Denmark Travel Guide


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Denmark

 

Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The Kingdom of Denmark also includes the Faroe Islands and Greenland. as well as the Jutland (Danish: Jylland) Peninsula and islands of Zealand (Sjaelland) and Funen (Fyn).

 

Attractions in Copenhagen include the Tivoli Gardens and amusement park, Christiansborg Palace, Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace – home of the Danish monarchy.  The Langelinie Promenade is the location of the famous Little Mermaid statue (based on a fairytale by the author Hans Christian Andersen).

 

Many of the larger islands that make up Denmark are connected by bridges or accessible by air or ferry.  There are also hundreds of smaller islands, many of which are inhabited.  The country borders the North Sea to the north and west, Baltic Sea to the east, and Germany to the south.  The Kattegat Strait separates it from Sweden to the east, and Norway by the Skagerrak Strait to the north. 

 

Denmark is a member of NATO and joined the European Union in 1973 but is not part of the Eurozone and currency is the Danish krone. 

 

Denmark has it all: friendly people, lively and cosmopolitan cities, superb beaches, lush forests and beautiful countryside. The official language is Danish although English is widely spoken. Denmark is a member of the EU but the currency is the Danish Krone and not the euro.

 

The capital city, Copenhagen, is on Zealand and a modern port city and popular tourist destination.  It is connected to Malmo in the south of Sweden via the Oresund road and rail bridge.

Arhus (Aarhus) on Jutland, is Denmark’s second largest city and one of the oldest cities in the country, with a history dating back to the Viking age.  It is an important commercial area but also a place of cultural interests with its many theatres, art museum, Cathedral, and annual Music Festival.  The Old Town is popular for strolling with its historic buildings and cobblestone streets.

Also on Jutland Esbjerg is Denmark’s fifth largest city, a commercial port and industrial centre, situated on the North Sea. Attractions include its many museums, and in particular the Fisheries and Maritime Museum. The Esbjerg Art Museum contains a collection of contemporary Danish art, as well as a saltwater aquarium.

 

Odense on the island of Funen, is a place of fairytales and the birthplace of the author Hans Christian Andersen. Tours of his house are available as well as exhibitions of his work. The city also has many art galleries and museums, a medieval cathedral, and pedestrian streets lined with shops, restaurants and cafes.

 

Denmark offers opportunities for all kinds of holidays other than visiting the cities and major sights.  If you are looking for adventure, try a camping and cycling holiday.  It is great for beach, sailing, and water sports lovers with so much coastline and so many islands to choose from. The North Sea coast beaches often have good waves for surfing.  History lovers will delight in all that Denmark has to offer, and a trip to the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is bound to be of interest.

 

European Health Insurance Card

 

Visitors with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are entitled to free emergency medical care, but this should never be used in place of comprehensive travel insurance.  For example, the EHIC does not cover travel problems such as lost or stolen luggage or property, cancellation and curtailment, and expensive matters like personal liability, legal costs, ongoing or non-urgent medical care, air ambulance and medical repatriation.

 



 

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