Every July, one of the world’s biggest gatherings of Santa Clauses takes place at Bakken, the world’s oldest amusement park, just a short drive north of Copenhagen. Since 1957 it’s been an important chance for Santas to meet and a fantastic spectacle for the young and old alike!
2.West coast of Denmark
The West Coast of Jutland is one of the most dynamic regions of Denmark. But it’s also big! To help you choose which direction to head and which sights to see, local resident of Hvide Sande, Mette Trads, has shared some of her top spots from the West Coast. Mette is inspired by the landscape and opportunities for outdoor adventures that the West Coast provides. Here, she’s picked 5 local highlights from her Instagram profile to bring you closer to this holiday region.
3.Viking Ship Museum
Viking fans will be wowed by the superb Viking Ship Museum, displaying five Viking ships discovered at the bottom of Roskilde Fjord. The museum consists of two main sections – the Viking Ship Hall, where the boats themselves are kept; and Museumsø, where archaeological work takes place. There are free 45-minute guided tours in English at noon and 3pm daily from late June to the end of August and at noon on weekends from May to late June and in September.
4. The Blue Planet
Opened in 2013, the Blue Planet replaced Denmark’s national aquarium, which itself opened in 1939. The old aquarium had the misfortune to open at the same time that World War II broke out so it was not a great time to be in the aquarium business, especially as they could no longer import fish. The hallways of the old aquarium also had awful ventilation, so that when it first opened people would pass out from the suffocating air. In 1944, a city strike caused the power to go out and staff used pedal power to pump oxygen into the tanks to keep the fish from an untimely demise.
The imposing Christiansborg Palace is the seat of the Danish Parliament, the Supreme Court, and the Ministry of State, located on the tiny island of Slotsholmen in Copenhagen. The public areas are a must-see attraction for visitors interested in art, architecture, and history, demonstrating three separate architectural styles that came about as the palace was rebuilt following two devastating fires in 1794 and 1884. A combined entrance ticket includes access to the Great Hall (where you can admire the Queen’s Tapestry Collection), the Royal Reception Rooms, the Royal Stables, the Royal Kitchen, and the underground ruins, which date back to an original castle built on the site in 1167. The various architectural styles showcased include neo-baroque, neo-classical, and baroque.
6. Tivoli Garden Copenhagen Denmark
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.
This pedestrian street runs on and on, and whether you’re up for high-street or high-end shopping the chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for here.
It’s among the largest pedestrian malls in the world and even if the prices aren’t for the faint-hearted.
If you want to find some independent shops then follow Strøget into the Old City and then try one of the narrow side streets.
There’s a wonderful mix of old specialty businesses that go back generations and hip boutiques for young fashionistas.
8.Kronborg Slot, Helsingør
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 woodcarvings. The North Wing contains the great Ballroom or Knights’ Hall, while exquisite tapestries are displayed in the West Wing.
9.Cisternerne – FREDERIKSBERG, DENMARK
The Cisternerne is an old subterranean reservoir that supplied drinking water to all of Copenhagen from the 1850s until the 1930s, and also doubled as a reflection pool for the nearby Frederiksborg Castle. When the cisterns were finally drained and covered in 1981, they were used as an exhibition space for modern glass art for a decade before they were adopted into the Frederiksborg Museum.
Today, the Cisternerne, which lies below the grounds of Søndermarken park, functions as a multimedia installation space. The only indication of its presence are the two towering glass pyramids that mark its entrance and exit points. Descending into the dripstone cave (the only one of its kind in Denmark) the atmosphere changes drastically. The air is typically at 100% humidity, but the temperature is usually a cool around 15-16 C. Impressive stalactites and stalagmites extend from the floor and ceiling, but it’s the art people come to see in this unique setting.
10.Aarhaus Rainbow panorama
From the orange-yellow ports to the purple houses next door, the city as viewed through the shaded glass walls of the circular walkway is transformed into a new form of monochrome every few feet. The light coming in through the glass paints visitors in an equally strong light making each person strolling through the 150-foot ring into a living crayon.
Equally striking from the outside, Your Rainbow Panorama makes ARoS one of the easiest buildings in the city to find. From the ground people can watch as tiny figures of people walk around and around taking in colorful new views at every turn.
Accommodation is very easy find and is different from place to place. As i said Denmark is not so cheap place to be but still in the villages or outside of the cities you can find some good deals. Also arbnb is very popular options. I will recommend good research before you there and im sure you will find some great deal for you.
After i finish my visit i was so sure that one day i will come back to Denmark again .