Bjarke Ingels is one of Denmark's most famous architects, making waves with famous buildings at home and around the world. In the USA, Bjarke Ingels has won projects to redesign downtown Manhattan and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. In Denmark, the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is behind many of Ørestad's most iconic new buildings, including 8 Tallet (8 House).
Thinking of taking a city break in Europe? Love exploring a city’s atmospheric streets or getting up close to local culture? Then Denmark has four fabulous city break destinations especially for you. Danish cities such as Aarhus and Aalborg are small and intimate, making them easy to get to know on a short break. Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, is the world’s most liveable city and it’s easy to see why when you take a Copenhagen city break.
Great news! Many of Denmark's biggest and best attractions are completely free to see. In Copenhagen, you can walk between major sights, like Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid, making sightseeing in the capital cheap and easy. Well-known landmarks around the country, such as Møns Klint and the buried lighthouse at Rubjerg Knude, are also free to enjoy. We've gathered our pick of Denmark's biggest free sights, so you can add them to your cheap holiday plans in Denmark.
It's no secret - Denmark can be an expensive place to travel. But it doesn't have to be!
If you're looking for things to do in Copenhagen and have time to go a little further afield, then head north along the Danish Riviera of North Zealand. It's the perfect place to venture out on day trips from Copenhagen, or to extend your holiday with a stay in North Zealand's hotels, inns or holiday homes.
Yes, there are fantastic hotels in Denmark. But how about staying somewhere weird and wonderful on your next visit to Denmark? Spend the night in a prison hotel or a week in a Stone Age village. You can even stay in a design shelter or on the road with your family on a relaxed prairie wagon holiday.
Turn back the clock, and forget the hustle and bustle of life, at one of Denmark's traditional seaside hotels. There's nothing quite like the laid-back atmosphere and old-world charm of Denmark's beach hotels, dotted around Denmark's beautiful coast. Many of Denmark's beach hotels (badehoteller) have top-of-the-range spa and wellness facilities. At others, it's all about good food, great views and nothing but relaxation.
If you're a Eurovision Song Contest fan living in either the UK or Norway, join us at live competition happenings in London and Oslo for the chance to win tickets to the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final and the trip of a lifetime to see the show. Swedish, Dutch and German fans can take part in online competitions to win Eurovision Song Contest tickets.
The road from farm to fork is short in the East of Denmark and you can taste this freshness at farm shops and specialist producers across the region. The islands of East Denmark are fertile and covered with many fascinating estates, farms and castles, where you can enjoy a variety of culinary experiences. As well as visiting local producers in situ on the islands of Møn, Zealand, Lolland and Falster, you can taste local produce in the many exceptional restaurants found here.
With this guide to gastronomic experiences in North Denmark, you can delve deeper into the culture and landscape of this dynamic region and taste some of Denmark's best local raw ingredients. The salt produced on Læsø is a much sought-after product in Denmark and other parts of the world and you can see it being produced as it has been for centuries right here.
Enjoy the unique tidal marshlands in this part of Denmark and explore the way the dynamic relationship between land, sea and wind shapes not only the culture of the region but also the local produce. On a gastronomic tour of South-West Jutland you’ll have the chance to sample exceptional produce from passionate food artisans and to escape into one of Denmark’s most unique national parks, soon to join the list of World Heritage Sites.
BBC Lifestyle recently showcased Denmark’s delicacies, with eight Nordic Cookery programmes focusing on traditional Danish food. During the course of the series, Tareq explored South-West Jutland, the Limfjord, North Jutland and East Denmark, cooking with locals, enjoying outdoor pursuits and trying exceptional local produce. He also went to Fyn, North Zealand, and the Lake District of mid-Jutland.
Fancy trying Denmark’s best duck? Or tasting cheese right where it’s produced? You can in the Limfjord region! This part of Denmark is famed for its seafood and you can pick up fresh fish and seafood at the fish market in Thyborøn or oysters at Glyngøre. Cycle your way round the region’s local farm shops and microbreweries and pack your own picnic basket full of local goodness.