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    Celebrated for its classic modern design tradition, Denmark lets visitors discover architectural wonders and new contemporary art museums with an inspired vision of Nordic living. Download itinerary as PDF

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    Danish design is known the world over and Denmark has been a leading nation in the design field for decades. From Danish furniture to Danish fashion and Danish toys, Denmark continues to produce world-renowned design classics. Starting in the 1950s with design legends such as Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner, the Danish design tradition has developed into a strong international brand. Scandinavian, and in particular Danish design has become synonymous with timeless style. So if you like interior design, furniture and fashion, you’ll love Denmark!

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    You will have encountered Danish design at one time or another, whether you realise it or not. In the 60s, viewers of Kennedy and Nixon’s historic TV duel were looking at Hans J. Wegner’s Danish chair. Modern audiences have begun craving classic Danish light fittings by Poul Henningsen, thanks to The Killing. And classics such as Erik Magnussen's Stelton thermos are now sitting on tables all over the world. Follow the trail of great Danish designers across the country with this guide to design in Denmark.

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    Denmark is a small country with an enormous passion for design. It’s produced many internationally-renowned designers, landmarks and products. Here's a quick list of the biggest and best!

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    Bikes are not just bikes in Denmark – they are a way of life. Take Christiania Bikes for example, designed in the 1970s and as popular as ever today. The central importance of bikes for Danes has meant that bike design has evolved rapidly. As a result, Denmark is often one step ahead of the rest of the world in terms of bike design and innovation.

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    In 2014, Denmark celebrates one of the great names of Danish Modern design, Børge Mogensen (1914-72), who pioneered a democratic approach to design and created a wide range of iconic 'Furniture for the People'-pieces.

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    This year, Denmark celebrates the centennial of the great masters of 20th-century Danish design Hans J Wegner and Børge Mogensen as well as the world renowned Danish CoBrA painter Asger Jorn.

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    Christmas is about gifts and there is no bigger joy than seeing the smile on a loved one's face when giving him or her the perfect gift. Denmark, with its rich design history, is an incredible place to pick that perfect gift.

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    Come and shop in Denmark, one of the hottest design nations on the planet. From a rich design history, led by legends such as Arne Jacobsen and Hans J. Wegner, Denmark’s design sector has grown into a world-leader. From homeware to fashion, Denmark is an incredible place to pick up unique, cutting-edge products or to find that perfect Scandinavian gift. Beautiful shopping streets await in cities across the country, offering international and Danish brands. So pack your shopping bags and don’t forget your wallet!

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    A pioneer of postwar expressionism - renowned Danish artist Asger Jorn - turns 100 years this year.

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    Danish fashion design is a rapidly growing scene with new names blazing trails around the globe. Copenhagen Fashion Festival happens twice a year and here you’ll see the new collections of the most talented designers Denmark has to offer. You’ll find Danish labels on high streets all over the world and here are some successful names to keep your eyes open for, in Denmark and abroad.

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    Live in the moment... The best holiday moments in life are made with friends and loved ones and there's no better place to create life-long memories than a Danish holiday home. Scattered across the country and often found next to beautiful coastline, quiet forests or picturesque lakes, Denmark's holiday homes are a national passion. Read on to find inspiration for and help booking a summer home holiday in Denmark.

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    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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    The Danish monarchy is a popular institution in Denmark and is one of the oldest in the world. The current monarch, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II, can trace her lineage back to the first Viking kings of Denmark over 1000 years ago. Denmark is a wonderful place to experience royal traditions, monuments, palaces and celebrations.

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    Take a trip through thousands of years of architectural history in Denmark. From Viking longhouses to award-winning modern buildings like the Danish Maritime Museum, designed by starchitect Bjarke Ingels, Denmark is packed full of interesting and unique building design from across the ages.

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    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.

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    Discover your Danish heritage If your ancestors originally came from Denmark visiting the country of your ethnic roots could very well be the trip of your life. Whether you know a little or a lot about your Danish ancestor or ancestors, this page is designed to give help you trace your Danish roots, and you a good impression of what life was like for your relative – and perhaps even inspire you to make the trip to the Old Country yourself. Visit Denmark and walk in the footsteps of your ancestors.

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    Denmark is famed for its incomparable sense of style and Copenhagen is home to some of the world’s most sought-after designer brands and classic products.

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    The Danes excel in developing different and beneficial meeting design concepts that increase the outcome of the time and money spent when bringing people together. The unique Danish Meetovation meeting design concept makes conferences and meetings more efficient and responsible. It engages participants actively and offers a new creative approach to far more flexible usage of meeting and conference facilities.

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    Hotels in Denmark come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges and booking one that is right for you is easy. This page will get you started on finding and booking your hotel in Denmark.

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    Take5: VisitDenmark meets up with Hanne Nehmar, Managing Director at Best Destination Partner (BDP) in Copenhagen, to get her thoughts on the importance of innovative meeting designs

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    IMAGINATION: Denmark in the spotlight - Event showcases the best of Danish lifestyle during the Olympics.

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    IMAGINATION: Denmark in the spotlight - Event showcases the best of Danish lifestyle during the Olympics.

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    The Danish Crafts Collection (arts and crafts) and the MINDCRAFT exhibitions (design) are annual exhibitions curated by the Danish Agency for Culture and showcasing the best of Danish design, arts and crafts.

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    Architecture, history and spectacular new art – Danish cities have much to offer. Odense, Aarhus and Aalborg feature heritage centres and highlight attractions created by leading designers and architects. Download itinerary as PDF

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    Hans J Wegner became world-famous for creating ‘The Chair’ which became part of the studio furnishing during the US presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960. Join us in celebrating Wegner's 100th anniversary in 2014.

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    Family heirloom are often handed down from generation to generation. Sometimes a piece of jewelry, a Christmas ornaments, or maybe an ancient blue fluted coffee cup from Royal Copenhagen? These Family Heirlooms all tell a story. Please share your family story by uploading a picture of your Danish Family Heirlooms to Instagram and tag it #DanishHeirlooms

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    In Denmark, Christmas is celebrated on Christmas Eve (24 December). It’s a day full of busy present-buying , dinner preparations and anticipation! Presents are exchanged and Danish families come together to eat, drink and be merry.

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    There are many different ways to enjoy Denmark, depending on your interest. Are you looking for a romantic weekend break to Copenhagen? Thinking of a blissful break around Denmark's countryside by bike? Or maybe you're ready for some family fun at Denmark's fantastic theme parks. Plan the holiday in Denmark that's just right for you with the help of all of VisitDenmark's inspirational content, gathered in this handy guide.

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    Denmark tops for innovation in Europe, not only when it comes to creating innovative meeting design concepts like Meetovation, but also when inventing new products, working processes and ways to market ourselves.

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    Siden 2004 har Meetovation projektet givet Danmark en suveræn first-mover position på det internationale mødemarked.  Nu er en videreudvikling af projektet skudt i gang med Meetovation 3.0. Meetovation 3.0 skal imødekomme den stigende konkurrence i den internationale mødebranche og bibeholde Danmarks nuværende status og troværdighed. Del dine ideerEn koncept taskforce er i gang med at videreudvikle og innovere Meetovation konceptet.

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    VisitDenmark's new Head of Business Events, Steen Møller, speaks of Denmark's world-leading position within creative and profitable meeting design concepts and unveils plans for the next generation of the Danish 'Meetovation' concept; Meetovation 3.0.

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    Come to Denmark over the Christmas season and you'll get the chance to experience a country steeped in Christmas traditions; some shared with other parts of the world, others distinctly and uniquely Danish. Bring a little Denmark into your Christmas!

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    Feel Denmark at its warmest this Christmas; a season steeped in unique traditions and magical experiences. As the weather cools down, the festive spirit heats up and Denmark glows with Christmas markets and Danish celebrations, both indoors and out. Here you can browse guides on Denmark's best Christmas markets, be inspired on where to go Christmas shopping or find out how Danes bring a little magic into their Danish Christmas celebrations.

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    Take5: VisitDenmark meets up with Hanne Nehmar, Managing Director at Best Destination Partner (BDP) in Copenhagen, to get her thoughts on the importance of innovative meeting designs

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    Viewers around the globe just can't get enough of Danish crime dramas and political thrillers. And not just on the small screen; Denmark has a long tradition of producing both world-class directors and award-winning films. Lars von Trier, Susanne Bier and Nicolas Winding Refn are just a few of the Danish directors who've produced films to international acclaim. Danish actors like Mads Mikkelsen are becoming household names on both the silver screen and TV around the world. Become the latest Danish film fan!

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    VisitDenmark and prevue have also teamed up at booth #2824 to add a playful element to IMEX America; Under the headline 'Building Meetings together' a LEGO expert is building icons of Denmark - a place known for great design and meeting designs!

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    It’s easy to get out onto the water and experience real Danish maritime history for yourself. A number of harbour towns around Denmark have important maritime attractions, festivals and vintage sailing ships to board. Here are some great places to discover Denmark’s history on the high seas.

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    On April 27th, newcomer Hotel SP34 in Copenhagen’s Latin Quarter will play host to 100 of the world’s leading architects and designers of hotels and restaurants.

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    Copenhagen is a fantastic city for a short break. It is relatively small with excellent public transport links, so you can cover most of the attractions and diverse neighbourhoods of the capital over a weekend. Here's a guide to getting the most out of 48 hours in Copenhagen.

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    Denmark has produced many award-winning films over the years. Here's VisitDenmarks' pick of the best!

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    Best Destination Partner - one of the leading PCO's and DMC's in Scandinavia - has come up with some brilliant new tour suggestions showcasing the uniqueness of Danish living and the world-famous Danish cuisine!

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    Denmark hosted the first ever sustainable European Union Presidency in 2012 and achieved an ISO-20121 certification. Huge savings were also made by 'going green'. The learnings of EU2012 are now available in the report ‘Driving Change Through Collaboration’.

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    There are lots of options for cheap accommodation in Denmark and even free accommodation, if you know how to find it! From house swap holidays to free camping in the wild, if you're a budget-conscious traveller read on to find cheap accommodation in Denmark.

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    The Danish Meetovation concept and training programme was launched in early 2010 and today, the constantly evolving concept and course is targeting hotel and conference centre staff as well as corporate and association meeting planners.

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    Denmark is a country packed full of all kinds of restaurants for all price ranges. Use our restaurant search to the right to find great food at great prices or read on to get ideas for ways to eat cheap in Denmark, including Copenhagen's brand new street food market, Copenhagen Street Food.

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    Hotel capacity in Denmark is booming these days and according to a survey by the Danish Hotel & Restaurant Association, HORESTA, there's room for more.

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Come and be charmed by Copenhagen - home of The Little Mermaid and Danish royalty. The centre is a cosy knot of winding streets and old buildings, so you can easily explore on foot or by bike.