12 castles you should visit in Denmark
Walk through Danish history and the homes of the Danish Royal Family at these stunning castles.
A trip to Denmark isn't just about seeing a few sights and ticking them off your list. Our wonders are everywhere; you can stumble across them no matter which part of Denmark you're in. But it's always helpful to be nudged in the right direction. So put down the bucket list as we welcome you, Explorists, to the land of everyday wonder. Check out some of our highlights here.
These really are the most-visited places in the capital of Denmark. Three of Copenhagen's most beloved and famous highlights that we all can't get enough of.
Royal families don't get much older than this. Queen Margrethe II is descended from Viking kings, who ruled Denmark a thousand years ago. When you're here, you can explore everything the Vikings left behind and maybe even bump into our current royal family.
We all think we know the Vikings, from the stories of raiding and plundering to Norse mythology and those horned helmets. But how much of this is fact, and how much is myth? Here's a brief overview to help you brush up on your Viking knowledge. You'll be ready for your own Viking adventure...
Denmark was the first country in the world to legally recognise same-sex couples, and we're proud of our traditions of tolerance, equality and respect.
Size matters. So we've picked Denmark's top three biggest and most-dramatic natural attractions to start with. Giant disappearing lighthouses. Rugged white cliffs. And, you might be surprised to hear, some of the biggest beaches in Europe!
OK, we didn't actually invent fun. But now you're reading this...we are responsible for some enormous contributions to the world of play and make-believe. Can you guess what they are?
With names like The Danish Riviera and The Cold Caribbean, you can probably guess that Zealand is the kind of island where Danes go to relax and unwind. And the good news? Copenhagen is actually on it anyway! So, what are you waiting for? Check out our top attractions on Zealand!