborg

The city of Aalborg offers something for everyone, regardless of interests and budget. The harbour is a buzzing new area of cultural attractions, including the Utzon Centre, and a great place to walk and take in views of the city. Venture just a short way outside the city and you can enjoy ancient historical sites like Lindholm Høje.

Odense

Odense

Lotzes Garden Odense

At the heart of Denmark

West Jutland

West Jutland highlights

  1. Feel the power of the North Sea on West Jutland’s wind-swept beaches.
  2. Take in the vast Wadden Sea National Park, a haven for birds and wildlife.

East Jutland highlights

  1. Lose yourself in the rolling heathlands of Djursland’s National Park
  2. Spend an exciting weekend in Aarhus, Denmark’s second city
  3. Cycle or hike the many, varied trails of The Lake District
  4. Go green on Samsø island, home of some of Denmark’s best produce

Funen highlights

  1. Wonder at Egeskov Castle, Europe's best preserved Renaissance moat castle
  2. Explore the cathedral city and birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Odense
  3. Go island hopping in the South Funen Archipelago
  4. Visit the quaint cobbled town of Ærøskøbing 
  5. Take a day trip to Faaborg, another lovely coastal town

Further reading

Read more about Funen.

Læsø salt

North Zealand highlights

  1. Absorb wonderful art, architecture and sea views at Louisiana, Denmark’s most popular modern art gallery
  2. Follow Shakespeare’s Hamlet to it setting, Kronborg Castle
  3. Relax in the cute fishing villages and beach areas of the North Sealand coast
  4. See the stunning Frederiksberg Castle, nestled on a lake 
Læsø salt

North Jutland highlights

  1. Stand in two seas at once at The Branch (Grenen), Denmark’s northernmost point
  2. Uncover the intriguing buried church in the dunes south of Skagen
  3. Wander round the artistic seaside town of Skagen