The island of Møn in southeastern Denmark consists of numerous valleys and hills. The Møns Klint chalk cliffs, rising vertically out of the turquoise sea, are a breathtaking sight. There are many interesting cultural monuments on Møn, such as Liselund Castle, churches with beautiful frescoes, burial mounds and the medieval town of Stege with the best-preserved ramparts in the north.
Bornholm is Denmark’s most easterly island. It is about 150 km from the Danish mainland and consists of fertile farmland, white sandy beaches and rocky coasts. On Bornholm stands Hammershus, Denmark’s largest castle ruins (1260). Svaneke is known for its beautiful historic townscape. Dolmens and dolmens from the Late Stone Age, burial mounds and rock carvings from the Bronze Age and early Christian round churches bear witness to Bornholm’s turbulent past. The NaturBornholm adventure center documents the interesting geological history of the formation of the rocky island in the Baltic Sea. Also worth seeing is Bornholm’s art museum in Gudhjem.
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The green and eco-friendly capital of the country, Copenhagen is located on the island of Zealand and is the country’s commercial hub. Here, too, there are beautiful beaches, lakes, forests and castles. The Danish capital Copenhagen, founded in 1167, has a very special charm with its beautiful copper roofs and spiers, historic buildings and numerous small squares with fountains and statues. The Christianshavn district of Copenhagen is rich in tradition and the Vesterbro district is hip. The harbor front in the city center has changed from an industrial harbor to a residential center for culture and urban life. The famous »Little Mermaid« sits at the harbor entrance. With around a million visitors a year, it is one of the most popular attractions in Denmark. The »Little Mermaid« has a big sister, the genetically modified mermaid. On the “Royal Copenhagen” tour, visitors walk in the footsteps of the Danish monarchy. With theWith the CopenhagenCard you can use public transport unlimitedly and visit numerous museums and other sights for free.
Museums in and around Copenhagen
Art lovers have a wide range of art collections and other must-sees in and around Copenhagen: the most important collections are the State Art Museum, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (New Carlsberg Glyptotek), the Thorvaldsen Museum and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, whose impressive sculpture park is a must-see offers a magnificent view of the Øresund. North of Copenhagen, on the way to the Louisiana Museum, in Rungstedlund is the home of Karen Blixen, the well-known writer who also wrote under the pseudonym Isak Dinesen. Destination of Vikingland -Tour is a museum with ships from the Viking Age; Trips to Lyngby to the Open Air Museum are also possible. An exhibition in the Carlsberg brewery provides information about the history of beer brewing and specifically about this traditional brewery. The Blue Planet aquarium in Kastrup is also well worth seeing. Copenhagen offers the largest planetarium in Northern Europe.
Denmark, the home country of the well-known golfer Thomas Bjørn, offers around 200 golf courses of all sizes and locations, including sea views, in forests and in beautiful parks. Everyone has access to about half of the golf courses because they are so-called Pay & Play courses. Some golf courses meet international championship standards, such as Holstebro Golfklub in the north-west and Simons Golf north of the capital.
It’s worth taking a fishing rod in your luggage, because Denmark is a paradise for anglers because of the diverse fishing opportunities on the coast and in inland waters such as rivers and lakes. Numerous deep-sea fishing trips are offered in the ports. Before fishing, recreational anglers between the ages of 18 and 65 must obtain a fishing license.
Discover Viking tracks
Denmark is the land of the Vikings. Whether hills, monuments, rune stones, museums or interactive Viking events – there is certainly an attraction for every taste. You can walk in the footsteps of the Vikings almost everywhere. The Danish National Museum in Copenhagen is a good starting point. The island of Zealand is also particularly recommended for Viking fans, where the Trelleborg Viking Castle and the Trelleborg – Monument – Museum – Adventure Center are located west of Slagelse. In mid-July there is a Viking market in the Trelleborg. Also on Zealand you can visit the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, which is well worth seeing. Viking ships with adventure seekers on board start from the port of Roskilde. Viking markets, games and meetings are also held in Ribe, Åkirkeby, Jelling, Jels, Moesgård and in Frederikssund. The relics from the Viking Age in Jelling (stone church, burial mounds and rune stones) are part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
Zealand has something for everyone: Wonderful beaches on the Danish Riviera between Sejerø Bugt in the west and Øresund in the east, three of the most beautiful castles in Northern Europe (Kronborg Castle, Frederiksborg Castle and Fredensborg Castle in Kongernes Nordsjælland National Park), the Knights’ Market at Esrum Monastery in Græsted, Sommerland Sjælland and monuments from the Viking Age such as Trelleborg – Monument – Museum – Experience Center west of Slagelse. In the very north of Zealand, Kongernes Nordsjælland National Park was established in the summer of 2018with forest and lake landscapes, stretches of coast, palaces and castles, as well as the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites Parforce Jagdlandschaft and Hamlet Castle Kronborg. In addition, Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is never more than an hour away by car.
Roskilde Cathedral with the royal tombs dates from the 12th century. The Viking Ship Museum is also very interesting. Hundreds of thousands of people come to the Rosklide Music Festival in midsummer.