Leave it to Danish architect Bjarke Ingels to realize this ingenious new secondary use for a waste-to-energy plant: A ski slope! Known locally as Copenhill, this new man-made slope not only allows locals and visitors to enjoy skiing without leaving Copenhagen, it helps the country in its continued sustainability and green initiatives.
OK, it's not actually made of LEGO® bricks, but it sure looks like it and is filled with enough to do to keep the whole family entertained. LEGO House offers red, blue, and green-themed zones, nine play terraces, three restaurants, a Masterpiece Gallery, LEGO history and much more.
Rubjerg Knude lighthouse is a famous and popular landmark in Denmark, visited by thousands each year. It remained in operation until 1968 but now stands abandoned, waiting to be overcome by sand. Climb the dramatic dunes to see it before it gets buried completely!
The ancient city of Roskilde - home of a marvelous cathedral and Viking ships - is also known as quite the music city as over 100.000 music lovers gather every year at one of the biggest festivals in Europe! If you want to join the festivities in front of the festivals iconic Orange Stage be sure to book yourself a ticket for Roskilde Festival in the first week of July - or go on a day trip from Copenhagen which is only 20 minutes away by train.
Close to Skagen in North Jutland you'll find the largest migrating dune in Northern Europe. Råbjerg Mile has been shifting to the northeast with up to 18 metres a year for the last 300 years, and you can see the trail it's left behind on the countryside. Over 250,000 people visit Råbjerg Mile every year.
You may know this dramatic bridge from the hit TV series, The Bridge (Broen). But did you know that half of it disappears underwater, to let ships pass into the Baltic Sea? You can often see fantastic views of the bridge before landing at Copenhagen Airport, but you can also see it disappear beneath the sea from Copenhagen's beaches.
Every July, one of the world's biggest gatherings of Santa Clauses takes place at Bakken, the world's oldest amusement park, just a short drive north of Copenhagen. Since 1957 it's been an important chance for Santas to meet and a fantastic spectacle for the young and old alike!
Artist Thomas Dambo has scattered scrap wood giants and trolls around the lesser visited parts of Denmark. They make for the perfect scavenger hunt if you want to go off the beaten track and get away from typical tourist attractions. One of our favourites is Pil Tusindtunge, a giant hidden on the island of Egholm in the Limfjord, three minutes sailing time from Aalborg.
First of all: just look at it! Copenhagen Islands are an award-winning series created for everyone to enjoy, floating in Copenhagen’s harbour. You can rent electric boats (GoBoat) and head to your own little paradise, right in our capital. Now doesn’t that sound relaxing?
Set sail for a day on a Viking ship! The Viking Ship Museum offers adventure on the high seas for everyone, including visitors without sailing experience. You'll play an active part of the crew and can enjoy swimming in Denmark's fjords and stories from the area on board.
At St Laurence's Church in the very north of Denmark, 18th century churchgoers had to dig their way in through the door to get to Sunday service! The church, named after the patron saint of seafarers, was finally given over to the sands in 1795 and today, only the tower is visible.
The Maritime Museum of Denmark in Helsingør (Elsinore) is a sight to behold. Designed by famous Danish architect, Bjarke Ingels, the Maritime Museum takes you deep underground in sight of Hamlet's castle, Kronborg. Delve into Denmark's fascinating maritime history and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kronborg in a day trip from Copenhagen.
Did you know that you can experience a UNESCO World Heritage Site whilst foraging a gourmet dinner? Well, in Denmark that's just what we call an average Tuesday. (At least for those of us living next to the Wadden Sea National Park). You can go on an oyster safari where you'll learn about the areas flora and fauna as well as stuffing your face with a world-class gourmet snack.
Don't care much for indoor art exhibitions? Tired of walking around like a bull in china shop? Don't worry, the architectural city of Vejle has got you covered! During the summer you can attend the Floating Art exhibition. All you have to do is get yourself in a kayak, and start paddling to the art installations floating around the city's inner harbour. So you'll be able to get a bit of an exercise whilst being cultural. (cool, eh?!)
Once upon a time, a quirky little boy named Hans Christian Andersen was born the town of Odense. He grew up to become one of the world's most beloved fairy tale authors by writing stories such as The Ugly Duckling, The Little Mermaid, and The Snow Queen. You can visit his home town and maybe even be inspired to write a fairy tale yourself?
If you're looking for a place where you can truly disconnect from the busy everyday, you might want to check out Samsø. This island is known both as Denmark's vegetable island (don't miss out on the strawberries and potatoes) and Energy Island (the entire island is fueled by renewable energy). It's the perfect place to retreat for a getaway that'll tickle your taste buds and let you relax with a clean conscience.
Svend Wiig Hansen’s monumental sculpture, Man meets the Sea, guards Denmark's West Coast near Esbjerg. These unmissable giants have been drawing visitors to them since they were built in 1995. See them on a trip to Denmark's dynamic West Coast.