Can you feel it? Hear it? Smell it? There's something in the air. Splashes of colour are starting to shoot out of the ground and sprout from the trees. Yep, spring has sprung!
Nothing beats that feeling of the days getting longer and the weather growing warmer. Here in Denmark we love spring more than most.
If you're planning a spring break to Denmark, take a look at the weather and plan ahead. Typical spring weather in Denmark could be wintry, with a high of 5.5°C in March, but it could also border on summery, with a high of 15.5°C in May. So prepare for the charming unpredictability of Danish weather!
If you wonder why you should visit Denmark in spring, here are a few good reasons.
Nothing says spring quite like the burst of bright pink of a cherry blossom tree. Denmark is a great place to see them. One of our top Instagram spots is Bispebjerg Kirkegård in Copenhagen, where avenues are transformed by pink cherry blossom branches forming a tunnel over your head.
Elsewhere in Copenhagen there is Langelinie Park which has an annual Sakura Festival, and also the Botanical Gardens in the heart of the city. Outside Copenhagen, Fredens Torv in Aarhus is another blossom hot-spot.
Spring in all its glory peaks at Denmark’s largest treetop adventure park. Located in the forest of Gisselfeld Abbey, you'll walk through the trees to the top of the award-winning tower which gives a 360° view of the hilly landscape of Zealand, where green leaves and shoots are beginning to surface.
Camp Adventure's climbing park also offers 10 climbing courses for all levels and ages, allowing you to get really close to nature! And if you love the forest so much you don't want to leave, you can also stay in one of its superluxury yurts.
Our beloved fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen's birthday is April 2nd, celebrated internationally as Children's Book Day. There's no better time to take a trip to his home town, Odense.
From summer 2021, an exciting new museum called H. C. Andersen's Hus opens in the city with a new interpretative experience, world-class architecture and design, and magical fairytale gardens to explore. And while you're there, you can visit the family home of the birthday boy himself, the little house where H.C. Andersen lived with his parents from the age of 2 to 14, which is also a museum.
Tivoli Gardens gets dressed up for Easter and usually opens its doors in the beginning of April. With the days growing longer, you get even more time to sit outside and relax in the serene gardens, right in the heart of Copenhagen. Its reopening after the winter is always a high point on Copenhageners' calendars.
Just 10 kilometers north of Copenhagen, Bakken, the world's oldest amusement park, opens just before Easter. Here you can experience 32 rides for all ages, including a wooden rollercoaster dating all the way back to 1932. The atmospheric, fairy-tale woods that surround the park are also worth a visit.
Everyone loves a street party and the Aalborg Carnival is about as good as it gets. Aalborg is Denmark's fourth-largest city and its carnival is the largest in Northern Europe. A truly international event, the Carnival showcases the many different carnival traditions from around the world.
We have a couple of other great traditions in spring in Denmark. Instead of celebrating Mardi Gras, we have a celebration called Fastelavn where we eat fastelavnsboller and children hit a barrel like it's a pinata, breaking it open to get sweets. It's number two on our list of weird Danish traditions.
And children all over the country celebrate Easter by making a gækkebrev, a pretty decorated letter with a mysterious message designed to win you an Easter egg. It's another one of those 'only in Denmark' moments.