Are you planning a visit to Denmark or maybe just looking for some travel inspiration before you decide where to go? Whether you wish to expand your vacation in Denmark with a Scandinavian tour or to combine Denmark with some other European countries, here are ten reasons why you should definitely include Denmark in your European vacation.
One of the most commonly-used words in Denmark has no English translation. Hygge, pronounced hoo-ga, is often translated as coziness. But to the Danes, hygge means a lot more than that. Deeply rooted in the Danish culture, hygge is about living in the moment and spending quality time with friends and family. Enjoying delicious food or a great cup of coffee, having a good time with loved ones or creating a cozy atmosphere, usually by lighting candles. That's hygge.
Meander through Faaborg's small streets, enjoy the city's relaxed atmosphere, or visit the historic city centre which includes half-timbered houses and a monastery church dating from 1477.
In the summer time, head to harbour which teams with life as schooners and yachts lay anchor. The harbour baths also offer a cool place to refresh and take in the sun.
The route from Herslev to Kolding follows national route 55 and is an attractive ride in slightly hilly terrain. Along the way you will see varying scenery with green hedges, low dams and woods. Route 55 joins national routes 5 and 6 at Nørre Bjert. At Elvighøj there is an excellent view of both the Kidholmene islands and Skærbækværket and a chance of a refreshing dip.
The route from Hejls to Christiansfeld has something to offer every member of the family. It follows national route 5 and regional routes 10 and 51. Hejls and Hejlsminde are like pearls on a string facing the Little Belt, surrounded by water on three sides. At Hejlsminde, there is
CLAY MUSEUM OF CERAMIC ART DENMARK (previously known as Grimmerhus Ceramic Museum) is Scandinavians only museum that specializes in the art and design of ceramic artisanship. It now has one of Europe’s most outstanding collections of ceramics, when back in 2010, Royal Copenhagen donated a unique collection of more than 50,000 items of ceramics – porcelain, stoneware and faience – to the museum.
4. In the quiet of the green woods
3. Fun on the pedals
2. Billowing waves and broad beaches
1. Between sea and fjord