Jump in a car, on the bus or catch the train to these unmissable attractions and famous landmarks in Denmark, all within two hours of Copenhagen. Perfect for day trips, you can walk along high white cliffs at Møns Klint or visit Hans Christian Andersen's childhood home in Odense and be back in Copenhagen for dinner!
Wondering what Danish sights to see or looking for things to do in Copenhagen? We've gathered together top attractions in and around Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, into one guide to help you plan a holiday in Copenhagen and the surrounding island of Sealand.
Hans Christian Andersen - you know the name and love many of his timeless characters, such as The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling. But what about the man himself? As the father of fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen was a famous man in his time, courted by royalty and recognised for his greatness whilst living. Follow in the footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen and delve deeper into fairy-tale Denmark at these fastinating sites.
Take a West Coast tour of Denmark by bike, with any or all of these 16 scenic Panorama cycle routes. Each individual cycle route is a loop on the national West Coast Cycle Route that runs the length of Jutland's coast, from Rudbøl in the south, to Skagen in the north.
Enjoy East Denmark's best sights and attractions by bike, with the help of these 9 new cycle routes, covering Møn Island, Stevns Cliffs, Falster Island and Prestø Island. The 9 easy-to-follow Panorama cycle routes take you on delightful sightseeing detours from the national Berlin-Copenhagen Cycle Route, so you can choose a route which fits your holiday plans or cycle the whole thing!
It's easy to feel fabulous in Denmark! Get inspiration for a spa weekend or spa retreat with our guide to some of Denmark's best luxury spas, spa hotels and traditional seaside hotels (badehoteller). Gilleleje Badehotel and Hotel Vejlefjord are classic examples of Denmark's badehoteller, where old-world Danish charm meets luxury spa and wellness facilities.
Get to know one of the world's cosiest capital cities, where top sights and attractions are within walking or cycling distance. Explore parts of the city less traveled by visitors, such as the calm and chic Frederiksberg or architectural Amager. Take in sights like Hans Christian Andersen's grave in Nørrebro or The Little Mermaid on her rock near Østerbro, both close to cool local streets.
From weird and wonderful events like the Skagen Winter Swimming Festival, to major events like Roskilde Festival and Made in Denmark, part of the European Golf Tour, you’ll find a top event to entice you to Denmark in 2015! Some big events in 2015 are unique to Denmark, such as the Hans Christian Andersen Festival and Distortion, Copenhagen’s renowned all-night street party.
Boutique hotels are all about individuality and relaxation in style. As one of the world’s most renowned design nations, you’ll find Denmark full of design hotels where everything, from the wallpaper down to the rug beneath your feet, is handpicked to create a certain aesthetic. From luxury boutique hotels furnished with classic Danish design to smaller hotels with eye-catching interiors and unique character, you can truly treat yourself to a hotel stay to remember in Denmark.
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If you’re looking for a place to stay on a grander scale, then a Danish castle or manor house hotel is just for you. There are many spectacular castle and manor house hotels around Denmark. Treat yourself like royalty and stay in a prestigious and historic setting, with state-of-the-art amenities. Staying in a castle or manor house is the best of old and new Denmark in one holiday experience.
Get your skates on and zoom around one of Denmark's atmospheric outdoor ice rinks. Found only in the winter months, Denmark's outdoor rinks are as popular with locals as tourists. Hire skates at most of these outdoor ice rinks or bring your own and don't forget to wrap up! Ice skating outside is healthy, fantastic fun and an uplifting way to enjoy the Danish outdoors in winter!
Denmark is full of exciting national and international sports events throughout the year, as well as popular events which you can take part in yourself! Windsurfing, marathons and mountain biking are but some of the sports events you can enjoy in Denmark this time of year. Here's VisitDenmark's guide to autumn sports events in Denmark.
Danish nature is spectacular in the autumn months. The leaves turn a golden yellow and everything in nature gets an autumnal hue. Why not go hiking in beautiful and dramatic countryside? Endless sand dunes, heathland and cliff walks; Denmark is at its bracing best in the autumn. Head out with this guide to things to do outdoors in Denmark this autumn.