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.
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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.
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.
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.
We all prefer blue skies and sunny weather for our holiday, but there's no denying, rainy days do happen in Copenhagen! Even if you are here on a wet day, there’s still plenty of things to do in Copenhagen that will keep you dry, happy and well entertained. Why not visit one of Copenhagen's more than 90 museums?
Denmark recently celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of world-famous philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard. Kierkegaard still makes an impression on the world today and there are many places in Denmark where you can visit important Søren Kierkegaard sites.
It can be hard to explain the Danish word 'hygge' (sounds a bit like 'hooga'). Roughly it translates to coziness, but that definition doesn’t quite cover it. Hygge is so much more and always involves creating a nice, warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people around you.
The whole of Denmark gets into the festive spirit this time of year. Towns and cities around Denmark, such as Aarhus and Odense, are ablaze with Christmas lights and good cheer. Christmas markets, exhibitions, music in the streets; Christmas in Denmark is truly magical.