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Published: September 18th 2018
Do you enjoy gorgeous landscapes, delicious food, and hospitable natives? If so, then visiting Denmark should definitely be on your list of “must see” countries. Denmark is part of Scandinavian and is actually comprised of a peninsula and many different islands, something not many people know. With aquatic activities available, major cities, and architecture, this country offers a wide range of sights and experiences for your senses. Here are just a few more reasons to visit Denmark. The Food
The best way to experience a foreign country and understand its culture is to immerse yourself in the food and cuisine. Denmark is known for rich, feel-good foods. Here you’ll find many different meat dishes, sandwiches, and fish. What’s not lacking from Danish dishes is a host of fresh, locally caught and grown ingredients. You’ll have the opportunity to dine in world-class restaurants or grab a delicious snack while strolling through a local market. Here are some of the dishes that Denmark is most famous for.
Smørrebrød (similar to an American deli sandwich. Smørrebrød is often made using heavily buttered bread and topped with meats and cheeses. This dish is popular for all meals in Denmark).Flæskesteg (roasted pork)Mørbradbøffer (pork tenderloin)Liver pâtéSoupsFishcakesFrikadeller (similar to a flattened, meatball pancake)
As you can see, meat is the main staple in many Danish dishes, although your protein is often balanced with fresh vegetables and bread. The People
Forget Disney World (just kidding), a recent survey reported that Danish people are some of the happiest in the world. If you’re looking for a country that welcomes tourists with open arms, look no further. While visiting Denmark, you’ll learn that the people are extremely helpful but also show respect for personal space. This means they may not immediately interject to offer you help or assistance. But don’t mistake this for rudeness. In fact, they just don’t want to intrude. Danes are sometimes referred to as reserved but are always looking on the bright side of things and extremely laid back and open minded. You won’t feel uncomfortable or uptight in Denmark, which is exactly what vacation is all about. If you’re looking to get the most out of your experience, take the initiative and say hello first. Once you open up, most Danes will be happy to do the same. The Cities
Different parts of Denmark offer different sites and experiences for visitors. Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and a large tourist city. Although Denmark is one of the smallest countries in Scandinavia, Copenhagen is one of the most populated states in the country with over 2 million residents. Some of the most popular attractions include an open-air museum, Tivoli Gardens amusement park, and Christiansborg Palace. Read more here
about finding a hotel in Copenhagen. Another popular and busy city in Denmark is Århus, located near the center of the country. Not only does this city offer beautifully built churches but some of Scandinavia’s largest festivals are held here. If you’re looking for more natural beauty, the small town of Skagen offers picturesque beaches as well as traditional landscapes. Other cities worth mentioning include Herning, Roskilde, and Odense, birthplace to the famous Hans Christian Andersen. The Culture and History
The culture of Denmark can be seen in every structure, festival, restaurant, and experience you’ll have. Danish natives are proud of their country and showcase it whenever and wherever possible. Danish culture is often referred to as “hygge”. Hygge means “snug” and is supposed to elicit feelings of “coziness” and “comfort”, which is synonymous with Denmark’s atmosphere. This is especially true when it comes to spending time with family and friends. The history of Denmark is most notably seen in its architecture. From castles and churches to Viking villages and heritage sites, there are countless ways to learn and explore this Scandinavian country’s rich past. Because many of these structures are still in use today, not only do visitors and natives get to learn about the history but live it as well. Beaches
It’s sometimes hard to fathom that a country so rich in history and architecture can also be home to gorgeous beaches, but Denmark is. Don’t forget that Denmark is part of a peninsula and also made up of many islands. The west coast of Denmark is famous for its white, sandy beaches, similar to those found along the coasts of California and Florida. If you’re traveling with a family, Kerteminde North Beach is a great spot. The summer is the most popular time of year here and also attracts young visitors. Amager Beach Park is its own entity. Here you’ll find calm waters and plenty of space for families and other large groups to spread out, picnic, and soak up the sun. Marielyst Beach has been voted Denmark’s best beach for several consecutive years and is perfect for children. This beach is located on the island of Falster, which is part of South Zealand. Other beaches to check out include Gudmindrup, Dueodde, Rømø, and Hou. It’s Clean
Denmark is one of the cleanest countries you’ll find! Opposed to other places where face masks are required to ward off the effects of air pollution, Demark’s air is free from smog and pollution. The water that comes from the sink is clean enough to drink and the harbor offers clean, clear water for swimming. Perhaps Denmark’s cleanliness is due in part to the fact that this country committed to renewable energy
before any other country in Europe. Solar and wind power account for a third of its annual energy production, leaving the air crisp and clean! Activities
There’s no fear of getting bored while visiting Denmark. There’s plenty to do and explore in this great, welcoming country. If you’re into thrill rides, Denmark has several amusement parks worth visiting including Legoland, Tivoli Gardens, BonBon-Land, and Djurs Sommerland. If you’re into outdoor activities where you can enjoy the fresh air in Denmark, there’s plenty of places to bike, kayak, and hike. In fact, bikes are most residents chosen form of transportation. Water sports are also in high demand due to the many beaches and ample water in the area.
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