8. The Danish alphabet has 3 additional letters: Æ, Ø, and Å
The Danish language is said to be one of the most difficult ones to learn due to a bunch of silent letters and complex pronunciation. But we've added a bit more to the challenge. Let us introduce you to three letters you won't come across in the English alphabet: Æ, Ø and Å.
9. We have some weird Danish traditions
We don't mind admitting that some of our Danish traditions seem rather weird to the modern eye, as they include batting at a black cat in a barrel at the annual carnival "fastelavn" and burning a witch on a bonfire at Sankt Hans (midsummer's eve). But don't worry, we've toned down the craziness a bit, so nowadays the barrels are simply decorated with cut out versions of black cats and the bonfires only burn doll versions of witches.
10. You'll find the two oldest amusement parks in the world in Denmark
If this isn't a fun fact, we don't know what is! Denmark is home to the world's oldest amusement park, Bakken, just a 20 minute train ride from Copenhagen Central Station. The second oldest, Tivoli Gardens, is right next to the same station smack bang in the centre of our vibrant capital. Both of them are a great starting point for a fun-filled day - and that's just a fact!