The family wonders of West Denmark
Family visitors to West Denmark should expect the unexpected...like these treats!
Did you know that Legos come from Denmark? Billund, the home of LEGO®, is a paradise for families. Not only does it contain the original Legoland® theme park, but also LEGO® House, a museum-mecca for LEGO® enthusiasts built to look like it's made of the colorful bricks. Legoland® Billund Resort also has a zoo-safari park and a water park to enjoy.
Ribe Viking Center
This living history in the land of the Vikings is fun for all the family. First of all, it's historical so it feels like you're doing something clever. But then it gets really fun, with interactive exhibits, dressing up and a chance to learn how to wield a sword like a Viking. Family memories, guaranteed.
Odense, city of fairytales
Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense, and in 2021, a new museum opened celebrating his life and works, which include The Little Mermaid and The Princess and the Pea. Odense itself is a charming small city to visit, with cobblestone streets and colorful houses. It's Denmark's third largest city and is easily accessible during a trip to West Denmark.
Museums and rainbows in Aarhus
Aarhus is Denmark's second city and is known as the city of smiles. It's topped with a rainbow - an art installation by Olafur Eliasson on top of the ARoS art museum - and is a lively, characterful place to be. Nearby you can find Moesgaard Museum, an interactive take on human evolution, along with national park Mols Bjerge and a small theme park called Tivoli Friheden.
West Denmark's beaches
Whereever you are in Denmark, you are never more than 32 miles from the sea. The beaches of West Denmark offer opportunities for families with children of all ages, from kite surfing and paddle boarding for older children through to simple beach days for tots. When it all gets too hot - and it can! - Denmark's gourmet ice cream makers are on hand to cool you down.