Best things to do in Denmark
Find out more about those top places in Denmark
Aarhus is one of those cities that might not get noticed by tourists because it is not the capital city in its country but it is a delightful place to visit. Located at the east coast of the Jutland Peninsula it is the second largest city in Denmark filled with wonderful sites to visit. It is a city that shows the magnificent culture and heritage of Denmark.
Not to be compared with the Tivoli Garden but the Aarhus Amusement park is still one of the top amusement parks in Denmark. Called the Tivoli Friheden by the locals, it is a wondrous place for the free spirited to seek fun. It is located in Maeselisborg Forests and features four roller coasters ride as well as other rides and games. It also has some bistros and cafes if you are in need of a drink or a snack.
First opened in 1914, The Old Town is an open-air museum located inside Aarhus Botanical Gardens. The museum consists of 75 historical buildings from 20 townships from every part of the country. The rooms in these buildings are decorated in ways that give that historical and nostalgic feeling to visitors. There are different collections of ancient artifacts as you tour through the museum. The Den Gamle is one of the first stops for tourists.
This mind-blowing Cathedral is the tallest and longest church in Denmark, at 96 meters high and 93 meters tall. It was first built in the 12th century but later renovated in 14th century. It has a Romanesque style mixed with some gothic overlays. If you love to see great architecture, then you should visit the Cathedral.
This should be top on the list of every music lover, built in 1982 in respect to the architectural designs of Kjaer & Richeter architects, the Musikhuset is regarded as a classical building.
Consisting of 6 halls and nine stages, it is where performers of classical, pop, and rock music come to throw their concerts yearly. The Musikhuset Aarhus is a site to behold at night because it is beautifully lit up. A strong contender for the best part of the city.
The building was completed and inaugurated in 1914 and features a clock tower which was not part of the original plan but was added due to pressure from the indigenes of Aarhus. It is a top tourist location and should definitely be on the bucket list of any architecture and music lover.
This is a museum like no other because unlike other museums this is fully focused on Psychiatric treatment. Located within the Psychiatric Hospital it has been around for as far back as the 19th Century. In the Museum there are various artworks of the patient from hospital and other side attractions. If you are looking from something different and you don’t mind getting frightened, then a trip to the Museum Ovartaci will be perfect.
Copenhagen is the number one city in Denmark with a population of over 700,000. It is one of the top tourist destination in Europe. It is an exciting city with a plethora of things to see, like the Famous Tivoli Garden, The Little Mermaid, The Nyhavn and lots more.
Founded in 1843, Tivoli Gardens is located at the rear of the city hall in Copenhagen. There are so many things to do for visitors seeking fun. The Tivoli Gardens was designed in a way it is suitable for every age group. There are restaurants and bistros for wining and dining.
On other times you experience the nostalgia of Danish music. The Tivoli Gardens is open during summer and winter so this helps for easier planning for visitors. The Tivoli Gardens is said to be the oldest amusement park in Europe.
The Palace was constructed in the 1700s and is one of the magical works of Rococo Architecture.
The Amalienborg Palace is the official residence of the Royal Family. It includes a museum that gives insights on the life of past and present monarchs. At the center of the Palace square is the beautifully sculpted statue of King Fredrik V.
Amalienborg is known for the Den Kongelige Livgarde the royal guard of the palace. At noon, you can experience the changing of the guards. It is quite a fascinating experience as cited by different visitors to the palace. It is a suitable location for anyone looking to see what the life of royal families look like from within.
If you are searching for 18th Century monuments, then take a trip to the Nyhavn. It is a very popular spot for locals and tourists. Originally it was a commercial port where ships from around the world would dock to offload and load goods, but these days it is a place for relaxation and have a taste of the local cuisine. The Nyhavn is also a crucial place for visitors who want to interact with locals.
Located at the Landelinje Pier is the famous sculpture of The Little Mermaid. It was unveiled on 23 August 1913 as a gift from Danish brewer Carl Jocobsen to the city of Copenhagen. Ellen Price a ballerina was the inspiration behind the sculpture, however Ellen Price declined to pose nude as a muse for sculptor Edward Eriksen. The sculptor eventually choose Eline Eriksen his wife, to posed for the sculpture of The Little Mermaid. It should be noted that the major and foremost inspiration for The Little Mermaid was the fairy tale from iconic children’s storyteller Hans Christian Anderson. The Little Mermaid is sometimes a victim of vandalism but it is quietly restored to its original state. It is one of the highly rated spots for tourists.
This elegant Museum features exhibitions from different times in Danish history from the stone age to modern times. It has a large ethnographic collection but the most fascinating thing about the National museum is the well-preserved remains of the Huldremore Woman which dates back to the first century.