Visit Denmark

Denmark

Overview

Denmark is a Scandinavian country located in Northern Europe which together with Greenland and the Faroe Islands forms the Kingdom of Denmark.

 

While there are many great sites to see in Denmark, its main claim to fame is the country’s quality of life. It is often ranked as both the happiest and most peaceful country on earth. It is also considered an excellent place to do business, and thanks to its mixed market capitalist economy together with a strong welfare state, Denmark also ranks particularly high in terms of income equality.

 

Sites to See

Located in the temperate zone, the winters in Denmark aren’t as bad as you might expect, though the summers are not particularly warm either.

 

While the countryside is always lovely, the two main cities you should consider visiting are of course Copenhagen and Aarhus.

 

Copenhagen’s main sites include Amalienborg Palace (the official residence of the Danish monarchy), Tivoli Gardens (one of Europe’s leading amusement parks), the Little Mermaid sculpture (a tribute to local hero Hans Christian Andersen), Copenhagen Cathedral (the National Cathedral of Denmark) and the Thorvaldsens Museum (hosting the works of Danish sculptor  Bertel Thorvaldsen exclusively).

 

In Aarhus make sure to visit the Viking Age city, one of the oldest cities in Denmark. Aarhus Cathedral, the largest cathedral in Denmark, is also worth a visit.

 

Cuisine

Danish food is similar to the cuisine of Northern Germany and other Nordic countries, comprised mostly of meat and fish (if you’re a fan of herring, this is a great destination for you).

 

Open-face rye bread sandwiches (of the infamous smørrebrød variety) are also particularly popular.

 

Casinos in Denmark

While Denmark isn’t particularly well-known as a gaming destination, there are a number of casinos in Denmark, all operating out of hotels.

 

Danish casinos include Casino Copenhagen, Casino Marienlyst, Casino Odense, Casino Munkebjerg Vejle, Royal Scandinavian Casino and Casino Aalborg.

Upcoming Events Across Europe

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    Germany’s most famous waterway gets lit up by fireworks displays every Saturday night in May. The illuminating spectacle takes place all along various points on the Rhine River each weekend. Each town along the river celebrates with events and festivals which include music, dancing, and great food. There’s no better way to brighten up your weekend German getaway.

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    The Super Bowl of cinema, the Cannes Film Festival is arguably Europe’s biggest event of the calendar year. Tens of thousands flock to the French Riviera to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s top actors walking the red carpet steps. Glitz and glamour rule the day as films of all genres take center stage from May 11–22.

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    Put on by the Royal Horticultural Society from May 24–28, be prepared to be greeted by 11 acres of the UK's finest flowers, gardens, and nursery exhibits. You’ll surely develop a passion for plants as you stroll through the vibrant, blooming event grounds.