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20 Unmissable Attractions in Denmark

The Piratery |© 
Lasse Salling / Courtesy of Tivoli Gardens
The Piratery |© Lasse Salling / Courtesy of Tivoli Gardens
From exhibition spaces and museums to stunning landscapes and the country’s best amusement parks, this article presents some of Denmark’s top attractions through 20 beautiful photos. Scroll down the page to get a small taste of Scandinavia’s coolest country and everything it has to offer locals and tourists alike.

Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens is one of the most visited attractions in Copenhagen and not without reason. With the breathtaking rides and relaxing gardens, this amusement park provides one of the top destinations for the whole family.

Tivoli Gardens, Vesterbrogade 3, Copenhagen, +45 33 15 10 01

The Tivoli Lake in the Blue Hour | © Lasse Salling/Courtesy of Tivoli Gardens

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

Art Museum
ARoS_Aarhus_Kunstmuseum,Aarhus
Your Rainbow Panorama, ARoS Art Museum | © Colin / Wikimedia Commons
Located in Denmark’s second-largest city, Aarhus, ARoS houses modern-art exhibitions and installations that take place year round. attracting thousands of visitors who after exploring the diverse exhibition rooms head to the top of the museum to enjoy a unique view of the city through “Your rainbow panorama”.
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Accessibility & Audience:

Accessible (Wheelchair), Kid Friendly, Family Friendly

Atmosphere:

Indoors, Loud, Touristy, Architectural Landmark
Tue:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed:
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Christiansborg Palace

Due to three massive fires, Chistiansborg Palace was built in 1740, 1794, and 1928. With a walk through the “Velvet Room” and the “Great Hall”, visitors can get a glimpse into the royal family’s life and discover the rooms where the Queen hosts the palace’s guests and holds gala dinners.

Christiansborg Palace, Prins Jørgens Gård 1, Copenhagen, +45 33 92 64 92

Amalienborg Palace

Archaeological site, Building
A visit to Amalienborg Palace will captivate visitors’ interest not only because it is the royal family’s winter residence but also because 150 years of Danish history unfold through the diverse rooms and exhibitions.
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Accessibility & Audience:

Accessible (Wheelchair), Family Friendly

Atmosphere:

Outdoors, Historical Landmark, Architectural Landmark, Touristy
Mon - Sun:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Kronborg Castle

Building, Archaeological site
Kronborg Castle—also known as “Elsinore Castle”—offers one of the most remarkable attractions in Denmark and one of the most significant Renaissance castles in Northern Europe. Some say that Kronborg was William’s Shakespeare main inspiration for the world-famous drama Hamlet.
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Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly

Atmosphere:

Indoors, Historical Landmark, Touristy, Scenic
Mon - Sun:
10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Jægersborg Dyrehave

Jægersborg Dyrehave is a vast-forest park located approximately 40 minutes north of Copenhagen. There, approximately 2000 deer live among ancient-oak trees. A great location for a day-trip not only due to its stunning landscape but also because Bakken, the world’s oldest amusement park, can be found there. In 2015, the forest was included in UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jægersborg Dyrehave, Klampenborg, + 45 39 97 39 00

Egeskov Castle

Archaeological site, Market, Building
Egeskov Castle-Denmark-Fyn Island
Egeskov Castle is Europe's best preserved Renaissance water castle | © Egeskov Castle
Egeskov Castle is considered the most well-preserved Renaissance water castle in Europe. Its remarkable architecture and unique location on a small lake south of Funen island makes it one of Denmark’s top attractions.
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Accessibility & Audience:

Accessible (Wheelchair), Family Friendly

Atmosphere:

Indoors, Outdoors, Touristy, Photo Opportunity, Scenic
Mon - Sun:
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Maritime Museum

Museum
Maritime Museum of Denmark
Maritime Museum of Denmark | © News Oresund/Wikimedia Commons
The Maritime Museum has been included in the New York Times‘ “52 places to go in 2014” and has been featured in National Geographic‘s list of the 10 structures to see for the design alone. The award-winning museum presents the life of sailors through innovative exhibitions housed in an underground-dry dock.
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Nyhavn

The picturesque district with the colorful houses and where Hans Christian Andersen lived during his adulthood is undoubtedly one of the most touristic attractions in Copenhagen and a must-visit for every traveller.

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Lindholm Høje Museum

Museum
Lindholm Høje
Lindholm Høje | © Rüdiger Stehn/Flickr
At Lindholm Høje, visitors can see some of the most well-preserved Vikings findings. Houses and fences of a neighboring village, a burial site of 682 graves and 150 stones from the Germanic Iron Age, and Viking ships have been discovered in the area. Moreover, at the Lindholm Høje Museum, visitors can learn about the life of Vikings through innovative and captivating exhibitions.
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Frederiksborg Castle

History Museum, Building, Archaeological site
Frederiksborg castle Denmark
Frederiksborg Castle is Scandinavia's largest Renaissance castle | © Ib Rasmussen / Wikimedia Commons
A must-visit attraction, Frederiksborg Castle is not only Scandinavia’s largest Renaissance castle, but it also houses the Museum of National History. A collection of portraits, history paintings, furniture, and decorative art reveal 500 years of Danish history.
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Accessibility & Audience:

Accessible (Wheelchair), Family Friendly

Atmosphere:

Indoors, Touristy, Scenic, Photo Opportunity
Mon - Sun:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

LEGOLAND

Filled with thousands of colorful-Lego bricks, 50 rides, and dozens of other fun activities and events, LEGOLAND® Billund Resort feels like paradise to every child or child at heart.

LEGOLAND® Billund Resort, Nordmarksvej 9, Billund, +45 75 33 13 33

The Funen Village (Den Fynske Landsby)

In the Funen Village, visitors can experience Denmark as it was some centuries ago and also get a glimpse of the inhabitants’ lives. At the open-air museum, history comes alive with original buildings from the 17th to the 19th centuries while people dressed in traditional costumes roam around, work, and do all the daily activities they used to four centuries ago.

The Funen Village, Sejerskovvej 20, Odense, +45 65 51 46 01

Park of Music

Park
Park of Music
Park of Music | Courtesy of Aalborg Kongres & Kultur Center
Since 1987 when Sir Cliff Richard planted the first tree in Kildeparken, the beautiful park in the heart of Aalborg, 90 nationally and internationally-renowned artists followed. Each tree plays the artist’s music who planted it, and now, the park is filled with the sounds of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Sting, and Elton John among others.
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The Round Tower

Building
Baroque Rundetarn (Round Tower)
Climb the Baroque Rundetaarn (Round Tower) for panoramic views | © Wojciech Stróżyk / Alamy Stock Photo
Initially built as an astronomical observatory in the 17th century, The Round Tower offers a unique view of Copenhagen to those who manage to go up to the observation deck on a long-spiral ramp.
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Accessibility & Audience:

Accessible (Wheelchair), Kid Friendly, Family Friendly

Atmosphere:

Touristy, Historical Landmark, Architectural Landmark
Mon - Sun:
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Skagen

Go off the beaten track and visit the northernmost part of Denmark where the Skaggerak and Kattegat Seas meet. Every year, millions of tourists head north to Grenen to observe this unique-natural phenomenon.

Grenen the long sandbar at Skagen © EHRENBERG Kommunikation/Flickr

Møns Klint

Escape the city’s hustle and bustle and explore the Danish landscape. Forests surround the cliffs of Møn, and grasslands, ponds, and hills comprise one of the most stunning views in the country.

Møns Klint, 4791 Borre

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