19 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Denmark | PlanetWare (2023)

Written by Andrew Birbeck
Updated May 26, 2022

Denmark's many charms have become apparent to a global audience, particularly in recent years. Scandinavia's "European" wing boasts glorious beaches, beautiful fairy-tale castles, lush forests, a temperate climate, friendly citizens, and a joie de vivre that's infectious.

Smash TV series Borgen made a star of Copenhagen's attractions – in particular, the magnificent parliament buildings at Christiansborg. Similarly, Danish/Swedish collaboration Bronen (The Bridge) showed the world the Oresund Bridge, a stunning feat of engineering, which links the two countries by road and rail. For lovers of literature, a visit to Odense, the hometown of master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, is a must.

Denmark's eco-credentials are obvious throughout the land. In Copenhagen, the bicycle takes precedence over the car and is arguably the best way to explore this compact, picturesque city. On top of all this, the food is legendary – Danish fine dining paves the way for the best of Scandinavian cuisine. Find your next favorite place to visit with our list of the top attractions in Denmark.

1. Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen

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When visiting Copenhagen, many visitors make a beeline for this iconic recreation space. Dating from 1843, Tivoli is the inspiration behind the world-famous Disney theme parks, and here, you'll find a huge range of attractions including a roller coaster, roundabouts, puppet theaters, restaurants, cafés, gardens, food pavilions, and even a Moorish-styled concert hall.

Known across the world, Tivoli has appeared in numerous movies and is a true symbol of the city. At night, firework displays illuminate the sky, and in winter, the gardens are adorned with lights for the Christmas season. During the summer, you can catch free rock concerts on Friday nights.

Address: Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 Copenhagen

Official site: www.tivoli.dk/en

2. Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen

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On the tiny island of Slotsholmen in the center of Copenhagen, you'll find the Danish seat of government. Boasting more than 800 years of history, Christiansborg is the power base of the kingdom of Denmark and now home to the Parliament, the Prime Minister's Office, and the Supreme Court.

Fans of the TV series Borgen will be familiar with the setting. Several wings are still used by the Royal household, and much of this is open to the public. Bishop Absalon built fortifications of the city here in 1167, and visitors can see ruins of the bishop's castle, which was destroyed in the 14th century, as well as the medieval fortress.

Address: Prins Jørgens Gård 1, 1218, Copenhagen


3. National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet), Copenhagen

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A 10-minute stroll from Tivoli Gardens leads to the National Museum (Nationalmuseet), which delves into Danish history and culture. The museum displays an impressive collection of Danish artifacts, including a 2,000-year-old sun chariot, Danish porcelain and silver, and Romanesque and Gothic church trimmings. Other collections highlight clothing from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as antique furniture.

Supplementing this journey back through Danish history is an excellent ethnographic exhibition with items from Greenland, Asia, and Africa, among others. At the Children's Museum, kids will find plenty of things to do. They can dress up in period costume, climb aboard a Viking ship, and visit a 1920s-style classroom.

Address: Prince's Mansion, Ny Vestergade 10, 1471, Copenhagen

Official site: https://en.natmus.dk

4. The Open-Air Museum (Frilandsmuseet), Lyngby

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Just over 15 kilometers outside Copenhagen, you'll find the Open-Air Museum, part of the Danish National Museum, and a must-see for many visitors to Denmark. Occupying 35 hectares, there are authentic farmhouses, agricultural buildings, dwellings, and mills from across the country in this "living museum."

There are also ancient breeds of domestic animals, magnificent historic gardens to wander through, atmospheric old houses from Schleswig-Holstein and Sweden, as well as numerous picnic sites. You can even take a horse-drawn carriage around the grounds.

Address: Kongevejen 100, 2800 Kongens, Lyngby

Official site: https://en.natmus.dk/museums-and-palaces/the-open-air-museum/

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5. The National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst), Copenhagen

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The National Gallery of Denmark houses the country's largest collection of Danish art. The original exhibits were once housed at Christiansborg but moved to the current location in the late 19th century. A gigantic extension has not only significantly extended the space but allows natural light to flood into the interior of the museum.

Covering more than 700 years of European and Scandinavian art, the museum displays paintings by the Dutch Masters, Picasso, and Edvard Munch among others. Not surprisingly, fine collections of Danish art are also on display. The café is particularly pleasant and a great place to unwind and soak up the surroundings.

Address: Sølvgade 48-50, 1307 Copenhagen

Official site: www.smk.dk/en

6. LEGO House, Billund

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The LEGO House in Billund, the birthplace of the iconic LEGO brick, is a family attraction that all ages will enjoy. Those on a budget or just quickly passing through will appreciate the admission-free areas, which include nine themed playgrounds; three outdoor squares; and the Tree of Life, a 15-meter LEGO tree filled with details.

Tourists can also choose to buy admission to explore the Experience Zones, each representing the classic brick's colors: Red for creativity, Green for role playing, Blue for cognitive challenges, and Yellow for emotions. Visitors also have a chance to learn all about the history of LEGO and its founders.

Address: Ole Kirks Plads 1, 7190 Billund

Official site: www.legohouse.com/en-gb

7. Nyhavn, Copenhagen

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The star of countless images and postcards of the city, Nyhavn (New Harbor) is a great place to stroll or grab a slice of Copenhagen café culture. Located to the rear of Amalienborg Palace, this was once a disreputable stretch of dockland but has been given a new lease of life with its multi-colored houses, restaurants, and tall ships (some of which are museums) dotting the quayside.

Nyhavn is now a particularly charming quarter and consequently a major draw for tourists and locals alike. If you're feeling adventurous, you can catch a hydrofoil to Sweden from here or grab a pleasant harbor cruise to see the sights.

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8. Kronborg Slot (Kronborg Castle), Helsingør

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Kronborg Castle is not only the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet, but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Consequently, it scores top billing on Helsingor's list of must-see sights. Even those with just a passing interest in the bard will surely want to visit. The imposing structure is clearly visible as you approach, so you can't really miss it.

The present incarnation dates from 1640, although several other fortresses preceded it. Serving as a garrison for a century or more, the castle was renovated in 1924. In the South Wing, you'll find the Castle Chapel, which survived a fire in 1629 and has a magnificent Renaissance interior with German wood carvings. The North Wing contains the great Ballroom or Knights' Hall, while exquisite tapestries are displayed in the West Wing.

Address: Kronborg 2 C, 3000 Helsingør

9. Egeskov Castle, Kvarnstrup

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Fairy-tale Egeskov Castle lies in a beautiful setting less than 30 minutes' drive from Odense and is the best preserved moat-castle in Europe. The superb Renaissance structure as seen today was completed in 1554 and originally built for defense purposes.

Over the centuries, the castle has changed hands many times and later became a model farm. In 1959, the grounds opened to the public, and much renovation and development has taken place since. A Vintage Car Museum opened in 1967, and other attractions include a treetop walk and Segway tours. The Banqueting Hall is simply magnificent.

A visit to Egeskov is a wonderful day out, particularly for families.

Address: Egeskov Gade 18, DK-5772 Kværndrup

Official site: https://www.egeskov.dk/en

10. Viking Ship Museum (Vikingeskibsmuseet), Roskilde

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The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde gives tourists the unique opportunity to see firsthand how the Vikings constructed their boats and how modern shipbuilders are restoring and repairing the vessels that have been unearthed. The boatyard, which is located next to the museum, uses traditional methods to create reproductions and bring old boats back to life. Inside the museum, visitors will learn about the Viking Age and the central role that maritime life played in the culture and survival of the people.

The central exhibit, Viking Ship Hall, features five ships once used by the Vikings to form a barrier on Roskilde Fjord. After extensive and painstaking underwater excavations, the ships were restored and are now on display.

One of the museum's newest additions is the high-tech "Climb Aboard" experience, where tourists are fully immersed in life aboard a Viking ship. This interactive experience is complete with costumes for those who want to really dive in, as well as the opportunity to explore the ship's rooms and supplies and even experience sensory changes as the journey takes you through day and night, rough seas and calm, and all sorts of weather.

Address: Vindeboder 12, DK-4000 Roskilde

Official site: www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk/en

11. Den Gamle By, Aarhus

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Aarhus' living history museum, Den Gamle By, provides visitors with an authentic re-creation of not just one era in Danish history, but three distinct decades. Divided into three neighborhoods, you will find representations of life in Denmark during the mid-19th century, the 1020s, and 1974. Each detail, from the architecture and roads to businesses and domestic lives of the costumed interpreters, illustrates how life has changed over time and the ways that some traditions have remained sacred.

In addition to the living history neighborhoods, Den Gamle By is home to several individual museums including Musaeum 1927, the Danish Poster Museum, Toy Museum, and the Gallery of Decorative Arts. Nearby, in the suburb of Højbjerg, the Moesgaard Museum delves even further back in time with in-depth exhibits on the progression of cultures in Denmark through the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, and Viking Ages, plus an exhibit about medieval Denmark.

Address: Viborgvej 2, 8000 Aarhus C

Official site: www.dengamleby.dk/en/den-gamle-by/

12. The Round Tower (Rundetårn), Copenhagen

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Well worth scaling for the excellent panoramic views, the Round Tower (Rundetårn) is 36 meters high and was built as an observatory in 1642. Here, you'll find a small collection connected with the famous Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, however the highlight for most is the viewing platform reached by a spiral ramp. A glass floor hovers 25 meters above the ground, and not only can you gaze out over the rooftops of Copenhagen city, but also peer down into the castle's core.

A short walk through the surrounding old town takes you to Gråbrødretorv, one of the city's most picturesque squares.

Address: Købmagergade 52A, 1150 Copenhagen

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13. Hans Christian Andersen Museum, Odense

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You can't visit Denmark without being aware of Hans Christian Andersen. His fairy tales and stories are woven into the fabric of Danish society. The museum dates from 1908 and is dedicated to the writer's life and work, with displays of artifacts, mementos, and Andersen's own sketches and artwork. Listening posts and interactive installations bring the writer's words to life, and the domed hall is decorated with scenes from Andersen's autobiography Story of My Life.

To the southwest of Odense Cathedral, in Munkemøllestræde, you'll find Hans Christian Andersen's childhood home (Andersen's Barndomshjem), which is also part of the museum.

Address: Hans Jensens Stræde 45, 5000 Odense

Official site: https://odensebysmuseer.dk/en/h-c-andersen/

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14. Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen

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In the Frederiksstaden quarter of Copenhagen, you'll find Amalienborg Palace and its tranquil gardens by the water. Originally built as residences for the nobility, the four palaces face onto the square. The Danish Royal Family took occupancy after a fire at Christiansborg in 1794, and the palace remains their winter home.

The identical palaces form an octagon, and it's claimed the design is based on plans for a square in Paris that later became the Place de la Concorde. Built in a light Rococo style, the buildings combine both German and French stylistic elements. The Soldiers of the Royal Guard, in their bearskins and blue uniforms, are a particular draw for visitors.

Address: Amalienborg Slotsplads 5, 1257, Copenhagen

Official site: www.kongernessamling.dk/en/amalienborg

15. The Island of Bornholm

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This lovely island in the Baltic Sea is a top place to visit for both foreign and domestic visitors, popular for its mild weather, lovely beaches, and extensive walking and cycling trails. One if its top tourist attractions is the site of the Hammershus Castle Ruins, a fortress built in the mid-13th century to defend the island.

The island is also home to several museums, including the Museum of Art (Kunstmuseum) in Gudhjem. The building is a stunning piece in its own right, set overlooking the water towards Christiansoe. The museum has a collection of fine art, as well as sculptures, including several that are positioned outdoors on the grounds. Just outside Gudhjem, tourists can visit the Melstedgård Agricultural Museum.

The Bornholm Museum in Rønne features a varied collection that encompasses both cultural and natural history. Exhibits include artifacts related to the island's seafaring history and a selection of art spanning form Viking times to the present.

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16. Frederiksborg Palace and the Museum of National History, Copenhagen

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The stunning Frederiksborg Palace was built by king Christian IV in the early 17th century and has hosted Denmark's Museum of National History since 1878. The museum's collections focus on artwork that illustrates the country's history and includes a robust assortment of painted portraits, photography, and prints.

The museum also includes a tour of the castle's interior, where visitors can explore the rooms that once hosted royalty and nobles. The palace's exterior and grounds include highlights like the Neptune Fountain, a pair of round towers once occupied by the court scribe and sheriff, and a beautiful relief depicting the deities Mars and Venus, which is located on the façade of the Audience House.

Tourists can also freely explore the various paths and gardens surrounding this Renaissance palace.

Address: DK - 3400 Hillerød, Copenhagen

Official site: www.dnm.dk/UK/Forside.htm

17. Oresund Bridge, Copenhagen

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Decades in the planning and often controversial, the Oresund Bridge has quickly become a Scandinavian icon. The bridge is around 10 kilometers from Copenhagen, and you can either drive across or take the train. On the Danish side, it starts out as a tunnel so as not to interfere with flights to and from adjacent Copenhagen Airport.

The eight-kilometer structure opened in 1999 and now links the island of Zealand, Denmark's largest island and home to Copenhagen, to the southwest coast of Sweden, specifically to the port of Malmo, Sweden's third largest city. Fans of Scandi-noir will know that the Oresund Bridge has recently gained much global infamy as the central focus of the smash hit Danish/Swedish TV drama The Bridge.

Official site: www.oresundsbron.com/en/start

18. The Funen Village (Den Fynske Landsby)

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Funen Village is an open-air living history museum that brings 19th-century Denmark to life, recreating the world that surrounded writer Hans Christian Andersen as he penned his iconic fairy tales. Complete with authentic half-timbered farmhouses with thatched roofs constructed using authentic materials and methods, the museum offers visitors a glimpse into the past.

Within the village, visitors can explore the farms, homes, and workshops, and interact with the living history interpreters to learn about every aspect of life. Fully working farms grow the crops that would have been grown at the time, using methods like horse-drawn plows to cultivate the land. There is a variety of livestock, including working horses, dairy cows and goats, sheep, pigs, and chickens, and in the Children's Village, youngsters are encouraged to interact with the animals.

In addition to learning about farm life, visitors can watch cooking demonstrations and household activities like turning wool into yarn and clothing. There is also a working blacksmith shop and other craftspeople who help the village remain entirely self-reliant.

Address: Sejerskovvej 20, 5260 Odense S

Official site: https://denfynskelandsby.dk/en

19. Wadden Sea National Park, Esbjerg

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Denmark's largest national park is also the world's largest continuous system of mud flats and intertidal sand, containing both salt and freshwater environments, as well as beaches and wetlands. It sits at the midway point of the Eastern Atlantic migratory routes, making this an ideal place for bird-watching. The waters just off Esbjerg Harbour are also home to the country's largest population of spotted seals, making this an ideal place for nature lovers.

While in the area, history buffs will want to check out the Ribe Viking Museum (VikingeCenter) to see its collections of authentic artifacts and reconstructed settlements. Visitors can explore the living history museum to see what daily life was like for these fascinating peoples, with opportunities to participate in hands-on activities.

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Off the Beaten Path in Denmark: The Farøe Islands

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The Kingdom of Denmark also encompasses two autonomous countries: the far-flung Farøe Islands and Greenland. Lying some 600 kilometers west of the Norwegian coast, the Farøe Islands (Sheep Islands) is an archipelago of 18 remote islands. Landscapes range from steep rocky coasts, meadows, and mist-cloaked hills to fjords that bite deep inland.

The Gulf Stream moderates the temperatures on land and at sea and attracts a diversity of marine life, including seals, whales, and many species of fish. Anglers come here to cast their lines in the crisp, clear waters, and birders can admire some of the 300-plus species including puffins and guillemots. A boat trip to the Vestmanna bird cliffs is a highlight. The Farøe Islands also boast a lively music scene with many festivals in the summer.

To the north and northeast of Eysturoy, one of the archipelago's largest islands, lie many sizable and smallish islands. Blessed with a natural harbor surrounded by emerald hills, Klaksvik on Bordoy is the second largest town in the Farøes. Tourist attractions include the history museum and the Christian's Church (Christians-kirkjan) with a boat hanging from its ceiling, the only one of four to return safely on a stormy winter's night in 1923.

To access the Farøes, you can fly to the airport on the island of Vågar year-round from Copenhagen or hop aboard a ferry from several Danish ports to Torshavn, the capital, on the island of Streymoy.

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Why is Denmark a tourist destination? ›

The most popular tourist destination in Denmark is considered to be the capital of the state — Copenhagen, one of the oldest cities in Europe. The city's historic architecture, museums and romantic atmosphere, especially at Christmas, make Copenhagen the best place to visit in Denmark.

What Denmark is famous for? ›

Denmark is known for being Hans Christian Andersen's birthplace, for the Little Mermaid statue, and for being the Happiest Nation worldwide. However, there are much more to know about this small Scandinavian country that most foreigners haven't found out yet.

What is the most visited tourist? ›

Most visited destinations by international tourist arrivals
RankDestinationInternational tourist arrivals (2018)
1France89.4 million
2Spain82.8 million
3United States79.7 million
4China62.9 million
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Is Denmark good for tourists? ›

Copenhagen is Denmark's most famous travel destination, but there are plenty more places to visit in Denmark besides. From the cobbled streets, fairytale castles and windmills of Odense, to the beautiful coastline and dunes of Skagen, visitors shouldn't be limited to just one place.

What is the best thing about Denmark? ›

Denmark is reported to be the happiest country in the world. Survey after survey report that the Danes are the happiest people in the world. No matter how they measure happiness the result is almost always the same, and I can definitely agree on this as well.

Is Denmark a beautiful place? ›

Denmark has a wide variety of landscapes and areas of natural beauty waiting to be explored. With inspiration from the Danish Nature Agency, we've gathered 12 of the most beautiful places in Denmark.

What is Denmark most famous food? ›

Denmark's national food dish: Stegt flæsk

The crispy pork with parsley sauce and potatoes is a very old dish that has won the hearts, and tummies, of Danes for centuries. You can try the Danes' national dish in many restaurants around Denmark.

What is Denmark famous food? ›

The "national dish of Denmark" is stegt flæsk - pieces of pork, fried until crisp, and then served with boiled potatoes and parsley sauce.

Is Denmark cheap travel? ›

Denmark is actually an easy cheap holiday destination, perfect for budget travel. Read on to find ways to save money but not scrimp on fun on your holiday to Denmark.

Is Denmark English friendly? ›

Pretty much everyone in Denmark, old and young speak and or understand English. But as polite and helpful as Danes generally are in speaking English, it can be wearing for them.

What is a good time to visit Denmark? ›

The best time to visit Denmark is in June, July and August, when daylight hours are long and temperatures sit comfortably between 59°F and 68°F — ideal for hiking in the green landscape. This is a popular time to get outdoors for visitors and locals alike, and the coast can get busy.

Which country is best for tourism? ›

  • Italy. #1 in Good for tourism. #14 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Spain. #2 in Good for tourism. #16 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Australia. #3 in Good for tourism. ...
  • France. #4 in Good for tourism. ...
  • Greece. #5 in Good for tourism. ...
  • Switzerland. #6 in Good for tourism. ...
  • New Zealand. #7 in Good for tourism. ...
  • Thailand. #8 in Good for tourism.

Which country is most beautiful in the world? ›

Tucked away in the Alps, Switzerland is easily one of the most beautiful countries in the world, no matter when you're visiting.

What are the 5 most popular countries in the world? ›

Top 10 Most Visited Countries in the World
  • United States: 79 Million Visitors. ...
  • China: 66 Million Visitors. ...
  • Italy: 65 Million Visitors. ...
  • Turkey: 51 Million Visitors. ...
  • Mexico: 45 Million Visitors. ...
  • Thailand: 39.7 Million Visitors. ...
  • Germany: 39.5 Million Visitors. ...
  • United Kingdom: 36 Million Visitors.
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What makes Denmark best country? ›

Top Five Reasons That Make Denmark The 'Happiest' Country in The World
  • Denmark is A Peaceful Country. Denmark is far from what many would regard as a powerhouse country. ...
  • Denmark's Open Society. Generally speaking, the Danes are pretty reserved, more or less. ...
  • Proper Welfare. ...
  • Work-Life Balance. ...
  • It's All About Hygge.
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Is Denmark poor or rich? ›

Low-income workers, often migrants, living in some very wealthy nations suddenly found themselves unemployed, homeless and stranded without much of a safety net.
RankCountryGDP-PPP ($)
14Taiwan Province of China68,730
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Which city is beautiful in Denmark? ›

It should come as no surprise that Copenhagen is the top traveler's choice when it comes to beautiful places to visit in Denmark. The city is home to world-famous landmarks such as the Little Mermaid statue and Tivoli Gardens. In addition, Copenhagen is a great place to enjoy Danish culture, food, and nightlife.

Is Denmark a safe city? ›

So... How Safe Is Denmark Really? Generally speaking, Denmark is considered an extremely safe country to visit. It is a country with almost no risk of natural disasters and unlike most other European countries, the crime rates in Denmark are average and common sense should keep you out of any trouble.

What is Denmark old name? ›

In Old Norse, the country was called Danmǫrk, referring to the Danish March, viz. the marches of the Danes. The Latin and Greek name is Dania. According to popular legend, however, the name Denmark, refers to the mythological King Dan.

What animal is Denmark famous? ›

The Danish national animal is the mute swan, which is famously known for its snow-white feathers, and for being the main character in H. C. Andersen's fairy tale, The Ugly Duckling.

Is Denmark food cheap? ›

Denmark has a reputation as an expensive place to eat. Though you can find many fine-dining restaurants in Denmark, you'll find that cities like Copenhagen and Aarhus are some of Scandinavia's best for restaurant choices. It's easy to head out from your hotel and find good, cheap restaurants. You just need to look!

What time do Danish eat lunch? ›

Periods of the Day

When someone says they want to meet at Frokost Tid, that means lunch time, which is 12noon to 1PM. It doesn't matter if you usually have lunch at 11:30AM or 1:30PM, frokost is the time between 12noon and 1PM. There are seven such Danish time periods and they are: Morgen is from 6am to 9am (0600-0900)

What do Danish people speak? ›

Danish is spoken by about 6 million people around the world. Most live in Denmark, but Danish is also an official language in Greenland and the Faroe Islands – both autonomous constituent countries under the Kingdom of Denmark – as well as in the northern parts of neighbouring Germany, where Danish has minority status.

What do Danes eat for breakfast? ›

Typical Danish breakfast is bread (white or rye bread) with cream or soft cheese, sausage, cured cold meat or jam with coffee or tea. Among popular breakfast dishes are also cereals and porridge. One of the most interesting things and a very traditional Danish food you can eat in Copenhagen is øllebrød.

How do you say D in Danish? ›

D after N or L

There are many different ways that the letter D is pronounced in Danish. An easy pronunciation rule for D is that when it appears after N or L, it's silent. So words like hånd (hand) and kold (cold) end up sounding more like [hon] and [kol].

How much is a cup of coffee in Denmark? ›

In Denmark, a coffee costs $6.05, whereas the expected coffee cost based on the country's GDP of over $60,000 per capita is $4.20, according to Finder's Index' calculations.

How much money do I need in Denmark? ›

You should plan to spend around kr1,080 ($141) per day on your vacation in Denmark, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, kr311 ($40) on meals for one day and kr198 ($26) on local transportation.

Is food in Denmark expensive? ›

Even outside the airports, though, Denmark remains one of the most expensive countries in the EU for food and drink.
Food prices in Denmark.
Supermarket productsPrice
Lunch at a café130–160 DKK
Two-course meal (mid-range restaurant)250–300 DKK
Two-course meal (high-end restaurant)300–600 DKK
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Do Danes like foreigners? ›

For visitors, yes. Danes are a welcoming lot, and person per person you'll easily find help if needed. For immigrants, not so much.

Do Danes like English? ›

So, English is everywhere in Denmark. And Danes love English. When you come to Denmark, you'll find that shops and youth programs and rock bands have English names because the Danes think it sounds cool. Danes also like to tuck bits of English into their Danish speech, like 'Du fik et nyt job?

Is Denmark good for living? ›

Denmark is consistently rated as one of the safest places to live. There is very little crime, which allows you to walk safely day and night without fear of a crime being committed.

How many days in Denmark is enough? ›

One week is just enough to explore the main sights of Denmark's vibrant capital city Copenhagen and take a few day trips to smaller towns such as Helsingør and Dragør which are packed with culture and history; this is how we recommend you spend time in Copenhagen.

What is the coldest month in Denmark? ›

Lakes may freeze and snow frequently falls during the cold winters, yet the mean temperature in February, the coldest month, is about 32 °F (0 °C), which is roughly 12 °F (7 °C) higher than the worldwide average for that latitude.

Is Denmark very cold? ›

Average winter temperatures in Denmark hover just above freezing. The sun usually sets by the early afternoon, and it's cold all day. The country's small islands can be slightly warmer but are generally windy. There are often brief cold periods in which temperatures drop below freezing for several days at a time.

Is Denmark friendly to foreigners? ›

However, Denmark is highly internationalised, forward-thinking and innovative. For the most part, Danes have a welcoming attitude toward foreigners, apart from the kind of vocal minority of people who are opposed to immigration one finds in every country.

Is Denmark expensive for tourists? ›

Accommodation might be a surprisingly midrange expense in Denmark, but food and drink is where things can get seriously pricey. Denmark is one of the most expensive countries in Europe for eating out, and even daily groceries can cost an arm and a leg.

Is Denmark a good place for foreigners? ›

Denmark also makes it into the top 10 in the Quality of Life Index (8th) and even places first in the Safety & Security Subcategory. Expats appreciate the political stability (90% happy vs. 64% globally), feel safe (94% vs. 81% globally), and 77% believe they can freely express themselves and their opinions (vs.

Is Copenhagen tourist friendly? ›

Copenhagen is a really unique city, and its happy, friendly people make any visit to Copenhagen very pleasant - even if it is during the frigid cold.


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